The Christmas and summer holiday period can be a hectic time. With Christmas shopping, parties and trips away, we can all do with a little extra help to make our lives easier and keep our home security in check.
Christmas can be a tempting time for burglars. While many of us are out and about enjoying the festive season, or away from home on a summer holiday, burglars are taking advantage of new gifts and empty homes to increase their criminal activity.
According to the latest data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, incidents of backyard burglaries from sheds and garages is increasing.
Australians are embracing mobile and wireless technologies in every aspect of their lives, including protecting their homes and loved ones.
The 2015 ADT Secure Homes Report launched this month. The research, which surveyed more than 1,500 homes across Australia, revealed the cost of burglary remains high and is considered more than just a petty crime with the average break-in costing $3,666.
False alarms are a nuisance for everyone around you, including the police and your neighbours – they can even make some people hesitant to use their home alarm system.
Moving into a new home can be an exciting experience but between moving furniture, unpacking boxes and organising utilities, it can be easy for new homeowners to overlook security at their new home.
With many Australians expected to take off during the Easter school holiday period, there will be an increased number of empty homes and quieter streets to attract organised and opportunistic thieves.
As metropolitan populations expand and more people fill inner-city apartment blocks, it’s surprising that more people don’t know their neighbours.
With the family’s safety to consider and valuables such as cash, jewellery and electronics at the top of burglars’ most wanted list, it doesn’t make sense to cut corners when it comes to home security.
Petrol drive-offs continue to cause headaches for service station owners. According to the State Industry Report from the Australasia Association of Convenience Stores (AACS), petrol theft was up 6.8 per cent nationally for the 2014 calendar year.
A report by ADT Security showed nearly a third of workers (31 per cent) are concerned about being a victim of crime at work and for hospitality staff required to work late at night, the issue can be particularly worrisome.
For many businesses, the warehouse is an integral part of operations where expensive equipment and valuable stock items are stored. It is also a busy hub where staff and delivery vehicles are constantly on the move.
As students and staff count down to the Easter break, vandals and thieves may be scouting for their next easy target: a vacant school building. Not surprisingly, holidays, weekends and afternoons are the most common time for school break-ins and vandalism.
Following our previous post about using CCTV and video surveillance to monitor workplace compliance and Work, Health and Safety, this week we explore the installation process and look at some of the equipment that you may need to consider
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You may be forgiven for thinking that CCTV cameras are primarily used as a security solution, but the benefits for business can be much broader.