Globelink Secure Zone™ Newsletter
Security Systems & Alarm Monitoring
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”– Robert Collier
Commercial Alarm Monitoring
The 3 Most Demanded Commercial Security Features For 2021
With the year almost over, looking forward to 2021, the most in-demand security features include the following three essentials:
Biometrics Will Be Bigger
You can’t beat the security of an access control system that requires biometric checks to authorize entry. Many people lose their key cards and fobs or misplace their cards, or have them stolen. But a fingerprint or an iris is not able to be stolen, misplaced, or replicated. This type of entry check is popular right now and will continue to grow in popularity among commercial property owners that are focused on security. Not only will Biometrics be one of the top features in 2021, but it will also dominate as a top feature for the next decade.
Audio-Based Intrusion Detection
Audio-based intrusion detection will become more prominent in commercial security solutions. Audio intrusion detection can often detect a savvy intruder that knows how to avoid the cameras. It will become a more popular “must-have” in security systems.
Automation is predicted to be a huge trend in 2021. While automation is already very prevalent in many commercial security systems it is slated to become even more automated – like robotic security options. This advanced security is just getting started and will only increase and improve over the coming years as security evolves just as quickly as technology evolves.
Residential Alarm Monitoring
5 Important Fall Home Safety Tips
As the days become shorter and we start looking forward to fall, it’s important to be vigilant with home and personal security.
Since the days are getting shorter, it’s starting to get dark earlier. Burglars love to do their business under the cover of darkness. Make sure the outside of your home is well lit – not just the front, but the rear and sides too. Use programmable lights (especially when you are away). If you already use programmable lights, make sure to reprogram so they turn on earlier than they do in the summer months.
- Social Media Posts
Social media is an amazing tool for communicating and staying in touch with family and friends, but your posts could provide too much information to the wrong people. If you plan on traveling this fall (even if it’s local), it’s best to not post your plans or pictures of the trip until you are safely back home. Also, be sure your social media accounts are set to private so only your friends or followers can see your posts.
- Don’t Open The Door To Strangers (An Oldie But Still Goodie)
You’ve most likely told your kids not to open the door to strangers, but you likely open the door to someone that knocks. It is considered the polite thing to do, but letting someone see your home and who resides inside, is not something a stranger needs to know. Especially now with the COVID pandemic, it’s best to let unwanted visitors’ knocks go unanswered.
- Lock All Doors And Windows
Believe it or not, most home intrusions occur through unlocked doors and windows. So you may be well aware of this step, but, sadly, many people don’t abide by it. If you’ve been enjoying the fresh fall air, always remember to close the door or window and lock it up before leaving or going to sleep. Also, emphasize this important home security tip to your children, too.
- Put Tools Away
Always remember to put ALL your tools away when you’re finished – after raking or mowing a lawn, cleaning gutters, or doing fall repairs to your home. This will prevent them from being stolen AND from being used by miscreants to break into your home (e.g. a ladder left alongside the house is a very helpful tool that an intruder can use)
Duracell Making Coin Batteries Taste Terrible
Every hundred of lithium coin batteries are accidentally ingested, with more than half being swallowed by children under age 6 (according to Duracell).
It’s obvious that these shiny coin batteries catch and entice the eyes of small children, but they can result in a trip to the emergency room and serious complications if swallowed. Duracell admits that swallowing lithium batteries can cause a harmful chemical reaction in as little as two hours.
Duracell is trying to make its coin cell batteries a little less enticing to eat. The company is adding a new bitter coating to its 2032, 2025, and 2016 size lithium coin batteries, with the aim of discouraging young children from accidentally eating the eye-catching batteries.
The new batteries now feature a coating on the bottom that reacts with saliva to release a bitter taste that will in turn discourage children from actually swallowing the battery.
The Flu Vaccine
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are used to make the vaccine.
The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Most flu vaccines in the United States protect against four different flu viruses (“quadrivalent”); an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and two influenza B viruses. There are also some flu vaccines that protect against three different flu viruses (“trivalent”); an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and one influenza B virus. Two of the trivalent vaccines are designed specifically for people 65 and older to create a stronger immune response.
Why should people get vaccinated against the flu?
Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and even the risk of flu-related death in children.
Celebrities That Surprisingly Dropped Out of College
A lot of college students this year are taking gap years or studying remotely because of COVID-19. But success doesn’t always come with a college degree. Below are celebrities that skip college and pursued their ambitions.
Brad Pitt inspired to be a journalist went to the University of Missouri only to leave early to move to California for his acting career.
Left UCLA where he was majoring in studying film, only to move back to New York for an acting gig.
Was studying biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa, but left to pursue modeling and then acting.
Dropped out of Tufts University to play the role of Erin in the movie “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”.