Thinking Like a Burglar to Protect Your Property…

It’s a time for celebration and giving, however Christmas and the holiday season also sees an increase in home burglaries.  Why? Homes around this time of year are often full of Christmas presents, so there is a lot of new merchandise to attract burglars. And sometimes people also break into houses looking to steal food and goods they need, or items they can pass on as gifts — and burglars know there’s a good chance the home will be empty

Celebrating International Security Officers’ Day on 24 July 2023

The team at Excell Security is proud to recognise International Security Officers’ Day on Monday 24 July 2023. This Day is celebrated on 24/7 to recognise the 24/7 nature of security and the work and commitment of security guards across the world. Here in Australia, International Security Officers’ Day is led by ASIAL (Australian Security Industry Association Limited) and they describe the event as: A global security industry initiative, International Security Officers’ Day is now celebrated in a wide variety of counties across

5 Reasons To Upgrade Your CCTV System

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 –

Thinking About CCTV Solutions?

At Excell Security we specialise in the installation of CCTV security cameras in Melbourne. Rather than a one size fits all package, we will custom select the best cameras and lenses to suit your needs, as well as calculating your storage requirements so you can keep your footage for as long as required. This means that your security system will be tailored specifically to your building and the needs of your business. This is essential if you want the optimum

Security Trends for 2023

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

Optimal Security System Maintenance: Top Tips for Home and Business Owners

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

Latest Melbourne Crime Statistics

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

Guards, Locks & Security Systems: 3 Key Security Considerations

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

Egg-scaping this Easter? Check Out These Home Security Tips

If you are heading away this Easter, here are some questions to ask as you prepare to leave your home vacant: Do you need to upgrade and install good quality locks on external doors and windows? Is your mailbox locked?  This will prevent the theft of mail and personal documents. Would your home benefit from additional security measures such as security screen doors, sensor lights, a monitored alarm system and overt CCTV? Are your garages, sheds and similar storage facilities locked? Have you moved desirable

Top 3 Security Trends for 2022

As Aussies pack away the festive decorations and turn their mind to the year ahead after a much-needed Summer break, it’s time to settle in for 2022 – a year certain to be as uncertain as our most recent times and promising to raise new challenges as we navigate yet another year of Covid 19 impacts.  The past two years have seen changing trends across the majority of industries, as both consumers and suppliers strive to succeed in ever-changing times. 

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