Window & Door Protection

  Intruders who target homes to make their living are predictable. They will cruise a street and look for  homes that have easy access to the side windows or back of the house. After knocking on the front door and confirming no one is home,  they will head around to the side of your home.

Steve Corless

Steve Corless

Back-to-Base Monitoring is Dead…

Why would anyone still want to pay for back-to-base monitoring? Although we still have many customers that insist on keeping it (despite my constant letters and emails showing them a better way) some people are just stuck in their ways, which of course is fine.To understand why I think it’s a complete and utter waste

Steve Corless

Steve Corless

Bosch Finally Release 7″ Touchscreen

The new Touch screen from Bosch is here  almost 12 months after it was announced.I have had an early release version in my home for a couple of months and have to sat it’s pretty impressive. The screen is really responsive – much better than similar products that I have tested over the past eighteen

Steve Corless

Steve Corless

Next Generation Home Security Systems

It’s been a while coming, but we’re finally seeing some really useful innovations in home security systems. And honestly, it’s about time. In fact the only real ‘innovation’ I have seen since I started in 1981 is the introduction of a codepad to turn your alarm on and off. Before that, systems used a key-operated switch.

Steve Corless

Steve Corless

Why The Strobe Light Is Your Best Friend

This is, in my opinion, one of the most important components of a good home security system, but are often hidden from view or otherwise obscured. The strobe is a high-intensity blue light that is mounted on the external siren cover. If your alarm is triggered, the following sequence of events occur: 1 – All

Steve Corless

Steve Corless

4 Mistakes To Avoid Before Choosing A Home Alarm

Hi. My name is Steve Corless and I have personally installed over 5000 security systems in Melbourne since 1981. And not just for homeowners. I’ve installed alarms in prisons, jewellery shops, police stations and banks, for VIPs and “celebrities”, in government offices and in schools and universities. I even appeared on the Channel 9 program

Steve Corless

Steve Corless

Alarm System Terminology

  Like most industries, the security alarms industry has its share of confusing lingo and terminology. Here are some of the more common ones you’re likely to come across while researching Home Alarm Systems: CONTROL PANEL “This is the “brains” of the system. It consists of a metal or plastic enclosure, the ‘motherboard’ and a back-up

Steve Corless

Steve Corless

Uses for Remote Controls

Adding remote controls to your home security system gives you more advantages than you may realize:   Arm the system from outside your home – no exit delay time necessary which increases your security Disarm the alarm BEFORE you enter the house – no entry delay timer required which further increases security Audible ‘beep’ from

Steve Corless

Steve Corless

A Note To Pet Lovers

  Don’t like the idea of having to lock your beloved pet outside when you turn the alarm on? Pet –Tolerant sensors could be the answer. WHAT IS A PET-TOLERANT SENSOR? It looks identical to a standard infra-red motion sensor but uses special techniques (optical and electronic) that allow it to ignore your pet moving

Steve Corless

Steve Corless