Crime rates are on the increase – there’s no doubt about that. But many people question if they really need a security system. Nothing beats vigilance around your home and business, but by having a security alarm or camera system, it gives you the upper hand in the fight against crime. Being broken into isn’t just a matter of your privacy being violated. It also means you have to take time out to replace stolen or broken items, the clean-up bills can run into thousands, and some insurance companies will increase your premiums when there is a claim made.
Here are some of the reasons we have installed electronic security systems within the last year:
- An elderly couple had their car keys stolen from their home while they were sleeping. The thieves took the car and left behind a baseball bat – we upgraded their system to include night-arming, which means they can set the alarm at night with a perimeter around their home.
- A couple have had two break-ins at their home within a month – we installed a monitored security system.
- A business has had staff stealing goods from the storeroom – we installed a camera system.
- A fuel station was having “drive-offs” – we installed a specialised CCTV system and also hold-up switches for the staff.
- A golf club had their buggy shed set alight – we installed a camera system and a monitored alarm system.
- A Unit Complex had poor access control – we upgraded their system and also put in place a camera system around the pool area and the car-park where there had been incidences of graffiti and vandalism.
- A female customer who had a Domestic Violence Order against her ex-partner now has the added security of a camera system she is able to access 24 hours a day.
- A customer was being harassed by local youths – we installed a monitored security system.
In each case when the security system (alarms and/or cameras) was installed there has been a dramatic decrease in criminal activity.
Unfortunately crime will never stop, and in some suburbs the increase of crime against property is escalating. Police are understaffed and simply do not have the time or resources to search the streets looking for perpetrators. It is up to you to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your property.