June 2015 Newsletter
Thank you for
reading this issue of our newsletter.
We are officially
in summer with longer days and warm nights.
The tenancy is to
relax. Don't let your guard down. Remember to lock your doors, close your
garage door, and don't leave the house or sleep with ground level windows
These few tips can
make your summer safer.
Thank you again.
If you don’t
already know we write a weekly blog that provides information on security
systems and security topics. We cover a range of issues, anything from
“Does having a home security system affect my homeowners insurance?” to
“Making the switch from analog to IP surveillance.” Our blog will
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A few topics from
this month’s posts:
What Sets Us Apart-This entry offers insight into what separates Perfect
Connections from the competition.
NFC Technology-How Mobile Are We?-Here we investigate near field
communication (NFC) technology and how it is poised to affect access
control solutions in conjunction with our mobile devices.
Technology-What does being
pushed to “the edge” mean? This looks at security system
components, in particular surveillance, and how internet networks are
changing our approach.
How to Evaluate
Your Business’s Security System Provider
As a business owner,
you likely know the importance of evaluating what is and isn’t working
for your company on a regular basis. However, a critical and often
overlooked area for evaluation is your security system. You have to
consider a number of things. For example, is the service you have in
place offering adequate protection at a reasonable price? If not, it may
be time to find a new security provider.
Some questions you
should ask when trying to evaluate your current security provider are highlighted here.
What will you do
never lasts long. You need to ensure the provider you use fully
understands the current security market and has plans to upgrade and
enhance their systems as technology progresses. If they have no plans to
upgrade your services, you are likely with the wrong provider.
Are you ready for mobile integration?
currently bring their phones to work. You may even use a number of apps
to help enhance your business, such as document scanning and mobile
credit card readers. The alarm and security company you use should not be
any different. If they do not have a mobile app readily available, be
sure you ask “why?” If they don’t have one being developed, you may want
to seek services elsewhere. There are quite a few security providers that
now offer apps that give you on-demand text alerts and live-streaming
Do you offer value-enhancement services?
An alarm system is
only a single element of a bigger security package. When looking for a
security system it is a good idea to find one that offers extra services
to help ensure your business remains safe. Ask about pairing video
cameras, access control, and alarm systems.
Taking some time
to consider the quality of your security provider will ensure you achieve
the results you want from your system.
Tips to Burglar-Proof Your Home’s Windows
Chances are you
think of your home’s security on a regular basis. You have installed a high
quality security system, have your lawn well-maintained to prevent hiding
places and even have extra secure locks on your doors. However, have you
considered the security of your home’s windows? Many homeowners now opt
to not have window contacts put on their windows due to the extra cost
incurred, but windows are a vulnerable point of entry for your home.
The good news is
there are a number of ways you can enhance the security of your windows
to better help “burglar-proof” them.
Install Reinforced Glass
glass is extremely difficult for a would-be-intruder to break. When you
install tempered glass it will minimize the ability to be smashed with
regular burglar tools. You also have the option of installing Plexiglas
that looks just like traditional glass but is actually a thick plastic,
which is also very difficult to break.
The natural enemy
of any burglar is light. This is the biggest risk that they will be seen.
This means you should install floodlights over any vulnerable windows
around you home. Also consider installing motion-activated bulbs, which
will further deter would-be intruders.
Plant Thorny Bushes
You can use nature
to your advantage. Plant a thorny
bush, such as roses,
around your home’s windows. While these look nice and can enhance your
home’s curb appeal, they will also help to deter burglars from trying to
gain access to your home via the windows.
When you implement
the tips here, you will find that your home’s security has been further
enhanced, which will better protect your home, belongings, and family.
installing window contacts for full protection of your windows.
Security Loopholes Revealed in Several Smart Tech Apps
The signals being
transmitted by a number of leading fitness monitors and mobile phones via
Bluetooth Low Energy easily monitored and recorded, according to a number
of new studies.
Researchers from a
consulting firm studying cyber-security have developed a new app that
will scan, detect, and log wearable devices in an effort to show how
simple it is to track the signals that are sent by these popular gadgets.
According to the research, there are a number of people who wear the
fitness devices, never realizing that they are constantly broadcasting
and that the broadcasts are often attributed to a specific device.
With the use of
cheap hardware or even a smartphone, it is possible to locate and
identify a certain device – one that may belong to a senior business
executive, politician, or celebrity – up to 100 meters in the open air.
Once accessed, the
information can be used for social engineering or in a physical crime or
cyber-attack, since people’s movements will be known.
In 2010, BLE
(Bluetooth Low Energy) was first introduced
for the apps that
relied on the transmission of signals. The appealing factor of this new
technology is that it worked without draining your device’s batteries.
This technology relies on the identification of devices by their actual
IP address; however, it was found that these don’t change. In many cases,
the transmission will even include the name of the user or the specific
device. It is estimated that by 2018 up to 90 percent of all smart
devices will support the BLE technology.
What does this
mean for you? Being aware of what is being transmitted is essential. This
may be yet another way for would-be hackers and cyber-criminals to attack
your personal information and even steal your identity. Just like any
other security issue, being aware is half the battle.
