How Secure is Your School A Security and Safety Checklist

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The checklist represents just some of the issues your school may be facing. Of course, every situation is different, which is why Eversafe Australia provides a Free Security Review for every school.   YES NO 1. Does your current system protect every access point and entry to your buildings, such as doors, windows and other points of entry (loading docks, heating and A/C vents)?     2. Does your system help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your school buildings, grounds and restricted access areas?     3. Are community activities (non-school-related programs) held on your premises? If yes, does your security system take this into consideration?     4. Does your security program take into consideration before and after school care for students ie when students and teachers are arriving and leaving?     5. Are computers, sports equipment and student records properly secured against theft or unauthorized people?     6. Do you currently have a security surveillance system monitoring, recording and storing video of vulnerable and high-risk areas, such as: – Parking lots and garages? – Hallways and locker areas? – Lunchrooms? – Computer rooms, A/V areas and science laboratories? – Swimming pools? – Hazardous chemical and cleaning product storage areas? – Gymnasiums? – Graffiti- and vandalism-prone areas?     7. Can your video surveillance cameras be monitored from a remote location? Do you receive exception reporting?       8. Can real-time security system data (video files, audio, access control) be shared with other locations and local law enforcement?     9. Are your school’s security needs and systems routinely evaluated by a security...

Home Security using best of Home Automation technology

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In its simplest form ‘home automation’ is any system within your home that gives you control over the way you live. Imagine, being able to automatically close your curtains, dim your lights, turn on your music and set the temperature in your home at the touch of a button… Now image that you can do all of that from anywhere in the world by simply logging in to your iPhone, iPad, any other smart phone or PC! Home Automation Gives You The Flexibility To: Control your home environment how you like when you want to Live in a house that suits your lifestyle and responds to your changing needs, wants and desires Enhance your comfort, security, energy efficiency, safety and environment within your household Home Automation security & safety lighting control (indoor/outdoor) climate control multi-room audio/video control home networking control audio video devices home theatre control blinds, gates and awnings control and so much more… Home Automation – The Way You Want It To Be Automated home security is just the beginning. You can design your ideal system to alert you about hazards in your home, control your home entertainment systems, manage the lights and temperature settings and much much more. What is iPhone, iPad or iTouch Home Automation? With Home Automation your iPhone transforms into a remote control that allows you to control and manage every electrical appliance in your home. Using 3G technology your iPhone, iPad or any other Smart Phone device gives you the ability to control your home environment from anywhere in the...

Security systems in Schools on the rise!

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With student safety such a concern in our schools today, there is now a growing demand and importance for using school security systems around our schools. With a growing need to educate our students about safety and security in our schools, it would appear that it just isn’t enough. Admittedly there isn’t one single solution; a digital video school security camera system can supplement other security measures and greatly reduce in-school violence and bullying. With the social behaviours of our children in today’s society we are seeing events in schools like we have never seen before.  Student bullying is on the rise, while students may bring weapons or drugs in the school grounds.  Keeping an eye on all these activities now require comprehensive school security camera systems. Digital video school security camera systems like CCTV work by using digital video cameras to capture video (and sound if deemed necessary) in various areas throughout the school area. Initially the camera setup begins with the school play yard, and covering the outside perimeter of the school property.  Plus each hallway and classroom contains a school security camera so that the entire classroom is within the camera’s field of view.  These types of cameras record continuously and send their digital video signals to a Digital Video Recorder or DVR unit that stores the video files.  The DVR unit and monitor are normally located in the administrative office, security office, or another secure room. There are several advantages to using school security camera systems.  Some of these include: Violence and crime deterrence   although a school security camera may not be able to stop...

Security Systems Vs DIY Systems

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Several years ago it was common practice to have a professional help you in selecting and installing your home security system. What we have seen with the introduction of the Internet is an emergent of Do It Yourself home security systems. Plus there is also an abundant of information about home security systems. With the rising costs to our everyday living experiences, most home owners are looking to save a dollar or two where possible. The DIY method If you are considering using the DIY method for home security then there are a few things to consider. You will probably cut your installation costs by as much as 50%, however I suggest you also consider the following: Are you handy with tools and electrical equipment? Are you extremely good at following technical directions? What will you do if things go wrong, who can help you? What happens if you install faulty wiring? If you do decide to install a home security system yourself then take the time to ask yourself a few questions. What are the standards by which you need to abide by? Can the system that you are buying be upgraded at a later time? Do you feel comfortable with the options and features of the system that you are installing? Have you taken into consideration how much time you are going to have to dedicate to this project? Do you really have the tools, time, knowledge and patience that it will take to tackle this project?   Getting a Professional When you employ a reputable company to install your home security system, you can have peace...

Home Security Systems – Are They Worth the Dollars?

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Our security and safety needs are on the rise, and with so much media attention, how can we not feel more vulnerable, even in our own homes. Because of this we do want to be more protected in the community, homes, schools and work. However is this all just hype and are we becoming over-protective? Well, just like any purchase, buyers of home alarm systems need to decide whether the investment is worth the expense. Basically, will a home alarm system really be of help when it comes to an emergency situation? Why purchase a home alarm? Generally most people install a home alarm to prevent theft, as it provides a feeling of safety and security for your family. However there are several others reasons that might be appealing to home owners including: Personal protection and safety. Many people install a home alarm because they feel it will protect their home and possessions from theft while they are away, as well as provide an early warning system in case of intruders while they are at home. Theft deterrent. Theft deterrent differs from prevention because the offender does not enter your home in the first place. This is why many people who have purchased home alarms display the company logo in a visible place for all to see. Internal monitoring system. Some households use their home alarms as a way of monitoring those inside the home. For example in homes with teenagers, elderly or people with a mental illness. Are they worth it? The main strength of the home alarm, as far as personal security, is in its ability to...

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...

Holiday Home Security Tips: Prevent home burglary this Easter

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House-breaking is one of the most common crimes and can happen at any time of the day or night.  There is no exact definition for the type of person that burgles a house, however, there are some typical circumstances that occur prior to a home being burgled. A burglar will act on easy or tempting opportunities, especially when the risk of being caught is low and it is evident that no one is home watching. There are a number of things you can do to reduce the risk of having your home broken into and your possessions stolen. Download our FREE Holiday Security Checklist to ensure your home is completely secure. Eversafe Fact Sheet and Checklist...