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The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2018-04 April 2018

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April Newsletter

Just when we thought winter was over, mother nature decided to gift us with one last snow storm to mark the start of April.

With the amount of storms this winter (and spring!), a number of our customers have asked us what they can do if their phone lines stop working. With the proper equipment installed, security systems can use cellular data to communicate with the central monitoring station, so you’re protected no matter what mother nature throws at you.

If you have any questions about cellular communication, your service, or anything else, feel free to call us at 908-722-2880. If you do not receive an email with your login information in the next few days, you can also call us at that number to gain access.

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

5 Tips to Safeguard Your Retail Business

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If you are in charge of running a business, especially a retail store, you may experience an attempted break-in or burglary at some point. While this may be a risk of operating a business, there are steps you can take to safeguard the property and your assets.

Learn more about what you can do to prevent break-ins at your retail business here.

1. Choose the Right Locks

It is pretty obvious that you need to protect your retail store with locks; however, what may not be as clear is what locks to use. For example, if you do experience a break-in and want to collect insurance money, you will likely have to prove forced entry into the building. As a result, you need to choose a lock system that will make it difficult for someone to get through. The best lock to consider is a pin tumbler cylinder lock or a dead lock bolt. If you don’t have a quality lock installed, then speak with a locksmith to see what they recommend.

2. Safeguard all Exterior Doors

Most business owners will only make the security of the main entrance a priority – and this is a huge mistake. The majority of nefarious individuals will prefer an entrance that isn’t as busy, which means that they will choose a rear entrance. As a result, you need to make sure you safeguard the back entrance just as well as you do the front.

3. Re-Key Your Store Regularly

When you have an employee, who quits or is fired, it is a good idea to re-key the building’s locks. After all, you don’t want them to try and “seek revenge” if they didn’t leave on the best terms. Re-keying your locks regularly is the best way to prevent this type of issue from occurring.

4. Invest in a Safe

If a thief does get into your retail store, you want to make sure they can’t easily gain access to your case box. This is why it is such a good idea to invest in a high-security safe to keep your cash in. For additional security, make sure to store the safe in a secure part of your store – the best option is behind another locked door. This will make it much more difficult for a burglar to gain access to it.

5. Security Systems

The best way to safeguard your store, by far, is to invest in a quality security system. These systems are activated when you leave the premises for the day and alert the authorities to a wide array of activities, such as forced entry, motion detection and more. If you want to safeguard your retail business, make sure to use the tips and information here.

Residential Security

Tips to Keep Your Teen Safe at Home

Do you have a teen at home? If so, you know that they often stay there alone. You may be concerned for their safety. While this isn’t uncommon, there are a few additional steps you can take to ensure they are safe and secure while home alone. Use the tips here to do just that.

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Install Entry Sensors

There are a number of unique ways you may be able to use entry sensors to keep your teens safe. In addition to installing them on windows and doors, consider placing these devices on the liquor cabinet or another location that teens should not be accessing. While you won’t want the police called if a teen does happen to trip one of these sensors, you can have an alert sent to your phone or another device thanks to smart technology. This is a great way to give additional peace of mind to you when your teen is home alone.

Access Codes

With modern security systems, you can also give each member of your family a secret code to gain entrance to your home. Not only will this ensure you know when people arrive, you will also know who is coming and going and when. This may help to encourage your teen to remain home when they are not allowed to go out.

Give Your Teen More Responsibility

A great way to help encourage your teen to remain safe is to give them responsibility. Let them receive alerts on their phone regarding emergency situations, such as weather concerns and more. You can even teach them what to do in an emergency if they are home with their younger siblings when an emergency occurs. As you can see, there are several ways you can keep your teen safe when they are home alone. These tips will help give you more peace of mind and help your teen feel more secure.

Tech Corner

Must-Have Smart Home Features

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Do you like the idea of a smart home, but unsure if you can afford to integrate all the high-tech features that are available today? Don’t worry, there are quite a few, smaller features you can implement for an affordable price. By implementing the things on this list, you can take your home one step closer to becoming a smart-home.

Hubs and Controllers

Amazon, Google, Apple – all these big names have created a “home hub.” These can be used to control lights, locks, security and more. Even better, you can activate these devices using your voice. While there is an app on your phone allowing you to make adjustments to the devices, as needed, your voice is really all you need to change the temperature in your home, lock the doors and more. Also, these devices are available for purchase under $100.

Surveillance Cameras

Surveillance cameras have come a long way in recent years. In the past, you would have to either be on premises to watch the footage captured in real time or try to go through it at a later date to find a problem. Today, you can install smart surveillance cameras and then watch what is going on around your house or business from any location around the world.

Smart Locks

Get rid of keys and provide superior security to your home with smart locks. With these, you can control them with your aforementioned home hub or your phone. You can even program the lock to unlock or lock when your phone is a certain distance from it. These types of features prevent issues of you forgetting to lock the door.

As you can see, there are several smart features you can implement today to help secure your home or business and enjoy a more high-tech environment.

ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

Question:

Who wrote the Ozzy Osbourne Hit “Mama, I’m Coming Home?”

A) Sharon Osbourne

B) Lenny Kilmister

C) Lita Ford

D) Rob Halford

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PREVIOUS MONTH’S ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

On what floor is his apartment in the song "Get Off My Cloud" by The Rolling Stones?

A) 99th

B) 100th

C) 13th

D) The top floor

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

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