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

Is it really HD? Digital IP vs Analogue Security Cameras

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High Res? Digital IP? High Definition? HD? There are a lot of buzzwords used when describing camera systems and it can be hard to work out what you’re really getting. Given that installing a security camera system is a significant investment for your home or business, it’s important that you have the knowledge to make an informed decision when selecting your system. Continue reading

Remote arming from your smartphone

Closed over the long weekend and unsure if the alarm has been set? Weary whether the last employee for the day remembered to turn on the store alarm before closing?

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

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

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

Tis’ the season for giving… and taking!

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For retailers, Christmas trading can be a time of mixed emotions.  On a positive note, Christmas represents a time when sales go through the roof and the spirits of staff and customers are generally high. Conversely, Christmas can (for many retailers) represent a time when the seasonal hustle and bustle sees stock walk out the door in the hands of those less honest shoppers!

A recent article in the Herald Sun discussed how supermarket giant, Coles is cracking down on sticky-fingered customers after noticing a rise in shoplifting following the introduction of self-service tills. To help retailers secure their stock and festive spirits this Christmas, Signal Security has put together a list of simple tips which are not only good in theory, but in practice too. Continue reading