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The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2019-07 July 2019


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July Newsletter

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

We hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July holiday. As we enjoy the summer weather, it’s important to be aware of the potential fire hazards the warmer months can bring. If you’re grilling, be sure to clean any fat or grease off before usage, and avoid wearing loose clothing. And if you’re lighting fireworks, keeping a bucket of water nearby can help prevent stray sparks from turning into a larger fire.

This month in our newsletter, we talk about how small businesses can benefit from investing in video surveillance. We also go over some ideas for important possessions to keep in a safe in your home, along with some really exciting information about the potential future of security.

Thank you for subscribing to The Connection Newsletter – every month, we strive to send you important and relevant news, updates, and other information about the best way to protect your home or business. If you ever have any questions about anything in The Connection Newsletter, or have suggestions for topics you’d like us to write about either here or in our blog, please let us know!




Our Blog

Don’t forget to regularly check out our blog that can be found on our website.

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

Commercial Security

Why Even Small Businesses Need to Invest in Video Surveillance Systems




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If you are like other small business owners, you may depend on a somewhat small profit margin to help maintain your day to day operations. Due to this, you may also think a security system is a luxury, rather than a necessity.

The fact is, a single break in may cost your small business thousands of dollars in property damage, lost inventory, and downtime. This is why investing in a video surveillance system is such a good idea.

If you still aren’t convinced this security system is right for you, read the benefits it offers here.

Prevent Vandalism and Theft

When you have cameras installed on your business property, you can prevent vandalism, break-ins, and more. Keep in mind, as the business owner, you pay both directly and indirectly for vandalism. In fact, just one act of vandalism can cost your business as much as $3,370. This is due to the repair and replacement of the property vandalized, and the interruption/downtime the vandalism costs your business.

Reduces Costs

Another benefit offered by video surveillance is that it can help reduce security-related costs. With modern CCTV technology, getting better and better due to the high-tech wireless systems available today, they are much more accurate than ever before.

There are some systems that even operate on the cloud. All this results in lower costs thanks to reduced setup expenses and deployment, along with increased data security.

Access to Real-Time Footage

With a quality video surveillance system, you can see what is going on at all times, regardless of where you are. This gives you even more peace of mind your property is safe and secure, even when you are away.

As you can see, having a video surveillance system installed for your small business is something that makes sense. While it is an upfront expense, it can help save you big down the road.




Residential Security

What You Should Keep in Your Home Safe




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Have you made the decision to have a safe installed in your home? While some prefer to store valuable items in a safe deposit box at a bank, there are several advantages offered by the use of a fireproof safe in your home.

For example, the items that remain in your home are usually covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy, and the items stored in a bank won’t be covered if theft or a natural disaster occurs. There are other times you may need immediate access to the documents being stored.

Some of the items you should always keep in your home safe are listed here.

Insurance Policies

When you need to make a claim on any insurance policy, it’s important to make it as soon after the incident as possible. If your home is damaged during a holiday event, it could be several days before you can actually get back into the bank and gain access to your safe deposit box.

If your home happens to be injured because of a natural disaster, your local bank may also be damaged. By keeping your agent’s contact information and your policies in your home safe, you can access them immediately.

Personal Documents

Social security cards, wills, birth certificates, and passports are all crucial to have. Many people opt to have these in a bank deposit box or in a normal file at home. The issue here is that the bank may not be open when you need your documents, making it hard for you to handle emergency situations.

If you keep these documents at home, but not in a fireproof safe, it’s putting them at risk for all types of potential damage. No one wants to search for their passport or birth certificate to find it’s been water damaged or shredded.

Family Photos

It doesn’t matter if your photos are in albums or if they are digital copies you have stored away, it’s smart to keep them in your home’s safe. The safe is going to keep these irreplaceable items safe if a fire or another type of natural disaster occurs.

Some of the other items to keep in your home safe include jewelry, keys, and anything else you may need access to quickly.




Tech Corner

How Amazon May be Dipping its Foot Into Home Security




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Everyone knows Amazon – the e-commerce giant that is now offering one-day shipping for a huge selection of products. However, this company isn’t satisfied with just offering this service.

As those who work for Amazon continue to work toward new innovations and opportunities for the company, the concept of drone home surveillance provided by Amazon has recently been announced. In fact, Amazon is so dedicated to making their home surveillance ideas a reality that they have recently filed for and received a patent for home surveillance drones.

While the idea is still new, the patent papers describe the customer order drones being able to hover around a home and scan for certain things, such as fire, graffiti, a broken window, or a garage door that’s been left open. The idea is for the drone to deliver a package and then be instructed to conduct “surveillance action.”

If the drone detects any problems, a phone call or text message can be sent to the homeowner or to the local authorities. This is an interesting idea, but some have raised the concern of privacy issues for neighbors who have not approved Amazon’s “surveillance.”

The company answered this concern by stating the drones would use geo-fencing to help eliminate this problem.

Keep in mind, the idea of surveillance from Amazon is still new and nothing that’s going to be available in the near future. However, the company is actively working to bring this new service to fruition.




ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

Question:

Which band used an anagram of a member’s name in the lyrics of a song they performed?

A) The Beatles

B) The Doors

C) The Cars

D) The B-52s


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PREVIOUS MONTH’S ROCK & ROLL TRIVIA

Question:

Aerosmith’s original lineup featured all of these people except whom?

A) Joe Perry

B) Brad Whitford

C) Tom Hamilton

D) Joey Kramer


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Thank you for reading our July issue. Don’t forget to read our weekly blog as well. See you next month!




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