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Monday, November 26, 2012

Safety Watch - keeping our elderly safe and providing 24/7 peace of mind

Elderly people offer a lot to society - wisdom, experience, knowledge - and it is important that we take care of our aged community to ensure they feel safe and secure at all times.

According to the University of Melbourne, 13 per cent of Australia's population in 2010 was over the age of 65 years old, and that number is predicted to rise to around 20 per cent by 2050.

That is why many companies are now offering innovative new technology aimed at ensuring quality of life for the elderly, such as the senior watch function which is provided free of charge with the Bosch Ultima 880, Bosch Solution 16 Plus and Bosch Solution 16i home alarm systems.

Many of us have a parent, grandparent or other aged person, who we would like to be able to check in with regularly to ensure they are safe and comfortable.

Unfortunately, life often gets in the way. With work and home commitments, sometimes it is just not possible to take time out of every day to visit our elderly relatives in person.

Bosch security systems offer peace of mind by utilising a Senior Watch feature which can keep you informed about the wellbeing of the aged people in your life.

By monitoring movement inside the elderly person's home, Senior Watch can ensure that they are up and mobile throughout the day.

If no movement is detected over a 24 hour period, then Senior Watch will automatically send you a message.

This means that if an accident was to occur, and an elderly person who you cared about were to be injured or worse, you can be automatically notified that there is a problem.

Bosch security solutions can also come equipped with the RF3503E Panic‑Medical Fob, a wireless two-button transmitter that can send a signal back to the alarm system in the case of an emergency.

With a range of up to 100 metres and a five year battery life, these transmitters are the perfect tool for ensuring that an elderly person who finds themselves in need of urgent assistance can get the help they need.

So why not pay a visit to the elderly people in your life, sit down over a cup of tea and discuss the possibility of installing a Bosch security system today.

Friday, November 23, 2012

The advantages of a monitored alarm system

When considering which security solution is right for your needs, it is important to think about the way in which you want to deal with potential security threats should they arise.

While simply having an alarm on your home or business premises can be a significant disincentive for would-be thieves, you obviously you need to have a system in place for confronting intruders as well.

One possible option is a self-monitoring system which can notify you via SMS message when someone deactivates your alarm or when the alarm goes off.

Of course, the question for many people might then become - what do I do now! Often you may not be in the position to check on the situation yourself, and even if you do have that ability than confronting an intruder, or intruders, on your own can be potentially dangerous.

Nonetheless, it is important that you have a means of protecting your home or business, and this is where the advantages of a monitored alarm security system become apparent.

With a monitored alarm system, a Security Patrol team is available 24/7 to be dispatched to evaluate any potential situations and deal with any intruders they might find.

Alternatively, you can simply list a trusted contact to check up on your property, who will be contacted by the monitoring service if the need arises.

Furthermore, with a monitored security system, you can be assured that your security system is in working order at all times. Your alarm can be programmed to send a simple self-test to the control team once a week, ensuring that it is in working order and you are receiving the security that you paid for.

A monitored security system can even be designed to provide a report of when doors are opened and closed by users - a good way to ensure that staff are arriving on time and not sneaking out the door early perhaps?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Break and enter reports highlight value of CCTV security system

A 16-year-old male is due to appear in court after being arrested in relation to suspicion of breaking and entering earlier this week.

The New South Wales police issued a statement Tuesday (July 3) regarding the arrest, in which they seized televisions, a video game console, mobile phones and other expensive electronic items.

A motorcycle, three mountain bikes and jewellery were also located at the scene.

"Police will allege the items were the proceeds of break and enters on homes in Matraville and Kensington during the past week," the report reads.

Incidents like this are unfortunately common in New South Wales. Last week three youths were charged with an alleged aggravated break and enter in St George which resulted in the theft of two antique firearms.

It is always good to hear when the perpetrators of incidents such as this are caught and brought to justice, but the news does reinforce the importance of ensuring your home or business is safe and secure at all times.

Having a CCTV system can be an excellent way to not only ward off potential thieves but also ensure that if a break-in does occur, the criminals can be found and dealt with by police as swiftly as possible.

With a range of options available to suit your needs, a CCTV system can be as simplistic or as complex as you desire.

Some important things to consider when selecting a CCTV system include how well the camera functions in low or high levels of light - especially important if the area you wish to keep secure receives a lot of sun.

You will also want to consider the image quality that you desire, as well as how you plan on reviewing footage. Some systems even offer remote viewing via your smartphone, a great tool for ensuring peace of mind and security for your home or business.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Summer security tips: keeping your home safe

With summer around the corner, most of us are probably too preoccupied with scheduling vacations and planning for the stresses of Christmas to worry about home security solutions right now.

However the holiday season is often a major period for burglaries and break-ins, and it is worthwhile taking the time to think about how you can reduce your risk of becoming a victim.

The best offence against crime is a good defence, so with that in mind here are a few simple security tips that can help keep your property safe this summer.

A bit of gardening goes a long way

One of the best ways to deter burglars is to make your house look lived in, and you can easily do this by thinking about the way you take care of your lawn.

You will want to keep things relatively well maintained, by mowing the grass and keeping the hedges trimmed, but it can also be to your advantage to leave a bit of mess around.

By scattering a few expendable kids toys around the front yard you can make it appear as if someone is at home even if you are on vacation.

You might even want to purchase a few things from the pet store - such as chew toys and water dishes - that will give the appearance that you own a big angry guard dog.

Lock all your doors and windows
During the hot summer months, many people choose to leave windows and doors open to try and let in some fresh air and a cool breeze.

And while this is understandable, it is important to remember that thieves are often opportunists and will leap on the opportunity presented by an open window or unlocked door.
For this reason, you should always try and keep your home as secure as possible when you are going to be out for any period of time.
Ground level access points should be the priority but even second story windows and balconies may be targeted, so it is well worth your while to make sure everything is closed and locked.

Install a security system

Even if you have taken all the above precautions, unfortunately it is almost impossible to completely eliminate the risk of a break-in.

That is why home alarm systems can be such a great investment, as they ensure that should someone break into your property they won't be able to go about their business undisturbed.

By installing a home alarm system, you can create a major deterrent to thieves and vandals and help make sure that your Christmas vacation remains as relaxing and carefree as possible.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Keeping track with a self-monitored SMS notification alarm system

Nothing is more important in life than family, and parents will know how nerve racking it can be not knowing where your children are or what they are doing.

Of course you can't follow them around for their whole life, as they need freedom and room to grow, but at the same time it is important that you keep track of when they are home and when they are not in order to make sure they are safe.

One way you might want to do this is with a self-monitored home alarm system, which can offer you updates via SMS text message as to whenever someone activates or deactivates your security solution.

This is fantastic for busy working parents who might need to leave their children at home alone for a few hours each day after school, as it keeps them informed and gives them peace of mind.

But self-monitored home alarm systems aren't just for parents, they are also great for keeping track of elderly relatives and making sure they are safe and well.

Employers might even want to consider a system such as this to keep track of staff and make sure they are arriving to work on time and not skipping out early.

And of course, because a self-monitored alarm is a security system it also helps keep your home and property safe by deterring burglars and ensuring that should a break-in occur, someone is going to know about it.

With a self-monitored alarm, you are informed the moment your alarm system goes off, allowing you to respond immediately and ensure that no crimes are occurring on your property.

One alarm that offers SMS monitoring is the Bosch Solution 16 Plus Alarm System, one of the topBosch security systems on the market.

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