The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2016-10 October 2016

October 2016 Newsletter

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The leaves are turning and the temperature is dropping – fall is fully upon us. And with fall comes Halloween. If you’re taking children out for trick-or-treating, its important to keep your own house well lit, or even set lights on a timer. Reflective tape on children’s costumes can help them be seen easier in the dark. Make sure any children that have cell phones leave the house with them fully charged, and know emergency numbers by heart.

We also want to remind you about two new easy ways to request a service call. If you ever have a question about your system, or are having trouble, you can request service via our website, or e-mail us at

Also, remember to check out our 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! We tackle various security topics that you may be thinking about. If you have any ideas for future blog posts, please contact us. Recently, we’ve posted about how to make sure your alarm system isn’t vulnerable to hackers, about why monitoring is important, and more!

Commercial Security

Things to Consider When Choosing Exterior Security Lighting


Having a business can be a very rewarding yet stressful undertaking. One of the major concerns you likely have regarding your business is the level of security present. An essential element to help protect your property is a quality security system. Part of this system should be exterior security lighting. The fact is, proper lighting is one of the best ways to provide protection for your building and deter nefarious individuals. Here are a few things you need to consider when trying to put in the best security lighting possible for your business.

Get a Burglars Mindset

The first thing you need to do when trying to find the right exterior security lighting is how a burglar will perceive your building. You want to try and cover any of the blind spots you have around the exterior of the property. The fewer blind spots you have in your business, the easier it will be to deter would-be thieves. By putting yourself in the mindset of a thief, you will be better equipped to choose and position the lighting the right way.

Use Some Motion Sensors

Another important thing to consider when you are trying to protect the outside of your building with lighting is the use of motion sensors. Motion sensors offer a great way to catch a would-be robber and deter them with the element of surprise. Make sure you choose high-quality sensors for your property due to the danger that comes with having the sensors not work when you need them the most. When it comes to protecting your business, it is a good idea to consider the best way to secure the premises. One of the best ways to do this is by installing a quality security system that includes exterior lighting and motion detectors.

Residential Security

Tips to Ensure Your Kids Get To and From School Safely

With your kids back to school, you may be concerned about their safety when getting to and from their school each day. This is especially true if your little one walks, rides their bike or even rides the bus – since you aren’t in control, how do you know they will be safe? The good news is, you can provide your kids some helpful tips to ensure they arrive at and home from school safely.


The good news is, you can provide your kids some helpful tips to ensure they arrive at and home from school safely.

Bus Riders

If your child rides the bus, make sure they know the following tips:

  • Don’t ever walk behind the bus or another vehicle
  • Be sure the bus has stopped completely prior to trying to get off
  • Don’t move around on the bus while it is moving
  • Only get off the bus at the assigned stop

Biking Safety Tips

If your child takes their bike to school, there are a number of tips that can help ensure they remain safe, which include:

  • They should always wear a helmet and have the proper bike locks and lights installed
  • Be sure they know the way to school and that they should stay on the bike path


  • Teach the child proper signaling and make sure they know the rules of the road
  • Always be sure they travel in the same direction as the traffic

Walking Safety Tips

While not as many kids walk to school as they did in the past, it is still important to make sure they know how to do so safely if this is the selected mode of transportation:

  • Only allow children who are 10 years (or older) to walk to school
  • Only cross the street at a crosswalk or intersection
  • Make sure they know the path well
  • Find a path that has crossing guards present


  • If it is after dark, find someone to walk home with
  • Don’t talk to anyone you don’t know

Taking the time to ensure your kids know how to get to and from school safely will give you peace of mind and ensure nothing bad happens. Remember, you should also ensure your kids are safe once they arrive home, especially if you are still at work. One of the best ways to do this is by installing a quality video surveillance security system. This will also let you know when they arrive home and if anyone else comes by.

Tech Corner

Websites and Technology that can Help you Find Lost or Stolen Belongings


Did you know that a home burglary occurs every 15 seconds somewhere in the United States? The average rate of loss when this type of event occurs is around $1,500. Even though you likely take a number of steps to help keep your business or home secure, there are a number of situations where the “bad guy” may still get away with the crime. If you do find that you have been a victim of a burglary, you will need to take steps to get your belongings back.

However, technology doesn’t disappoint. Thanks to a number of websites and apps, you are now able to take steps to hunt down your stolen belongings. Some of the most popular are found here.


With this website, you can create an “Internet fingerprint” of the items that were stolen. Once you have done this, you will have that indexed on all the major search engines, such as Bing, Yahoo, and Google. Once you have made the post, you can also share it all over social media. The property you list on this site will remain online for up to a year.

Stolen Lost Found

This offers you an entire online database of found, lost and stolen property. You can use the site to report your items gone or report items that you have found. If you are thinking about purchasing a pre-owned item, it is a good idea to check the database ahead of time to ensure it is not stolen or lost.

Stolen Property

This website offers an international database of stolen property. You can report items that are stolen from you here and search on the site to ensure you are not buying pre-owned items that have been stolen. When you use the sites mentioned here, you will find that recovering your lost or stolen items is actually easier than you ever imagined.


Which Marvin Gaye hit features studio chatter as background vocals and Gaye tapping out a funky percussion part on a bottle of grapefruit juice?

A) I Heard It Through The Grapevine

B) How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

C) Let’s Get It On

D) Got To Give It Up


What is Elton John’s real name?

A) Renauldo Kevin Davis

B) Randolph Kenneth DeCamp

C) Reginald Kenneth Dwight

D) Ronald Kevin Dwight



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