November 2014 Newsletter
With this issue of
THE CONNECTION newsletter, we would like to announce several enhancements
to the way we communicate with you.
First, look for our
new segment, The Local Business SpotLite. Every
month we will spotlite one local business (that
is also a customer of ours). This month we talk to Ulka
Bhavsar of Office Evolution in Somerville. Find
out about their new twist on office space.
Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin presence is
growing. New and unique posts are made several times a week. See the
lighter side of Perfect Connections, thanks to our newest team member
Julia King. She is also responsible for our blog posts, writing one residential
and one commercial blog per week.
take a moment to click on the links to the side and like and follow us.
We appreciate it.
If you haven't
visited our website lately, please click here and
visit it. It has been completely redesigned. Let us know what you think.
Finally, we would
like to wish each and everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.
We are so thankful for having you as such a loyal customer.
Tips for Stopping
the Five-Finger Felons
Each day, in any town across the country, up to 20 incidents
of shoplifting occur. However, these are just the reported cases. With
these types of significant numbers, there is no surprise that small
businesses are feeling the consequences of these five-finger felons the most.
As a result, many businesses are looking for ways to stop the
The first step to
preventing these occurrences is to create a solid set of “best
practices.” For example, if you run a store that sells cartons of
cigarettes, or other “behind the counter” items, they should not leave
the shelves until they have been paid for. This decreases the
opportunities people have to simply walk off with the merchandise.
However, more effective than that is integrating intelligent security
systems for your business that will constantly monitor the premises of
your retail location.
Now you may wonder
what exactly needs to be installed to create this state-of-the art security system
for your business. There are three main elements you should implement,
and you can add on additional features as the need arises.
Systems: There are a number of modern systems that offer wireless
cameras, which are easy to move and relocate when needed. This feature of
the system will provide recording and play back services allowing you to
have a better chance of catching a shoplifter.
Burglar Alarms: Not all stores are
open 24 hours a day, which leaves them vulnerable to break-ins. A
monitored burglar alarm will allow the police to be called if a disturbance
occurs. Additionally, burglar systems are a huge deterrent for would-be
thieves in the first place.
Systems: Do you have areas that are off-limits to customers and
certain employees? If so, installing an access control system can provide
you with the ability to keep out anyone without the code or key. This is
beneficial for offices, safes or other locations inside of your business
that should not be exposed to the public.
The fact is that
these five-finger felons come in all shapes and forms, such as a career
shoplifter who is trying to “score big,” a clandestine nighttime break-in
or an internal till thief, the key to combating these criminals is to
have the right security system in place.
Tips to Ensure
Electrical Safety in Your Home
Each year a significant amount of damage is caused by
electrical fires. In fact, fire departments in the United States, on
average, respond to 25,900 fires that have electrical origins.
fires are estimated to cause 280 deaths, over 1,000 injuries, and over a
billion dollars in property damage and loss.
The fact is that
homeowners lose much more money each year due to electrical fires than
nonelectrical fires. In many cases, an entire home can be lost due to
these types of fires.
The primary cause of
electric fires include extension cords, overloading the circuits, misuses
of your electrical appliances, wiring that has not been installed
correctly and defective appliances. Any fire that is caused by faulty
wiring can quickly get out of control, before you have time to take any
type of action. In many cases, the fires are difficult to put out, since
they are burning inside your walls.
The good news is
that there are a number of steps homeowners can take in order to avoid electrical
fires in their home, which include:
- Don’t overload your outlets. This means you only plug in one
appliance at a time to the wall outlet.
- Replace any frayed electrical cords. When you purchase new ones be
certain they have a certification label.
- Never place electrical cords under
furniture, carpet or rugs. The cords
can overheat, causing a fire.
- Never use extension cords for your
appliances. It is
important that you plug them right into the wall outlet.
- Don’t overload your power strips. Only plug a few low-current devices
into the power strips you use.
- Use the services of a professional
electrical technician. If you need
any type of electrical work completed, it is important to have a
licensed electrician do it to ensure your home is safe.
The most important
thing that you can do to protect your home and family is to ensure you
have a monitored fire system that has backup radio monitoring.
Did You Lock Your Door this Morning? The Benefits of Remote
Access and Keyless Entry
If you are like a
number of people getting your kids to school and getting ready for work, and
finally rushing out the door leaves you half way to your destination
wondering if you locked the door.
good news is that with the latest in home technology, you can have remote
access, to have peace of mind that, yes, your door is locked.
