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Showing posts from October, 2012

Help is on the way - What a panic button can do for you

Protecting your business and employees from criminals is all about preparation, which is why many Australian shop owners are now investing in  business security  solutions. By installing a comprehensive and reliable alarm system, in combination with well positioned and correctly installed  CCTV  cameras, you can deter criminals while also ensuring that, should a crime occur, the police will be armed with all the information they need to conduct a full investigation. However business owners looking to take their security to the next level and offer their employees full peace of mind and safety 24/7 might consider investing in a panic button. The  Panic Button ND100  is a great option as it is small, easily hidden and is connected straight into an intrusion panel.   With a panic button such as this close by, employees will be able to subtly manually trigger an alarm should they find themselves in any sort of danger. In an armed robbery situation, it is important that staff members co-op

Safety in darkness: the advantage of infrared CCTV cameras

While criminals might target your business at any time, day or night, it is no secret that they often choose to operate under the cover of darkness. Night offers protection from prying eyes, with fewer potential witnesses, and all too often people arrive at their place of work in the morning only to find signs of an intrusion and missing property or vandalism. That is why it is important to ensure you are monitoring your business at all times, and the best way to do this is with an infrared  CCTV  camera. These work differently to regular cameras as they are able to detect and convert heat energy into an electrical signal, which can then be converted into a representative image. Infrared cameras are an ideal option for outdoor shooting as they offer a far superior picture in low light conditions. However modern infrared cameras are also adept at indoor shooting as well, or for capturing any area where variable light conditions might make a regular CCTV camera less ideal. On

Daylight savings reminder: check your home alarm

Next Sunday (October 7) marks the start of daylight savings for the summer of 2012-13, and households in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the ACT will all be setting their clocks forward one hour in order to take advantage of the warmer weather. Daylight savings is a fantastic opportunity for you to perform a few important tasks around the home. For example, we are often encouraged to change the batteries in our smoke alarms at this time of year, to ensure they are fully charged and ready for an emergency. Another thing you might want to check, and something that many people fail to take into consideration, is whether the batteries in your  home alarm system  are fully charged and working correctly. Wireless alarm systems  are a great choice for people wanting to cut down on installation and reduce the amount of cables in their homes; however the trade off is that these systems rely on battery power. If you have an alarm system with old, expired or dead batteries, then