The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2020-08 August 2020



August Newsletter

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

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With online shopping becoming the norm during the pandemic, we’re focusing our Tech Corner this month on how best to protect yourself online. For business owners, we’ve got some things to keep an eye out for to decide if its time to upgrade your system. And for the homeowners, make sure to check out the Residential Security section for some important detectors your home may need!

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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

The Top Warning Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Business Security


As a business owner, you may not think much about your surveillance and security systems except when you need them. This often means your existing solutions are outdated, need to be upgraded, suffer from gaps, or are not fully functional.

Unfortunately, if you don’t take a proactive stance to business security systems, you may discover these shortcomings too late. Knowing the most common signs that you should upgrade your business security can help you avoid potential issues.

You Are Unable to View or Record Activities

For most businesses, being able to view and monitor key areas of the facility is essential for safety and compliance. This is especially true for customer-facing businesses like retail stores and restaurants. Also, with the latest rules and restrictions related to social distancing, it is essential you can monitor what is going on.

Significant Expansion Since the Security System Was Installed

Has your business expanded or changed significantly since your surveillance or alarm system was installed? Have you moved your location? Are you sure that all areas are being properly protected? It is important to re-evaluate the infrastructure to ensure it matches the growth going on.

The Inability to Respond in Real-Time to Risky or Disruptive Situations

Vandals and thieves can strike at any time. Also, because of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the public may demonstrate disruptive behavior, which is something that has been seen in some areas. Having a high-resolution camera system that feeds into a constantly recording and monitoring system will help ensure the safest and fastest response times.

No Power Redundancy or Communications

Today, thieves are savvier than ever before. They can take over a business’s landline or prevent the alarm from reaching the first responders. Make sure you have some type of backup communications in place. Also, if the power goes out, be sure you have back up battery power to keep the alarms live until power is restored.

If you notice any of the issues mentioned here, it is clear you need to upgrade your business’s security system. Doing so will help ensure you, your employees, your business, and your customers remain safe.

Residential Security

Important Detectors You Need in Your Home (Besides a Security System)


Protecting your home and family is a top priority for most people. This is one of the top reasons people invest in a home security system. However, intruders are not the only threat to your family’s safety in a home. There are other potential dangers, too, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, water leaks, and smoke. All this can be prevented with the right home detectors.

Smoke Detectors

Fires can quickly spread. This is why each home should be equipped with a working heat sensor fire alarm. In fact, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, residential structures are the leading property type for fire related deaths, fire injuries, and fire dollar loss. The possibility of an injury and possible facilities is high with residential fires, which makes it essential that you take the right precautions.

Investing in monitored smoke detectors with heat sensor fire alarms that are triggered with the presence of smoke and increased temperatures. This is a smart way to protect yourself and your family.

Flood Sensors

Flooding can also cause serious damage to the interior parts of your home and result in issues down the road, along with health problems if not handled properly. The presence of water in your home may also affect the electrical wiring and cause mold if it is not properly dried out.

You can protect your home with flood sensors that are installed on the floor. This is going to ensure the presence is recognized immediately and help prevent costly damage. These types of devices are usually put in utility rooms, under sinks, in crawl spaces, and other locations where water is likely.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

The final home hazard that you may face is carbon monoxide. This is an odorless and tasteless gas that presents a serious health risk. This is why having a carbon monoxide detector installed in your home is such a good idea.

If you want to protect your family and home, a home security system is a good first step. The next step is to make sure you have the above detectors installed.

Tech Corner

Tips to Keep Your Information Secure When Shopping Online

Online shopping has become something almost everyone has done, multiple times, in the past few months. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when stores and restaurants shut down, getting the necessities often relied on e-commerce. While essential businesses were still open, many people opted to stay away, doing their ordering online to help flatten the curve.


There is no question that online shopping is convenient, and it can be fun; however, you have to use caution. You must take the proper steps to protect yourself and your data from hackers and other nefarious individuals. Some tips to help you stay safe while shopping online can be found here.

Research First

Before buying from any online retailer, make sure you conduct a simple search and look for reviews from past consumers. Also, visit the company’s website, where you can find even more information. Take some time to find out if the company is reputable and honest.

Look for Security

This is another important step. A secure site will use SSL – secure socket layer – to keep your information protected. SSL is considered the standard security protocol that will encrypt your information. You can find these sites by looking at the URL. Any site that has an SSL will begin with “HTTPS” instead of the typical “HTTP.” Another sign of a secure website is if there is a lock in the address bar next to the URL. If you see that, you can have confidence the site is using additional security to help safeguard your information.

Watch Your Statements

Always check your billing statements to make sure there are no unauthorized charges. If you notice something unusual, be sure to report it right away. Be sure to be proactive with this and check your statements regularly.

As you can see, there are several ways you can protect yourself and your information when you are shopping online. Be sure you keep these tips in mind to avoid any adverse issues.



What band sang these lyrics “Stay with me, my love, I hope you’ll always be; right here by my side if ever I needed you; Oh my love…”

A. Chicago

B. Air Supply

C. Mike and the Mechanics

D. Genesis



The Tbilisi Rock Festival was a famous musical event. What country was it held in?

Answer: Soviet Union



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Thank you for reading our August issue. Don’t forget to read our weekly blog as well.

See you next month!


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