The latest crime statistics for Victoria have been released, with the number of criminal incidents recorded by Victoria Police in the year to 30 June 2023 coming in at 371,691, up 9.3% from 340,219 incidents recorded in the same period last year. All offence categories increased in the last 12 months, other than those directly related to the Covid regulations introduced during the pandemic. Property and deception offences had the largest increase in the last 12 months, up by 36,767 or
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
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
Boo! With Halloween festivities and Trick-or-Treating becoming more and more popular in Australia on October 31st, here are 10 tips to help ensure you don’t get an unwanted fright on Halloween night… To Decorate or Not Trick-or-treaters are typically more likely to visit homes displaying Halloween decorations, so if you are keen to participate in the festivities – get your spooky spirit on and decorate away! Likewise, if you aren’t going to be home on the evening (or prefer no Halloween visitors)
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
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.
False alarm activations are more than just an annoyance, if they occur regularly they can cost you a lot of money in false alarm call-out fees. Even worse, if your home security system regularly triggers false alarms, you may be hesitant about using it and this could leave your home vulnerable to intruders.
A motion sensitive security system and a cat or dog might sound like a recipe for disaster but these days, it’s more than possible for your pet and your security system to co-exist peacefully. In fact, many pet owners find that having a home security system lets them enjoy greater peace of mind during the day when they are away from their furry family member.
It’s crucial to think about practical considerations when deciding on a home security system, but it’s also important that whatever security system you get is compatible with your lifestyle. For example, families with a stay at home parent will have very different security needs than singles who travel most of the time for work. Whatever your lifestyle, your security system should reflect this.