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  “Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live,
as well as strong to think.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Business Security & Alarm Monitoring:

Don’t Take Your Business’s Security for Granted: Learn Why Here

Regardless of if you own a small or medium business, you may believe making an investment in the security of your business is an unnecessary expense. Unfortunately, the statistics show that burglars are four times more likely to target a business over a home.

All it takes is a single act of vandalism, one cyber-attack, or one burglary to seriously impact your operations. Even worse, this type of attack may result in your business shutting its doors – permanently.

If you have been taking the security of your business for granted, then learn the reasons why you should stop doing this here.

The High Costs of Theft

Retail businesses are particularly vulnerable because the goods they sell can be quickly taken and moved using basic modes of transportation and tools. For example, in recent years, a group of thieves used blowtorches to raid several Target stores throughout the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut, walking away with goods worth more than $100K.

This could easily happen to any small or medium business that doesn’t put a priority on security for their building.

How to Take Small Steps to Improve Your Business’s Security

If you have made the decision that the risk of inaction is too high, the next step is to create a business security plan based on your business’s unique needs. The good news is, you don’t have to implement overly techy or expensive solutions. Some security elements to get started with include:

  • Door locks: Be sure you have locks that are sophisticated enough to discourage a would-be burglar.
  • Proper lighting: An easy way to deter nefarious individuals is by always keeping both the interior and exterior of your business illuminated.
  • A bolted down safe: Do you have sensitive documents on site? If so, using a fireproof, heavy safe that’s bolted to the floor is a great way to keep these documents protected.
  • Cybersecurity: Utilizing cloud-based protection for your apps and data is easy to obtain and affordable.
  • Install security cameras: These provide you with 24/7 visibility of wat’s going on in your office or building

If you want to add an additional layer of security, then have a professional security system installed. By doing this, you can feel confident your business is protected from nefarious individuals.

Residential Security:

Affordable Ways to Burglar-Proof Your Home

Believe it or not, there’s no need to spend a king’s ransom to ensure your home is burglar-proof. If you want to make your home and family more secure, then consider these helpful security ideas.

Use Simple Window Locks to Secure Your Home’s Windows

The latches that come stock on the majority of double hung windows aren’t a good defense if a burglar has a pry bar. An easy way to remedy this issue is by installing pin locks.

All that’s required to install these is for you to drill a hole and if you want to lock the window when it’s partially open, drill a second hole. You can purchase pin locks online or at a local home center. This method also works for sliding patio doors.

Install Perimeter Motion Lights Around Your Home

Essentially, you can (and should) install motion detector lighting in any location around your home. Motion detection lights have been proven as an effective way to deter crime, and the standard hard-wired lights begin at just $15. If it would be difficult to run power where you want to install the lights, purchase the ones that run on solar power.

Use Screws to Secure Your Shed

While your locked shed may seem secure, most career thieves can easily bypass a lock by using tools to remove the hinges or other hardware. You can foil these nefarious individuals by using an Allen head screw, a hex had cap, or a Trox head.

You also have the ability to use tamper-proof security screws that require the use of special removal tools that most thieves don’t have on them

Secure the Door Hinges

Most shed doors swing out. This means the hinge pins can be accessed from the outside. All that a thief has to do is pop the pins out and take the door off. You can stop this by purchasing a security hinge equipped with a locking tab and tamper-proof pins.

You can even retrofit your current hinge by taking out the center screws on each side, inserting the finish screw through one of the sides and let it protrude to approximately a quarter of an inch. Drill the receiving hole out a bit so wen the door is closed, the finish screw head is engaged on the hinge. Even if the hinge pin is removed, the door can’t be removed.

Securing Your Home on a Budget: It’s Possible

As you can see from the information here, securing your home on a budget is possible. If you want additional security, then consider reaching out to the professionals. They can help equip your home with all the security elements you need to feel safe and sound.

Tech Corner

Compelling Tech-Related Reasons to Invest in a Security Update for Your Business

If you are like most business owners, you may not spend too much time thinking about your building’s security infrastructure. It’s high time you do.

While you may have installed a security solution, chances are you don’t pay them much attention, just expecting they will do the prescribed job. As with any type of high-tech service or product, security solutions aren’t able to run continually on autopilot. It needs a bit of care and updating from time to time.

Now is the Time to Review Your Security Solutions

Since security technology is always improving and evolving, you need to determine if upgrading your exiting efforts provide a worthwhile advantage. Some of the most recent improvements to consider investing in are highlighted here.

  • Improved Visual Technology

In the past, surveillance cameras were only able to provide very low-resolution images. The result was often so poor that viewers were unable to identify possible perpetrators who had been recorded. Modern cameras are designed with high HD resolution, offering more clarity to help pinpoint crimes and the culprits with ease.

  • Mobile Phone App Support

Modern security solutions now make it possible to access your business’s security feed via your mobile device. This type of mobile connectivity helps provide you with web-based management for your security system and its features.

  • Protection from Hackers

Small businesses are popular targets for hackers, as they typically don’t have the necessary security in place to prevent a breach. As a result, you have to utilize the latest tech that’s available to safeguard your business.

  • Advanced Access Control

Properly managing security systems help to improve your business, while becoming more granular. This allows your security to remain on pace with the expanding IoT, along with other technology evaluations.

Ultimately, the decision is yours to make. However, if you want to ensure your business has the highest level of security and protection possible, it’s a good idea to invest in upgraded security and technology options.

Health Tip:

Natural and Effective Ways to Ease Sunburn Pain

 

With summer upon us, there’s no question that spending time in the sun is at the top of many people’s “to do” list. Unfortunately, the sun often bites back, leaving you burnt, blistered, and in pain. The good news is, there are several effective ways to treat sunburn home naturally and at home.

Keep reading to learn about some of the most effective ways to ease pain caused by a sunburn.

Use a Cool Compress

For immediate relief from sunburn pain, use a cold compress. This will help ease the pain.

You can also opt to take a cool shower or bath, which is going to have the same pain alleviating effect.

Try Natural Bath Therapies

There are some things you can put in your bath water to help alleviate the pain you have. Try this:

  • Add a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath water. This helps to balance the pH of your skin and promote healing.
  • Soak in a bath with oatmeal, which is particularly effective for sunburned and itchy skin.
  • Add chamomile or lavender essential oil to your bath to relieve the stinging sensation you may feel.
  • Add two cups of baking soda to the bath to ease redness and irritation.
  • Avoid putting any perfumes or soap in your bath water, as these may cause drying on skin that’s already sunburned and dry.

If you get sunburned this summer, remember these pain-relieving techniques. Your skin will thank you.

Gossip Alert:

Reality Show Stars: Famous Celebrities Who Got Their Start on a Reality TV Show

Not all celebrities grew up in the lime light. Many had high hopes of success and wanted to reach the point of stardom so much, they entered various reality TV competitions. Get to know some of the most surprising and successful stars who got their opportunity on reality TV.

Beyoncé

Before Beyoncé was Beyoncé, she was a member of the group, “Girls Tyme.” She actually had her TV debut singing in a neon outfit while competing on Star Search.

Emma Stone

VH1 had an interesting idea to put together a new Partridge Family. The name of the show, “In Search of the “Partridge Family.” While this is pretty unusual to begin with, it was Emma Stone who was signed to this show, during which she sang.

Britney Spears

Another Star Search original, Britney Spears made her debut on this popular competition show at just 10 years old. What’s surprising – she lost to another kid!

Kelly Clarkson

The very first ever winner of “American Idol” was an unknown singer before winning this famous competition.