Comparing Crimes Committed in Commercial and Residential Areas

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Overall, Australia’s crime rate has gone down over the last 15 years. This is certainly good news as it affirms the country’s effectiveness at maintaining peace and order. Of course, this does not mean we should become slack  in ensuring  our homes and businesses are safe and secure. Theft and burglaries may occur anytime of the year – and not necessarily only during the night. These offences may also be committed by anyone, anywhere, which is why you cannot afford to become complacent with your home or commercial security. We’ve previously talked about the most dangerous states in Australia. Now, let’s take a closer look at the statistics and compare data that relates to residential and commercial settings. Comparing Locations According to the figures released by the Australian Institute of Criminology, in 2011 most robberies (5,886) took place in community areas (streets, car parks, schools, and transport facilities), especially in streets and on footpaths. Following this are retail premises (3,519), which was three times more than those occurring at residential locations (908). Looking into Property Crimes Most incidences of unlawful entry with intent or burglary took place in homes, especially residential dwellings (134,269). Following this were retail locations (24,340). The least occurrences were in transport areas (408). In addition, motor vehicle theft was most prevalent in outbuildings or on residential land (24,009) but outside the main structure. The second most notorious location for crime was on the streets (18,810). Overall, residential and community areas are hotspots for this type of violation. In other instances such as theft, including shoplifting, pick pocketing, bicycle, and bag snatching, most of these events...

Business Security Systems

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Ensuring that the senior citizens in your health facility are safe and truly cared for should be a top priority. To ensure an all rounded safe environment there are several are safety measure you need to factor in as well. It is also important that you address the security of your premises, and the well-being of your staff. This is because your efforts to provide the best care for your elderly patients can affect the quality of your service, as well as the comfort and security of both your employees and clients. Fire safety What’s the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about ensuring your facility and its occupants are safe from fires? Perhaps you may think of fire extinguishers and exits, even smoke detectors. While these are indeed essential and effective, they mostly get used only when an actual fire has broken out. You also need is to put a system in place that can help you prevent such an unfortunate event from occurring. You can install CCTV cameras at high risk areas and assign a staff to monitor these. This way, the slightest hint of trouble will be addressed before it escalates. You can also draw up a set of guidelines for your staff to follow in order to minimize the occurrence of fire hazards. For example, nobody should smoke on the premises. Another is warning them that no flammable substances should be placed near heat or devices that can ignite the said products. Accessibility of Entrances and Exits Aside from making sure the doorways are elderly-friendly, they should be secure and monitored at all...

How Employee Theft Happens and What You Can Do about It

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Last year, a Rio Tinto secretary was charged and placed in jail for a year and a half for stealing more than $300,000 from her employer. This was not a result of a single incident. The amount the said administrative staff stole reached that magnitude after 5 years of covert fund misappropriation. The accused was in an ideal position to commit the crime due to the fact that she was the one responsible for the management and organisation of travel arrangements and events for her fellow employees. These responsibilities earned her accessibility to a corporate credit card, which she subsequently also used to fund personal expenses. A manager of any organisation needs to ask themselves – How much do you trust your own employees? Are any of these employees misusing company resources? You need to stop and ask yourself these questions. You should also endeavour to obtain the answers and quickly! The Australian Institute of Criminology has reported that about 62% of retail thefts “may be perpetrated or facilitated by employees.” Also, a survey undertaken in 2010 revealed that retailers in the country have incurred at least $10 billion in losses due to employee theft and shoplifting. If you operate in the retail industry, or in any other type of enterprise, it pays to give priority to ensuring that your merchandise and corporate assets are not acquired unlawfully. A key aspect is understanding how staff theft is carried out. You need to put yourself in the shoes of the perpetrator in order to be one step ahead of them and to prevent them from succeeding. Start with the most...

Essential Hints on Selecting CCTV Cameras

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You hear about them in the news. You find them in schools and many homes. You observe their inclusion in business surveillance systems and local community security schemes. They even are installed in nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. Indeed, closed circuit television units have come a long way from their beginnings as rocket launch monitoring devices to their current role as an essential security solution in virtually all industries and sectors of society. Deciding to get one of those business camera packages for your shop or 24 hour security monitoring systems for your own residence is a wise decision. It also shows you are in touch with these times, in which criminal activity is seen to be on the rise.  However, the decision-making process does not end there. You also need to decide which kind of CCTV model to use. It is essential that you get the right one if you want to effectively limit or eliminate security risks in your house or establishment. Types There are wired models, as well as those that give you remote access control. The former ones are less likely to encounter interference and can be installed at a great distance from the main recording equipment. However, you cannot easily change their location. You also have to set cables in place and find the best wiring scheme. The wireless CCTVs are the more convenient ones, so much so that they are prevalent in home automation systems. This is because they allow you to access footage and control surveillance settings no matter where you are. They are also more discreet and can perform covert...

Eversafe Business Security Systems

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Safeguard and invest in your business security now to avoid the loss that could come later if you don’t.   An investment in your business security is an investment that will help your business both now and in the future. For many business owners, spending thousands of dollars on a security system may seem unnecessary, and unfortunately it’s not until a business owner experience a break in do they fully understand the cost and set back this type of event has on their business.   Think about it. After a robbery, there is so much you need to do to get your business back on track, which inevitably takes you the business owner away from more important things like growing your business.  Investing in your business security makes ‘good business’ sense and that’s why many Melbourne owned businesses and franchisees choose Εversafe as their security system provider of choice.   Our personalised service and tailored security packages enable our team to provide the  security system that is just right for your business.     Eversafe has all types of business security systems.   Commercial Security – Eversafe Commercial Security systems utilise the latest technology to provide you with advanced detection of unauthorised entry. Commercial premises have specific requirements due to their size, nature of products held on site and operating hours and therefore the security systems need to fit within these specific requirements. Remote access monitoring allows you to manage your premises security any time day or night. Commercial security cameras are proven deterrents to theft, fraud and OH&S issues coupled with Remote Access Viewing you now have a...