Childcare Centre Security Melbourne

child care securityEversafe are experts in childcare centre security in Melbourne. We can help with installing new systems, and answer questions to do with keeping your centre secure.

Businesses like childcare centres, deal with significant responsibility and risk on a daily basis. Further, looking after someone else’s children and managing staff is a great undertaking. Even though as a director or manager you rely on your room leader to ensure the safety of all the toddlers, business security should be an important consideration as another level of management and safety.

If you are a business owner or a manager you need to protect the children, your staff and your property at all times. There are many security options available in the market. But choosing the right one depends on the needs of your business. Installing the right childcare security systems can prevent offenders in the case of family disputes or violence. It can also avoid any property damages and in the long run will save your company money. Recapturing these losses will help improve your bottom line.

If you are looking to know more about childcare centre security, get in touch with us today. One of our security experts will point you in the right direction.

Further, some of the most common security problems childcare centres face are staff and client management, family disputes, OH&S management and property damages. Below are some of the options that Eversafe has available for you to improve the security of your business.

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CCTV – Security Cameras Surveillance Systems

CCTV is all about evidence. At Eversafe we hear it all too often from customers trying to save money, that “we only need this level of resolution”. Remember the better the resolution the better the evidence. If you skimp on resolution it could cost you in the long run, especially if you can’t ID someone or something.

Most childcare centres have or have had problems with client and staff Management, OH&S, property damage and burglaries. By installing security cameras, they will not only help prevent all these from happening, but you will also have better control of your business through being able to manage your staff whether it be onsite or remotely. Surveillance camera systems will help you protect your business and improve your company’s overall exposure to risk. If anything does happen, recorded video footage can be used as evidence. Typical places monitored are: all entry/exit points, toddler rooms, corridors, kitchens and storerooms, dining areas and serveries etc. Car parks and loading bays are also problem areas to consider as well.

For some practical issues when considering CCTV, see CCTV for Business

If you are considering CCTV for your childcare center call Eversafe today on 03 900 10 900 (option2) or email us at

Access Control Systems

Many businesses have a need to monitor personnel access. Childcare centres and businesses dealing with client and staff management are common users of access control systems.

The actual set-up of the system will depend on the needs of the business, but there are some standard requirements. One common features of a typical access control system is the generation of user activity reports.

For some practical issues when considering access control for your premises, see Access Control Systems for Business

If you are considering an Access Control System for your Childcare Centre call Eversafe today on 03 900 10 900 and let one of our security specialists point you in the right direction.

Alarm Systems

A commercial grade intrusion detection system will help protect your assets and your property. Security alarm devices are standard for many businesses. If your budget is tight, at Eversafe we recommend you have an alarm system as a minimum requirement for your business. Think of it this way, an alarm system tells an intruder to get out and CCTV captures the evidence. If you have CCTV on its own, then the intruder can stay inside for as long as they like, until they find your recording device and steal it. There goes your evidence! Be proactive not reactive. Too many people install alarm systems after the fact, when it’s too late. Don’t become another statistic call, install an alarm system.

For some practical issues when considering an alarm system for your childcare premises, see Alarm Systems for Business

If you are considering an alarm system for your childcare centre call Eversafe today on 03 900 10 900 and let one of our security specialists point you in the right direction.

Alarm Monitoring

How often have you heard, and then ignored, an alarm siren coming from a building or a vehicle?

In today’s fast paced society, we have become desensitized to these sounds and may also not want to get involved as it may put us at risk as well.

Hence the need for a 24hr security monitoring and patrol service.

When your alarm notifies our Melbourne security monitoring centre of an emergency or disturbance, our control room operators will:

  • first call your premises to validate whether a false alarm has occurred
  • notify you via your contact response list
  • once we have made contact with you, you have the option to instruct us to send out a patrol car to attend your premises

CCTV may record problem activity, but alarm monitoring gives you a definitive timeline of the intrusion making it easier to locate the correct footage via your CCTV Surveillance system. You may also need to consider security monitoring for Insurance purposes. High risk businesses such as jewellery stores, pharmacies, pubs and childcare centres must have security monitoring either by Law or to satisfy Insurance requirements.

Communication Types: These days there are many ways an alarm system can communicate alarm events to a control room. Traditionally alarm systems have used Dialler Monitoring over PSTN (Landlines) to communicate to a security control room. This is slowly being phased out as NBN (National Broadband Network) is being rolled out around Australia.

  • In most cases at Eversafe we are future proofing our customers by switching them over to GPRS (General Packet Radio Service). GPRS is a packet oriented mobile data service which uses the 3 or 4G mobile network. This is the highest level of security communication that we have due to the fact that the GPRS units are dual sim ie. If the Telstra network fails it will automatically use the Optus network. The GPRS unit also sends a polling signal to the control room (like a heartbeat) at predetermined intervals. If the control room fails to receive the polling signal, then the control room will contact you to alert you to the poll failure. Because the GPRS unit uses the Mobile network there is no phone cable to tamper with making your system even more secure.
  • IP Monitoring: IP Monitoring is similar to GPRS except that it uses the internet to send signals to the control room. It is not as secure for the following reasons
    1. Must ensure you have your modem connected to a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply like a backup battery) this is to prevent communication failure in the event of a power failure.
    2. Also an intruder can cut the cable to your internet causing a comms failure. With both GPRS & IP Monitoring you won’t have the call costs associated with Dialler Monitoring which helps offset the extra cost of GPRS or IP Monitoring.

If you are considering security monitoring for your business call Eversafe today on 03 900 10 900 and let one of our security specialists point you in the right direction.

CCTV Video Monitoring

Another form of monitoring is CCTV Video Monitoring. Video monitoring is for those customers that need that next level of service and security. Video monitoring takes you out of harm’s way.

In the event that your alarm system reports of a burglary to the control room, the control room operator will log on to your CCTV system and will only contact you if they have visual verification of an intruder onsite. This stops you or your staff from being woken up at 3am in the morning and also minimises the need for unnecessary patrol callouts saving you time and money.

Video monitoring is a cost effective solution which reduces the exposure to risk for all stakeholders and maximises security with a quicker response time.

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