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The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2018-08 August 2018


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August Newsletter

The sun is shining and the weather has been beautiful. Many people take advantage of the summer weather to travel, but whether you’re going on a one day beach trip or a week long vacation, it’s important to make sure your home is protected while you’re away.

One recent article on NJ.com shows a link between weather and burglaries – the number of burglaries in the state tends to increase during the warmer months. If you have any questions on ways you can better secure your home, call us today and we can help you make sure you’re protected and can enjoy your vacation with peace of mind.

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

New Business Owners: What to Include on Your Security Checklist




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As a business owner, there’s an unfortunate truth you have to face – crime is a reality. This means you have to remain on guard and vigilant about security for your commercial property, your employees and your office.

If you have recently become a business owner, there are an overwhelming number of things you have to manage. One you should avoid overlooking is security. Here, you can find out what to include on your checklist.




Doors and entry points. You should not overlook this basic feature of business security. You need to ensure all doors and other points of entry are locked – even during regular business hours, when not in use. Windows are no exception to this. You need to make sure everything is secured from the inside when the building isn’t being used. For superior security install deadbolts on doors or use a keyless entry system.

Protect your valuables and assets. If you accept cash as a form of payment, you need to make sure you are making frequent deposits during business hours. This helps to limit the total amount of cash on hand. Also, when closing for the day, make sure all valuable items and assets are put away, out of sight. Blinds are also beneficial and using a fireproof combination safe for cash can be extremely beneficial.

Enforce network security. Today, it’s virtually impossible to run a business without using the internet or a computer for something. As a result, you need to have a network security plan in place and ensure all employees fully understand it.

If you are a new business owner (or even an existing one with minimal security in place) this list can help you secure your investment and ensure you aren’t a victim of theft.

Residential Security

Tips for Protecting Your Pool and Minimizing Accidents this Summer




It doesn’t matter what type of pool you have – above or below ground – safety is a top concern. You need to make sure you take the proper security measures to ensure accidents don’t occur. Are you wondering how you can effectively protect your pool, friends and family this summer? If so, keep reading.


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Install self-closing pool gates. Studies have shown that a large number of pool drownings occur because there’s no access control. To keep children safe, it’s a good idea to install a fence to surround your pool (or hot tub) completely. However, a fence isn’t enough. You also need a gate that automatically closes and latches. In some states, it is required by law to have self-closing and self-latching gates around private pools.

Use pool gate locks. While having a gate that automatically closes, it’s also important to have a locking device to keep unsupervised children and trespassers from gaining access to the pool. There are several locking mechanisms designed to secure a pool.

Wireless Devices. If you have a alarm installed there are many wireless devices your can implement to help with your outdoor pool needs. A outdoor motion detector and door contact tied to your alarm would be ideal for a pool area. With this set up you can monitor activity get email alerts and even turn on your video camera to record on motion detection.

Tips to Prevent Pool Drownings In addition to utilizing the safety and security measures listed above, it’s also wise to use the tips here to prevent the possibility of drownings:

  • Be sure the fence around the pool is at least four feet
  • Install a rigid safety cover
  • Supervise children near water, even if they know how to swim
  • Keep safety devices on-hand and visible
  • Have a first aid kit present in case of an emergency
  • Remain updated on your CPR certification
  • Ensure everyone in the pool knows how to swim

By using the safety and security tips here, you can help prevent drownings in your pool this summer.

Tech Corner

Amazing Tech Gadgets to Help Improve Your Home Security




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There’s no question that the home security industry is full of amazing tech-gadgets. In fact, there are so many high-tech options you may be a bit overwhelmed by all the options.

The good news is, there are a few that are a bit more impressive than others. Here you can get a rundown of some of the most innovative tech solutions that will help improve your home’s security.




The smart lock. This type of lock will replace a traditional deadbolt. With this in place, you can lock and unlock your door using an app on your phone. You can also provide temporary access to guests, or even a housekeeper. What’s even better, you can set the app up to let you know each time someone accesses the lock, letting you keep track of what’s going on at home, even when you aren’t there.

The video doorbell. Chances are you have seen this device before. Now, you can easily see who is on the other side of the door before you answer. There are options you can hardwire to your home, or others that use batteries. You can even see who is at your door when you aren’t home.

Wireless driveway alert. With sensors that range up to 100 feet (on the higher end models) you can be aware when someone comes into your driveway. While there’s no video attached, you can be aware that someone is there, and this is especially beneficial for unexpected visitors at night. As you can see, there are quite a few high-tech devices available on the market today. Each of these can help you enhance your home’s security and provide you with more peace of mind.




ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

Question:

Who was a former member of “The Hollies” a British group?

A) Graham Nash

B) David Crosby

C) Neil Young

D) Stephen Stills



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PREVIOUS MONTH’S ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

In a famous song by Chuck Berry, the title is repeated multiple times throughout the lyrics. It entails the story of a young French couple, who had a "teenage wedding", and lived near New Orleans to start their married lives. What’s the name of the song?

A) Johnny B Goode

B) Maybelline

C) You Can Never Tell

D) Brown Eyed Handsome Man


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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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