The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2016-9 September 2016

September 2016 Newsletter

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The last days of summer are unfortunately here. With back to school season starting, life starts getting much busier. Make sure your home or business is safe and secure – one of the most important things to remember is to make sure your system is armed while you’re away.

We’re also happy to announce 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 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

What to Consider when Selecting a Business Security System


Selecting a security system for your business is not as straightforward as you may think. If you live in a location where there are several different options, you will need to do some research to find out which provider is right for your needs. After all, their ability and technology are going to determine how safe and secure your business is. Some of the top things to keep in mind can be found here.

Is the security company reputable?

Any reputable security company will have a significant amount of positive feedback from previous customers. This can be in the form of word of mouth, online reviews and on social media. When you find a company with a great reputation, you can feel confident that they will provide quality security systems, as well.

How long has the company been around?

While newer security system companies have some advantages, especially in terms of price, established businesses typically only hire experienced technicians, know what they are doing, and ensure that the installation is done quickly and efficiently to minimize downtime for your business, may be a bit more money, but offer a better value overall. Also, a company that has been around for a while will know more about the latest and greatest innovations in the industry.

Do they provide service to mostly businesses?

There is a huge difference between home security and business security. You should try to find a company that specializes in business security to receive the best products and results. The type of system that most businesses need is one that will provide constant monitoring, even when the business is closed and no one is around. In most cases, finding a business security system provider will provide the best and most affordable option.

While this may seem a bit basic, the fact is, each of the factors here will impact the quality of the security system that is installed. Take some time to find a quality provider and you will find your business is safe and secure at all times. l.

Residential Security

Is Your Backyard Really Secure?

Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Justice, home invasions are most likely to occur through an entry point located in your backyard? Many homeowners worry about the security of their front yard, but believe the fence present in the rear will keep nefarious individuals from getting into the back portion of the home. Unfortunately, in many situations, this is not the case.


One of the best ways to secure your backyard is to install a home security system that incorporates rear yard security features. Modern systems are developed using smart technology, which means you can easily monitor what is going on at your home, regardless of if you are there, or not. Some tips for backyard security can be found here.

Strategically Place Your Video Cameras

Quality outdoor video surveillance offers backyard monitoring that will prevent an intrusion before it actually occurs. It can also be beneficial and allow you to monitor your children’s safety and well-being while playing. Be sure to place your cameras in "at-risk" locations, which include:

  • The pool area
  • Garage
  • Any entrances into your home
  • The basement windows

Position Motion Sensors at all Points of Entry

Quality sensors can trigger an audible alarm that will ward off intruders, as well as alerts to your smartphone of some type of suspicious activity. Some of the sensors you should consider installing include:

  • Door or window contacts
  • Motion sensors
  • Glass breaking detectors

Install Smart Lights

Smart lights will be able to enhance your home security system. This is because they offer an additional level of security around your home. When you have well-lit entryways and no dark corners around your house, it will be much less likely to be targeted by burglars. Some of the areas to consider installing these smart lights include:

  • Around the pool
  • On the patio or deck
  • Over any walkways
  • Above entry points

Take Some Extra Precautions

While a home security system is one of the absolute best ways to reduce the chances of a home break in, there are other ways to prevent this as well. Some of the best ways to provide better security for your yard include:

  • Secure the windows with coverings and locks
  • Maintain your landscape around the house
  • Keep ladders, tools, and other items out of sight from would-be intruders

When you use the tips here, you will discover that your backyard can remain safe and secure. The backyard can be especially vulnerable in terms of a break-in or intrusion, but this issue can be eliminated when you secure it properly.

Tech Corner

Smart Locks: What’s the Best Option for You?


Smartphones are a part of most people’s day to day routines. They don’t leave home without them. While these devices are capable of some pretty amazing things, there is other "smart technology" that has not caught on quite as much as these phones. An example of this would be a smart lock. A smart lock is controlled by some type of technology, rather than a traditional key. Just like any other device, a smart lock is available in a number of different designs and formats. Getting to know more about the options can help you find a smart lock option that is perfect for your home, and life.

Smart Deadbolts

These are electronic locks that can be controlled by an app you download on your phone. The lock is opened or closed via the Bluetooth connection. This means no more time wasted searching for your keys. All you have to do is open the app on your device, touch the lock on the screen with your hand and then close or open your door. The app that controls your lock will also allow you to see who is going and coming in your home and will allow you to give "ekeys" to friends or family members.

Keyless Entry Pads

If you don’t want your smartphone to have control over access to your home, then a keyless entry pad may be the better option. This will allow you to create various entry codes to enter your home. Each person in your family can have their own code and they can be easily activated or deactivated as needed.

Bluetooth Locks

Visually, these look much like a traditional padlock; however, you don’t have to use a traditional key to unlock it. When your smart device is close to the lock, all you have to do is touch it and it will open. Just like the other smart lock options, you can see who is coming or going and share the information with people who you trust.

Camera and Doorbell Locks

If you are worried when your doorbell rings, it may be a good idea to install a doorbell camera. This will allow you to see who is outside of your home, from your smart device, and even talk to those who are out there. Even if you are not inside, you will be able to do this. This is something that can help to keep your home safe, even if you are not around.

The fact is, once you get to know how these devices work, you will likely discover that smart locks are extremely convenient. Be sure to learn about each option prior to making a decision. This will help you choose the option that is right for your home safety and security needs.


What is Elton John’s real name?

A) Renauldo Kevin Davis

B) Randolph Kenneth DeCamp

C) Reginald Kenneth Dwight

D) Ronald Kevin Dwight


What band was the recent movie, "Love and Mercy" based on?

A) The Rolling Stones

B) The Who

C) The Beach Boys

D) The Beatles



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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.

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