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

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

Hardwire Alarms Versus Wireless Alarms

Thankfully huge advances have been made in wireless technology over the last 10 years. Wireless technologies such as blue tooth, wi-fi and Near Field Communication that we rely on everyday were not even thought of 15 years ago. It’s only relatively recently that we could count on blanket mobile phone coverage in metropolitan Melbourne. Security systems have benefited

Steve Corless

Steve Corless

Mobile Phone Monitoring

Did you know most alarm systems can send an alert to your mobile phone? As an alternative to back-to base monitoring, your alarm system can dial up to 3 telephone numbers and alert you if the alarm has been triggered. The Bosch  Solution 880 for example, will dial your mobile number if the alarm is

Steve Corless

Steve Corless

Before You Get Home Security Quotes…

Unfortunately, a lot of people that call us for a quote have just had that awful experience of being broken into. I sincerely hope that’s not the reason you’ve reached our site. If you have had a break-in, it can be tempting to go with the first home alarm company that you call, and that’s understandable. But its a good idea to spend

Steve Corless

Steve Corless