It’s hard to believe it is Spring and before we know it the whirl of Christmas will be upon us. For businesses, now is the time to start planning for a successful Christmas season. Whether you are rocking retail or championing corporate, here are some ideas: Consider a Security Concierge For many businesses, the introduction of a security concierge can be a rewarding strategic choice. Whilst the typical role of a security concierge has included tasks such as answering customer questions, providing directions,
If you’ve been considering upgrading the CCTV at your home or business, here are 5 reasons which might make you take the next step… 1. Improve the quality of your images Newer CCTV systems offer fantastic picture quality, which can be particularly useful if you need to be referring to your CCTV footage for detailed imagery of occurrences. Maintaining a record of everything that happens in your business is very valuable should you find that criminal activity has been taking place –
It has been a year since we shared some thoughts on emerging trends in the security industry, and 2022 was certainly a time for businesses to embrace a year less impacted by Covid-19 restrictions, whilst making the most of a buoyant economy. With workers returning to the office (albeit on a reduced basis in many cases), events kick-started and retail shops opening their doors to as many customers as they liked per square metre, it was a year where many
It’s that time of year when we move the clocks forward an hour for daylight saving, with many people also using this milestone as a reminder to check their smoke alarms. But what about your security system? If your security system is going to work to its full potential, you need to make sure it’s functional and serviced regularly. If you neglect basic maintenance of your system or you fail to deal with technical issues, it may let you down just
The most recent crime rate data has been released and overall it is good news for Melbourne residents. The number of criminal incidents recorded by Victoria Police in the year to 30 June 2022 was 341,367, which is down 9.6% from 377,487 incidents recorded in the same period last year. It’s important to note that crime rates have, like many indicators, been impacted by Covid-related lockdowns, but a downward trend in crime is always a good outcome. This handy graph courtesy of
Let’s talk Access Control, an important but often overlooked component of business security. By definition, Access Control restricts and regulates access or entry to a place or resource. Essentially, it involves a strategic business decision to select who can access that place or resource, with the access control solution being provided to meet those security needs. Clearly there are many benefits of restricting access, including: Greater scope to protect beyond doors/gates An access control system has far more possibilities than protecting just doors…think secure
Most security alarms out there require a code to activate and deactivate and while a good security code helps keep your business safe, the wrong code can leave you vulnerable. In addition to this, entering the wrong alarm code can also lead to false alarms and these can really add up in terms of call out fees from your security company.
Wireless technology has benefited us in many areas of our lives and security is no exception. Where security systems used to run on mains power and telephone landlines, nowadays there are some great wireless security systems on the market. Wireless systems use radio waves to transmit information, making them convenient to use and highly effective.