Business Vandalism in Australia

    For most small businesses, vandalism is an ever present threat. In some locations having your business premises vandalised is a regular day-to-day or week-to-week reality, in other places it might be a rare one-off occurrence, but it’s still a cost worth minimising.

    Mindless vandalism can be a significant cost to small business owners.

    Mindless vandalism can be a significant cost to small business owners.

    So as a business owner, what steps can you take to reduce the chances of your premises being a target for vandalism?

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    Sydney Home Break-in Statistics

    If you believe the media, then you’d be forgiven for thinking that in Sydney burglary is a serious problem that is only getting worse, and that for lots of residents of Sydney security is a big issue.

    Sydney Dwelling Break and Enter Hotspots Oct 2015 to Sep 2016

    Sydney Dwelling Break and Enter Hotspots Oct 2015 to Sep 2016

    A quick visit to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOSCAR) crime mapping tool shows that your risk of becoming victim of a break and enter, or a theft from a dwelling can vary a lot depending on the suburb that you live in. In many cases the burglary statistics don’t quite line up with the media hype.

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    Sydney Business Break-ins

    Contrary to what you would believe from reading the mainstream media, many categories of crime have been decreasing in quite a few Western countries for several decades now.

    The same is true in Australia, with, more specifically, significant decreases seen both across New South Wales and in many suburbs of Sydney.

    Crime is on the decrease in Sydney

    Crime is on the decrease in Sydney

    But what does this actually mean for business owners in Sydney when it comes to business security?

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    CleverLoop Security Stand at Courier-Mail Brisbane Home Show: March 16 – 19, 2017

    CleverLoop Home and Small Business Security to be exhibiting at the March 2017 Brisbane Home Show

    CleverLoop Home and Small Business Security to be exhibiting at the March 2017 Brisbane Home Show

    Great news!! CleverLoop has confirmed a stand at the March 2017 Brisbane Home Show, one of the biggest in Australia, so we’ll be showcasing the CleverLoop home and small business camera security systems. Come along and say hello if looking after your home, your family or your possessions is important to you.

    If the Brisbane Home Show is anything like the other shows we’ve exhibited at, it’ll be busy times especially given the show specials that we typically run!

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    Camera security for restaurants take aways and cafes

    Not many people associate the words cappuccino and security camera in the same sentence, but when you run a business that serves some of the best coffee in town and you want to make sure you protect your business, your staff and your customers, they kind of go together!

    Floyd's Cafe use a Cleverloop indoor camera mounted on the ceiling to cover the main counter and cash register.

    CleverLoop systems are used for security by small-business owners working across an amazing variety of sectors. But one area that has a lot of CleverLoop users is food hospitality, with take-away shops, restaurants and cafes, all putting CleverLoop video camera systems to good use.

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    Home Security Case Study – Monitoring Building Work

    In the run up to getting some work done on his house and deck, Dave decided that a camera security system might be a good idea. He put in a CleverLoop system, and got back to us with some feedback once he had been using it for a while.

    Outdoor camera viewing the deck.

    His letter was pretty good and we thought people interested in Buying a system might find it useful, so here it is, just as Dave wrote it:

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    Capturing vehicle number plates at night.

    One question that comes up on a fairly regular basis is “can a CleverLoop security camera system get usable images of car number plates at night?”.

    The honest answer is sort of, but not with much reliability – as is often the case though, the issue isn’t that straightforward.

    Image of the back of a car with the brake lights on. The number plate is clearly visible.

    So why is getting footage of a number plate so difficult, and what can you do to improve your chances of getting useful footage of vehicles that might enter your property?

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