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 The Connection Newsletter



    Issue: # 2016-1                                                                                January 2016




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January 2016 Newsletter



Happy New Year!


With the cold weather here and snow in the forecast, please remember these safety tips.

  • Never leave a space heater unattended.
  • Always run a generator outside and never in a closed garage.
  • When shoveling, don't forget to clear around your dryer vent.

We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter. Remember, never hesitate to contact us about any security or safety issues, residential or commercial. 



Our Blog


Don't forget to regularly check out our blog that can be found on our website or by clicking the link to the right.


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



https://d1yoaun8syyxxt.cloudfront.net/ed152-68279fb6-6432-4105-a099-57119377ba3c-v2Commercial Security


How Employees May be Compromising Your Network Security


For many businesses, big and small, the most concerning issue they face today is securing their commercial network. Unfortunately, today’s risks don’t just come from the outside. Some of the biggest threats a business face is from those who are entrusted to protect it, it's employees.


This does not mean all workers are intentionally trying to compromise the business’s data and networks. What it does mean, is that they may not have received adequate security training, or that the security policies in place are not being enforced properly.


Some of the ways employees may be putting an entire commercial network at risk without even realizing it include:

  • Creating weak passwords: A single employee using a password, such as “password” or “123456” can allow a hacker to access sensitive company information. In fact, it takes the average hacker less than 10 minutes to crack a password of six characters. With a few capitalized letters it will only take 10 hours. This is why it is essential the company creates a policy that requires strong passwords.
  • Using social media at work: Social media links often carry malware. If this is downloaded to a single office computer, it can quickly spread, compromising the entire network. It is important that employees do not engage on social media from the office or during work hours, and this is a policy that needs to be strongly enforced.
  • Losing devices: From time to time everyone loses an electronic device, this is simply a fact of life. However, to ensure that no sensitive data is leaked when this occurs, it is important to ensure each device is encrypted. This means the data is protected regardless of who finds it.

There is no question that having physical means of protection in place is important, such as security cameras and alarms. However, educating employees about how thieves may try to steal information is also crucial.

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https://d1yoaun8syyxxt.cloudfront.net/ed152-0d72f989-05f4-4552-805e-2ccbadff920f-v2Residential Security


When is it Time to Change Your Locks?


There is no question that the best way to protect your home, valuables and family is by installing a quality home security system. However, a security measure that is often overlooked, but also important, is changing the locks on your home’s doors.


If you are like most homeowners, you probably don’t give much thought to purchasing new or re-keying your current locks. This does not mean you have to change them as frequently as you would the batteries in your smoke alarm, but that there are times when you should consider rekeying or replacing the locks, which include:

  • When you move: When you purchase a new home, or move into an apartment, this is the perfect time to change the locks. In some cases, the previous tenants and owners will still retain copies of keys, even though they are supposed to turn them all in. They may have also given a copy to someone else in the past. When you install a new lock, you will have complete peace of mind that your keys will not fall into the wrong hands.
  • If you lose or misplace your keys: It is https://d1yoaun8syyxxt.cloudfront.net/ed152-2dda4741-70be-409e-ad01-0309cec903f7-v2important to always rekey or replace your locks if you have lost a set of keys, or if they are stolen.
  • If someone broke in: If you have experienced a break in, the criminals may have found your spare keys lying around. This is why it is essential to have the locks changed, or rekeyed, before they have the opportunity to return.
  • After a break-up or divorce: Ending a relationship or a marriage can be difficult. In some cases, if the break up is not amicable, you should ensure your safety by changing the locks that your ex may have a key to.

If you want to ensure that you, your home and your loved ones are protected, you should install a home security system and be ready to change the locks if any of the highlighted life events occur.


Tech Cornerhttps://d1yoaun8syyxxt.cloudfront.net/ed152-8e8510a3-005c-4113-8d26-712033ac01c4-v2


Is Your Business Ready for Biometric Security?


Walking through any average office building you will find login passwords stuck to computer screens or sitting on desks. Much like leaving a key in the file cabinet, writing down a password provides a thief to a large amount of sensitive data.

The good news is, there’s technology now available that offers a solution to this, as well as a number of other security weaknesses that may be present in your business – biometric security.


https://d1yoaun8syyxxt.cloudfront.net/ed152-a89f08bb-6d86-444f-b047-b2dc73454cdb-v2In the past, access to a secure building or a computer system was given based on something you had in your possession, such as a key card. However, the biometric security device uses a unique physiological characteristic, which is used for authenticating you.


There are a number of different forms of biometric technology, but the most commonly used is the fingerprint scanner in a laptop. This fingerprint method can be used on a USB device and even integrated into portable storage devices. While there is also the option to use retina scanners, the fact is, not many businesses can justify the cost of these devices.


Selecting the best biometric device will be based on your needs. A fingerprint reader is typically portable and small, ideal for use on an office desk. They are ideal for the identification of a single user. These are affordable, but typically can only be used for up to 100 different people.


The commercial iris and retina scanners can cost between $2,000 and $10,000 each and considered somewhat invasive. However, they have the highest accuracy rate of any product on the market.


It is important to consider all the options prior to making a choice. This will help ensure the best possible one for your business is selected.




Whose childhood hit was "Fingertips"?


A) Michael Jackson

B) Stevie Wonder

C) Justin Timberlake

D) Elton John



Previous Month's Rock n' Trivia Question


What was the inspiration behind the Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds?”


A) A drawing by John Lennon’s son Julian

B) A planetarium visit

C) Too much eggnog

D) A special ring





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

  • Surveillance Systems
  • Burglar Alarms
  • Fire Alarms
  • Access Control

For immediate assistance or information on any of our services, please email:

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 one of the following $50 gifts... 


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All you have to do is email us at customercare@perfectconnectionsinc.com 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.


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Perfect Connections, Inc.

PO Box 893

Somerville, NJ  08876


908-722-2191 fax






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