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The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2017-8 August 2017





August 2017 Newsletter

We hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful summer weather!

A quick reminder – all customers have been given access to their new customer portal, available at
http://login.perfectconnectionsinc.com

If you have not received an e-mail with a temporary password to enable your customer portal, please e-mail us at
customercare@perfectconnectionsinc.com
, or call the office at 908-722-2880.

The portal has lots of great features, like paying your bill online, scheduling service, and more!

If you would like to go green and sign up for electronic delivery of all invoices,
please click here.

If you have any questions about this, 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

3 Effective Ways to Monitor Your Business Entrances




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If you want to create an effective security strategy for your business, the first thing you should do is secure the entrances. When you use monitoring devices, you can safeguard your business in the most vulnerable areas. Make sure you use the right equipment to provide your business with the highest level of security possible.

Install Surveillance Cameras

When you position video cameras at various angles near the building’s entrance, you will have a record of who is coming and who is going. You can watch for suspicious activity regardless of where you are by using mobile monitoring solutions. Thanks to mobile technology, you can see what is going on if you are at or away from your business.




Use Door Alarms

After regular business hours, you can keep your doors secure by using monitored alarms, which will emit a sound if the entrance is breached. Make sure to choose a system that has a user-friendly control panel, allowing your workers to turn the alarms on and off or change the settings, as needed. There are modern systems that connect to a monitoring center that triggers an operator to contact you and send emergency services.

Utilize an Access Control System

Access control systems will use advanced technology to give certain people access to specific areas. The systems will provide access based on the method you choose. Some of the most popular options include access cards, cloud based access, biometric readers, intercoms and smart devices. A quality access system is an effective way to ensure only designated people are allowed to come into the business. As you can see, there are a number of effective ways to safeguard your business entrances. You can choose one of the options here, or a combination of methods to ensure you know who is coming and going at all times.

Residential Security


S
afety Tips for Airbnb Hosts




Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you have likely heard of the Airbnb online marketplace. Here you can rent a single bedroom or your entire property to individuals traveling to the area.


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Many people use Airbnb to earn extra income; however, if you decide to do this, you need to make sure that you have the appropriate security devices in place to safeguard your property, as well as your personal items. Some tips to do that can be found here.

Use Access Control and Smart Locks

You can easily keep tabs on who is entering and exiting your home by installing a smart lock. These can be locked or unlocked remotely to provide access into your home. They can also be used to keep certain restricted areas, such as liquor or medicine cabinets, or certain rooms off limit to your guests. You can also use access control to limit who is able to enter the space. With this method of protection, you can:

  • Assign a temporary access code to your guests.
  • Create access codes that are unique for each person staying on the property.
  • Give access to your home without having to interact with guests.
  • Get real time alerts letting you know if a restricted area is accessed.

Use Video Surveillance

You can also install video cameras to monitor any entry point to a restricted area. Remember, if you are listing your property or room on Airbnb, you have to disclose any surveillance devices to your guests and obey all of the privacy laws listed. When properly placed, according to the rules, these cameras can help to keep your property safer. In fact, some of the benefits of using video surveillance include:

  • Provide visual verification of what is going on to the host.
  • Ability to watch the feeds live.
  • Help to deter an intruder from targeting the home.
  • Provide peace of mind for your guests.

If you are planning on renting out a room in your home, or your entire home, to individuals who are traveling to the area, make sure to safeguard your property with the tips here. You will have peace of mind and be able to make a bit of money.

Tech Corner


How Drones are Impacting Home Security




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According to information from the Federal Aviation Administration, it is estimated that more than seven million drones will be in flight by the year 2020. There are even many homeowners who have begun to embrace drone technology to help enhance their home automation and security.




Here you can learn a bit of information regarding how drones may impact your home automation system soon.

Video Capabilities

You can easily keep tabs with what is going on at your property when you use the high resolution video cameras that are included with drones today. Additionally, a video-enabled UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) will expand your security perimeters and provide you with even more visibility. You can leverage the cameras to patrol both the exterior and interior of your home. As a result, you can experience the following benefits:

  • Ability to access archives of videos recorded in the past that captured unexpected events.
  • Watch live footage of your home by using any web-enabled device that you have.
  • Find out visually what triggered an alarm or sensor and take appropriate action against any pressing threat.

Alarm Monitoring

As soon as a security threat is detected, a drone can be used to investigate the issue. You can pair your smart devices in your home with drone technology to ensure there is always an eye on your property. You can also find any type of hazardous event before it becomes a serious liability.

While drones may not be used in the mainstream security industry now, it is only a matter of time before this technology is embraced in many different sectors. If you want to provide the best protection possible for your property, consider using drones – the benefits can prove to be well worth the investment you have to make.




ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

Question:
In the song "I’m A Believer" sung by The Monkees, what was their philosophy on love?

A) It happens only once in your life

B) It only happens to fools

C) It happens only in fairy tales

D) It happens when you least expect it


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PREVIOUS MONTH’S ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

Question:
What name did Led Zeppelin first audition under?

A) Lead Zeppelin

B) The Whoopie Cushion

C) The New Yardbirds

D) The Slinkies


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




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