When you install a
remote access feature for your door lock, you will have the ability to
both lock and unlock your doors from anywhere via your tablet, smart
phone or other internet connected device. Some of the other benefits of
this technology are as follows:
someone comes in your home. You can program your remote access to send alerts when your
loved ones get home and monitor people who go in and out. This could be a
baby sitter, house keeper or contractor.
Control the times
that other people can come into your home. Do you have someone
coming to work in or on your home at a certain time? If so, you can
create custom codes and a schedule that will only allow that person to
have access to your home during those particular times.
Be prepared for any
unexpected or unplanned events. If you are away, on the road or on vacation and something goes wrong or happens inside your home, you can
provide remote access on a temporary basis to anyone who needs to get
This technology gives
you peace of mind and complete control of the security of your home and
The Local Business SpotLite-Office
Are you looking for
a place to help your business thrive? Check out Office Evolution
online or at 50 Division Street in Somerville, NJ. Whether you’re
looking for a home base or need a place to concentrate on your business,
Office Evolution can provide a professional environment that suits your
needs. Even if you work remotely or internationally, Office
Evolution can provide a physical business address to help you broaden or
maintain a physical presence. The Somerville location opened 3
months ago; it is owned and operated by New Jersey locals Suhash and Ulka Bhavsar.
Recently, our team at Perfect Connections, Inc.
installed a surveillance system at the 7600sq ft
Somerville Office Evolution location. Ulka
provided feedback on how the surveillance system is working and how the
installation went stating, “We are very
pleased, Pat (Patrick) is very professional. The
installers weren't interruptive, and it was done in a
timely manner.” Ulka
and Suhash appreciate the peace of mind and
convenience they now have being able to keep an eye on their facility
from anywhere. They’re able to access the installed cameras from
afar via an app on their mobile phones. This type of technology, and technology in general, is a key
component in the security systems industry. Our team at Perfect Connections, Inc.
is always keeping abreast the technological advancements in our industry,
ensuring we are providing optimal system solutions for our clients.
To get the insiders
scoop on Office Evolution I asked Ulka a few
What is Office
- Office Evolution is a national
franchise that has been in operation for the past 10 years with 9 corporate
locations in Colorado, and more recently Somerville, NJ
- It provides business professionals
and entrepreneurs with a professional environment to conduct
business, whether it’s office space, a virtual office, a business
mailing address, or conference rooms
- Office Evolution provides office
space solutions to help business professionals enhance their image
Who do you provide
- Business professionals/entrepreneurs
- Anyone from attorneys to marketing
professionals to accountants
- Professionals looking for a place to
- People looking for a more productive
- Professionals looking for meeting
What does Office
Evolution have to offer?
- It’s a professional space to meet
- It provides a place to concentrate on
work versus having to go to a coffee shop or café which can often be
- Office Evolution has 24/7 access for
its clients-come and go as you please!
- Ulka provides a front office presence,
welcoming you and your clients
- As a client you have a physical
mailing address that isn't your personal home
- You’re part of a professional
environment where you can interact with other local professionals
- It provides a space for
collaboration, productivity, and support
- Office Evolution is a platform where
clients and their businesses can aspire and flourish
- Multiple meeting/conference rooms are
What are your goals
for this Office Evolution location?
- “We want our clients to be
successful. Their success, is our
- To provide all of the above, and
encourage personal and professional growth
What challenges do
Spread the word
everyone! If you, or someone you know, need a professional
environment to conduct business, need a business mailing address, and/or
want to interact with other skilled business owners in the area visit Office Evolution in Somerville, NJ.
Don’t hesitate to contact Suhash or Ulka Bhavsar at 908-751-4986 for
further information or to set up a tour of the space.
and Roll Trivia
Send in a correct
response for the chance to win a prize!
What was the name
for the original drummer for the Beatles?
A. Charlie Watts
B. Keith Moon
C. Pete Best
D. Ringo Starr
Month's Rock n' Trivia Question
Waters of Pink Floyd came up with the idea for The Wall when a Canadian fan…
A. Stole his
Stepped on his foot
Spat on him (Answer: D)
We offer a wide-range
of Commercial and Residential Security Services that include:
- Surveillance Systems
- Burglar Alarms
- Fire Alarms
- Access Control
assistance or information on any of our services, please email:
or call: 908-722-2880.
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 November
issue. See you next month!
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