May 2015 Newsletter
Thank you for reading this issue of our newsletter.
We wish all a safe and happy summer. Burglaries tend to
spike in the warmer months so remember to be careful - lock windows and
doors when you're not home and sleeping and don't leave valuable items
This month in The Local Business Spot Lite we feature the
Jacob Holle Funeral Home of Maplewood and South
Orange. They have been customers of ours since 1995 but their
history goes back much further, 162 years. We protect their two locations
with burglar and fire alarm systems.
Don't forget to read our blog, the
link is to your right.
Thank you again.
Against Access Control? Consider the Following Information:
If you are on the fence
regarding whether or not you should install an access control system for
your business, there are a few things you may want to consider. Prior to
deciding if access control installation is right for you, take some time
to mull over the information below.
Access Control Can
Boost Your Image
Issuing a credential
for authorized users that requires them to swipe a card or badge at a
door, or other entryway, is not showing “disrespect” for your other
visitors or clients. In fact, it is actually showing them that you care a
great deal about their safety, as well as the safety of your employees.
This can help give a positive boost to your image that will impress
Access Control Can
Lead to an Increase in Productivity
Chances are you have
found your employees gathered at the water cooler or in someone else’s workstation from time
to time. You may have also discovered that a family member or friend
stopped by to “chat.” What this means is that your employees work has
completely stopped – costing you in productivity. However, when you
install an access control system, it can help to ensure your staff
remains productive while they are on the clock.
The installation of
an access control system is an extremely important decision for modern
business owners. These systems are not right for all business types;
however, there are a number of business owners who are doing themselves a
great disservice by not considering the benefits that access control
Is Your Landscaping
Hurting or Helping Your Home’s Security?
Virtually every homeowner in America makes, at least, a
little bit of an effort to ensure that their home is safe from crime;
however, there are some actions you can take that may not be as obvious
as others. When you think of home security, chances are you think of a
home security alarm system. While this is an essential element of your
home security plan, there are still a number of things you can do to
enhance the security around your property, starting with the landscaping.
Use Your Landscaping
as a Tool
landscaping can add a great deal of curb appeal to your home, it can also
be used as a tool. The way it is designed will help to determine if it is
a tool to prevent a break-in or to help an intruder. There are few
homeowners who view their landscaping as a security feature because it is
mainly seen as a hazard used by criminals. However, if you take some time
to view the landscaping of your home from the street and then consider
how it can help or hurt your home’s security, you are on the right path.
Place All Shrubs,
Bushes and Trees Strategically
The bushes and trees
you place on your property can help it look great, but the foliage may also provide an
excellent hiding place for anyone who wants to commit a crime. Trees
offer access to the second floor of your home, and trellises and bushes
can provide an intruder complete cover, even in the middle of the day.
You should minimize anything that you have located close to your home.
The rule of thumb is 3’ or lower for bushes and adding prickly
shrubs can be a good deterrent.
Add Plenty of Light
Lighting is a great
deterrent for criminals. In addition to the typical pathway lighting, you
should also consider adding floodlights that are motion activated and
that cover areas such as your windows and doors.
When you think about
how you can make your home safer, you should not forget about the
landscaping. Even a few small changes can make a world of difference.
Automation, Apps and
Access: How Technology is Making You Safer
In this high-tech world, being able to keep your home
completely protected is much easier than it has ever been in the past.
Much more sophisticated than the overly-loud alarms that were used in the
past, the home security gadgets today are discreet and offer tons of
different features. They also require very little installation and many
can be easily controlled with a Smartphone app. Some of the latest and
greatest security apps you should check out are:
This block would get
the best of even the most skilled ninjas. This small device syncs up to various
sensors installed on your windows, doors and other areas in your home. If
motion is detected, the Ninja will send a text or make a phone call so
that you can take the proper action.
Rovio – the Robot
If hiring a manned
security officer is not in your budget, go for the next best thing – Rovio. Here you have a robot-on-wheels that will make
the rounds in your home or business, detecting motion and recording any
activity with a Wi-Fi enabled camera. You can access the video right
through your Smartphone.
