Small Business Tax Deduction on Security Equipment

Small Business Tax Deductions

In case you missed it, the federal budget for 2015 was recently announced with a variety of changes for small businesses, most of them pretty positive. One of the biggest highlights is that small businesses are now entitled to a 100% tax deduction off any purchases under $20,000 for all purchases. That’s a big jump from the previous $1000 threshold, and means that small businesses now have a great deal of flexibility in investing in new asset purchases.

But are you eligible and how does this work? Read on for more information about this new announcement. Continue reading

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

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

5 Simple Tips to Protect Your Home While You’re Away

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Summer is a fantastic time of year when the kids are home, you’ve got some time off work, and you’re free to take a well deserved break away. Unfortunately the stats show that it’s also the peak season for break-ins and burglaries with would-be intruders taking advantage of the empty streets and homes.

Whether you’re going away just for the weekend or for an extended holiday, here are some steps to ensure you’re protecting your home this holiday season. 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 commercial 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

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

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

5 spook-free safety tips you need to know this Halloween

Hailing from the North American belief that passed souls should be remembered and acknowledged (or else, risk having them play a trick on you!), the tradition of trick-or-treating is becoming increasingly popular here in Australia. Although the customary tradition is meant for a little good-natured Halloween fun, it’s important that care is taken when you let your children take to the streets – lolly baskets in tow – as traffic and stranger danger are significant risks.

We’ve put together our safety tips on keeping your children safe this Halloween so they need only worry about treats and not potential dangers or injury. 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