The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2021-08 August 2021



August Newsletter

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

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. We’ve got some great information this month in our newsletter. For business owners, our commercial security section talks about some of the most common mistakes for securing your office. And for homeowners, we discuss some of the most common motivations why and methods how burglars break into homes, and how to protect against them.

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Commercial Security

Getting to Know the Most Common Security Mistakes for Offices


When you work in an office, you may not think too much about security. You have locks, a security system, and maybe even an on-site security guard – that should be enough, right? Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

You may be making some security mistakes that are putting yourself, your staff, and your business at risk. Learning what these risks are is the best way to correct them.

Failing to Educate Your Team Properly

A common mistake related to office security is failing to educate your team about the proper procedures and the consequences or risks involved if the outlined procedures are not followed. Regardless of what type of business you have, you need to ensure your team knows how to spot potential security risks and follow steps to prevent these.

Failing to Test the Security You Have in Place

Have you ever tested the security measures you have in place? If not, this is another mistake you should avoid. While you may have a security system that provides you with a sense of safety, you don’t know for sure unless you take the time to test it.

Not Taking Your Cybersecurity Seriously

Some people may inadvertently limit office security by failing to take cybersecurity and digital threats seriously. Your business (like most) stores a lot of sensitive information on your computers. You must take steps to protect the information from nefarious individuals.

Even if you don’t have a physical product that you sell or any seemingly valuable assets, your office may still be at risk. Using the information here will help you determine if you are making any of the most common security mistakes. It also allows you to fix these problems.

Residential Security

Motivations and Deterrents for Burglaries: Could Your Home be a Target?


Just like in most areas of life, knowing is part of the struggle. Knowing the reason that burglars select some homes can help you take steps to protect yours. While you may not be able to know the exact motivation for someone to break into your home, some proven factors will either encourage or dissuade a burglar from targeting your house. Knowing what these are can help you protect yourself and your home.

Potential Motivators for Burglars

People who burglarize a home are usually experienced, offenders. Some of the top motivators for breaking in include thrill-seeking, foolishness, money, and drugs. In fact, about 81% of people polled in a study claimed the main reason they started to burglarize homes was to acquire money or drugs.

Pre-Planned or Spur of the Moment?

Less than one-third of all offenders reported they collected information about a potential target. This means that two-thirds of people are choosing this at the moment. About 50% of those polled stated once they found a possible target, the burglary took place within one day, while 16% stated they planned about one to three days before orchestrating the event.

Potential Deterrents for Burglars

Most burglars reported that if a home alarm system is in place, like alarms or cameras, they will not continue with the plan. Approximately 60% of burglars stated that any type of surveillance equipment would make them find a new target. This means having the proper security measures in place is a must to protect your home and property.

While there are no absolutes, since each burglar is unique, you can take steps to protect your home and property. Use the information here to do just that.

Tech Corner

Are Smart Locks Really That Secure?

A year ago, the country was amid a pandemic. Everyone was told to shelter in place, practice social distancing, and for many, this meant no longer leaving their home for work. While things are mostly back to normal in some areas, many people have chosen to remain at home.

Unfortunately, working from home presents some challenges. Endless chores, pets, children, and more, along with the lack of dedicated space to work, can make it virtually impossible to get things done and create more stress. While this may be true, there is plenty of technology you can use to help you focus on what you have to do and make sure you get things done.


How Smart Locks Operate

When the word “smart” is used for a lock, it means it can be used with other technology through a Wi-Fi connection. The actual mechanics of smart locks aren’t that different from a standard lock. This means you don’t have to replace your door or make expensive updates to the exterior of your home to upgrade to a higher-tech smart lock. However, if you have a door that is off-center or warped so that a traditional lock doesn’t operate normally or easily, this problem should be fixed before adding a new smart lock.

Just like your key will operate a traditional lock, smart locks engage and disengage using a code that can be entered through a keypad installed nearby (if you purchase a model with this feature) or through a smartphone app. Some of the other entry methods include biometric sensors or key fobs. The app you download will allow you to lock or unlock the door remotely and let you check on the actual status of the lock.

Since a smart lock is an electronic device, it requires a source of power. Usually, this is a few batteries. You also need a Wi-Fi Signal for the smart lock to function.

Safety Considerations of Smart Locks

When it comes to the mechanical aspect of the lock, your door is just as safe with a smart lock as it would be with a traditional lock. The main difference is the digital aspect of your home security. In the past few years, smart locks have become more popular, as they seem like a safer and more convenient option. However, it is important to note that no smart device is completely safe from a cyberattack; however, if you purchase from a reputable brand, you can feel confident safeguards are in place to minimize security issues.


In the 1980s, which famous musician was deported from Japan after being caught in possession of marijuana?

A) John Lennon

B) Willie Nelson

C) Bob Marley

D) Paul McCartney



In 2007, what rock band appeared on “The Simpson’s Movie?”

A) Green Day

B) Blink 182

C) Fall Out Boy

D) Panic At The Disco



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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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