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General

  • What security licencing should a security system installer have?

    Having a security license is mandatory for a business or individual providing security services in Queensland. The Queensland government oversees and provides the relevant security firm licenses to companies in this state. Security system installers need licenses to install, repair, service ...

  • Monitored alarms and NBN - can they go together?

    The short answer is yes, yes they can… but you’re likely here for more than a ‘yes’. With the roll out of the NBN across Australia, your phone and internet connections aren’t the only things you should be considering… don’t forget your

  • What is ASIAL?

    The ASIAL is the Australian Security Industry Association Limited, the national peak body representing security organisations and professionals. Benefits of being a member of ASIAL The members, i.e. small, medium, and large-sized companies represent over 85% of Australian se...

  • Alarm systems: Sensors vs Motion detectors

    Sensors and motion detectors can work hand in hand or be independent of each other and are fundamentally different concepts when it comes to alarm systems and tracking. What is an alarm sensor? An alarm sensor is a...

  • Can I have a security alarm without a landline?

    Yes, in most cases you can have a security alarm without a landline. So many homes are opting out of paying for a landline as most people have a smartphone which caters to many of the requirements a landline used to such as telephone calls, internet connection, and emails. Phone l...

  • Can I have a security system in a house with pets?

    Yes, you can definitely have a security system in a house with pets. Alarm sensors are specifically designed to detect movement in your home when no one should be there. Set up correctly motion detection sensors will react instantly if someone walks into the room activating the...

  • How a security system can affect insurance costs

    We pay out thousands in insurance premiums each year for everything from our mobile phones to the life or death of our loved ones. Dollars for peace of mind. We insure our homes and possessions so that in the event of a break in we can recover as much as possible and get on with our lives...

  • How does alarm monitoring work?

    Alarm monitoring means someone is notified directly of any alarm activations at your home or business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rather than your alarm siren only alerting those in the area of a break-in, a monito...

  • How do Security Alarms work?

    What exactly is a Security alarm? Essentially a device or group of devices to detect unauthorised entry, Security alarms are a great way to give you peace of mind that your home and contents will be safe. Designed on the concept of discouragem...

  • How does home security monitoring work?

    What it comes to your family home, the safety of you and those around you is a top priority each and every day. Whether it is 9 am in the morning or 11 pm at night, you want to know that your house is protected to the same level. Home

  • How long can a burglar alarm sound?

    Australian Standards indicate that a home alarm system siren should only sound for 5 minutes. Tips for preventing false alarms Invest in a quality alarm system from a reputable company. ...

  • How much does a security system cost?

    A home security system can vary in price significantly from around $50 for a self-installed, battery powered, single motion sensor and chime from a major office supplies store, to $1,000 plus for a professionally in...

  • Professional or self-monitoring security systems?

    Decide on the appropriate alarm system monitoring for your home Ensuring the safety of your home is essential, and is something that a security system can facilitate. A home alarm system provides peace of m...

  • What happens when your home alarm goes off?

    When the home security alarm is triggered, whether it is from an intruder, the cat, or the curtains blowing in a breeze, a very loud internal or external siren will sound. Often systems are fitted with both internal and ...

  • What happens when your security alarm system goes off when you’re out?

    If your security alarm goes off when you’re at home, it can be a rude (and sometimes annoying) wakeup call - but that’s the whole point. The alarm in your home security system is designed to be a deterrent to intruders, as...

  • What is a back to base alarm?

    When it comes to the security of your home and business, you want to ensure you have the best system for your needs. Every household and workplace have different criteria depending on their space and the level of ...

  • Who Installs Security systems?

    You may be tempted to install your own security devices in your home but you just have to be careful you don’t put yourself or the lives of others in danger by doing the wrong thing. Depending on the complexity of the device you are installing plus the systems it ties in too, all these fa...

  • Where should alarm monitors be placed?

    The type of security system you’re wanting to be installed in your home often involves a lot of research and contemplation on what will work best for you. A key factor that is often overlooked or no...

  • Why is security monitoring important?

    Security monitoring may seem like an extra thing to pay for each month but unless you are neighbours with someone who is home 24/7 and is happy to investigate every alarm activation, regardless of the time of day or night, your home is vulnerable when you're not there.


Miscellaneous

  • Bosch Solution 6000 Status Icons

    If you have lost your manual or simply looking online for a fast answer, below is a table of status icons of the Bosch Solution 6000 security alarm and their meanings.

  • Bosch Solution 6000 Zone Types

    Each zone in your home or business should be assigned to a Zone Type that defines the way in which the panel will respond when an alarm is triggered in that particular zone. Below is a breakdown and description for available Zone Types for your

  • Choosing between Bosch 3000 or Bosch 6000 security system?

    The Bosch 3000 and the Bosch 6000 are two security systems types created by the reputable security component brand Bosch Security. C...

  • DIY vs professionally installed security system

    You can pretty much DIY anything these days, from installing a new kitchen to a plant stand. You can even DIY your home security system. Self-installed security alarms and

  • Features of Bosch Solution 6000

    Why is the Bosch Solution 6000 one of the most commonly installed alarm system by both commercial businesses and residential homes? Below is a brief ove...

  • What are the components of a home security system?

    Home security systems are a great addition to any household that wants to feel a little safer throughout the year. The basic principle of a home security system remains the same, irrelevant of the brand or model of...

  • Which security system is best for my home?

    With so many home alarm system options available on the market, it can be difficult to decipher which are the good ones and which are no...

  • Who uses a duress alarm?

    Duress alarms or personal alarms have many uses they can be used by: Personal alarms for the elderly or infirm Personal alarms are often used in assisted living estates, nursing homes, and by older residents still livi...


Maintenance

  • How long does an alarm system backup battery last?

    You have an alarm system and you know it has a backup battery… right? An alarm backup battery is differ...

  • How to disarm my security alarm?

    Each alarm system can have a slightly different sequence and procedure to disarm the system but most systems will require the input of a PIN (Personal Identification Number). Disarming the alarm will stop the sir...

  • Things you need to know if you're replacing the alarm battery

    Why does a hardwired alarm have a battery? The backup battery ensures that the alarm system will remain armed and continue to protect your home during a power out or if a burglar cuts the power to your property. A hardwired alarm system rechargeable backup battery should last from...

  • Why is my security alarm system beeping?

    There could be a few different reasons why your security alarm system is making a continuous beeping or chirping sound. The beep usually originates from the keypad, however, it can come from other components of the security syst...


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