Eversafe Security News February 2013

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Welcome to the first edition of Eversafe Security News for 2013!   We are very excited to be back… not that we really ever left, we spent our Christmas holidays looking after the security needs of many Melbourne schools who needed to upgrade their security before the new school year commenced!   If you are a parent we’re sure the health and safety of your children is always at the top of your mind, more so when they are away from you such as when they are at school or in public places. That is why we’re encouraging schools to take up our Free Security Inspection to make sure that they have the right kind of security monitoring and camera security in place to keep a watchful eye over your children when you can’t be there.   If you think your child’s school needs security improvements let them know. You can even direct them here to help them understand the importance of their responsibility.   In addition to schools we are also working with local Melbourne councils to improve community safety in public places. As a resident you have a right to expect your community is kept safe and secure by those people who you have elected to do so. We’re talking to Councils constantly, and you can get involved too, if there is an area in your community that is of particular concern for you, then send this link to your local council and get the conversation started about improved community security.   Of course we also offer Free Home and Business Security Inspections as part of our...

How Crime Impacts Local Communities – Council Security Guide

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Local Community Security Systems Greatly Impacts Constituent Satisfaction Levels When choosing a house to live in, one of the most important decisions a person will consider is the suburb first, house second. This huge layout of funds is typically the biggest investment people will ever make, so with that in mind the protection of said property should and will be of paramount concern. If a suburb has a real or known high crime rate, that does not do much in providing confidence to a prospective buyer.  If on the other hand there is just a perception of crime or a general fear if you will, the apprehension to buy into the suburb will be greatly reduced.   So how can communities feel more at ease and confident within their environment? Confidence starts with your local Council Councils have a responsibility towards their residents in lots of ways, one of which is safety. Street lighting is obviously one factor in providing a measure of safety, but going that step further and installing security cameras and cctv is also of tremendous benefit to all residents and business owners within that shire.   Crime has a negative effect on the value of all residences within the neighbourhood by lowering the value of the property or business, so in this respect council has a duty of care towards all in their wards to provide the means that will protect the investments of its entire people.   All people need to feel safe and secure in their own environment and this is a right not a privilege.   Councils can seek to understand the...

Who is keeping your community safe? A push for proactive council response to community security needs

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Who Is Keeping Your Local Community Safe? A call for residents to encourage their local council to take action and improve communty safety. Councils have a responsibility to keep their local communities and their residents safe. Eversafe seek to support local councils in their effort to do this through ongoing exploration into the best practices used in community areas for maintaining crime prevention against people and property. Is your community in need of a security upgrade? According to the Australian Institute of Criminology, both burglaries to Victorian homes and crimes against people such as property invasion are on the rise. Eversafe take these statistics seriously and continually explore the best practices available surrounding community safety initiatives to set the bar for Security in all local communities around Melbourne. Benchmarking not only improves the performance targets, quality and  community environment, it also assists councils to strengthen their cost position and reduce budgets through utilising innovative approaches to the installation, operation and management of local community security systems. Concerned residents need to take action to improve their community – It’s your right! We encourage all residents to start the conversation with their local council about community safety, and what is being done about it. Eversafe provide Councils with Free Security Assessments to help them understand their security weak spots and identify the best solutions to meet their ongoing community safety targets. See our brochure here to find out exactly how we can assist Local Melbourne Councils with meeting their security needs. Council A5 Brochure November 2012...

Security Risks Every School Should Know of and Control

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How can you make your school a safe haven for young learners?   This is an important question that every administrator should revisit before opening those doors to welcome pupils to another year of learning. Implementing a variety of safety measures should be backed by information that truly supports the whys of setting the interventions in place. Otherwise, there will be loopholes in the system that still leave children, and even school staff and property, at risk.   To identify the most suitable safety measures for your own academic establishment, you should know the kind of risks that both learners and teachers face while in the premises. To help you determine these, take a look at this list:   Material Theft and damage to property due to fires or violence are some examples of threats that affect the function and quality of a device or tool. These are costly affairs and can also affect staff productivity, as well as quality of service.   Environmental Risks under this category are frequently triggered by natural causes, such as heavy snow, storms, floods, and earthquakes, among others. Although these may be seen as situations that are out of your control, there are ways to minimise their effects and make your school better prepared to respond to such events when they do happen.   Physical This mainly includes security threats that can lead to bodily injuries, such as accidentally bumping into sharp objects, falling down steps or on hard, rough surfaces, or being harmed by a second party. The causes may range from something as simple as a defective door, to something as...

Why Everyone Needs A Security System in Melbourne

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For business owners in Melbourne Security Systems are a necessary means of protection. Unless you get the right advice, you can end up heading down the wrong path and could find yourself spending far too much money on a system that just doesn’t suit your requirements. Furthermore, advancements in technology are making it increasingly difficult for the “average” home owner or business owner to decipher exactly what they need. So why the need for security? If you watch your local news, you will invariably hear a story that a local business has been broken into or robbed.  It may be a business that you frequent on a daily basis, or one that you walk or drive past regularly. Let’s just hope that it never happens to your business! We live in such a busy world and it’s just not practical or convenient to be at or near your business all day every day. Therefore you need someone you can trust watching over your business for you, just like you would if you were there yourself. With the great advancements technology has made over the last few years in terms of security systems, there is no longer a need for you to hire a full time security guard to watch your business after hours. Advanced security system technology… The amazing thing about today’s security systems is that you don’t need to be anywhere near your business to be able to keep a watchful eye over it. Ensuring the security of your business is easy, with many security systems offering remote viewing capabilities, and with the help of an internet connection...