August 2015 Newsletter
is hard to believe that there are only a couple weeks left of summer.
Every year it seems to go by faster and faster!
As you begin to spend more time indoors, now would be a
good time to go over safety issues with your family. Remind people to
close and lock doors and windows, when indoors. Remember to close the
garage door. Adjust outdoor light timers for the earlier sunset. Also go
over an emergency exit plan in case of a fire.
We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter. Remember,
never hesitate to contact us about any security or safety issues,
residential or commercial.
Don't forget to
regularly check out our blog that can be found on our website or by
clicking the link to the right.
We tackle various
security topics that you may be thinking about. If you have any ideas for
future blog posts, please contact us.
Benefits of Installing a Keypad Lock for Your Business
When installing a lock
for your business, the goal is to keep the property secure while you are
away. The security industry offers a number of different types of locks.
Some of the most common include:
- Cam locks
- Combination locks
- Deadbolt locks
- Traditional key locks
Another option, which can enhance the security of a business
further than the traditional locks is a keypad lock.
Keypad locks work
without a key. In order to gain access to a building, the person has to
enter the proper numerical combination.
The keypad on these
locks is similar to what is found on a telephone or calculator. When the
correct pin is entered, the door unlocks. There are quite a few benefits
offered by keypad locks some of which are:
- Higher level of security: There are no cylinders, so they are unable to be
bumped or picked like conventional locks. There are also no keys to
- A smarter security option: There are some keypad locks that can be scheduled to
only open during certain times. This will limit access even to those
who have the pin.
- Easy to install: There are no major adjustments needed to install this
type of lock. They are a standalone unit, which means there is no
need to wire the door to make them work.
If you are looking for
a better way to secure your property, then you should consider the
benefits offered by a keypad lock. They can provide peace of mind for any
Important Information about Home Security Cameras
As technology increases,
so do the options for keeping a home safe. One option for enhancing your
home and your family’s safety, is to install security cameras. These
cameras are designed to monitor home activity and help to deter a
Prior to purchasing a
security camera, you should understand the options that are available.
Types of Security
When selecting a
security camera to protect your home, you need to find one that meets your
specific needs. To determine this, think about the type of home you have
and how the cameras will be used. Some of the most common types of
security cameras include:
- Dome: Spin
quickly in the surroundings and are not supposed to be seen.
- Bullet: Mounted to
a specific point in a certain area and mostly used indoors.
- Infrared vision: Will capture images even when extremely
- Day/Night: Used mostly
on the exterior of homes, these cameras will adapt to the lighting
- Varifocal: Will allow the operators to focus and zoom into
Features of Security
Once you have selected
a type of security camera, you should assure it offers the features that
you need. Some features you should remember when purchasing a security camera
- Ability to view the footage remotely.
- Sensors that are motion activated.
- Quality resolution.
- Night vision.
- DVR hard drive to record events or certain periods of
When you find cameras
offering these specific features, it will help to enhance the quality
offered by your home’s surveillance system. When it comes to keeping your
home and family safe, it is essential to find a security camera that
meets your needs.
How Geofencing can Make Your Home Smarter
Smart phones, smart
devices and now, smart houses! While this is not necessarily a new concept,
it is one becoming more mainstream. From automated security systems and
convenience features, there are a number of ways to make your home
Geofencing allows you to define
various geographical barriers and then associate these barriers with
specific automation actions. Essentially, it is a virtual boundary, where
you can control almost anything related to your home such as electronics,
appliances, and your security system.
The technology can be used
to set up a type of simulated field around your home, or even your
neighborhood. Now, you may be wondering what the benefit of this is?
When Geofencing is set up properly it will provide you
with mobile alerts and allow you to manage household equipment. Some of
the features include:
- Know when loved ones come into or leave a specific
- Arm or disarm your security system.
- Adjust your cooling and heating units.
- Activate lights.
- Control your video surveillance.
When you install a geofence you can sync your thermostat, security system, appliances and lights so they
become activated according to your family’s schedule. It can even provide
automatic adjustments as family members exit or enter the set limits.
No longer do you have
to worry or wonder if you left the oven on or forgot to turn up the AC.
You can arrive home at night to a well-lit, safer home. This is
beneficial for any size home, in any location and is a type of technology
that will likely be mainstream in the very near future.
ROCK & N' TRIVIA
Trivia Question: What did
the band Blondie name themselves after?
A. A cartoon character
B. The hair color
C. Hitler's dog
D. A dessert
Previous Month's Rock n' Trivia Question
Question: What guitar player
played lead on the Beatles “While My Guitar Gently Weeps?”
A. Eric Clapton
B. Jimmy Page
C. Tom Scholz
D. Carlos Santana
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