Is CCTV The Right Choice For Your Business?

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Closed-circuit television (CCTV) or surveillance cameras have wide-ranging benefits for all businesses. The most unique feature of CCTV cameras is that it is specifically made for surveillance purposes, and are also used as a deterent and to help identify intruders. Whatever kind of business one has, the use of these cameras gives various benefits.  The benefits are not only limited to protecting the business properties, employees and customers but also they are also used to monitor any activity that is done in and out the business establishment. How CCTV can be a benefit to different types of premises: For shopping centres, CCTV security cameras can help to prevent any shoplifting and vandalism of any of the establishment’s store premises. For office based businesses, such as call centres, these security cameras can be very useful for the prevention of stealing very important and confidential information in the company. CCTV cameras are very helpful when it comes to discouraging would be thieves from hanging loitering around your premises.  If by chance, a thief or  perpetrator is caught, your CCTV surveillance footage provides evidence that can be shown to the authorities to assist with investigations. Deter sexual harassment incidents with CCTV Another benefit of using CCTV cameras in the workplace is avoiding harassment from happening in the premises, as well as abuse of office supplies and equipment. Manage Entry & Exit Points The surveillance cameras can also keep track of the people entering and exiting the building, the elevators, garages and places where there are hardly any people. Clearly, no one would like to be caught doing evil deeds in monitored places....

Developing Business Security Policies

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Setting a well defined business security plan is critical to the stability of any company or organisation. Preventing theft and interruptions to your business operations cannot be achieved by security equipment alone, it must be complimented by a comprehensive business security action plan. Staff involvement and communication Managing and communicating policies to staff is a big part of business security.   For any policy to be effective it must be part of staff training, monitored, allow for staff feedback and employee input.  Staff must be made aware of the expectations placed on them and made aware that their activities are being monitored. Having procedures in place for when an incident occurs is essential to stability and peace of mind.  Consider what you would need to do if something went wrong, who it would need to be communicated too (stakeholders), how staff would be consulted and how missing or damaged goods could be replaced.  Having a tailored security system for your business will give you easy access to recorded footage which will greatly aide police and potentially lower insurance costs. Managing internal risk Internal risk factors to business security include loss of data due to stolen or damaged equipment, where backups are stored and procedures for getting it restored.  The overall aim is to minimized interruptions to your day to day operations.  Some preventative measures for data loss or tampering include installing antivirus and firewall software on all company computers, knowing who has access to data, regularly changing passwords and setting internet access limits. It is particularly critical to protect customer data as the release of such information is extremely damaging...

Home Surveillance – Essential for Your Properties Security

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Property Security goes up a notch with Home Surveillance To protect your family and assets you need to find a security system installer that can design and install the ideal system for the unique challenges of every property.  The average Melbourne home has many valuable assets that can easily be removed from the home such as Computers, flat screen TV’S and tablet devices.  Such attractive and easy targets for burglars make home surveillance a necessity.  House-break-ins are one of the most common crimes and occur at any time of the day or night.  By installing a home surveillance system you are taking an important step to reducing the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime If you have been asking yourself if it’s time to install a home surveillance 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. Consider the vulnerable points of your home The environment around your home – The first point of entry into your home are typically your front and back gates.  Look for points where you could be ambushed when exiting and entering your property, and ensure there is adequate lighting for revealing threats. Doors and windows – A home with multiple points of potential...

The Productivity Benefits of CCTV

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CCTV Encourages your workers to conduct themselves professionally CCTV is a great way to improve employee’s productivity, increase safety and maintain that they are behaving appropriately.   CCTV Systems are a very effective deterrent against inappropriate behaviour in the workplace.  Having CCTV cameras visible throughout the premises will make your employees and visitors feel safer and will remind them that they must behave appropriately. CCTV is an effective deterrent against workplace bullying Workplace bullying is a serious threat to worker health, safety and their productivity.  If left unchecked it can lead to reduced profitability, high absenteeism, low morale and high staff turnover – luckily CCTV can help.  With a CCTV system monitoring employees, they will feel more secure knowing that if an incident where to occur, it would be recorded and the perpetrators would be dealt with. How can workplace bulling risks be minimized with CCTV? With a CCTV system in place in our premises, you can use a four stage process to minimize the risks of workplace bullying. Identify inappropriate behaviours – Establish whether workplace bullying exists in your workplace or if there is a potential for it to occur, listen to your employees closely and monitor CCTV footage Assess the risks – Consult those affected by workplace bullying and determine how it originated, watch CCTV recordings to confirm suspicions. 3.     Take action to minimize risk and resolve issues– Develop and implement strategies to minimize and control the risks, implement them and monitor the results via CCTV Evaluate and review that the problem is addressed – Evaluate the strategies and plans that have been implemented to deter and resolve...

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...

