October 2014 Newsletter
Thank you so
much for reading the October issue of the Connection
It's official, fall is
here! Don't forget about the day light savings time change. On
November 2, we move clocks back one hour. Most of our devices
change the time automatically, but please remember to change light
timers. Chances are it will be dark when you arrive home from work and a
pitch black house screams no one is home to a intruder.
Please click on
the link below to view our new and improved website! It provides a
very comprehensive overview of all our services. If you have any
questions about residential or commercial security, don't hesitate to
Thank you for being
such a loyal customer. We truly appreciate it.
How to Turn
Employees into Loss Prevention Allies
You can't do
all the work of shrinkage prevention by yourself. But if you've got an
updated security system and your staff on your side, it's going to be
very difficult for shoplifters and dishonest employees to steal from
Here are a few
easy ways to enlist your workers in the fight against theft:
employees who take a stand against theft. Whether it's whistle blowing or
catching a sticky-handed customer in the act, make it your policy to give
back to the people who protect your company. Be clear ahead of time about
the specific rewards you offer for their assistance, and let them know
that you're counting on them to help make the company successful, for
employees on loss prevention issues. They need to be able to spot suspicious behavior a mile
away. They also need to know exactly what to do (and what NOT to do) if
they notice a shoplifter, or a co-worker carting items out the back
An over-eager cashier can quickly endanger himself if he
confronts a criminal the wrong way. And the situation can devolve
into libel, false arrest, and other liability issues, without the proper
procedures. Bring in a loss-prevention consultant, if you need a little
help with training.
3. Treat your
staff like valued team members. Employees who are paid fairly, appreciated, and included
are much more likely to be on your side. Take the time to thank people
often and sincerely. Anticipate needs and celebrate milestones. Find ways
to have fun and eat together. The more you treat people like family, the
more they want to succeed together.
Loss prevention is
a big task, but with a lock-tight security system and a great team
standing by your side, you've got it made.
From The Ground Up
starts from the floor plan. If you're just starting to think about your
new home, you're in a great position to plan for security. Take a look
at this list of features, and discuss them with your building contractor
while you still can!
line-of-sight from the front door to the street. Try to keep the
main openings to your home as visible as possible. Pocketed front doors
make nice hiding places, where home invaders can take their time getting in.
A home fire
sprinkler system. These are
surprisingly inexpensive, and they will probably save your bacon at some
point. Fire sprinklers aren't mandatory in new homes everywhere, but
they're still a great investment to protect your life and property. Plus,
they get you a homeowners insurance discount!
beautiful, doors and windows. These days you
don't have to sacrifice style for security. Take a look around at all the
beautiful options out there for security doors, and choose one that suits
you. Don't forget that the frame is just as important. Discuss the best
options for long-lasting, solid framing with your builder. This goes for
all the exterior doors and windows, not just the front door.
the get-go. Involve your
home security company in the build as soon as you can. Your security
contractor can help you plan the best strategy possible for wiring and
monitoring your home. He may even be able to hook you up with a great
fire sprinkler installer.
When you plan
ahead, you get a home that's both secure and beautiful, with minimal
effort and expense. Happy building!
Moochers from Your Hotspot
We rely on
portable wi-fi hubs more than ever before.
It's the epitome of convenience to take your connection with you, even
in the most unconnected locales. But it's beyond frustrating to
find that the bandwidth you pay for each month is getting siphoned off
by wi-fi leeches.
especially true if, like most people, your hotspot service plan limits
the amount of data you can use. So how do you keep out the freeloaders
and protect your information?
1. Use WPA2
encryption. Some hotspot
devices come equipped with WEP, which is necessary if you're using older
devices, but if it's at all possible, you need to be on the latest
encryption mode, because that's going to be the most secure option.
2. Use your
own Pre-shared key. The one that came
in the box is not strong or secure enough, so create your own. Make it
long, varied, and not something you'd find in a thesaurus. Change it
from time to time.
overshare. Exposing your pre-shared
key and your connection to others, even people you trust, can end up
putting your information into the wrong hands. If you do decide to share,
make sure to change your key again as soon as you're done.
ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA
Roger Waters of
Pink Floyd came up with the idea for The Wall when a Canadian fan...
A. Stole his sunglasses
B. Stepped on his
C. Groped him
D. Spat on him
PREVIOUS MONTHS ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA
The Doors were not
always just The Doors. What was their original name?
A. The Doors You
B. The Doors We
C. The Doors: Open
and Closed****(correct answer)
D. The Doors and
We offer a
wide-range of Commercial and Residential Security Services that
- Surveillance Systems
- Burglar Alarms
- Fire Alarms
- Access Control
assistance or information on any of our services, please email:
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...
All you have to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. See you next month!
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