How to secure a holiday rental property

Opening up your home to holidaymakers using short-term accommodation sites can be extremely lucrative at any time of year, with reports that the short-term rental industry grew a staggering 47% in 2019.  However, there are risks when it comes to managing vacation rentals. In addition to the damage guests could potentially cause at the property, […]

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How to keep your security cameras safe from hackers

Security cameras allow homeowners and businesses to keep an eye on their property and can be an effective deterrent against intruders and thieves. However, recent news stories about cameras being hacked has highlighted the need for camera owners to be vigilant about hackers to ensure their personal safety and privacy aren’t compromised. While the likelihood […]

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Don’t become a crime statistic this summer

While crime rates may have declined over the last decade, there’s no room for complacency with an estimated 11 per cent – more than one million Australians – reporting a household crime during 2017-2018; break-ins, attempted break-ins, motor vehicle theft, theft from a motor vehicle and malicious property damage[1] were the most commonly cited offences. If […]

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Security tips for first homebuyers

With spring and summer typically a popular time to buy and sell property, and borrowing rates at an all-time low[1], it’s a great time for first homebuyers to take a step onto the property ladder. Buying your first home is an exciting and often stressful time but it’s easy to get swept up in the […]

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Why small businesses need to be planning for Christmas now

Whether you’re shutting up shop for several weeks, or just a few days, businesses need to plan carefully before leaving their premises empty over the break. Opportunistic thieves understand all too well that this is a time when many small practices are deserted and, rightly or wrongly, some will assume that smaller firms have less […]

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