Why Commercial Alarm Systems are Essential to Safety

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When choosing a commercial alarm system solution provider you need to find an installer who uses the latest technology and knows how to customize a solution that is right for the premises.  Through experience in installing Commercial Alarm Systems, providers can utilize advanced detection in the most efficient manner to ensure your businesses integrity and the safety of visitors on site. Ensure the safety of visitors and assets with a Commercial alarm system Commercial alarm systems are a great way to restrict the times of day that employees and visitors can access the various parts of your premises, such as particularly sensitive floors and rooms of the office or factory.  You can easily grant visitors temporary access with a preset expiration date and time. CCTV is another critical part of a comprehensive commercial alarm system as it offers real-time footage of your workers and visitors and is a proven deterrent of antisocial and inappropriate workplace behaviour, which results in higher productivity and a feeling of safety among persons on the premises. Take control of access to your premises with Commercial Alarm Systems Commercial alarm systems help business owners and managers monitor onsite activity via swipe cards, key pad access, real time and real time CCTV footage which is all accessible anywhere in the world through access control technology.  A major advantage to this is that an individual’s access to any entrance points can be granted or revoked easily through smart phone applications. Eversafe provide the tailored home alarm security systems to suite our clients’ specific needs for a no obligation security appraisal call Eversafe on Melbourne local call  (03) 900 10 900...

Install Security Surveillance Systems to Boost Profitability

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Security surveillance systems can be very affordable safety solution as they can be scaled to a wide variety of budgets. An experienced installer can offer an evaluation of your premises and offer a variety of solutions with different levels of protection. Increase your profitability with a Security Surveillance System A Security surveillance system can increase the profitability of a business in a number of ways.  They are a proven deterrent against loitering and suspicious behaviour and can prevent break-ins.  Other benefits include the ability to monitor staff productivity, control who has access to your premises remotely and protection against fraudulent compensation claims. Security Surveillance Systems deter crime from employees Crime from within the business such as theft from temporary or full time staff can lead to surprising profit reductions if it is allowed to continue for an extended amount of time.  With a security surveillance system in place they will be far less likely to commit such crimes knowing they are watched at all times and their actions are recorded.  Bullying and other forms of harassment are also less likely to occur when employees know that they are accountable for their actions as they are being recorded. CCTV Cameras and motion sensors are essential parts of an effective security surveillance system.  Video intercoms are another common feature in security surveillance systems for both home and business purposes.  Through integration with access control system you can see who is at your door from the comfort of your living room or office, which is a huge convenience factor and also adds to your safety. Eversafe provide the tailored security systems to...

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 to look for when purchasing Home alarm systems

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Most of us are familiar with traditional basic alarm systems that are commonly seen in workplaces, apartments, offices and factories and have considered whether it is worth investing in a home alarm system.  The first step when looking into home alarm systems is to do an evaluation of the property to determine the most vulnerable areas. Have your property evaluated to ensure Home alarm system effectiveness With a comprehensive evaluation you can be sure that sensors and cameras are going to be positioned to fully protect the house, covering all entries points (such as windows) and otherwise vulnerable areas. Alarm motion detection sensors can be either microwave which sends out pulses to detect intruder movement or conventional infrared which senses body heat. Expanding on conventional Home alarm systems Modern home alarm systems are becoming more advanced and can be integrated with other security solutions such as CCTV and Access Control Systems.  With wireless technology you can have uninterrupted, 24 hour remote monitoring capabilities via Smartphone or an elected IP system.  Unlike alarm systems which are connected via phone line, wireless security systems cannot be cut are not vulnerable to tampering, so you can trust that it will operate uninterrupted during an emergency. Home alarm systems are perfect for people with busy Melbourne lifestyles, who need to have their house protected while they are vacant and enjoy having convenient control over their home security. Eversafe provide the most effective tailored home alarm security systems to suite our clients’ specific needs – for a no obligation security appraisal call Eversafe on Melbourne local call (03) 900 10 900...

Why CCTV Cameras are invaluable to any Business

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CCTV cameras can provide real time footage, so when trouble occurs monitors can respond accordingly. With CCTV you can be assured that crime against people, theft and vandalism to your premises are all covered and minimized (through the deterrent effects of CCTV being in place). With CCTV you can secure the most vulnerable and sensitive areas of the premises. CCTV can be integrated with other features of security systems for added control, safety and convenience features. Through CCTV combined with access control technology you can control who is entering your premises as well as when and where. Access control can help you protect employees, visitors, property and sensitive information.  All of which contributes to a safer working environment. It can also simplify time sheet procedures and help prevent fraud. CCTV Benefits for staff management CCTV can effectively monitor employee and visitor movements within and outside your premises CCTV can be used to identify safety issues and employees needs CCTV helps in observing good and bad practices CCTV can protect against fraudulent compensation claims CCTV has demonstrated effectiveness CCTV is one of the most effective parts in a security management and loss preventions system. It has been confirmed that having very noticeable cameras that cover vulnerable areas of your premises, reduces the opportunity to commit crime, both from external and internal sources. Eversafe provide the very latest CCTV technology and security systems to suite our clients specific needss for a no obligation business security appraisal call Eversafe on Melbourne local call  (03)  900 10 900...