The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2020-03 March 2020



March Newsletter

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

The weather has started to warm up, which means spring is right around the corner. Daylight Savings Time started this weekend, so make sure to remember to test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors! Testing these devices twice a year helps to ensure that they’ll be function in the event of a fire or CO leak.

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!

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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

How Often Do You Need to Test Your Business’s Security System?


If you are like many business owners, you may install a security system and have a “set it and forget it” attitude. However, to ensure the system can do its job, it’s important to consider testing it on a regular basis. Regardless of when you had your security system installed and no matter what bells and whistles it features, having it tested regularly to ensure everything is working properly is a must.

Stick to Once a Month Testing

At the very least you need to ensure your security equipment one time a month. Regardless of the features you have in place – security cameras, access control, etc. – the majority of manufacturers today recommend once a month testing. There are many in the industry who recommend testing the system the same day each month to ensure it becomes a habit.

Besides Regular Testing…

In addition to regular testing for your system, you may also encounter certain situations where additional testing is necessary. You may wonder why it may be necessary to check your security system off-schedule. There are several situations when this may be necessary.

For example, have you had maintenance workers in the building recently? Even if they didn’t intentionally affect the security system, checking to ensure everything is still in proper, working order is a good idea. It’s also a good idea to check on security settings, especially access control, if someone is fired or quits.

Provide Ample Warning of the Testing Process

An important guideline to keep in mind when testing your security system is to make sure you warn everyone ahead of time. This may result in unnecessary concern for those in the building. Make it known when the security system testing will take place to avoid adverse consequences.

Residential Security

Security and Safety Tips for Your Pet this Spring


Thanks to innovative technology in place today, it is easier than ever before to keep up with the people you love and to keep them safe. However, have you given much thought about the security or safety of your pets as the weather turns warm?

While the unpredictability of animal minds requires patience, love, and sometimes a bit of creativity to keep them happy and healthy, with the right knowledge and tools you can watch over your pets – even when you have to be away.

Avoid Dangerous Foods

If you have a pet, you likely know there are certain things your pets should not have access to, such as antifreeze and chocolate. However, there are many lesser-known toxins that can be very dangerous. You may unknowingly have some around your house. For example, lilies, which are common around spring can be toxic to cats. Also, the artificial sweetener xylitol (which is popular with keto diets) is potentially dangerous to dogs.

Make sure you know what may be around your home that could harm your pet and eliminate it or move it so the animal can’t access it.

Take Your Security Cameras a Step Further

Eliminating potentially poisonous substances is just part of the solution. There are other items around your home that may hurt your pets, too. While you can’t get rid of everything in your house, you can take steps to keep tabs on what your pet is doing while you are away.

Having security cameras is a great method to ensure you home is safe and secure, but they are also beneficial if you have a pet. You can use them to check in on your pets while you are away from home. You can even find tech options that allow you to talk to and feed your pet a treat remotely while you are away. These innovative devices provide you with peace of mind that your pet is safe, secure, and happy while you are away.

Tech Corner

How You Can Use Innovative Security Camera Tech to Help Grow Your Retail Sales

If you own or manage a retail business and use security cameras for security purposes only, then you are missing out on the potential they have to significantly contribute to the growth of your business.


Today, there are several technology companies using surveillance cameras – which in the past were just thought of as a way to reduce theft – to help retail businesses learn more about the shopping habits of their customers.

Dynamic data, heat maps, and video analytics can help retail companies perform various A/B tests to determine if a customer is responding better to one campaign over another. It also allows retail firms to gather helpful data about their customers without having to using surveys or other types of disruptive techniques.

While this technology is still new and being tested, it offers promise regarding boosting sales for all types and sizes of retail businesses.



Who replaced Brad Whitford and Joe Perry on Aerosmith’s “Rock In A Hard Place” album (pick two)

A) Tom Hamilton

B) Rick Dufay

C) Joey Kramer

D) Jimmy Crespo




“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



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All you have to do is email us at 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. Also, 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 March issue. Don’t forget to read our weekly blog as well.

See you next month!


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PO Box 893
Somerville, New Jersey 08876
United States
(800) 369-3962