Did you lock your front door when you left home today? Police certainly hope you did with a number of home burglaries happening since the start of the year. Two recent burglaries were especially brazen as the occupants were home when the thefts happened. Read the full report here.
Businesses are being urged to review their security measures after an increase in break and enters targeting industrial areas across the city. With advances in technology for security systems, a Bundaberg security company says there are innovative and improved ways to protect your business and home.
“Police are urging all businesses to review their current security measures and where possible install CCTV cameras. Police have identified CCTV footage as a great deterrent which also aids in an investigation process and lighting is another important measure.”
Rechenberg Security and Locksmiths owner Michael Rechenberg said businesses could increase their level of security by moving to a 3G data system which used the network to communicate with a control room as opposed to a phone line system, which can potentially be cut, immobilising the system.
“Certainly going to the 3G increases the level of security,” he said. “It’s a 3G modem and its purpose built for the security industry and it’s next to your alarm panel and replaces the phone line so all your signals can go out via 3G data.
“There is also technology were we can do video verification so if an alarm goes off, rather than just getting a signal through to the control room so we can actually see what’s going on. “So if it’s a confirmed break and enter we can escalate it to police.
“The video verification is becoming more popular because it can reduce false alarms. And the plus side is if we have a confirmed break and enter…we can contact police and get a good response because it’s confirmed,” Mr Rechenberg said.
Read the full report in the Bundaberg Newsmail here and call our friendly staff for more information on the 3G modem or video verification on 1300 852 138.
This is a fascinating read of how our world and technology is changing and the history of locks and keys. In years to come keys will be a thing of the past and people will rely more on the internet and bluetooth for keyless entry. Already on the market there are door locks that will open when your phone comes within range. Will this open the doorway to hackers? Maybe good old fashioned solutions are sometimes the best. Read the full article here and watch some amazing videos on how locks work.
The latest figures show seven out of 10 cars are stolen when the keys are found after criminals break into houses. “Ten years ago, commuter car parks and shopping centre car parks were the hot spots, now 70 per cent of cars are stolen outside a residence,” says Ray Carroll, the head of the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council. Read the full report here.
This week is Seniors Week in Queensland, do you have a loved one that is living independently at home and would like the reassurance that help is available in an emergency?
We install and monitor Emergency Call systems which at the simple press of a button we will call to check if everything is ok or contact family or emergency services if assistance is needed. If you are in Bundaberg, come and see us at the Seniors Expo in the Civic Centre on Tuesday 18 August 2015 from 8:30am.