The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2021-04 April 2021



April Newsletter

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

This month in our newsletter, we have some great tips for retail business owners who want to make sure their security system is taking advantage of all of the newest technologies so it can provide the highest level of protection for your store, along with other important analytics. And for homeowners, we have ideas for some of the best places in your home to hide your valuables – take a look!

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Commercial Security

The Top Security Recommendations for Your Business Budget


Retail stores, similar to many other businesses, have recently tightened their budgets. While this may be important, it is essential to keep safety and security as a top priority. Violence, vandalism, and theft have had a huge impact on retailers in recent months, and there is no way to know what the future holds. With that in mind, here are a few security recommendations to invest in for your business.

NVR for Storing Videos

Storing your security videos on DVR systems that are hardwired is no longer considered a “best practice.” With so many things going digital, using an NVR or wireless network video recorder is considered a better option. With these, there are no cables or wires required, and the technology is compatible with IP and analog cameras. Even if you don’t have the budget to update your cameras, NVR can work with your existing cameras until you can replace them.

Video Analytics for Your Cameras

Security cameras are essential. However, installing them is just a first step. Along with monitoring the cameras, it is also a good idea to add video analytics to the service.

With video analytics, you receive several benefits, including:

· Information on how much time people spend in the store

· How long people wait in line

· Where people or things disappear from view

· Indoor occupancy levels for certain times of the day

Video analytics equipped with AI (artificial intelligence) will take these readings even further, providing even more granular information. This security trend is something you should not overlook.

Now Is the Time to Upgrade Your Security

When it comes to business security, there are more than a few signs that it is time to upgrade. Be sure to keep the technology upgrades here in mind to know how to protect your business and minimize the possibility of losses.

Residential Security

The Top Places to Hide Your Valuable Items


A home burglary usually takes no more than eight to 10 minutes. Also, they typically occur in broad daylight between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm. Also, burglars are not looking for large items – they want small, easy to carry valuable items they can quickly hide.

As a result, it isn’t your 70” television or exercise equipment you need to focus on protecting. Instead, it is the small items you have in your home. This includes cash, guns, jewelry, power tools, medication, and small electronics. If you want to protect these items, use some of the ideas here.

Behind the Drawer

Rather than hiding your valuable items in a drawer, stash them behind a drawer. You can tape things like envelopes full of cash, jewelry, or your passport to the back of your drawer. Even if a burglar opens the drawer, they will not see anything taped to the back of it.

Inside a Potted Plant

Put your jewelry or cash in a small, water-tight container, such as a food storage container. After doing that, bury it in your potted plant.

A Spare Paint Can

If you are like some homeowners, you probably have multiple paint cans in your shed, garage, or closet. Empty and clean out one of these cans and fill it up with your valuable items. Who would even think to look in an old paint can?

In the Attic

Most burglars are not going to get into the attic – they are difficult to find and get into. As a result, this is a good place to store your valuable items.

As you can see, there are more than a few ways to keep your valuable items safe and sound and ensure they do not find your valuable items.

Tech Corner

The Top Reasons to Invest in a Smart Lock for Your Home

Smart locks are a smart investment. After all, they protect your home, family, and belongings. They also help to add style and function to something that every house has – a front door.

Modern locks are designed to work with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or voice assistants. Also, because of how popular they have become, the availability of these locks is quickly growing. If you aren’t convinced that smart locks are right for you, learn about some of the benefits they offer here.


Avoid Having to Look for Your Keys

The entire concept of a smart lock – and every smart-home device – is adding another layer of convenience to your life. With smart locks, this includes certain features, such as voice control and remote access. For example, if you have Google Assistant and a smart lock connected, you can say something like “OK Google, goodnight.” With this simple phrase, the lights in your house will dim, the thermostat will adjust to your preset temperature, and your front door will be locked.

You can also control the smart lock with your phone or a code. This means no more searching for your keys – regardless of if you are coming or going.

Make a Great First Impression

Believe it or not, smart locks are not oddly shaped or chunky. You can find options that look just like a traditional lock. While they look “normal,” you can open them with the methods mentioned above. Also, thanks to the deadbolt like look, you do not have to make any significant changes to your door.

Let People in When You Are Away

If you are not going to be at home, but you have an exterminator scheduled or a guest coming by, you can give them a one-time code to use with your smart lock, or you can let them in remotely. This is a feature that is not available with a traditional lock.

As you can see from the information here, smart locks have a lot to offer. Now is the time to consider installing one in your house.


What country does the band AC/DC originate from?

A) United Kingdom

B) United States

C) Australia

D) New Zealand



Which musician was deported out of Japan for possessing marijuana in the 1980s?

A) Keith Richards

B) Mick Jagger

C) Willie Nelson

D) Paul McCartney



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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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