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The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2017-3 March 2017

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March 2017 Newsletter

Spring is finally just around the corner! A friendly reminder – this Sunday is the start of Daylight Savings Time – don’t forget to set your clocks forward an hour! Daylight Savings Time is a great reminder to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

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

Workplace Fire Hazards and How to Prevent Them

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If It’s hard to watch the news or read a newspaper without finding a story about a devastating fire in a commercial property. Almost 80,000 commercial fires occur in the United States each year and result in about 3,000 deaths and 18,000 injuries, along with billions of dollars in property damage. Fire is also one of the top causes of accidents in the workplace.

There are several fire hazards in the workplace, which are found here. Knowing what they are can help business owners take steps to prevent issues in the future.

Careless cooking – Most people think cooking fires only occur in the home. However, they are also a leading cause in the workplace. According to the NFPA, approximately 25% of fires in office buildings result from cooking equipment.


Electrical issues – Loose wiring, faulty wiring, overloaded circuits and other electrical system issues are all some of the most common problems present.


Careless smokers – Today, the majority of workplaces are required to establish designated smoking areas. However, concentrating all the smokers in a single location can create a fire hazard. Some smokers may also try to sneak in a cigarette in an off-limit area and not properly extinguish it.


Protecting Your Workplace

Installing a professional-grade commercial fire detection system can help to significantly reduce the risk of a destructive fire occurring at your place of work. The systems that are the most effective including a combination of sprinklers, smoke detectors, fire alarms and 24/7 monitoring services. If you don’t currently have a fire system in place, now is the time to look into having one installed. This is the best way to reduce the potential of serious damages and injuries if a fire does occur.

Residential Security

Tips that can Help Protect Your Home from Theft

If you are like many people, you may believe that your home isn’t going to be targeted by burglars. However, according to crime statistics from the FBI, approximately one in every 36 homes gets broken into every year. This results in property loss of up to $2,200. When you get to know the mind of a thief a bit better, it can be invaluable information to help protect your home and prevent you from becoming the victim of a property crime.

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Most Home Burglaries Take Place During the Day

Many believe burglars prefer the cover of darkness; however, studies have shown that most home break-ins occur between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when most people are away from home.

Burglars Typically Live Close By

The majority of thieves want to be familiar with the neighborhoods they target. This helps to reduce their risk. In fact, many live within just two miles of the homes they break into. By living nearby, they can observe the home for several days to determine what the best time to strike is.

Most Burglaries Occur in the Summer Months

The majority of home break-ins occur in the months of July and August, which is when most homeowners go on vacation. This is why it is so important to increase your security before leaving for an extended period of time. For example, stop the delivery of newspapers and mail and make sure to have a quality security system installed.

Homes with Security Systems are Typically Avoided

Approximately 60% of burglars will not break into a home that advertises a security system is present. Using window stickers and signs in easy-to-see locations can help inform a thief that the system is present and encourage them to move on to a different property.

There is no reason to leave your home vulnerable. Knowing how a burglar thinks can help you better protect your home.

Tech Corner

Building a New Home? Smart Home Technologies to Considers

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If you are working on designing your new home, you have likely spent a good amount of time thinking about factors such as the size of the rooms and how many bathrooms you need. For some homeowners, however, the use of smart technology should be considered carefully. Smart homes are equipped with security systems, appliances, electronics, heating and cooling units and lighting that can communicate with each other and be programmed for you to control from a Wi-Fi connected device.

Some of the most common ways that smart home technology is used today are highlighted here.

Lighting – These lighting systems utilize Wi-Fi enabled light bulbs that help to reduce your overall home utility costs. You can program the lights to come on and go off at certain times, as well.


Thermostats – Smart thermostats allow you to control the heating and cooling system of your home with easy and control your comfort regardless of the weather outside. You can even adjust the temperature of your home remotely, ensuring it is comfortable when you arrive.


Household appliances – From washers and dryers to cameras and more, you can find appliances that handle things automatically, making your life easier. You can even find smart crock pots today that allow you to control the settings with your phone or computer.


Security systems – Fully integrated security systems usually consist of devices such as smoke detectors, fire alarms, door locks, motion sensors, cameras and more. When someone trips a motion sensor to turn on the lights, the cameras will also begin recording. These video feeds can send alerts to you and be watched, live, on your phone or computer.

Keeping your home safe is easier when you embrace the smart technology that is now available.

ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

Question: What was the first Grammy given out for best rock song?

A) Enter Sandman – Metallica

B) Learning To Fly – Tom Petty

C) The Soul Cages – Sting

D) Been Caught Stealing – Jane’s Addiction

PREVIOUS MONTH’S ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

Question: Who was the manager of the Beatles before his untimely death in 1967?

A) Brian Epstein

B) Allan Williams

C) Allen Klein

D) Clive Epstein

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OUR SERVICES

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

  • Surveillance Systems
  • Burglar Alarms
  • Fire Alarms
  • Access Control

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

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Perfect Connections, Inc.
PO Box 893
Somerville, New Jersey 08876
United States
(800) 369-3962

Perfect Connections, Inc.
PO Box 893
Somerville, New Jersey 08876
United States
(800) 369-3962