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The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2017-10 October 2017





October Newsletter

Even though it seems like summer was just a week or two ago, it definitely is fall now! Halloween is just a few weeks away, and in our newsletter this month we’ve got some tips on how to make sure your family is safe while they are off collecting candy door-to-door.

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

Why Card Access May be the Safest Option for Your Commercial Property




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When it comes to your commercial building’s security, one of the best options is a card access control system. Keypad locks and traditional lock and keys are not only outdated, but they can also be difficult to manage. Learn more about why you should consider card access for your commercial property here.




The Traditional Lock and Key: An Outdated, Easy to Breach Form of Security

If you use a traditional lock and key to keep your business secure, you may discover it presents more of a hassle than a benefit. Each key made makes your business that much more vulnerable. When you give a key to anyone, it requires quite a bit of trust. When you own a business and use this method, you are losing control of:

  • When the keys are used
  • When the keys are copied
  • Who the copies of the key are given too

Also, anyone who has had a key (at any point) from ex-employees and cleaning staff, to contractors and more, may still be able to gain access to your business. The only other option is to change the key and lock each time someone is fired or no longer working with the company – this can get expensive quickly.

Why Keypad Locks are Not the Answer

One of the biggest benefit offed by keypad locks is that they don’t require a key. When you don’t need a key, you can eliminate the potential of unauthorized copies. Also, you don’t have to worry about keys being lost because a code will be used to gain entry. However, this still isn’t the best security option. With a keypad lock, you still don’t have control over who gains access to the combination or when the lock is opened.

Electronic Card Access: Unsurpassed Commercial Property Security

The most secure building option for commercial property security is to install a card activated access control system. These systems are extremely flexible and can work in any environment, including businesses, hospitals, schools and more. With the electronic cards, you receive the following benefits:

  • Only able to be opened when the card is used.
  • Only used during authorized and pre-programmed times.
  • Eliminates the need for you to manually lock the door.
  • Ability to log who accesses a certain area of the business, at what time and for how long.

As you can see, it makes sense to use a card access system to secure your property. If you want an effective and viable solution, then throw out the old lock and key, and secure your business with technology.

Residential Security

Security Upgrades to Consider for Your Home




If you are considering upgrading your home, to make it safer and more secure, you have more options today than you ever did in the past. There is no question that the future has arrived, and technology has provided you with more than a few automation features to make your space more secure, comfortable and even fun. Some things to consider when it comes to upgrading the security in your home can be found here.


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Upgrades for Your Doors

If someone is trying to gain access to your home, they are going to start with the doors. If you don’t have a deadbolt lock on each entry door leading into your home, now is the time to install them. The deadbolt is the most effective way to keep burglars away. You also need to make sure your doors are sturdy and strong. A hollow core wooden door is ok for the interior of your home, but not the exterior. Also, glass is something you should avoid in your exterior doors. Solid wood doors, steel doors and other metal materials is the best to keep intruders out. You can also upgrade the frame if it is rotted or damaged and move any exterior hinges to the interior of the home.

Upgrade Your Windows

Another common point of entry for intruders is your windows. You need to make sure these are also secure by making the following upgrades:

  • Make sure each window has a lock and that it is engaged at all times.
  • Install window sensors that will let you know if the window is forced, broken or jimmied.
  • Install glass break detectors that are sensitive to the sound of glass breaking.
  • Install cameras with clear views of your doors and windows.
  • Make sure that all shrubs and bushes near your windows are cut down so that intruders cannot hide behind them.

When you make the home security upgrades highlighted here, you can enjoy more peace of mind and have a safer and more secure home.

Tech Corner

Tools and Tech to Help Keep Your Kids Safe this Halloween




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While Halloween isn’t considered a high-tech holiday, there are some ways you can use technology to ensure your kids safety while they are out and about. After all, with all the “crazy” people in the world today, having a bit of help from some innovative products can’t hurt. Use the tips and tech here to ensure you and your kids have a safe and fun Halloween.




Find out where the treats are ahead of time.

There is nothing quite as disappointing than your kids making their way up a driveway only to discover no one is going to answer the door. Now you can avoid this disappointment and stay away from uninviting homes by using the "Next Door Treat Map" app. This is a hyper-local social network that works on both iOS and Android devices. It lets you know what neighbors are participating, and which ones are not.

Keep up with your kids with GPS tracking.

There are more than a few apps that will let you track your kids via their phones or other devices. One is Find My Friends, which is made by Apple, but there are more than a few to choose from. With these apps, you will know exactly where your kids are at all times, which will help keep them safe and give you peace of mind.

A spare phone.

Even if you prefer that your child not have a smartphone, you should still give them an emergency cellphone while trick-or-treating. This can give them helpful tools such as an SOS flash, panic siren and flashlight just in case they get lost or are in trouble. You can also program your number into the phone so they can call you if there is an emergency. Keeping your little ones safe this Halloween is actually easier than you may think when you use the tech and tools highlighted here.




ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

Question:

Lynyrd Skynyrd had a huge hit with what song that was also made into a movie that starred Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey and Josh Lucas?

A) Free Bird

B) What’s Your Name?

C) Smokestack Lightning

D) Sweet Home Alabama


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PREVIOUS MONTH’S ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

Question:
Which group sang “Under the Boardwalk?”

A) The Cadillacs

B) The Drifters

C) The Clovers

D) The Coasters


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




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