Is Your Back To Base Monitoring Station Graded Or Accredited?

Monitoring stations in Australia are graded and accredited. Ranging from the highest possible accreditation “A1” Australian Standard AS2204.2 – 2004 to no grading or accreditation at all.

ASIAL accreditation monitoring stations are available online here : Monitoring Station Centers 

A monitoring station that has been accredited to AS2204.2 – 2004 is able to show that things like;

  • The construction of the building where the monitoring takes place is of sound construction and offers a high level of physical and fire protection.
  • The access to the monitoring station is restricted, well monitored and observed.
  • The ventilation systems to the building is secured and offers a level of redundancy.
  • The power supply arrangements to the monitoring station have built in redundancy and are able to operate without mains power for a period of time.
  • The communications to the monitoring station has a level of redundancy and is able to operate for a period of time without mains power.
  • The monitor station has adequate record keeping processes and facilities.

Shellharbour Security Systems PL recommends that your security system be connected to a GRADE A1 ACCREDITED monitoring station.

Note: Some insurance companies offer discounts on their insurance cost for  Graded Accredited back to base monitoring.

Shellharbour Security Systems only use accredited grade A1 monitoring stations.

License Security Caution

CAUTION! – ONLY USE LICENCED SECURITY PEOPLE AND COMPANYS.

Need to check a licence or name or security company? 

http://www.onegov.nsw.gov.au/PublicRegister 

Then click on SECURITY for security register

Need to check a monitoring station accreditation with ASIAL? Monitoring Station Checking

Is Your Security Contractor Displaying Their Security License?

ANY SECURITY WORKS BY ANY SECURITY  OR CONTRACTOR COMPANY NEEDS A NSW MASTER SECURITY LICENCE.

NSW Government

 

Any business that employs or provides persons (including subcontractors) to carry on security activities must hold an appropriate Master (business) licence.

MASTER SECURITY LICENCE

Any company or sole trader or business working within NSW whether it is selling, installing, servicing or maintaining a security system which includes CCTV systems must hold a NSW Master Security Licence issue by the NSW Police Force.

Master security licences are broken up into 5 different classes;

  • Class MA authorises the holder (who is self-employed and who holds a class 1 or class 2 licence, or both) to provide his or her services to carry on security activities
  • Class MB authorises the holder to provide no more than 3 persons on any one day to carry on security activities, each of whom must be the holder of a class 1 or class 2 licence
  • Class MC authorises the holder to provide no more than 14 persons on any one day to carry on security activities, each of whom must be the holder of a class 1 or class 2 licence
  • Class MD authorises the holder to provide no more than 49 persons on any one day to carry on security activities, each of whom must be the holder of a class 1 or class 2 licence
  • Class ME authorises the holder to provide an unlimited number of persons on any one day to carry on security activities, each of whom must be the holder of a class 1 or class 2 licence.

Further information on who needs a security licence can be found at;

ASIAL website: Security License

NSW Police website: Security Licensing and Enforcement Directorate

License Security Caution

CAUTION! – ONLY USE LICENCED SECURITY PEOPLE AND COMPANYS.

Need to check a licence or name or security company working in NSW? 

https://www.onegov.nsw.gov.au/PublicRegister 

Then click on SECURITY for security register

Security company licenses can be check at the NSW Police Security Industry Register

How to fix common home security systems

Security systems set up for home use are quite common these days. Simply put, a home security system comprises of a network of various electronic devices that further help keep your home safe.

Many homeowners have security systems set up in their homes as so do home renters. However, as with everything technological, problems do arise. We’ve put together common home security systems problems that usually arise and easy ways to get them fixed.

  • False alarms

There is nothing more frustrating than an alarm going off on its own accord or perhaps the alarm is triggered by something which isn’t a threat -your pet? Or something as mediocre as a passing car. A quick and easy fix to alarms going off on their own is recalibrating your devices or repositioning them to fit your surroundings. It is best to call a professional to do this as you may make your security system too lax or disrupt everything in totality if you tamper with the settings, especially if you have no idea of what you’re doing.

If your pet is the main cause of this, you may want to consider installing pet-friendly detectors if not already installed in your home.

  • Was your security system hacked?

The first thing to do if your security system was hacked is to turn the entire system off. Shut the power off including its internet access and get help.

Other than that, do ensure to regularly change your passwords and try not to use anything too obvious.

  • Partial security CCTV coverage

Cameras not positioned properly might have blind spots. Blind spots are areas not covered by the camera. There may be several fixes to this. Get more cameras for full complete coverage or reposition current cameras and or use a different camera to achieve the desired results. Another option is to get back to your drawing board and have a professional overlook the entire system and see if it can be added to or maybe a new system might be needed.