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The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2018-11 November 2018


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November Newsletter

We hope that everyone enjoyed the extra hour of sleep they got on Sunday! The clocks changing is always a great reminder to check the batteries in both your smoke detectors and your carbon monoxide detectors. It’s also important to check their lifespan – on average, smoke detectors should be changed every ten years, and CO detectors every five to seven years – the devices should have a sticker on them that tell you when it was manufactured.

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

The Holidays are Coming: Is Your Business Ready?




The holidays are right around the corner. Now is the time to be gearing up for those huge holiday sales. However, if you don’t take steps to ensure your business is protected, you may be singing a different tune this year.

Protecting your business can be challenging. Not only do you have to take steps to safeguard the physical storefront you have, but also the sensitive information you collect from your customers. Don’t wait for disaster to strike to take action – use the tips and information here to ensure your business can get through the holidays unscathed this year.


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Review Your Security Policies with all Your Workers

If you want to ensure your business remains secure through the holidays, you have to be able to rely on your employees. To make sure everyone is aware of the security policies in place, review them now. Be sure everyone is on the same page. Some of the things to cover include:

  • How to lock up valuable items
  • The cyber security policy you have in place
  • Rules about inviting people to the workplace for holiday events
  • Security action plan if an emergency occurs

Ensure all Security Equipment is Functioning Properly

After you have reviewed all your security policies and procedures, it’s time to test all of your security equipment. You need to ensure it is all functioning properly. The items to include in this test are:

  • Surveillance cameras (inside and outside)
  • Alarm systems
  • Panic buttons
  • Access control systems and smart locks
  • Cyber security software

Once you have tested all this equipment, be sure there’s nothing that may obstruct it, such as your holiday decorations.

Provide Updates about Special Holiday Hours to Your Security Company

Are you planning to use a new schedule during the holidays? If so, you need to let your security company or alarm monitoring service know about it. This will ensure they know when to watch for any unusual activity.

When it comes to the holiday season, there’s no question that it is a great time to make extra money; however, you also have to take steps to safeguard your business. The tips here will help you do just that.

Residential Security

Securing Your Home Over Thanksgiving: Tips to Be Thankful For




Thanksgiving is right around the corner. For many, this means traveling to visit family all over the world. However, if you aren’t confident that your home is secure, can you really enjoy this special time? Probably not. The good news is, there are some helpful tips that will ensure your home remains safe while you are enjoying your turkey and trimmings.


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Put a Hold on Your Newspapers and Mail

If there are stacks of mail and a pile of newspapers near your front door or in your driveway, it’s a tell-tale sign that no one is there. This is a green light for burglars. Avoid this situation by putting a hold on your mail and papers. If you don’t want to do this, ask a neighbor to pick them up for you.

Install a High-Quality Home Security System

Thanks to innovative technology, today’s home security systems are able to provide you with 24-hour surveillance, and you can even check in via your smart device to see what is going on. If you don’t have a security system in place yet, now is the time to have one installed. In addition to being able to see what is going on at all times, you will also have a third-party monitoring the property for any unusual activity.

Use Timers for Your Lights

Another sign that your home is vacant is if it is always dark inside. It’s a good idea to use timers for your lights. This will allow you to have them come on or go off at different times. It will help to reduce the look that your house is empty.

Use Social Media Carefully

While it is fun to let everyone know where you are and what you are doing, this isn’t the best course of action. A better plan is to wait to post on social media until you get back home. That way, no one will know you are away and potentially target your house.

If you use the tips here, you will be able to safeguard your home during Thanksgiving. This will give you peace of mind and allow you to enjoy all the turkey and trimmings you can eat.

Tech Corner

Gearing Up for Gifting: Must-Have Gadgets for this Holiday Season




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There are some people who leave their holiday shopping for the last minute. If this doesn’t describe you, then you may want to check out some of the amazing gadgets that will make great gifts this holiday season. After all, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, you may be able to snag some amazing deals on some of these high-tech toys.




For the Runner in Your Life: Fitbit Versa Smartwatch

The latest smartwatch from Fitbit can monitor all types of physical activity and provide personal coaching with real time stats and on-screen videos. It offers more than four days of battery life, as well!

For the Kid (or Kid at Heart): Swagtron Self-Balancing Scooter

There are two things that kids (and big kids) love – showing off and wandering around aimlessly. This item combines both of these things. In addition to being self-balancing, this scooter includes Bluetooth speakers, as well as more than 7.5 miles of charge.

For Your Pet Lover: Whistle 3 Pet Tracker

Any cat or dog owner knows the horrible feeling that comes from not knowing where their pet has gone. Whistle 3 is a unique GPS tracker that helps you keep up with where your pet is, while monitoring their exercise levels.

As you can see, there are more than a few gadgets to consider buying the people you love this year. Get an early jump and enjoy more of the holiday season this year.




ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

Question:

Chubby Checkers is known for starting the dance craze "The Twist" with his twist songs.

But He also popularized….

A) The Locomotion & The Pony

B) The Jerk & The Boogaloo

C) The Limbo

D) All of these

E) A & B


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PREVIOUS MONTH’S ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

In "Travelin’ Man" by Ricky Nelson, he’s got girls all over! In what Asian port does he have his China Girl?

A) Beihai

B) Fujian

C) Hong Kong

D) Shanghai


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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 November issue. Don’t forget to read our weekly blog as well. See you next month!




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