The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2020-02 February 2020



February Newsletter

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

One of the great things about security cameras is that they’re reliable – with minimal maintenance, surveillance systems can protect your business for many years. However, every system at some point becomes outdated – check out this month’s Commercial Security section to learn about some of the dangers of using an old camera system.

For homeowners with kids at home, make sure to check out the Residential Security section – its got tips on how to use a security system to help make sure your home is safe for young children. And for those of you still looking for gift ideas for Valentine’s Day – make sure to check out the Tech Corner for some great safety and security themed ideas!

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Commercial Security

The Hidden Costs of Using Outdated Security Surveillance Equipment


Your business is a huge investment of time, money, and your life. If you are like most business owners, you likely rely on the video surveillance equipment you have in place to help you protect the premises against unwanted intruders, along with other types of criminal activities. However, to ensure your property, employees, and customers are properly protected, you must keep your camera systems up to date. If you fail to upgrade your video surveillance system, this may cost you in the long run. In fact, there are several hidden costs associated with continuing to use outdated surveillance equipment, with some of these highlighted here.

Subpar Image Quality

If you are still using older video surveillance equipment, the video images captured are likely much lower quality, which is going to prove unhelpful to the police if an incident occurs. By upgrading to newer equipment, you can capture higher resolution images and you can feel confident the video and images captured will help lead the police to an arrest. These higher res images may also help your business recover all or at least some of the property that was stolen.

Higher Risk of Significant Downtime

As a video camera gets older, they will require much more frequent service visits and repairs. As time passes, the costs will add up and may be more than the cost of a new system altogether. By upgrading your system to newer cameras and equipment you can reduce your need for repairs, all while making sure your system offers the maximum level of protection for your business.

Insufficient Storage

Older systems usually don’t have storage methods that are as efficient or effective as modern cameras. As a result, you may be limited regarding the amount of footage you can keep on your device. However, this isn’t the case with newer systems.

As you can see, there are several compelling reasons to update your video surveillance system today. Don’t leave your business and livelihood to chance – the cost of a quality, tech-advanced video surveillance system for your business will more than pay for itself in the long run.

Residential Security

Helpful Tips for Creating a Kid’s Safe Play Area in Your Home


Keeping your baby or toddler safe in the home is something all parents focus on. Regardless of the age of your child, there are a myriad of ways they may hurt themselves around the typical home. While you can try and restrict your child’s access to just certain parts of the home, there are other tips you can use to make your home a safe haven for your little one.

Electronics and Electricity

Make sure your electronic devices, cords, and other related items remain out of your child’s reach. Install flat outlet covers on all unused outlets in your home, and use box type plug covers to protect toddlers from the outlets where you have things plugged in. You should also arrange your furniture so that it blocks access to outlets, when possible. Make sure you take steps to ensure little fingers can’t get into electric heaters, portable fans, or other dangerous devices.

Invest in Ongoing Monitoring

It isn’t possible for you to be with your child all the time. However, when it comes to safety, supervision is a must. This is where ongoing surveillance comes in. Modern home security systems offer an array of features that make life easier for you and safer for your baby or toddler. Some of these features include:

· Video surveillance inside and outside the home

· Smart door locks

· Door and window alarms

It is these features that are now offered with the typical home security system that will help you keep your child or toddler safe, even when you have to go into another room (like the bathroom) for a few minutes.

If you don’t have a security system installed in your home, now is the time to invest in one. You will find this can be a real-life saver and help reduce some of the stress and anxiety you have about the possibility of your little one suffering an injury.

Tech Corner

Give the Gift of Personal Protection this Valentine’s Day: High Tech Personal Protection Devices

Are you searching for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift for someone in your life? If so, why not give them a gift that will offer ongoing protection and security? Check out some of the latest and greatest high-tech personal protection devices available that would make a great gift for the one you love.


Personal Security System

As technology advances, so do the available personal safety devices. For example, you can now find personal security systems the size of a cellphone (or smaller) that provide 24/7 response when the “emergency” button is activated. Most devices are equipped with two alarms – one that is silent and one that emits a loud sound, depending on the situation. Most are also connected to an app, which alerts authorities, emergency contacts, or someone else when the alarm is activated.

Car Emergency Tool

Purchase an emergency tool to keep in the car and provide lifesaving help in emergency situations. You can find tools that come with an array of features, such as a window breaker, seatbelt cutter, and more. During an accident or another emergency event, this tool can be a lifesaver.

Personal Safety Necklace

There’s no reason for personal safety devices to be a fashion don’t. You can find trendy necklaces on the market today that can send emergency alerts to selected contacts or the police. Thanks to Bluetooth technology, these necklaces connect to free apps and will text up to five selected contacts when the wearer is in need of help.

As you can see, there’s quite a few ways to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day with a high-tech, personal protection device.



"Please allow me to introduce myself I’m a man of wealth and taste." Those are the opening lines to what Rolling Stones song?

A) Jumpin Jack Flash

B) Gimme Shelter

C) You Can’t Always Get What You Want

D) Sympathy For The Devil




Who is the Eagles nomination for President off of their LP ‘Eagles Live’ ?

A) Glenn Frey

B) Joe Walsh

C) Don Henley

D) Jimmy Carter



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Thank you for reading our February issue. Don’t forget to read our weekly blog as well.

See you next month!


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