The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2020-10 October 2020



October Newsletter

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

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As we enter the last few months of 2020, this month in our newsletter we talk abut some of the upcoming trends in security for 2021 for business owners.We also have some great tips specifically for homeowners on how to protect their property during the fall.

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Commercial Security

The 3 Most Demanded Commercial Security Features For 2021


With the year almost over, looking forward to 2021, the most in-demand security features include the following three essentials:

Biometrics Will Be Bigger

You can’t beat the security of an access control system that requires biometric checks to authorize entry. Many people lose their key cards and fobs or misplace their cards, or have them stolen. But a fingerprint or an iris is not able to be stolen, misplaced or replicated. This type of entry check is popular right now and will continue to grow in popularity among commercial property owners that are focused on security.

Not only will Biometrics be one of the top features in 2021, it will dominate as a top feature for the next decade.

Audio-Based Intrusion Detection

Audio-based intrusion detection will become more prominent in commercial security solutions. Audio intrusion detection can often detect a savvy intruder that knows how to avoid the cameras. It will become a more popular “must-have” in security systems.


Automation is predicted to be a huge trend in 2021. While automation is already very prevalent in many commercial security systems it is slated to become even more automated – like robotic security options. This advanced security is just getting started and will only increase and improve over the coming years as security evolves just as quickly as technology evolves.

Residential Security

5 Important Fall Home Safety Tips


As the days become shorter and we start looking forward to fall, it’s important to be vigilant with home and personal security.

1. Lights

Since the days are getting shorter, it’s starting to get dark earlier. Burglars love to do their business under the cover of darkness. Make sure the outside of your home is well lit – not just the front, but the rear and sides too. Use programmable lights (especially when you are away). If you already use programmable lights, make sure to reprogram so they turn on earlier than they do in the summer months.

2. Social Media Posts

Social media is an amazing tool for communicating and staying in touch with family and friends, but your posts could provide too much information to the wrong people. If you plan on traveling this fall (even if it’s local), it’s best to not post your plans or pictures of the trip until you are safely back home. Also, be sure your social media accounts are set to private so only your friends or followers can see your posts.

3. Don’t Open The Door To Strangers (An Oldie But Still Goodie)

You’ve most likely told your kids not to open the door to strangers, but you likely open the door to someone that knocks. It is considered the polite thing to do, but letting someone see your home and who resides inside, is not something a stranger needs to know. Especially now with the COVID pandemic, it’s best to let unwanted visitors’ knocks go unanswered.

4. Lock All Doors And Windows

Believe it or not, most home intrusions occur through unlocked doors and window. So you may be well aware of this step, but, sadly, many people don’t abide by it. If you’ve been enjoying the fresh fall air, always remember to close the door or window and lock it up before leaving or going to sleep. Also, emphasize this important home security tip to your children, too.

5. Put Tools Away

Always remember to put ALL your tools away when you’re finished – after raking or moving a lawn, cleaning gutters, or doing fall repairs to your home. This will prevent them from being stolen AND from being used by miscreants to break into your home (e.g. a ladder left alongside the house is a very helpful tool that an intruder can use).

Tech Corner

Duracell Making Coin Batteries Taste Terrible

Every year, hundreds of lithium coin batteries are accidentally ingested, with more than half being swallowed by children under age 6 (according to Duracell).

It’s obvious that these shiny coin batteries catch and entice the eyes of small children, but they can result in a trip to the emergency room and serious complications if swallowed. Duracell admits that swallowing lithium batteries can cause a harmful chemical reaction in as little as two hours.


Duracell is trying to make its coin cell batteries a little less enticing to eat. The company is adding a new bitter coating to its 2032, 2025, and 2016 size lithium coin batteries, with the aim of discouraging young children from accidentally eating the eye-catching batteries.

The new batteries now feature a coating on the bottom that reacts with saliva to release a bitter taste that will in turn discourage children from actually swallowing the battery.


Question: Jimmy Page is best known as the lead guitarist in the classic rock band Led Zeppelin. Do you know which band he was never a regular member of?

A) The Firm

B) The Kinks

C) The Yardbirds

D) The Osmonds



Question: What band’s lead singer created their famous logo?

A) The Rolling Stones

B) Queen

C) Led Zeppelin




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

See you next month!


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