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Showing posts from November, 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 i

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. H

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

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