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
Selecting a Security Guard Provider If you’re looking for security guards for your business you’ll probably already know there are hundreds of security firms out there competing for your business and this can make it hard to decide which to go for. Your security staff are an important part of your business as they will be representing your organisation and interacting with staff and customers on an ongoing basis. The wrong security officers can be very detrimental to your business image and
Whilst you might be able to use technology to receive alarm notifications to your smartphone or computer and see what’s going on at your home or business, that doesn’t mean self-monitoring is the best choice. Here are 5 reasons why so many people choose a professional security monitoring company: Reliability: You may not always receive notifications. While you can set up your wireless system to send alerts to your phone, what happens if you’re in a movie, your phone is out of
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.