Watch Now: Control Your Alarm from Your Smartphone

Disclaimer: The above promotional offer has since expired however our remote arming service is still available.

Ever traveled to work and realised that you forgot to turn the alarm on? On the way to the airport and you realise your alarm system is turned off? Gotten home from work and not sure if the store’s alarm has been armed for overnight?

Now it’s possible to use a smartphone app to control your alarm system, simply by upgrading your alarm to wireless monitoring. Over Easter, this service was featured on Channel Ten’s Healthy Homes TV Australia with Walt Collins sand Dani Wales.

Watch the video above for all the details or read on for more information: Continue reading

4 Key Tips To Choose the Best Security Installer

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There are approximately 3000 security alarm and fire installation businesses across Australia. Almost half of these have only one employee; 97% have less than twenty employees.

Choosing the right security installer to service your premise isn’t an easy task, so these hints should hopefully assist in narrowing down the field. Continue reading

Don’t risk your monitored alarm: how to be NBN ready

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The rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) is very much underway throughout Australia, as more and more metropolitan suburbs begin to transition across to our new digital infrastructure. However, due to the impact that this has on existing telephone infrastructure, it’s important to take note of the options available to mitigate any effect this will have on your monitored alarm system explained below. Continue reading

Update your payment details to win 12 months’ free monitoring

At Signal Security we are continuously looking at ways to keep our pricing as competitive as possible without jeopardising the high levels of service that our customers have become accustomed to receiving. Over the years Signal Security has been covering all costs associated with credit card transactions. Unfortunately the ever increasing processing costs have meant that we will no longer be able to absorb these fees moving forward. Continue reading

Surprising ways our retail customers are using video surveillance technology

In the past, high costs and complex installation processes have prevented CCTV from being within reach of the average Australian businesses. Recently, improvements in technology and a greater worldwide demand have made a place for video surveillance systems in the retail market, as they become an affordable and effective tool for business owners to track efficiency and staff. Continue reading

Remote arming from your smartphone—benefits for home

Ever left home and forgotten if you switched on the alarm system or not? Not sure if the kids turned the alarm on before leaving for school?

Traditionally, the only way to arm or disarm your monitoring system was physically from home but Signal Security have introduced a new wireless monitoring service that allows you to arm and disarm your system from anywhere in the world via a smartphone or tablet internet connection. Continue reading

Tips on teaching your children Stranger Danger

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Stranger Danger is an important element of child safety and one of the first things we teach kids about both at-home and outdoor safety. Making children aware of what strangers are, what isn’t acceptable and what to do in dangerous situations is essential to help them feel confident and not fearful.

Read below for our top tips on teaching your children about stranger danger. Continue reading

Tips on keeping your workplace safe in-between seasons

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With the new season just around the corner, winter’s short, dark days are finally coming to an end but keeping your workplace in tip-top condition to prevent break-ins and accidents is still important. Prevention is key to keeping your employees and environment safe, so at Signal Security we’ve put together our top tips on maintaining workplace safety between seasons. Continue reading

5 top tips on keeping your kids safe

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At Signal Security, we understand that children are a parent’s life and joy and as a result, take their safety and security very seriously. With parents increasingly working longer hours and after-school care and baby sitters not always available, intercom and home surveillance systems are becoming popular as a great means of ensuring safety for your children when adult supervision isn’t available.

To assist with keeping your children safe, we’ve put together our top tips on how to best prepare your kids when adult supervision isn’t available. Continue reading

Customer Corner with Jonathan Sherren

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Hospitality is a big part of our clientele family here at Signal Security and this month we got chatty with Jonathan Sherren, of JBS Hospitality, one of Melbourne’s largest growing hospitality companies that look after venues including Secret Garden, Cushion, Bar 9t4 and Metropol just to name a few…

Below, Jonathan gives us insights into his decade-long experience with Signal Security, what systems he has in place, and his tips on ensuring a fun, safe night out with family and friends. Continue reading

Goodbye signature… hello PIN!

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The move to PIN only purchases is part of a security initiative to make payments safer and more convenient for your business and customers, in a bid to crack down on Australia’s credit card fraud that has previously run to a shocking $81 million a year – most of this on credit cards where it wasn’t necessary to enter a PIN. From the first of this month, PIN has become the main form of card payment authorisation across Australian retail outlets, phasing out signature verification as point of sale terminals migrate to new software. But just why is this industry-wide movement necessary? Continue reading

What NBN Means For Your Signal Security System

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The National Broadband Network (NBN) has been controversial from the outset, however the network has begun rolling out across the country and Australia is set to see a communications infrastructure revolution. The NBN will bring high speed broadband and telephone services to all Australian homes within the next ten years.

When the rollout reaches your area, the NBN Co will arrange to install a small box in your home or business that will connect you to the network. It is important to note that the NBN rollout has implications for your security system, which is where Signal Security comes in. Continue reading

5 ways to avoid a burglary these Easter holidays!

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Easter is generally a long weekend of fun for family time, relaxing, and lots of chocolate! But did you know that the crime rate during Easter is higher than any other time of the year in Australia, including Christmas?

Many families take advantage of the holidays to go away, but who is left watching the family home? Signal Security has put together five helpful ways for you to minimise a chance of a break-in these Easter holidays whilst you and your family are enjoying some time away! Continue reading

Celebrate Neighbour Day this weekend by being a good one!

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Celebrated on the last Sunday of March each year, Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, bringing people together from next door and across the street for a barbecue or even just a ‘cuppa’. As our oldest form of community safety watch, it’s important to be a good neighbour and watch out for one another. In support of Neighbour Day 2014, Signal Security has put together some tips on how to be a good neighbour. Continue reading

Security mistakes often made on smartphones!

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With more than 8.5 million Australian adults now owning a smartphone, awareness of the security risks involved in smartphone use is becoming increasingly important. Providing an immediate source of contact to family and friends with SMS’s, access to the internet, and handy apps that make everyday errands like banking and shopping a breeze, smartphones cover nearly all areas of life.

But just how safe is using all of these smartphone features? Check out these security mistakes commonly made by smartphone users. Continue reading