October 2015 Newsletter
It's hard to believe that summer is over and fall is
here! With school and practices in full swing, make sure to arm
your alarm system while you're out.
Also, with Halloween this weekend, remember safety
first! If you are trick or treating, make sure to carry a
flashlight and never go to homes that don't have a front light on. If you
happen to stay home passing candy out to ghosts and goblins, bring your
candy bowl to the door. Don't invite strangers (even kids) into your
home. Have a wonderful and safe Halloween!
We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter. Remember, never hesitate to contact us about any
security or safety issues, residential or commercial.
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Is Your Business
Do you think your
business could survive a flood, hurricane, fire or another type of
natural disaster? The fact is, that up to 25 percent of businesses that
are forced into closure, will never reopen after a weather-related
While there is no
way to reduce the potential for a natural disaster, there are a number of
steps that can be taken to help protect your business. Creating and
sharing a disaster recovery plan with your employees, will help ensure
everyone knows what to do when a disaster strikes. Some of the best
things to do to prepare for a disaster are:
Do you live near
water? Are you in an area that is prone to wild fires? Itís important to
consider each possible disaster and how likely it is to happen. This will
help you figure out what you need to be prepared for.
Get to Know Your
Itís important to
figure out what coverage you have for certain disasters and what your
deductibles are. There are some policies that donít cover things such as
floods or earthquakes. If you are in an area where this is a possibility,
itís essential to take note of this and purchase additional insurance.
Create Your Plan
Be sure that the plan
you create for dealing with a disaster is understood by every employee within your
business. Itís essential to have everyone on board when making this type
Test the Plan
Once you have created
your emergency response plan, itís important to test it on a regular
basis. Be sure that the issues you have identified are still relevant and
new employees are aware of the plan.
Taking the time to plan for a disaster before it happens
will give you the best chance possible of recovering successfully. Donít
take for granted that it has been years since an earthquake, hurricane or
other disaster has struck Ė protect your
investment by planning now.
Tips to Stay Safe when You Live Alone
There are a number
of benefits offered by living alone. Youíre able to watch whatever you
want on TV at any time, and you certainly donít have to worry about a
roommate making a mess or eating your snacks!
there are also a number of safety risks present when you live alone. The
good news is, with a bit of effort you can minimize these risks and
ensure you are safe and sound in your home.
Install a Security
One of the best ways
to protect yourself, as well as your belongings, is to install a security
system that includes monitoring. Even if you donít reside in a high-crime
area, you will have peace of mind knowing that someone is watching over
Get to Know Your
This does not mean
you have to plan a weekly get together, but it can be beneficial to at
least get to know their names and phone numbers. Once you are acquainted
with them, they will get to know your habits and be more aware if
something is wrong.
Find Potential Security
You can inspect your
home yourself, but it would be best to call a security company to check
for security weaknesses and safety issues. Itís a good idea to install deadbolt locks for all your doors, and to ensure
your window locks work properly. All exterior lights should work and
there should not be shrubs or trees blocking your windows.
When you take some
time to evaluate the safety of your property, it will give you peace of
mind knowing there are no potential points of entry for an intruder to
Donít Broadcast the
Fact You Live Alone
There is no reason
to tell the world via social media Ė or any other method Ė that you
reside alone. Essentially, that is just asking for trouble.
Regardless of if you
just moved, or have been in the same place for years, you should be
vigilant at all times to protect your safety and your home. To ensure
your safety, use the tips here and contact your local security provider.
Driving Cars No Longer a Thing of the Future
are no longer a futuristic idea. Companies like Mercedes, BMW, and Tesla have
already released, or are soon to release, self-driving features that give
the car some ability to drive itself.
Tech companies are
also trying to pioneer the self-driving car. Recently, Google announced
that it would be testing its prototype of a driver-less car on roads in
California. The original plan was to create a car that was completely
driver-less, but California introduced some new rules this year that
stipulated that test cars must also have manual controls (steering,
pedals) so that a human driver can take over if needed.
Google's self driving cars are designed to navigate safely
through city streets. They have sensors designed to detect objects as far as two football fields
away in all directions, including pedestrians, cyclists and vehiclesóor
even fluttering plastic shopping bags and rogue birds. The software
processes all the information to help the car safely navigate the road
without getting tired or distracted.
If all goes well,
Google hopes to partner with a real car maker to bring a self-driving
vehicle to market in the next five years. Whether the commercialized
driver-less car will look like the overly cutesy
Google prototype remains to be seen.
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