Retailers – Do You Have a Security Sign Like This?

How many times have you seen a sign like this when a shop is closed? I’t obvious what the point of having a sign like this is… right? It’s saying to someone casing the joint that “Don’t bother… there’s no cash here…” So what does a burglar think then? Do they think… lets go and […]

How To Get Police To Your Burglary Fast

Police have an incredibly difficult job to do – with more call outs, and less people to attend to them. Here’s what typically happens in a home break in: Without an Alarm: The thieves break in. They steal your property. They leave. You find out later, panic, search for what’s missing, then call the police. […]

Home Security Without A Landline

More than ever before, people are choosing not to sign up with (e.g.) telstra to include a landline to their property (especially residential). In fact – there has been over a 10% drop from 98% of all households with a fixed line, to less than 88% (from 2001 to 2008). I’m pretty confident it’s even […]

5 Tips To Improve Your Home Security

The primary way is to actually have someone in the house 24 hours a day, 7 days a week… Which is just not practical, but effective. You can split these 5 main home security tips into things that you can do inside your house, and things you can do outside your house. On the inside of your […]

Farm Security Made Easy

We all know that a farm is an easy target for theft, right? For example… A lot of farms have onsite fuel tanks that are just “asking” to be pilfered. The thing is, a) it’s not easy to see the loss – especially if the 2000 litre tank only loses 50 litres. b) it’s not […]

Retail Security – What is right for you?

Let’s face it – thieves KNOW when you’re not there, because the “lights are off & no body is home” (so to speak)… Here’s what many people (in a retail situation) are familiar with: Nearing closing time, you begin removing cash from the till, turning off the lights (except the front of the store), and […]

Geelong Residential Burglary Rates

Based on 2010-2011 Victoria Police crime statistics and ABS Census data (references below): You’d be surprised how often houses in your neighbourhood are being burgled every year… Geelong/Newtown  3220:                                     1 in 69 houses are broken into. Geelong West/Herne […]

Geelong Businesses Targeted By Thieves

In a recent article by Victoria McDonald in the Geelong Advertiser – there have been more than $260,000 worth of goods stolen from commercial properties in Geelong so far this year. And that’s only what’s reported to the Police. According to them, each burglary results in over $1000 worth of goods and cash taken. But […]