The Connection Newsletter

Issue: # 2018-09 September 2018




September Newsletter

It’s unfortunately that time of the year where we start saying goodbye to summer. Before you know it, the leaves will be starting to change and the weather will be getting cooler, but we hope everyone gets at least one more beach trip in before that happens!

With kids going back to school and fall activities beginning to start, now is a great time to have a refresher on proper operation of your home security system.

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.

Commercial Security

5 Advantages of Using Video Surveillance in Your Business


Do you currently use video surveillance cameras to help protect your business? If not, you may be putting yourself and your livelihood at risk. The fact is, the vast majority of business owners have begun to use video surveillance to help safeguard their property, and there’s several good reasons for this. Today, it’s no longer enough just to lock your doors and hope for the best – you have to be proactive.

If you have been thinking about investing in a video surveillance system for your business, consider the many advantages it has to offer. Five of the most appealing are found here.

1. Reduce and prevent instances of theft. When you put security cameras throughout your business, you can prevent may crimes, including break-ins, theft and vandalism.

2. Availability of real-time monitoring. Thanks to modern technology, you can now view live footage of your business, even when you aren’t there. This allows you to “keep an eye on things,” regardless of if you are at home or on vacation.

3. Resolve disputes faster. Disputes can occur each day and it doesn’t matter what type of business you run – this is a fact. With video surveillance in place, you can know what happened, without having to try and figure out the truth.

4. Have undeniable evidence. When you use video surveillance, you can provide the necessary evidence if a crime happens to occur in your workplace.

5. Save money. A video surveillance system is a cost-effective addition to any business. They are more affordable than hiring a full-time security officer, and they may even help you reduce your insurance rates.

As you can see, installing a video surveillance system is something that just makes sense. If you have not yet done this, now is the time to act.

Residential Security

Buying a New Home? Reasons to Have New Locks Installed Right Away

Have you recently purchased a new home? There’s no question that this is an exciting milestone in anyone’s life. However, before you begin a new life in your brand-new home, it’s smart to have all the exterior door locks replaced.

You may wonder why this is necessary. After all, you were told that the previous owners gave you all their copies.


Or, you could be moving into a home that was just built – which means there are no previous owners. If this is the case, you may not think that having new locks installed is an important investment.

In most cases, this isn’t going to be your safest bet. Some of the reasons you should consider investing in new locks for your new home can be found here.

The previous owners may still have copies of the keys. The previous owners seem nice and honest; however, they likely lived in the house for several years and likely had house cleaners, dog sitters, relatives, neighbors and others who had keys. Can you be sure that none of these people still have a copy? The best option is to have the locks replaced, which gives you peace of mind.

Your home is being constructed for you and no one will live in in before you. While this may be true, there’s a good chance that all of the locks have a master key – this is a common practice for most builders. After all, they are usually constructing many homes in a single subdivision, which means having one key that unlocks them all is just more convenient. In many cases, subcontractors will also receive a copy of the master key. If you want to ensure your new home is safe and secure, then have new locks installed before you move in.

You have insurance. While it is absolutely necessary to have homeowner’s insurance, it won’t prevent someone from breaking into your home. Having new locks installed is a small investment. Keep your home, family and belongings safe by having new locks installed.

If you are moving, don’t leave the safety and security of your home at risk. When you invest in new locks, you can ensure your home and family are protected at all times.

Tech Corner

The Future of Video Surveillance: Thermal Video Cameras


Video surveillance cameras have come quite some way in the ability they have to show clear, precise images in low light. Today, infrared lights are a very common feature, even in the lowest priced cameras. Right now, the low light cameras have the ability to show a reasonable image in low light conditions; however, none of these even come close to the images produced by a thermal camera. When it comes to effective video surveillance and detection of outdoor intrusions, thermal cameras are second-to-none.

The Inner Workers of Thermal Cameras

A thermal camera works by showing temperatures by using a colored image. They show the cooler temperatures in blue and green, and warmer or hotter temperatures in red, orange and yellow. Since humans (and mammals) are predictably warm, these cameras are able to show people even when it’s pitch black, or in other low visibility situations, such as thick smoke.

The images produced by a thermal camera makes identifying people or animals much easier. This new technology makes video analytics more effective in cutting through any irrelevant activity and focusing on human activity. Thanks to the integrated video analytics, alarms can be triggered, and a notification sent when someone is approaching or taking some other pre-defined action.

The Dropping Cost of Thermal Video Surveillance Technology

Thanks to the advancement of this technology, the cost of thermal imaging is dropping quickly. Just five years ago, high quality thermal video cameras could cost more than $100,000. Today, you can find these for $5,000 or less. One reason for this is because the cameras are being used in mass market vehicles. Pretty soon, their prices are going to be similar to standard video devices.

If you are searching for a better way to secure your business or property, then it may be time to consider investing in thermal video surveillance cameras.



In the song "Return to Sender" by Elvis Presley how did he send the letter?

A) Airmail

B) Special Delivery

C) First Class

D) Carrier Pigeon



Who was a former member of “The Hollies” a British group?

A) Graham Nash

B) David Crosby

C) Neil Young

D) Stephen Stills



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Thank you for reading our September issue. Don’t forget to read our weekly blog as well. See you next month!


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