Crime Statistics Call For Increased Home Security Systems

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Homes Need Increased Security Systems Following Higher Crime Rates In Australia According to the Australian Institute of Criminology Burglaries in Australia are on a rise, and with home robberies increasing so too is the terror that can accompany it. Statistics are increasing… In the last 6 years crime against homes has risen by 6% in Victoria alone.  The statistics show that burglars usually burglars take money (19%) or jewelry (18%) first, and following that will burgle for firearms, laptops, and TVs; with apple products also high on their list. Your vulnerability… Homes are most vulnerable during Christmas and New Year, more so than any other time of year. The reasons being people go away on vacation, nights are longer so more time is spent away from the home doing outdoor activities or gathering at friends’ houses. These factors make it easier for a house to be burglarized. Sky News HD reported another factor that plays a role in the increase of Christmas burglaries is Alcohol. When people drink they are more careless with home security and thus their homes are an easy target for intruders. In fact another report from NSW of crime statistics and research, states a rise in burglaries on New Year’s Eve by 50%. Australians are quickly becoming aware of this uprising crime with 36% of the Australian population of the belief that their house will be the next target. A survey from RACQ’s inaugural insurance Home security index showed that 50% of the people in Queensland are afraid to leave their home for fear of a robbery. To further people’s fears, the report went on...

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...

What are the Benefits of Security Surveillance for Schools?

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In today’s society, it is an unfortunate reality that security and safety are at the forefront of most people’s minds. This holds true even more for parents and schools when it comes to protecting the safety of our children at school. It is very common now for both primary and secondary schools to have security surveillance systems installed in the schools grounds to improve the safety for children. If your school has not yet installed a security system, then your first step is to understand the pros and cons. By becoming more informed of the advantages and disadvantages, you make the decision to install or not to install so much easier. Monitoring of bullying Monitoring truancy Monitoring of unauthorised intruders into the school (day and evening) Reassurance and peace of mind for parents of their child’s safety Monitoring and protection of equipment, vehicles and property Monitoring of student punctuality Providing a safe environment for students which is a pleasant place to learn and study Constant monitoring remote entrances into site/school buildings Monitoring and surveillance of busy corridor areas Record and surveillance of entry for management purposes and to show who was present at time any damage has taken...