The Connection Newsletter                      July 2016


Summer is definitely here! Now is a great time to make sure your home or business is as secure as possible during those well-deserved vacations or day trips to the beach – keeping your doors locked and windows closed can also help with your cooling bill.

We’re also excited to announce a new contest for all of our Connection subscribers. Just go to our Facebook Page and leave us a review for a chance to win lots of prizes, including discounts off your monitoring bill and more!

Thank you for all of the trust you place in us. It is our number one goal to protect all of our customers and their valuables. We also want every experience you have with us to be positive. Feel free to contact us at anytime with questions, concerns, etc.-we would love to hear from you!

Our Blog

Don’t forget to regularly check out our blog that can be found on our website or by clicking the link to the right.

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

Hollow Metal Doors: Benefits Offered for Commercial Buildings

When you own a commercial building, you know that taking steps to ensure its security is a must. One of the largest security risks for any building is the doors. While you want something that is durable and aesthetically pleasing, it is also important to find something that is secure. This is when hollow metal doors can be the ideal option. Some of the specific benefits of these doors can be found here.

  • Structural security These doors are extremely secure, which is why they are commonly used in retail stores, government buildings, and even financial institutions.
  • Design options Each facility is different and having a door that can adjust to these unique needs is a must. Hollow metal doors and the use of adjoining frames are able to be used virtually anywhere with a pretty big design flexibility.
  • Aesthetic appeal The new technology offered by hollow metal doors provides a number of visual benefits and can mimic the texture and look of several different materials.
  • Long-lasting materials These doors can resist environmental damages that result from cold, heat and humidity. Warping and delamination are never issues and they are easy to maintain making them the ideal option for year-round use.
  • Lightweight design Hollow metal doors have been made using a lightweight design formula. Rather than suffer from a heavy design, they are easy to move and access as needed.

As you can see, in addition to security, hollow metal doors offer a number of benefits that could be advantageous for your commercial business.

Residential Security

Helpful Additions You Can Make To Your Home Security Alarms

There is no question that it is smart to make a spare key for your home and stow it away somewhere on your property in case someone becomes unexpectedly locked out. However, there are a number of good places to consider hiding a spare key, as well as a few that should be avoided.Knowing what these locations are can help a homeowner keep their home safe, while also having access to it if they become locked out.

The Absolute Worst Places to Hide a Key

Some of the places to avoid hiding your spare key at all costs include the following:

  • Under your porch mat.This is the first place that any would-be burglar would look.
  • Under a flower pot on the porch. This is a step up from hiding it under the welcome mat and a go-to place for a robber.
  • In a fake rock that looks “out of place.” This can make a great place for a spare key unless the rock appears out of place or unnatural.
  • Any location near the front door. The fact is, this is where a would-be thief would look automatically. Try not to make it easy for them.

Great Places to Hide Your Spare House Key

If possible, some of the following are ideal places to hide your spare house key:

  • Under paver stones. Place your spare key into a plastic baggie and put it under one of the pavers stones, in the backyard if possible.
  • In the grill. A magnet key case can be purchased at the local hardware store and used to put on the back or bottom of your grill easily.
  • Use a fake sprinkler head. This will only work if the home already has a sprinkler system. However, there are fake sprinkler heads that can be purchased at most local hardware stores.
  • Under your dog house. The bottom line is thieves hate dogs. Take advantage of this by hiding your spare key on, under, in or near your dog house. If you really want to avoid issues with your spare key, consider home automation.

Taking the time to figure out where you should and should not hide your spare key can go a long way and safeguard your home, belongings and family.

Tech Corner

Ditch Your Spare Key – Invest in Home Lock Automation

Having a spare key is necessary; after all, you never know when you may become locked out or need someone to be able to get into your home. While it is a good idea to have one hidden somewhere on your physical property, it can also be beneficial to invest in home automation.

Just like how you can now control your washing machine, thermostat and other appliances in your home remotely, you will be able to do the same thing with your home’s locks if you invest in and install automated door locks.

There are a number of different types of home automation door locks available today, including ones that allow you to give a one-time passcode to a guest or others that are placed at each point of entry and controlled individually.

With home automation, you can also choose to only unlock your door with your smart device, or even using a fingerprint. It is up to you how you can control the locks and who has access to your home. Home automation is a smart option that allows you to control the locks of your home regardless of if you are there or away.


What was the first CD released in the US?

A) The Replacements – Let It Be

B) Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA

C) Lionel Richie – Can’t Slow Down

D) Stevie Wonder – The Woman In Red


What were the real names of the Two Beatle’s drummers?

A) Richard Starkey & Pete Best

B) Tom & Jerry

C) Stuart Sutcliffe & George Harrison

D) Ringo Starr & John Lennon


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