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  The Connection Newsletter

 

    Issue: # 2014-12                                                                       December 2014

 

 

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December 2014 Newsletter

 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy holiday season and a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year. 

 

Thank you for allowing Perfect Connections to protect your home and/or business. We truly appreciate it. 

 

2014 allowed us to expand our team which let us provide better service to you.  As always, we care about how we are doing. If you have any comments, please don't hesitate to let us know. 

 

This month in The Local Business SpotLite we feature Absolute Auto and Truck Salvage Co. and Absolute Hobbyz of Middlesex. They are one of our long time clients that makes our business so interesting.

 

Thanks to everyone who liked and followed us this past month. If you can, please click a link to the right side and follow us.  We appreciate it.

 

Happy Holidays!

 

 

Commercial Security

 

 

Tips to Protect Your Employee-Free Business

 

 

If you have a business, such as a kiosk, self-storage facility, car-wash, or other employee-free location, you know how difficult it is to keep in touch with what is 

going on. These businesses may run well independently, however it may leave concerns about security and safety.

 

 

Description: https://d1yoaun8syyxxt.cloudfront.net/ed152-68279fb6-6432-4105-a099-57119377ba3c-v2The good news is that there are ways to safeguard your business with the use of hosted video surveillance.

 

 

With this type of security in place, you will be able to have eyes on your business at anytime from anywhere. The hosted security solutions will store footage in a cloud, which will eliminate the need for any type of video recording device. This helps to make the cost extremely affordable and the installation quick and simple.

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Benefits of Hosted Video Solutions

 

 

Description: https://d1yoaun8syyxxt.cloudfront.net/ed152-c890f4bb-7203-4b69-a390-b9f64c3850b4-v2In addition to the fact that these security services will provide you with customer insight and performance of your business, you will also be able to use the information that is gathered from the cameras for:

 

  • Day to day monitoring of the business
  • Tracking your customer’s activities
  • Improving the overall internal process

When you own a remote business, there is no need to let the challenge of staying informed become a serious hurdle. When you utilize the right type of security system, you will be able to maintain the distance, without having to sacrifice awareness.

 


 

Residential Security

 

Ensure Your Kids are Safe: Babysitter Safety Tips

 

Description: https://d1yoaun8syyxxt.cloudfront.net/ed152-0d72f989-05f4-4552-805e-2ccbadff920f-v2Hiring a babysitter and then leaving your children in their care, is not something that should cause you stress or worry. However, the fact remains that dangerous situations and accidents can arise and occur at any time. In these situations, you need to ensure that your babysitter knows what to do. Keep your child safe with the tips found here.

 

Be comfortable with the babysitter you hire.The ideal situation would be to hire a family member or friend to watch your children. However, if this is not an option, ask for referrals. Also, ask if the person has been certified as a babysitter by the American Red Cross.

 

Be sure to give sufficient information to your Description: https://d1yoaun8syyxxt.cloudfront.net/ed152-57d99c6f-52a3-4df9-baf6-742e0c8b698c-v2babysitter. Ensure that your babysitter is completely educated regarding what to do if any type of emergency situation is encountered. This includes providing a list of emergency phone numbers, the hotline for poison control, the child’s pediatrician information, and where the first aid kit is located.

 

Install surveillance cameras for additional peace of mind. There is no reason to constantly worry about your child while you are away. If necessary, install surveillance cameras inside your home, so that you will be able to check in remotely to ensure that everything is going smoothly.

 

It is important that you protect your children. By educating your babysitter, you can ensure they will be safe even while you are away. 

 


 

Tech Corner

 

Security Gadgets: The Next Level in Your Personal Protection

 

When it comes to your personal protection, is there anything that is “off limits?” The fact is, that more and more devices are being invented and developed to enhance your safety and security. Some of the hottest gadgets that are now available are highlighted here.

 

Pool alarms. If you have a pool and children, this is a gadget that you should purchase right away. This type of pool alarm will allow you to monitor the activity in the swimming pool and if anything that exceeds a certain weight falls in. While fencing is still highly recommended and in many locations required, this is just another safeguard for your child.

 

Customized or designer fire extinguishers. Fire safety is not an extremely interesting or fun topic, however it is a necessity. This is why you can now purchase elegant, luxury, or fun extinguishers that are customized to your personal taste and style.

 

Description: https://d1yoaun8syyxxt.cloudfront.net/ed152-8e8510a3-005c-4113-8d26-712033ac01c4-v2Hidden wall safes. While this is not extremely high-tech, it is one of the best ways to keep your valuables safe in the instance of a home break in. You can purchase hidden wall safes to look like electrical outlets or any number of other “regular” household items.

 

Chances are, you take the safety of your home and family extremely seriously. With the use of these gadgets, you can increase your peace of mind and have some of the latest and most interesting security gadgets currently available. 