The Local Business Spot Lite: bodhi.
by Anthony Monetti-Somerville, NJ
You go to work every day, you take care
of your family, your home, your pets, but what are you doing to take care
of yourself? And what does taking care of yourself
look like? Is it brushing your teeth, meditating, eating healthy, or
exercising? Perhaps it’s a combination of all those things and then some.
But lets’ be honest, eating right and exercising are probably two of
hardest things for any adult to truly master. All those failed diets and
New Year’s resolutions, it’s a vicious cycle
that many of us feel trapped in. However, the experts at bodhi. by Anthony Monetti can help you break
that cycle and truly transform your life. Bodhi is so much more than your
average gym. It’s an environment with a dedicated team that provides individual
attention and focuses on fitness training and nutrition education,
supporting each member on their journey to a healthier and more
conveniently located on West Main Street in Somerville, NJ. To help
protect their establishment our team at Perfect Connections, Inc. installed a
cloud based surveillance system. It helps ensure the safety and security
of their facility, equipment, and most importantly their staff and
members. The surveillance system allows Founder, Anthony Monetti, and Co-Founder, Karen Monetti,
to view live recordings via their mobile devices as well as recordings
stored in the cloud. This helps them keep an eye on their facility even
when they can’t physically be on site. When asked how the system has been
working for them they said, “Awesome! We ensure the safety of our members
as well as staff.” In regards to working with our team at Perfect
Connections they said, “(They’re) Super responsive and great customer
service! Thanks Patrick and team Perfect Connections!”
Q & A with
Anthony Monetti, Founder-Bodhi.
Knowing that Bodhi
provides an environment that fosters healthy lifestyles through fitness
training and nutrition education I wanted to get a closer look at what
really makes Bodhi stand out. Unlike other gyms or fitness centers where
the owners are only interested in filling a membership quota, for Anthony
and Karen Bodhi is not only their business, it’s their life. Anthony is a
drug free bodybuilder with over 25 years experience
as a competitive athlete. He holds titles that include 2006 Mr. Fitness
and 2012 Mr. US Champion. Karen is a drug free professional figure
athlete and she holds such titles as 2006 Ms. Exercise, 2011 Ms.
Exercise, 2011 Ms. Universe, and 2011 Ms. World. With their extensive
knowledge and experience in personal fitness and nutrition, Anthony and
Karen lead and support others in discovering their best selves.
So what inspired
them to start Bodhi? In Anthony’s own words, “We believe everyone
deserves to be healthy, look great, and feel great. We also believe there
is so much incorrect information out there that people are missing the
accountability and education behind living a well-balanced and healthy life.
We wanted to make a difference by providing hope, education, and support
to everyone who wants to live their most fulfilling life.”
Aside from the
personal attention each member receives, clients are kept motivated
through “progressive goal setting.” Anthony said this means, “The journey
never ends, once one goal is achieved we move on
to the next. Always improving our mind, body and spirit!” Anthony and
Karen opened Bodhi in December of 2010 and have had some amazing success
stories, check them out HERE. They currently have
70 members and can accommodate up to 150. Their well trained and educated
team is available for private fitness training sessions and nutrition
consultations. Normal hours of operation are Monday-Friday 6:00am-8:00pm
and Saturday-Sunday 7:00am-12:00pm.
Every business has
its fair share of challenges and Bodhi is no exception. Anthony says
their biggest challenge is, “Finding people who REALLY want to make the
necessary changes to create their best life. It is hard work to change
your mistaken thoughts and actions into successful habits, some want to
change but less are willing to fully commit to the changes.” That
being said, their progressive goal setting techniques and personal
support provide a platform to overcome these struggles that we all face.
The dedicated team at Bodhi believes in their clients and with personal
commitment anyone can achieve their best life.
Future goals for
Bodhi include “Bodhi Barbados.” Anthony and Karen are hoping to
open a wellness retreat in Barbados! Anthony says, “As for Bodhi in
Somerville, we are in development of our full services kitchen that will
offer personalized meals that accommodate our members’ needs and wants.”
interested in living healthier, reaching a personal goal, or looking to
gain a better understanding of nutrition and fitness, Bodhi is an
environment where you will flourish. Their dedicated team will help you
discover a path to a better you, maybe one you never knew existed. The
experts at Bodhi are body transformation specialists, realizing true
development includes mind, body, and spirit. They’re located at 198 West
Main St. Somerville, NJ 08876. To learn more about their services and
their work visit their website at bodhi.. You can
contact them with any inquiries at (908)-526-2288.
Rock and Roll Trivia
Question: Who discovered Jimi Hendrix?
A. Led Zeppelin's
lead singer Robert Plant
Animals drummer Chaz Chandler
C. Guitarist Carl Wilson
D. The Rolling Stones Mick Taylor
Previous Month's Rock n' Trivia Question
Where did the world-famous Session musicians "The Swampers" originate?
A. Music Shed Studios, Louisiana
B. Dark Horse Recording, Tennessee
C. FAME Studios, Alabama
D. Blue Sky Studio, Mississippi
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