processing terminals are almost out of
time. Elavon, the payment processing pro-
1MONTH LEFT Upgrade to smart-chip card technology by October 2015
Payment processing deadline
To learn more about our complete suite of Costco services,
click on the “Services” link at Costco.com or call toll-free 1-800-220-6000.
Terms and conditions apply. See “Services” at Costco.com for details. All services are provided by third parties and may not be available in all areas. Services and offers are subject to change without notice.
ACCORDING TO A U.S. Department of
Justice report, 9 percent of home break-ins
come through attached garages. So when
you’re thinking of ways to secure your home,
remember these tips.
; Invest in a garage door that is sturdy and
; Install motion sensor lights above the
; Do not leave the garage door open, even
if you are leaving for only a few minutes.
; Lock the entry door between the garage
and your home.
; Invest in a garage door monitor to send
alerts if the garage door is left open.
; If a thief breaks into your car, your
garage door opener can allow entry to your
home. Consider locking it in the glove box or
buying one you can attach to your key ring.
; If you will be away for a few days and
you have an automatic garage door, unplug it,
making it more difficult for a thief to enter.
; Frost or block garage door windows to
obscure what is inside.
; Consider installing an automatic system
to close the garage door if it has been left open
for a period of time.
; Read the manual or talk to a security
expert to know what security features are
available with your model.
; Install a comprehensive home security
system to alert the security company and
authorities to an illegal entry.
And be sure you have the right insurance
coverage for your home and property.
For more information on Costco’s service
provider, Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance,
go to Costco.com and search “protect.”
AMERIPRISE AUTO & HOME INSURANCE
Tips for garage security
INTERMEDIA, COSTCO’S BUSINESS phone
service provider, is not content to rest on its
laurels. They listen to member comments
and add features, when possible. Here are a
couple of those new features.
Call recording. You can now automatically record all phone calls placed through
your system from start to end, or use
Intermedia’s “on-demand” recording feature
for occasional use. This feature is now
included in their service at no additional cost.
(Check federal and state laws before recording any calls.)
AnyPhone BYOP (bring your own
phone). Users may now add any SIP (Session
Initiation Protocol) enabled phone to the
Intermedia Hosted PBX system. This allows
you to save more money by eliminating the
need to purchase or finance new hardware.
Intermedia is a cost-effective solution
for small and medium-size businesses in
need of a professional communications system with all the features of larger, costlier
systems. You can get only what you need,
and can easily grow the system as your business grows. For more information, go to
Costco.com and search “Intermedia update,”
or call 1-866-237-7333.
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One month to go:
THE OCTOBER 1 liability shift on payment
card fraud is now a mere month away.
(See page 25 for more information.) Any
business owners who have been procrasti-
nating about upgrading their payment
vider for Costco members, is ready to help.
In September, Costco members receive 20
percent off all EMV terminals for new and
existing customers. This offer expires
September 30, 2015. For more information
on Elavon, or to take advantage of the
special offer, go to Costco.com, click
“Services,” then “Payment processing,”
or call 1-800-551-0951.