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The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2019-01 January 2019


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January Newsletter

Happy New Year! We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season, and wish you the best in the coming year.

This year, one the more popular gifts were "DIY" cameras and security systems – if you received one, make sure you read the "Tech Corner" this month for important information!

Thank you for all of the trust you place in us. It is our number one goal to protect all of our customers and their valuables. We also want every experience you have with us to be positive. Feel free to contact us at anytime with questions, concerns, etc. – we would love to hear from you!




Our Blog

Don’t forget to regularly check out our blog that can be found on our website.

We tackle various security topics that you may be thinking about. If you have any ideas for future blog posts, please contact us.

Commercial Security

Video Surveillance Fails: Protect Your Commercial Business by Avoiding These Mistakes




When you own a commercial property, there is always the looming threat of vandalism, a break-in and other nefarious actions. Due to this, you have likely installed a high-quality video surveillance system.That’s great!


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Unfortunately, there are some property owners and managers who may not realize that this high-dollar system they have installed isn’t really doing its job. Do you know what the most common mistakes are when it comes to your video surveillance system? If not, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to find out what they are and what you need to do to avoid these same mistakes.

An Unfocused Lens

Just like any camera, the lens of your security camera needs to be in focus and it needs to remain unobstructed, so it can provide you with high-quality, reliable footage. In addition to making sure the system ins installed properly, make sure you let the maintenance person know of any obstruction of mechanical issue that may occur from bugs, dirt or dust clinging to the lens.

Top-Down Angle

You may have a camera with amazing resolution, but this means nothing if you don’t install it at the right angle. If you have the camera at an extreme top-down angle, then it’s going to limit the field of view. If this happens, the ability to use the tape for recognition purposes is going to be extremely difficult, if not completely impossible.

A Wide Angle

Another issue is a wide angle. While an HD camera is great for capturing details, this only applies if the lens is focused on certain zones. This will ensure you receive useful images.

If you have been having issues with your video surveillance equipment, it may be time to call in the professionals for help. They can ensure your cameras are installed properly and providing you the images you need.

Residential Security

Tips for Protecting Your Seasonal Home




Regardless of if you have a property that’s popular in the summer or in the winter, at some point, your seasonal property is going to be empty. If you are like most people, you hope that you are going to return next season to find everything just as you left it.

Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.


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If you want to ensure your property is protected from nefarious people during the off-season, you have to be proactive. Use the tips here to ensue your property remains as-is, unharmed and ready to use next season.

Essential Layers of Protection

Even if you are going to be hundreds – or even thousands – of miles away, there are still several high-tech, practical options that are available for you to secure your property against various environmental threats and break-ins. Some tips to get you started include:

  • Evaluate the heating and cooling systems and consider an upgrade
  • Install and use all necessary alarm and surveillance systems to help provide protection against intruders
  • Prepare the pipes (if the off-season is winter)
  • Install a “smart” thermostat you can control via your smart device
  • Use regular maintenance services or a company to monitor and check on the house from time to time

Additional Protection

To ensure your seasonal property is protected, safe and sound while you are away, one of the best things you can do is hire the professionals. They can install a high-quality alarm monitoring system and then “keep an eye” on things while you are away.

If you want to keep your seasonal property safe and secure, then using the tips here is your best bet.

Tech Corner

DIY Security Cameras: Smart Tech Investment or Huge Risk?




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When it comes to security and technology, there’s no question there have been more than a few improvements in the recent years. As a result, there are many home and business owners who believe purchasing and installing security cameras is a great way to save money.

Unfortunately, these DIY systems usually don’t live up to all the hype.




The Problem with DIY Security Systems

According to statistics more than 50 percent of all home owners (who were surveyed) state they want a monitored security system, but don’t want to pay the initial investment. As a result, they take the DIY route.

Their hope is to save money by getting a low-cost alarm and monitoring service. Unfortunately, the providers of these “cheap” services are usually low quality. In many cases, homeowners are often left dealing with a self-monitored system.

All this results in subpar protection.

The Better Option

Yes, having a professional security system is going to be more of an initial investment. However, when the professionals install your system, they ensure everything is working properly. Also, the high-quality monitoring services are usually much more effective, and more affordable, than most people realize.

Today’s professionally installed systems also come with features that DIY systems don’t offer – such as 24/7 monitoring, door and window sensors, and remote access to see what’s going on when you aren’t there.

So, are DIY systems worth the investment? If you want peace of mind, and a system that is going to be monitored at all times, then the answer is a resounding “no.” The best thing you can do is go with the pros. They offer the best options and highest level of security possible.




ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

Question:

Which of these songs with a dude’s name is the odd one out?

A) Johnny Strikes Up the Band

B) Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner

C) Mohammed’s Radio

D) Maxwell’s Silver Hammer


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PREVIOUS MONTH’S ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

In 1969, "A Boy Named Sue" won a Grammy for Best Country Song. It was performed by Johnny Cash. But the song was written by a well-known children’s book author. Which one of the following children’s writer wrote this song?

A) Theodore Geisel

B) Shel Silverstein

C) Bethany Roberts


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OUR SERVICES

We offer a wide-range of Commercial and Residential Security Services that include:

For immediate assistance or information on any of our services, please email us at customercare@perfectconnectionsinc.com or call: 908-722-2880.

OUR REFERRAL PROGRAM

Our referral program works like this. If someone you refer to us turns into a client, you get your choice of a number of $50 gifts!

All you have to do is email us at customercare@perfectconnectionsinc.com and put "Referral Program" in the subject line. Please be sure to include the name and contact information for the person you are referring, along with the $50 gift of your choice. Also, be sure to include your contact information so we can send you your gift, once your referral turns into a sale. If you prefer to call us with all the information, please do so at: 908-722-2880.

Thank you for reading our January issue. Don’t forget to read our weekly blog as well. See you next month!




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