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The Local Business SpotLite: Absolute Auto & Truck Salvage Co. and Absolute Hobbyz

 

At some point in your life you've probably bought or sold a car.  Living in New Jersey you may have done so with the experts at Absolute Auto & Truck Salvage Co. located at 245 Mountain Avenue Middlesex, NJ. If not, allow me to tell you a little bit about what they do.  Frank Zatika, owner and operator, has been in the recycling and salvage business for the past 31 years.  Absolute Auto & Truck Salvage Co. has been a family owned and operated business employing over 20 hardworking individuals.  Recycling and auto parts aren't the only facets of this company, they also operate an online business that provides access to RC (radio controlled) devices-anything from remote control cars to helicopters-at AbsoluteHobbyz.com

 

With a facility covering over 20 acres, you can imagine Frank’s security concerns are expansive.  To provide adequate coverage our team at Perfect Connections, Inc. installed surveillance and recording equipment within and outside the facility.  We also provided and installed the alarm system, gate access, and beam detection across their scrap yard.  When asked how the overall system has been working for them Frank said, “(It’s an) Awesome system!  It’s great to have a guy like that (Patrick Chrustinsky) on your team.”  Not to mention the surveillance equipment is extremely helpful. It makes it easy to see who is bringing in product and who/what people are leaving with.  Another beneficial and convenient feature of their system is they have remote access to the cameras 24/7 via their mobile devices.  Here at Perfect Connections, Inc. we understand each business is unique that’s why we customize security systems to fit individual needs.  We do not believe in a “one size fits all” solution.

     

To gain a better understanding of what Absolute Auto & Truck Salvage Co. and Absolute Hobbyz has to offer I took some time to discuss the two with Frank.  I wanted to know what Absolute Auto & Truck Salvage Co. is all about.  He replied, “We’re a family owned and operated business, have been since 1983.  We’re a recycling and salvage center that buys and sells auto parts, new and used cars (mainly used), and we buy and process scrap metals.”  I also learned that they are part of a recycling coalition that includes over 6,000 different salvage facilities nationwide.  As previously mentioned their facility is over 20 acres housing anywhere between 700-800 cars (for parts) at any given time.  The other sector of their business, Absolute Hobbyz, is a website where you can purchase RC devices and accessories. 

 

After learning a bit more about the business I wanted to know more about who they typically service and how.  Frank said, “We really ‘run the range’ on company size.”  They service major industrial accounts, retail, and even handle some town recycling needs.  He also said they offer car pickup service from homes directly.  I asked him how far they’re willing to travel to pick up an individual’s car.  To which he replied, “It really depends on the car.”  They typically service northern New Jersey and the New Jersey shore, but they have purchased cars across the nation.  At Absolute Auto & Truck Salvage Co. they will also buy and process scrap metal and car parts maintaining environmentally friendly procedure and policies.

 

You might be wondering how is Absolute Auto & Truck Salvage Co. environmentally conscientious?  I was and Frank told me, “We are as compliant as possible with local and government regulations.” Everything is inspected upon arrival before it gets recycled.  All cars brought in for recycling are fully drained of all fluids.  Batteries, oil, and mercury are all removed and properly disposed of. 

 

Running a business for 31 years is an amazing feat, but every business has its fair share of challenges.  I wanted to know what they are for Frank and his team, and how they overcome them.  When asked, he said, “Government regulations (in regards to environmental issues) make it difficult.”  He pointed out the fact that many rules seem more like “blanket” requirements vs looking at each situation on a case-by-case basis.  Still, Frank and his team do their absolute best to comply and keep up with all of the environmental rules and regulations.

 

Challenges aside, I was curious as to where Frank sees the future of his businesses and what his goals are.  He stated, “I would like to see steady growth in all areas (Absolute Auto & Truck Salvage Co. and Absolute Hobbyz).  We want to keep profits coming in and keep our employees.”  Managing and keeping up with the changing regulations is a major factor in future operations as well.

 

Whether you’re looking for a new (or used) ride, trying to get rid of some scrap metal, want to recycle your current car, or need a remote controlled helicopter Aboslute Auto & Truck Salvage Co. and AbsoluteHobbyz.com are the stops for you!  For further information and/or inquiries don’t hesitate to contact Frank or his staff at 732-469-2202 (Absolute Auto & Truck Salvage Co.) or 201-644-2202 (Absolute Hobbyz).  The hours of operation for Absolute Auto & Truck Salvage Co. are weekdays 7:00am-5:00pm, Saturdays 7:00am-2:00pm, Sundays they are closed.  Absolute Hobbyz is open Monday-Friday 7:00am-4:00pm EST and they are closed on the weekends.

 


 

Rock and Roll Trivia

 

The first correct response wins a $20 Dunkin Donuts gift card.  Last months winner was Tom Strickland.

 

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Question: What was the original band name for Led Zeppelin?

       

     A. The New Yardbirds

     B. The Flat Tops

     C. Ratatat

     D. Rage Against The Machine

 

 

Previous Month's Rock n' Trivia Question

 

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What was the name for the original drummer for the Beatles?

 

     A. Charlie Watts

     B. Keith Moon

     C. Pete Best (Answer: C)

     D. Ringo Starr

 

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:

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 one of the following $50 gifts... 

 

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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 December issue. See you next month!

 

Perfect Connections, Inc.

PO Box 893

Somerville, NJ  08876

908-722-2880

908-722-2191 fax

  

www.perfectconnectionsinc.com

  

info@perfectconnectionsinc.com

 

NJ License 34BF00012200

 

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