Stay safe this Moomba long-weekend!

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Celebrating its 60th birthday celebration this year, Melburnians are in for a long weekend of fun with the annual Moomba Festival kicking off today until Monday. As Australia’s largest and longest-running community festival, Moomba treats its attendees to free live music, water sports, parades and more. But with attendance up to 1.7m people (1996 record high), it’s important to keep public safety in mind as you make your way from the stages to the parades.

With Moomba officially translating to, ‘Let’s get together and have fun’, be sure to check out the safety tips our team has put together for an enjoyable and safe long weekend. Continue reading

As the mercury rises, so does fire danger!

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Australia’s hot, dry summers make our country the perfect landscape for bushfires and with The Bureau of Meteorology reporting 2013 as the hottest year in Australia since records began in 1910 (and rising annually), fire safety is becoming increasingly important for both families and businesses. For many Australians, particularly those with homes or properties close to bush-land, summer can be a time of threat and devastation; with homes around Victoria already being victim to the heat. Continue reading

Customer Corner with Yasmin Najjar

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With an array of customers, big and small, we love chatting with each and every one of them to get insigths into their personality… and our business!

Here, we get chatty with one of our loved and trusted commercial customers, Yasmin Najjar, who is the founder of one of Melbourne’s most renowned skincare clinics, neoSKiN, and a self-proclaimed dog lover!

Here’s what Yas had to say about her experience with Signal Security. Continue reading

Support Safer Internet Day 2014!

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With over 50% of Australians using Facebook everyday – and nearly 40% of these users children and young people aged 13-24 – cybersafety awareness is becoming increasingly important!

Safer Internet Day is an annual event held each February to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology across the world, particularly amongst this age group. In support of the event, Signal Security have put together some tips on keeping your children cybersafe! Continue reading

Serious about your wheels? Protect your bike with this cool security system!

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Getting your bike stolen is crushing! Especially when you take the sport seriously and have invested your hard earned dollars in your wheels! Often the parts of these custom made bikes are as valuable to thieves as the entire bike itself…German company Sphyke C3N has developed a system that protects the individual components of your pride and joy! Continue reading

Avoiding the new school year tears and tumbles!

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With primary schools starting back this week, it’s important to ensure your children are travelling to and from school safely! Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown that nearly 40% of injuries sustained by 5-14 year olds take place outside their own or someone’s home, and 30% whilst at school.

With these statistics in mind, it’s important to ensure your child is aware of the risks when making their way to school each day – may this be walking, riding a bike, or taking the bus. Travel safety is an increasingly growing issue, with compulsory seatbelts having been introduced to school buses in Melbourne last September, however it’s not just buses that hold safety risks, with walking and riding a bike presenting other, equally as important road dangers to be mindful of. Continue reading

Holiday complacency sees home and car break-ins spike with the mercury in January

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When the mercury rises, it seems the theft rate does too. Holiday season is a busy time for thieves, with the Herald Sun revealing that every seven and a half minutes in January a home is burgled or a car stolen in Victoria. This annual spike has prompted Victoria Police to warn the community to be on its guard this month, with residential burglaries having jumped 14.9% (2603 offences) and car break-ins increasing almost 10% (3358 offences) last January 2013.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer said the community can become complacent over the holiday period and opportunistic criminals strike like “bees to honey”. Continue reading

Enjoy a happy 2014 with our New Year’s Eve safety tips

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Typically, New Years Eve is a night to have fun and celebrate the coming year however it’s also known as one of the most dangerous nights on the calendar. Whether you’re staying in and celebrating with friends and family, or you’re travelling to a party or in the city, safety is a must. Follow these safety tips to ensure you and your family are safe and sound when the clock strikes midnight – Happy New Year! Continue reading

Self-protection! Our tips on avoiding identity theft this Christmas!

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We expect your credit card will get a thrashing over the next few months with Christmas shopping and holidaying…this is prime time for fraudsters both here and abroad to tap into your activity and use your details to steal your heard earned money!

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Fraud Survey in 2010-2011 Australian’s lost $1.4 billion due to personal fraud. More alarmingly, the survey estimated a total of 1.2 million Australians aged 15 years and over were victim of at least one incident of identity fraud in the 12 months prior to the survey interview. This is an increase from 806,000 victims of personal fraud in 2007 (5 per cent). Continue reading

Sugar overdosing isn’t the only danger this Halloween!

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Sugar overdosing isn’t the only danger this Halloween. The perils of this originally pagan celebration include increased rates of children being struck or run over by passing cars whilst trick-or-treating, and dangers brought about by eating unpackaged foods such as foodborne disease, contaminated food and food allergies.

If you are celebrating Halloween this October 31st, we’ve put together some simple tips to ensure you and your family trick-or-treat the safe way – whilst having fun! Continue reading

As the thermometer rises, so does the crime rate

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As the weather improves and the days get longer, the temptation to enjoy the outdoors and the tendency to relax security is high. Police warn that many burglaries at this time of year are crimes of opportunity and when a criminal sees an open window or unlocked door letting in the spring air, the temptation to enter and steal cash or other items of value is too good to pass up!

Good security is more than just installing an alarm system. Follow our top tips to protect your property this spring: Continue reading

5 ways to secure your Facebook page

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Facebook can be a helpful way to keep up with friends and share information. However, in some situations, sharing too much information can have horrible results. From hackers to potential employers, unless you have secured your Facebook page, you don’t really know who has access to your details.

If you haven’t already assessed your Facebook privacy settings, below are a few ways to help secure your Facebook Page for all users. Continue reading