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For 40 years, our focus on high security keying technology has seen the company grow to where it is today - the industry leader in master keying technology. From small retail tenancies, to multi storey apartment complexes, sporting arenas, broad-acre plants and national defence projects, a diverse base of over 15,000 clients stands testimony to our ability to fulfil works of unlimited scope.

Security Tips


Having your home or business broken into can be an extremely distressing and costly experience. On a personal level, many people feel violated with the thought of a stranger going through their belongings. In business, the stakes can be high, as your intellectual property may be at risk.

To determine how secure your property is, think like a burglar. From the outside of your property, consider how difficult it would be to break in. Carefully observe any items or objects in and around your property that could offer assistance to a wouldbe thief. Are there any tools lying around your yard that could assist in prying open a window, are there any ladders laying beside the shed, or are trees and shrubs concealing windows providing cover for a burglar while they break in?

Listed below are a number of simple and effective tips to help you protect your premises against burglary.

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Alarms

A properly maintained and monitored alarm system can be an effective deterrent to offenders. Your alarm should have both visual and audible warning devices and be linked to a reputable monitoring agency. There should also be a battery back-up system to your alarm. Remember to change your battery regularly. If you are broken into an alarm restricts the amount of time an offender is willing to spend inside your property which reduces the amount of property they can steal.

Lighting

Ensure your property is adequately lit. Consider the installation of external sensor lights. Correctly positioned lighting can be a deterrent to potential thieves as it increases the likelihood of being detected. Do not light areas that are concealed as this can assist an offender breaking into your premises without the need for a torch!

CCTV

Video surveillance is now an essential part of security and OH&S. Visible CCTV is an effective deterrent to burglars. Of all security technologies, CCTV is the fastest growing technology in the marketplace! We offer a wide range of closed circuit television ( CCTV ) solutions for all your requirements.

Safes

A safe is vital for protecting your valuables such as important financial documents, cash, etc. A safe that is fire resistant gives added protection. Omega can supply a range of Safes to suit your needs.

Mail Box

An overflowing mailbox can be a sign that you are away. If you are away, make sure your mailbox is cleared regularly and that you cancel the delivery of your newspaper. The post office can assist by holding or redirecting your mail.

A lock on your letterbox can prevent the theft of your mail. This can reduce the incidence of Identity Theft and having your personal identity assumed and used by someone else for financial gain.

Rubbish

Don’t leave boxes from newly purchased goods in view. Ensure you shred or destroy all personal information on bills and banking statements before placing in the recycle bin.

A rubbish bin left out well after rubbish collection can indicate that you are away. Ask a trusted neighbour to bring your bin in if you are going away.

Fences

Your fence should not provide an opportunity for offenders to hide behind. The fence should allow passers by and neighbours to see what is happening in your front yard.

Secure strong locks and gates and keep them in good repair. Gate hinges should have capping hinges so they cannot easily be removed.

Ensure your side gates are locked with a quality padlock. Omega can 'key alike' padlocks so that they use the same key as the front door. This way you only need to carry one key!

Wheelie bins located near gates can make a good ladder for a thief.

Garden

Trees and shrubs should be trimmed around windows and doors as this provides concealment for burglars when breaking into your premises

Ensure your garden is well maintained to ensure your property looks lived in or tenanted. If you are going away on holidays have a trusted friend or neighbour mow your lawn.

Street Number

Your street number should be clearly visible from the road to allow quick identification for emergency services and postal services. You may want to consider painting your number on the street kerb.

Neighbours

Get to know your neighbours. Knowing your neighbours is a key element to home or business safety and security. Report any suspicious behaviour in your neighbourhood to police at the time on 000.

Doors and Windows

A security screen door can provide an additional level of security and should comply with Australian Standards.

All external doors should be of solid construction and preferably have a solid core. The door frame should be sturdy and free from rot.

All external locks should be fitted with deadlocks conforming to Australian Standards. Doors should not be deadlocked when you are inside the premises to allow for ease of escape in the event of an emergency.

Locks can be keyed alike to allow you to have a single key for all locks. Do not leave keys hanging visibly on key hooks.

Use a restricted key system so that keys can not be duplicated without the proper authority. Omega can supply a range of different Restricted Master Key Systems that can not be duplicated.

Ensure all doors and windows are locked prior to leaving the premises unoccupied. A large percentage of burglaries reported to Police indicate that burglars entered through an unlocked door or window.

Windows should be secured with key locks or security grilles. Window frames should be sturdy and wooden frames free from rot.

Please feel free to contact us anytime to discuss your security needs.