Retail Security Systems Melbourne

retail security systemsEversafe are experts in retail security systems in Melbourne. We can help you with all your security needs for retail business. From alarm systems and CCTV packages to offsite monitoring and video surveillance. We can also advise on the best technology for your needs.

Businesses that operate in the retail sector like shopping centres, supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, jewellery stores and petrol stations deal every day with a large number of monetary transactions and people whether they be customers or staff. Whenever significant assets are at stake, business security should be an important consideration.

If you are a business owner or a manager you need to protect your inventory, money, property and even the security of your employees. There are many security options available in the market. But choosing the right one depends on the needs of your business. Installing the right security system can prevent offenders from stealing your products, avoid property damages and, in the long run, will save your company money. Recapturing these losses will help improve your bottom line.

Need to talk to someone about retail security systems in Melbourne? Contact one of our experienced staff members today. We are happy to help point you in the right direction.

Some of the most common security problems that retailers face are hold ups, cash handling discrepancies, theft of stock by employees, 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.

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.

By installing security cameras, you will not only help prevent your major security problems from happening but you will also have better control of your staff from either onsite or remotely. Surveillance camera systems will help you protect your venue, reduce stock shrinkage and improve your company’s overall exposure to risk. If anything does happen, recorded video footage can be used as evidence.

Common areas of surveillance for retail establishments are shopfronts and showrooms, cash handling areas such POS areas, safes, storerooms, dispensaries and driveways, car parks and loading bays.

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

If you are considering CCTV for your retail business, call Eversafe today on 03 900 10 900 (option2). We are experts in retail security and can help you with an efficient and cost effective system.

Access Control Systems

Many retail businesses have a need to monitor personnel access.

The actual set-up of the system will depend on the needs of the business, but there are some standard requirements. One of the common features of a typical access control system is being able to generate user activity reports. Some businesses may only have access control installed on 1 door, some cover all main entry points. Common areas to cover are cash rooms, managers offices, store rooms or cellars where large volumes of liquor or goods are stored. We would also advise you to install access control on any rear door or any entry point that may leave you or your staff vulnerable from outside attacks either during or outside business hours.

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

If you are considering an Access Control System for your retail business, call Eversafe today on 03 900 10 900. Our experts will help you achieve the right solution.

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.

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

If you are considering an Alarm System for your Retail business, 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 gaming venues 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. Our expert advice is free and will help you develop an excellent security system.

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.

If you are considering video 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.