Globelink Security Secure Zone™ Newsletter

 May 2018 Edition

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
– Booker T. Washington

Commercial Security:

5 Important Things to Know Before Purchasing a Commercial Security System

If you are ready to install a security system for your commercial building, you are going to find a wide array of options. Selecting the right cameras, alarm systems and access control options is imperative to your business’s overall security. Before diving in and purchasing the first items that come your way, be sure to consider the five factors here.

1. What quality of stream will the cameras provide?
Quality systems will provide HD streaming. However, the top-of-the-line options are going to offer 20+ megapixel, loss-free, HD streaming. This ensures you won’t miss any important details that are crucial in emergency situations, when completely clear images are required.

2. How easily can the system be scaled up?
While more affordable systems are fine, what happens when you need to add on? The fact is, trying to integrate new access entry points or surveillance cameras can be costly. Choosing a system you can scale up – infinitely – is the best option.

3. How easily will the system integrate with the existing IT hardware
you have in place?

You should never attempt to install a security system that runs on a system separate from your IT infrastructure. This will cost more and create serious issues when it is time to scale up.

4. How long will installation take?
You need to find a security system that provides simple installation. Keep in mind, you may experience downtime while this is being done, so you need to ensure it will be as minimal as possible.

5. What happens if an outage or power surge occurs?
If there is a power outage, criminals have an “open door.” Avoid this by ensuring you choose a system with adequate backups in place. This will ensure your system is always on and working.  

Residential Security:

5 Benefits of Installing Smart Locks in Your Home 

Have you lost your keys again? Is your mom from 800 miles away waiting outside your home – and you’re still at work? Are you worried that you forgot to lock the door – again?

Do you know what all these situations have in common? They can all be solved with smart lock technology. If you have considered installing this in your home, then learning about the specific benefits it offers can help.

1. Control Your Locks with Your Phone
You can pair the Bluetooth on your phone with your smart lock to lock or unlock the fixture. This is a great feature if you have lost your keys. Also, you don’t have to worry about caring a huge ring of keys everywhere you go – it’s a win win!

2. Send and e-key to Friends and Family Members
When you have a smart lock installed, you don’t have to worry about people waiting outside if you aren’t home. You can send over an e-key, which is delivered via a mobile app.

3. You’re Lock Knows When You’re There
Thanks to integrated technology, there are some smart locks that actually “know” when you get close. As a result, they can be programmed to unlock when you are close enough or lock when you get too far away.

4. Smart Locks Provide Superior Security
Smart locks don’t use keys. This means they are extremely difficult for criminals to get through. Also, the digital encryption mode used can’t be broken or duplicated. As a result, your house is much more secure than if you were using a traditional lock.

5. Ideal for Physically Impaired and the Elderly
Thanks to quality technology, such as smart locks, life has been made much easier for the elderly and disabled. With this technology installed, someone who is disabled, or a senior citizen doesn’t have to worry about struggling with their keys.

Health Tip:

3 Reasons that Summer is Great for Your Health  

Between the painful sunburns and diet-derailing barbecues, you may think there are quite a few things you have to avoid during the summer months. However, you may be surprised to learn that summer can actually be good for your health.

Some of the benefits of this time of year to your health can be found here.

1. A Healthier Heart
According to research, people are 26 to 36 percent more likely to suffer a fatal stroke, heart attack, heart failure or another type of circulatory disease in the winter than the summer. This doesn’t mean you can stop exercising or eating right, but it’s nice to know, nonetheless.

2. Sweating is Good for You
When you sweat, you are also fighting away potential infections. This is because sweat works to keep your skin clear of fungi and bacteria. It also provides your circulation a boost, while opening up the pores. This may help you remain acne-free.

3. You can Get Fresh Fruit
Watermelon, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries – the list of fruit that is in season during the summer just goes on and on. In addition to being nutritious, this type of fruit is high in vitamins and antioxidants, while being low on calories.

Tech Corner:

3 Apps and Gadgets to Help Keep Your Children Safe  

 

Do There’s no question that it’s a scary world we live in. Every day it seems as though there are several Amber Alerts issued because of missing children somewhere around the country.
If you are like most parents, you want to do whatever is necessary to ensure your kids are safe at all times. Due to this need, there are now a multitude of apps and gadgets to help you keep your little ones safe. Learn about 3 popular tech-products you can use.

  1. Mommy, I’m Here, Child Finder
    Every parent’s worst nightmare is losing track of their child. Unfortunately, most kid’s natural curiosity causes them to wander off from time to time. This device allows you to attach a teddy bear shaped device to your child’s wrist or ankle and then you have a tracker to hold on to. If you get separated, you can push the button and the tracker will make a loud shrieking sound.
  2. Amber Alert GPS V3
    For older kids, this is a great gadget. You can put the tracker in a pocket and it comes with a two-way feature. Parents can track their child’s location with it, and children can hit an “SOS” button if they are in trouble. This will initiate a two-way call between the parent and the child. The device has even been integrated with information from the National Sex Offender Register, which will alert you if the child is within 500 feet of an offender’s property.
  3. PoolGuard In-Ground Swimming Pool Alarm
    Did you know that drowning is the number one cause of death in children under the age of four? If you have a pool, then there is the possibility that your child may get into the water without you knowing it. The alarm can be installed easily and if something that weighs over 18 pounds hits the water, then it will give off a loud sound, letting you prevent a devastating tragedy.

Gossip Alert:

3 Embarrassing Celebrity Moments We Can’t Seem to Forget 

You may think that celebrities live in a world of perfection and never have to deal with embarrassing moments. The truth is, though, that they are just like everyone else!

Need proof?

If so, keep reading. Here you can read about three of the most embarrassing celebrity moments that have happened recently.

1. The Blackface of Julianne Hough
When it comes to inappropriateness and celebrities, the best time of year to catch someone is at Halloween. Julianne Hough made a pretty irresponsible choice when she opted to don a blackface to dress up as “Crazy Eyes,” Suzanne” from “Orange Is the New Black.” While she apologized for this, it is something that many remember.

2. The Doughnut Looking Incident Involving Ariana Grande
In 2015 a rather shocking video surfaced or Grande licking a doughnut in a doughnut shop. While Grande seemed to be “goofing around” she also stated that she “hated America” in the security camera footage. This is something that hasn’t been forgotten by many.

3. Warren Beatty’s Unfortunate Oscars Mix-Up
At the 2017 Oscars, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were responsible for presenting the last award of the night. They announced “La La Land” as being the winner and the cast took the stage and accepted the award. However, later it was announced that the winner was actually “Moonlight.” This wasn’t Beatty’s fault, as he was given the wrong envelope.