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 The Connection Newsletter

 

 

    Issue: # 2016-2                                                                                February 2016

 

 

 

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February 2016 Newsletter

 

February has been a very exciting month for us at Perfect Connections! We have moved our office to downtown Somerville, and are loving it! Being so centrally located, enables us to reach all our loyal customers, very effectively and quickly.

 

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 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.

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

This is a new part of our newsletter!  In this section we hope to answer questions we hear on a regular basis.

 

This months did you know, involves switching phone or internet providers.

 

We all know how tempting it is to switch carriers and sometimes it can be very cost efficient. It is very important that you call us before the switch is physically made. Many times with the changing of providers, your alarm or surveillance systems service can be interrupted. Contact us before the appointment with the new carrier is scheduled, so we can make certain your property isn't without protection!

 

It also seems to be a growing trend in homes, that customers are eliminating their land line and strictly using mobile phones. We do offer cellular options to work with your alarm systems. Please contact us if that is something you're interested in, we would love to help!

 

 

 

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10 Tips to Prevent Shoplifting

 

To some, shoplifting seems like a crime that rarely happens or isn't a large issue. However, when you look at the facts, shoplifting is a crime that is costing retailers as much as 11 billion dollars in losses each year.

 

Some of the most common items stolen include jewelry, music, books, clothing and anything else a person can fit easily into their pocket or purse.

 

A good video surveillance system will help you identify and prosecute suspects and also help deter shoplifting, but you should try to prevent the theft before it occurs.  Here are some tips that will help you stop shoplifting in its tracks:

  • Meet and greet your customers when they come in. When salespeople are attentive, shoplifters will typically go elsewhere.
  • Be aware of customers who are avoiding eye contact or seem nervous.
  • Encourage your employees to walk around the store to find suspicious activity.
  • Keep your store clean and organized – dirty stores tell shoplifters that employees aren’t really concerned with what is going on.
  • Keep items that are commonly or easily stolen in plain view of the front counter.
  • Speak with other business owners in the area to see if they have noticed suspicious activities or people.
  • Hire quality employees who will provide personal attention to customers.
  • Create a shoplifting policy and enforce it.
  • Install various anti-theft devices such as anti-theft tags, mirrors, and surveillance cameras.
  • Restrict access to fitting rooms.

If you spot a person who may be shoplifting, you should never accuse them. You can, however, ask if you can assist them. In most cases, you should contact security or the police if this occurs, rather than trying to stop them on your own.




 

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Preparation Tips for Power Outages

 

There is something unique about a power outage that helps to bring the entire family together. When the lights are off, it forces the entire family to put their electronic devices away, pull out the board games and spend time with one another.

 

While having a break from modern technology can be appealing, long term power outages can become a threat to your security.

 

Here are some tips that will help you be prepared for a power outage and will help maintain your security:

 

Purchase a Generator

Bad or severe weather can cause blackouts at any time. A long-term power outage in the winter can be dangerous if temperatures drop below freezing. You can ensure your family will be safe by purchasing a generator.

 

Use the Generator Safely

If you use generators, it is essential to make sure you are doing so safely. This means:

  • Never use the generator inside, which includes the attic, basement or garage.
  • Make certain that a carbon monoxide detector is in your home.
  • Keep the generator in a dry area.
  • Turn the unit off prior to adding fuel.

Store Water and Food Safely

Food can quickly spoil when the power is out. Even if you don’t open the refrigerator, the food inside is only going to remain fresh for about four hours. Be sure you have ice chests on hand to keep your food cold, longer.

When the power is out, your water filter or purification system may not work. Be sure you check with the local authorities to make sure it is safe to drink the water. If you are unsure, only use bottled or boiled water.

 

Purchase Battery Powered Devices

There are a number of battery devices that can be handy during a power outage, such as a phone charger, radio, and flashlight. Candles are also a great source of light.

 

Watch the Security System

If the power goes out, most alarms will need to be silenced. In most cases, the battery backup will last for 10 to 15 hours. As the battery dies, it may begin to beep, but you should not turn it off since this will leave your home unsecured.

 

If a power outage does occur, it is essential that you remain calm. Remember, that emergency workers will be trying to restore your power, so you just need to keep things going until then.

 


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Hack Proof Your Home

 

If you believe that the bad guy will have to physically break into your home to steal from you, well you likely need to think again. For each device you connect to the Internet, the more potential information thieves will be able to access and gather about you – such as your credit card information, bank account numbers and Social Security numbers.

 

This is why more and more cyber-criminals have turned their attention to hacking into common household items, which includes baby monitors, thermostats, TVs and even refrigerators to crack your entire home network and gain access to your personal information.

 

While a quality home security system is one of the best ways to protect your home and family from physical burglars, the tips here will also help you keep cyber-criminals at bay.

  • Change all the default passwords. Keeping the factory-set passwords and usernames means that you are extremely vulnerable to hackers. Many manufacturers use the same passwords for all their products, which hackers can use to gain access to your network.
  • Install software updates. Hackers can also gain entrance to your home network with the software that is running on your connected devices. This means you need to update the software when prompted to, by the product manufacturer.
  • Location considerations. It is essential that you don’t place your connected devices in areas where they could capture personal information, such as video and pictures.

Keeping your home hack-proof is not difficult, but it will require a bit of time and effort. In the long run, it will be well worth it!

 



ROCK & N' TRIVIA

 

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Whom did David Bowie duet with on the Christmas classic “Little Drummer Boy?”

 

A) Bing Crosby

B) Madonna

C) Perry Como

D) Dean Martin

 

 

Previous Month's Rock n' Trivia Question

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Whose childhood hit was "Fingertips"?

 

A) Michael Jackson

B) Stevie Wonder

C) Justin Timberlake

D) Elton John

 

 

 

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 February issue. Don't forget to read our weekly blog, click the link at the top or follow button below. 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

 

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