The Canary Security
While this name is
reminiscent of the days of early devices used for carbon monoxide detection, this sophisticated
system can do much more than just monitor for intruders. The Canary
Security System features air quality sensors, humidity, temperature, a
microphone and an HD camera. You can place the device in a central
location in your home and receive a call or text if there is any
suspicious behavior. Keeping your home and business safe just got
easier and more efficient with these tech savvy gadgets.
The Local Business Spot Lite: Jacob Holle Funeral Home-Maplewood & South Orange, New
If you’ve ever had
to arrange funeral services for a loved one you know how hard it can be,
not only logistically but emotionally as well. Having professional guidance
and support throughout the process can help put your mind at ease and
make for a less arduous journey. The family run business at the Jacob Holle Funeral Home
is a full service funeral home, meaning they organize everything from
burials to cremations. They have two locations, one in Maplewood
and one in South Orange, New Jersey.
To help protect
their family business and the integrity of their clientele, our team at Perfect
Connections, Inc. installed fire and burglar alarm systems at
both funeral home locations and alarm systems at Jacqueline and her
mother’s personal residence. When asked how the systems have been
working for them, Jacqueline said, “They’ve been working great!”
She pointed out the fact that the systems are wireless due to the
infrastructure of the funeral homes.
Often times in older
or historical buildings hardwired systems are not a viable option due to
structural obstacles or the risk of causing too much aesthetic
damage. In regards to service provided by Perfect Connections
Jacqueline said, “Pat’s great, we call and he comes out the next
day.” Patrick (Pat), founder of Perfect Connections, and our team
of integrators have been providing comprehensive security system
solutions to businesses and homes throughout northern and central New
Jersey for the past 23 years. We understand each facility and home
is unique and requires personal attention with a tailored solution.
Q & A with
Jacqueline A. Holle, Executive Director-R. Faucett Construction Inc.
Jacqueline I was able to learn more about Jacob Holle
Funeral Home and the services they provide. As previously mentioned
it is a family run business, however I did not realize how far back the
business goes. Jacqueline and her brother Clark are the 5th
generation to run the business. The Jacob Holle
funeral home is the 2nd oldest in all of New Jersey
State. It all started back in 1851 with their great great grandfather Albert J. Holle
in Newark, NJ. Jacob Holle, third
generation owner, decided to move locations twice before settling in
Maplewood, NJ in 1937. Jacob’s son Richard, Jacqueline and Clark’s father, took over in 1963 and is currently “easing
into retirement.” Richard, Clark, and Jacqueline sought to expand
the business and did just that in 2003 when they acquired Preston Funeral
Home in South Orange.
No culture or
religion is immune to the difficulties that accompany the death of a
loved one. As a full service funeral home the Holle’s
provide services to anyone and everyone regardless of race or
religion. To help their patrons through the grieving process it is
the Holle’s belief that everyone be treated as
family. At the Jacob Holle Funeral Home
you won’t feel like just another number. They also keep up with the
changing times acknowledging traditional funeral services may not be what
they used to. Meaning clients’ needs and wants have transformed
over the years and they pride themselves on being receptive to those
changes as well as changes to the surrounding areas.
Planning a funeral
or memorial service can seem like a daunting task, but with expertise and
support from the Holle family you can be sure
the grieving process will feel a little lighter. Clark and
Jacqueline carry on their family’s work by providing the utmost
sensitivity and attention to detail for every family, friend, and loved
one. To learn more about their services visit their website at Jacob Holle Funeral Home
. You can contact them 24/7 with any inquiries at (973) 762-2200
(Maplewood location) or (973) 762-1133 (South Orange
and Roll Trivia
Where did the world-famous Session musicians “The Swampers”
A. Music Shed Studios, Louisiana
B. Dark Horse Recording, Tennessee
C. FAME Studios, Alabama
D. Blue Sky Studio, Mississippi
Rock n' Trivia Question
Trivia Question: Who
is the youngest member of U2?
A. The Edge
C. Larry Mullen Jr.
D. Adam Clayton
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:
OUR REFERRAL PROGRAM
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...
All you have to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Thank you for reading our
May issue. See you next month!
Perfect Connections, Inc.
PO Box 893
Somerville, NJ 08876
NJ License 34BF00012200