Keeping Letterbox Thieves at Bay

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Have you seen A Current Affair’s compelling feature on letterbox thieves? After watching it, you should be asking yourself about  the security of your own mailbox and seriously considering ways to safeguard it more effectively. Your security, finances, and privacy can be compromised by the theft of a crucial letter or two – such as those coming from your bank or some other important institution or individual. It’s amazing but true – your safety is not only dependent on the strength of your doors, locks, and alarm systems but also on the security of your mailbox. So, how do you keep those thieves from getting their hands on your mail? Mark Dreyfus, Attorney-General of Australia and also the current Minister for Emergency Management, as well as the Special Minister of State and Minister for the Public Service and Integrity, was interviewed by A Current Affair’s Laura Francis on the issue of letterbox theft. During the interview, he shared essential tips on protecting yourself against identity theft via letterbox pilfering. “You should put a lock on your mailbox,” he began. “When you go away, put a stop on your mail. And when you move, redirect your mail,” he counseled. “All they would need is, possibly, a copy of your bank statement, a couple of bills and that will be enough to start using your identity,” he revealed. When asked what problems one could have if someone steals his or her identity, the Attorney-General said this: “Long term, you could end up with an adverse credit rating, because someone used your identity to take out a loan, a false loan, in...

Is Your Garage a Security Risk?

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Is my garage safe? Like your home you do all you can to ensure that this part of your property is burglar-proof and free from fire hazards. After all, it contains one of your most valuable possessions – your car. Not only that, you also have tools, equipment, other vehicles, or recreational devices of significant value stored within it. Have you ever considered that your garage could be a potential entry point for intruders? Or considering whether certain safety risks may arise from this area? You might just want to consider the following if you truly value home security. To prevent your garage from becoming an entry point for burglars and to make your garage secure and hazard-free, we suggest you follow these tips: Clean and Organise Interiors It’s hard to tell whether that clanking noise coming from your garage is caused by a tool falling or an intruder if your garage is disorganised. On the other hand, if everything is in its proper place and the area is cleaned regularly, you will be more suspicious if you hear any unusual activity in your garage. Leave Garage Doors Closed Take a walk in your neighbourhood when you can, count how many open garage doors you can find – you may be surprised by what you discover. Make sure your doors are closed even if you’re away for no more than 5 minutes. Never compromise or be lax about house security. It only takes one opportunistic visit from a burglar to lose thousands of dollars’ worth of property. Reinforce Windows and Make a Peephole Install grilles or horizontal bars to...

Giving Your New House That Genuinely Homely Feel

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Finally, a place to call your own! Perhaps you have moved to a more desirable home or have acquired your very own house for the first time. It’s always great to get that feeling of going home, however the adventure to home ownership does not stop there. Of course, you need to install home security devices to protect yourself from various risks, like fire or intruders. However, alarm systems and CCTV cameras are not the only things that you should consider including in your home. Your challenge now lies in making your new residence suitably habitable. You know, the kind that makes it feels like a real home. So, how to dress up that shell of a house or apartment so it becomes that domestic haven you have always wanted? Here are a few clever suggestions: Decorate with plants Flowers effortlessly brighten up spaces and make them seem more vibrant. Buy a bouquet of your favourite blooms and put them in vases placed at various locations in your house. You can also buy a few bonsai or small potted plants that are low-maintenance and thrive well in your area. See to it that the varieties you get are not the kind that triggers allergies among your fellow occupants. Use furnishings of a cheery colour Fluorescent shades? Well, more like pastel hues! You can take cues from the current colour blocking trend and apply that to your interiors. Just make sure that the shades complement each other. For example, if your couch is beige, use a mustard yellow curtain or throw pillows to keep things from looking drab. Consider using...

Business Burglaries in the 21st Century and How to Prevent Them

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Until now, burglars still use ordinary tools to carry out their job. Only very few use the more modern and electronic ones. However, with the development of more sophisticated business security systems and other anti-theft devices such as CCTV cameras and alarm systems, burglary rates have fluctuated and even declined the past few years. According to statistics based on Victoria police records, overall crimes decreased by 5% while burglaries have gone down 3 percent. This is an intriguing, considering the economic difficulties that have plagued different countries and companies for the last three or five years. As you know, crime rates are expected to rise during a financial crisis. But this is not to say that losses have also gone down. The fact remains that businesses lose a significant amount of money to theft, despite the advent of modern technological developments. Also, improvements in burglary techniques are inevitable as would-be thieves will be brainstorming for more effective ways to carry out their plans. Nevertheless, the fact remains that crime has gone on a downward slope. One of the reasons for this, as what analysts observe, is the use of sophisticated security systems. In the past few years, the installation of business alarms and CCTV systems have increased and discouraged a good number of potential crimes. These have even been instrumental in the capture of perpetrators, with the footage or monitoring records serving to strengthen the case against burglars who have been brought to court. Due to the efficiency and practicality of such security devices, no business is without them. Can the same be said of yours? If you have...

24 Hour Security – Eversafe

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At Eversafe, we offer you the service that our name implies… 24 hour service, to keep you Ever Safe!   Whether it’s your home, or business, Eversafe has eyes on your security 24/7. At Eversafe we understand how important your home, assets and your business are to you, and that’s why we provide the support you need, whenever you need it.   Eversafe’s exceptional service – We’re always by your side.   Crime statistics for burglary and armed robbery against business, and numbers of home invasions in Australia are on the rise and that’s why it’s so important to ensure you are protected.   There have been great  technological advancements  of security system products over the last few years ranging from better digital products to security systems integrating with iPhone products to full home automation, where at the touch of a finger you can turn your security system on or off no matter where you are in the world.   Eversafe pride themselves on being the leaders in security system advancements; Eversafe is always ahead of the game. Eversafe offer 24 hour support and security monitoring for all of our alarm systems, camera packages, surveillance, and video intercoms.   Call 03 900 10 900 for a Free Home or Business Security Consultation   Eversafe Security Solutions Meet Your Home and Business Needs.   Our team has over 12 years of experience in providing security systems for commercial and residential properties. For us, there is no job too big, and no job too small; we offer a full service security solution for your home and your business.   Some of...