The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2020-04 April 2020



April Newsletter

Welcome back to this month’s edition of The Connection Newsletter!

We would like to sincerely thank all of the front line healthcare workers for the sacrifices they are making to care for everyone during this difficult time in our world

As a reminder, we have instituted the following changes to our service due to the ongoing epidemic and government mandated social distancing –

· No new installations or additions to systems in occupied space will be started.

· Residential work will be limited to alarm system service only – i.e. keypad or panel not responding, low batteries, smoke detectors false alarms, and similar.

· Commercial service calls will continue with priority given to fire alarm and access control systems. Commercial installations that are in progress will continue.

· Emergency service calls will continue.

These changes will remain in effect until such a time when social distancing is no longer required to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Our office remains open from 8am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday. The monitoring of your alarm systems is not, and will not be, impacted or interrupted in any way – we are in communication with our monitoring station on a daily basis, and their continuity planning will enable them to ensure your system is monitored 24/7, as always.

Many problems, especially issues with surveillance systems, can be fixed remotely. And someone is always available for 24 hour emergency service. Just call the office number at 908-722-2880 and follow the prompts. We are also available to talk you through trouble shooting via telephone & video chat.

Thank you for subscribing to The Connection Newsletter – every month, we strive to send you important and relevant news, updates, and other information about the best way to protect your home or business. If you ever have any questions about anything in The Connection Newsletter, or have suggestions for topics you’d like us to write about either here or in our blog, please let us know!

Our Blog

Don’t forget to regularly check out our blog that can be found on our website.

We tackle various security topics that you may be thinking about. If you have any ideas for future blog posts, please contact us.

Commercial Security

Effective Tips to Maintain Your Commercial Security System


The use of a physical security system is no longer optional for modern businesses. In fact, according to information provided by the FBI, the number of business burglaries are going down, year after year. This is partly attributed to the growing use of commercial security products.

This growth is driven by small businesses that are growing concerned about security and more aware of the latest technologies available on the market. However, just having a security system in place isn’t enough. You must invest time to ensure it is maintained and continues to work properly. Some tips to help you with this can be found here.

Maintenance Tips for Your Commercial Security System

The best tips you can use to maintain your commercial security system include:

· Check the locks on each day and the door lock contacts to make sure they operate properly and that they are clean.

· Check and clean the lenses on your security cameras and check the connections.

· Check with your service provider or the manufacturer of your system to make sure you have not missed any firmware updates that may compromise your security system.

· If you have devices that use batteries, be sure to check them regularly and replace them as needed.

· Be sure your motion detectors and video cameras are free from any environmental obstructions.

Is Your Security System Properly Maintained?

If you have never invested in maintenance for your business’s security system, now is the time to do this. You can do this in-house, or you can hire the professionals. What option you choose is up to you, but this is a smart way to safeguard your business and assets.

Residential Security

Residential Security Tips to Help You Protect Your Home and Family


Having a monitored home security system is one of the smartest and easiest ways to ensure your home is protected from the possibility of a home invasion. With this in mind, there are several measures that you can take to help ensure your house isn’t as tempting to a would-be thief – regardless of if you currently have a home security system installed.

Lurkers in the Leaves

When someone plans to break into your home, they are likely going to plan it out. This will usually involve some level of surveillance. Nefarious individuals will put time into learning your habits to know when you are home and how they can get around your property without being seen by the neighbors.

Be sure that you keep any shrubs and trees close to your home trimmed so there are not as many places for these individuals to hied. No one wants to be seen, so make sure they don’t have great hiding spots.

The Extra Key

Hiding a key outside your home is the oldest trick in the book. While it may seem convenient, but it isn’t a good idea. This is going to be the first place that an intruder looks. If you are going to leave a key outside, make sure you don’t hide it in all the obvious places – such as in the mailbox, bushes, around the cooling or heating unit, under a rock, doormat, or another obvious location.

Add a Deadbolt to the Exterior Doors

While it may not be too easy to kick in a door (like they make it seem on the movies), if you are only using a traditional lock, you aren’t really providing the level of protection your home needs. Install a deadbolt lock on every door that leads outside.

A Security System is a Must

While there are viable steps you can take to help prevent a break in without investing in a security system, this is one of the best bets if you really want to protect your family and home. If you don’t yet have a security system in place, now is the time to make this investment.

Tech Corner

Helpful Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

With the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, children of all ages and all across the country are spending more time online than ever before. With school now being conduced remotely, many parents are concerned about ensuring their child’s safety while online.

The good news is, while the education system is changing, there are tips parents can use to ensure their child is safe online and that they aren’t exposed to dangerous or unsavory information or content.


Put the Computers in a Common Part of the Home

Never allow your child to have a computer in their room. Just the presence of their parents will keep many children from venturing too far from the green lighted sites and content. Be sure to put the computer in a location you can see from several angles.

Go Online with Your Kids

While doing assignments for school may be an independent activity, if your child wants to spend time online besides doing schoolwork, why not do it with them. Also, when your child is on the computer alone, be sure you have turned on the “safe” mode setting.

Talk to Your Kids

Most kids are getting internet-connected devices at young ages. This means it is up to you to talk to them and let them know what is acceptable and what is unacceptable. Be sure to warn your child about things like dangerous websites, malware, and dangerous people who are online. Be honest with this information and explain to them the dangers of going online. Remember, make this a conversation, not a lecture.

If you want to ensure your children are safe while online, use the tips here. After all, children are going to be online now, more than ever before. It is up to you to ensure they know what to do and what not to do to remain safe.


Question: Bon Jovi is very well known in the world of music. Which of these songs do not appear on his "Slippery When Wet" album?

A) Livin’ on a Prayer

B) Wanted Dead or Alive

C) You Give Love a Bad Name

D) Bad Medicine




Who replaced Brad Whitford and Joe Perry on Aerosmith’s “Rock In A Hard Place” album (pick two)

A) Tom Hamilton

B) Rick Dufay

C) Joey Kramer

D) Jimmy Crespo



We offer a wide-range of Commercial and Residential Security Services that include:

For immediate assistance or information on any of our services, please email us at or call: 908-722-2880.


Our referral program works like this. If someone you refer to us turns into a client, you get your choice of a number of $50 gifts!

All you have to do is email us at 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 April issue. Don’t forget to read our weekly blog as well.

See you next month!


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