Burglary statistics higher than ever in Melbourne

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Victorian Burglary Statistics Higher Than Ever In the last 6 years burglaries in Victoria have risen by than 6%. One average one in 69 homes is burglared. It begs the question, “Why aren’t more home owners investing in monitored home security systems?” In fact, alarmed security systems are such a deterrent against crime that the latest statistics show 94% of burglaries would not occur if a would be thief was to encounter a home with a monitored security system. These figures are the highest they have been in Victoria in five years. On top of the most highly targeted suburbs was Williams Landing which, last year, had one in every 15 homes burgled. Overall the geographic area that is most widely targeted is Melbourne’s western suburbs with 7 of the top 10 ‘most likely to be burgled’ suburbs being in that area and two in the north. Want to know if your suburb is Melbourne’s riskiest? Take a look at our top 40 here.   Here’s 10 of our top tips to reduce your chance of burglary Connect a home alarm system to a security monitoring service. Always check and maintain locks on all entry doors and windows. Locks should be well secured and made to Australian standards. Hiding a spare key is a No No! Even when you think it’s hidden, thieves are experienced and know where to look. Leave a spare key with a friend or neighbour. When on holidays, hold your mail at the post office or have a neighbour or friend clear your mailbox daily. If you wouldn’t post a sign outside your house containing...

Advancements in Surveillance Systems

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Surveillance Systems are getting increasingly advanced for both home and business protection.  Smart surveillance technology such as remote access is also making it a far easier task to manage who has access to our premises.  Burglary and vandalism can be devastating on both an emotional and financial level so choosing the right installer for our surveillance system is critical. Choosing the right installer for a surveillance system You need to be able to trust that you are getting value for money and that your assets are protected.  The best way to ensure that you are fully protected is to find a security company that can evaluate your premises and develop a surveillance system in accordance to your specific needs. Educate users on the surveillance system For a surveillance system in a home it is important to make sure that the system is user friendly, so everyone in the family can learn to use it comfortably.  Codes should be memorized by family members and should not be recorded in a format where the address is visible such as mobile phones or notepads so if they are stolen or misplaced, the house will not become vulnerable. Correctly installing a surveillance system Surveillance System installation is a relatively quick process, however there are a number of factors that go into the design of the system. Correct positioning of the sensor and camera is essential to the effectiveness of surveillance systems, so you must have it installed by a reputable and experienced security company. Eversafe provide the tailored home alarm security systems to suite our clients’ specific needs – for a no obligation security appraisal call Eversafe on...

Choosing a Home Security System for Frequent Travellers

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Traditional alarm systems offer adequate protection against break-ins and vandalism, but are lacking in remote access features.  Modern home security systems however are becoming increasingly advanced and offer great convenience features for people who travel frequently around Melbourne, interstate or overseas! Remotely control access to your home with a home security system Access control technology integrated with smart phones allow you to arm and disarm your home security system from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.  Check the alarm status remotely, disarm it for welcomed guests and arm it again when they exit.  Talk about convenience and peace of mind! Another great feature of modern home security systems is that you can receive notifications on every event happening around the home, power loss (due to blackouts) such as doors being opened and the arming and disarming of the system.  It is all recorded on an event history so you can know exactly who visited and when they left – never get defrauded by workmen again! Emulate occupancy with advanced home security system features Lighting control is another great aspect of modern alarm systems; you can set a schedule for lights to come on and off to make it appear to potential intruders that the home is occupied at night while you are away. Home security systems don’t have to break your budget either; they can commonly be scaled to your needs and desired level of protection and convenience.  Wireless security technology is a safe, smart and simple way to protect and control your home while you are on the move. Eversafe provide highly effective home security systems...

What Level of Alarm Monitoring Service is Right for Your Property ?

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An alarm monitoring service for business is generally considered to be essential, owners of a domestic alarm system must decide if it is right for them based on a number of factors.  Such factors include the crime profile in your suburb, the value of the assets in your home or business and average time the property is vacant.   Why alarm monitoring services are so effective Most of us have become desensitised to the sounds of alarms and sirens from buildings and vehicles due to false alarms.  While they still function well as deterrents, an alarm system with nobody monitoring it isn’t completely reliable solution. Eversafe alarm monitoring services can be depended on to respond to an alarm in case of emergency, so you can relax knowing you are protected.   Why choose Eversafe Alarm Monitoring? ·         Experience in alarm monitoring ·         Latest technology in alarm and monitoring ·         Fully trained monitoring staff ·         Secure, uninterrupted data network   What are the key benefits of an Alarm Monitoring System? Installing an alarm monitoring system is a very quick and easy process, typically taking less than 30 minutes.  You can rest assured that you are protected in critical emergencies that a personal safety response will respond and take appropriate action.   Eversafe offers ‘A’ grade security control room monitoring for your home or...

Understanding the benefits of home alarm systems

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If you have been asking yourself if its time to install a home alarm system, it is worth considering the benefits and protection it will bring to your property.  A house is an expensive investment you keep it and your family safe.  Home invasion crime rates are at their highest in 10 years – a frightening statistic is that in 12% of cases the occupant is confronted by the intruder.  Another interesting proven statistic is that a home security system can deter 90% of these distressing, costly and potentially life threatening incidents. What areas and points on my property benefit from a home alarm system? The environment around your home – The first point of entry into your home are typically your front and back gates.  An Eversafe home security system can provide an early warning when intruders are attempting entry during the night or when you are away and are still able to function effectively during bad weather and poor lighting conditions. Doors and windows – A home with multiple points of potential forceful entry such as windows and exterior sliding glass doors should consider a home alarm system that can detect the breaking of glass or the vibration of an attempted forceful entry. Interior protection – The most important area of your home to protect is the interior.  You never know when an emergency or break in might occur; Eversafe Camera Packages and CCTV provide a high level of security and act as an important visual deterrent in their own right to both intruders and trespassers. Eversafe is committed to providing you with state-of-the-art monitored security tailored...