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Only about a third of Australian houses have a functioning alarm system. Image – Canva.

Should I install a home security system?

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that during the last financial year over 400,000 break-in events occurred, equating to around 4.3% of all Australian households.

Of these break-ins, over two-thirds resulted in thefts of personal belongings, with just over a tenth (11.8%) resulting in direct confrontations with the perpetrator.

Given all of this, how does a household protect against thefts?

The most common method employed by Australians was, by far, the act of locking doors and windows, according to a Budget Direct survey.

After this, the methods used were quite mixed. Those surveyed cited “having gates and fences” around their property and not leaving a spare key outside as their other security measures.

Having security cameras and alarm systems were only sued by around a third of respondents.

This is despite the Australian Institute of Criminology arguing that crime rates decrease when there is an increased presence of security cameras.

This, in coexistence with the fact burglaries are less likely to occur when someone is home, reiterates the importance of a home security system.

While this can be a do-it-yourself project – after all many hardware and electronic retail stores sell CCTV cameras – to install an alarm and get professional advice, it is best to choose a home security installer.

These professionals are highly experienced in their field and can offer a full security audit-design-installation service.

It is also important to make sure a security equipment installer does not just have the appropriate cabling licence, but also they are registered with the Victorian Police.

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1. OzSpy Security Solutions

From their two Victorian branches in Brunswick and Blackburn, OzSpy supply and install home and commercial security systems throughout Melbourne. The team has been installing systems and alarms since 1998 – when recorders were still VCRs.

2. Serious Security

Serious Security is a residential and commercial security system installer that was established in 2014. A subsidiary of the Sydney based security company, the Melbourne team are fully licenced, offer a reliable service and keep to date with emerging technology and practices.

3. VIP Security Services

Family-owned VIP Security Services is a security alarm installer, serving all homes and businesses across Melbourne. The Dandenong-based team has been operating for over 20 years, and specialise in comprehensive and affordable burglar alarm systems.

4. JBT Security Systems

JBT Security Systems is a residential and commercial security company who service, maintain and install various systems, including hidden surveillance cameras. The team is involved across all facets of electronic security and offer repairs and system updates.

5. Melbourne Security

Melbourne Security is a business and home security services company. The team offers security audits for all types of dwellings and offers a range of custom-tailored home security packages, including prewiring for new double storey homes.

6. Precision Security Australia

Based in Campbellfield, Precision Security Australia is a supplier and licensed installer of residential home and business camera security systems. Servicing the wider Melbourne metropolitan area, the team offers a range of premium camera packages, and offer their services seven days a week.

7. MaxSol Techs Security Camera and Alarm Installation

Based in Hampton Park, MaxSol Techs Security Camera and Alarm Installation is one of the most experienced security camera installers in Melbourne. Servicing the metropolitan area and all over Victoria, the team has installed thousands of cameras and offers a new home security system discount package.

8. SpyVision Australia

For over 10 years, SpyVision Australia has been supplying and installing a range of high-quality security products and systems across Melbourne. Based in Noble Park, the team offer a range of home alarm system and intercom packages for residential customers.

9. Get Smart Homes

Get Smart Homes is a home automation solution providing serving Melbourne. A large part of their offering are security solutions, which include intercoms and smart video door bells both internally and externally.

10. Matison Security & Communications

Founded in 2009, Matison Security and Communications is a fully licensed installer focusing on reliable and low maintenance products. Founded by Richard Matison who has over 30 years of experience, the technicians undertake regular training on new products.

11. Safecom Security

Safecom Security has over 25 years of experiencing delivering innovative security products to customers from residential property owners to schools and warehouse facilities. Based in the Mornington Peninsula, their services extend to the Melbourne metropolitan area.

12. Ranges Alarms

Ranges Alarms work alongside many of Melbourne’s best trade professionals to deliver excellent security services for various domestic, industrial and commercial clients. Founded in 2014, the team has experienced continuous growth across Melbourne and Gippsland.

13. Signal Security

Established in 2000, Signal Security is an electronic security company that has secured thousands of homes and businesses. The team offers a range of services including alarm, monitoring, camera and intercom systems, along with a premium home security package offering ongoing support.

14. Melbourne Alarms

Family-owned and operated Melbourne Alarms has been providing security system solutions since 1985, with each technician having at least 20 years of experience in the industry. Their offering includes a range of innovative video intercoms, security and CCTV systems.

15. Smarter Security

Smarter Security provides a range of security solutions for both commercial and residential clients in Melbourne. Operating since 2008, the team specialises in security camera surveillance systems, burglar alarms services and access control technology.

16. Eclipse Security Systems

Since 2000, Eclipse Security Systems has been proving high-end residential owners with security solutions, working with a range of accredited partners. The team are specialists in CCTV, access control, intercom and intrusion alarm systems.

17. Dhillon Networks

Dhillon Networks is an all-in-one home security shop servicing Melbourne, Geelong and surrounding areas. The team supplies and installs a range of innovative CCTV and video surveillance products that can be personalized to suit the clients needs.

18. Rhodium Security

Based in Lynbrook, Rhodium Security is a home security alarm system specialist servicing Melbourne. The team designs and installs comprehensive home systems that include Wi-FI enabled CCTV cameras, along with motion detection cameras that instantly alert users when disturbances occur.

19. Eagle Security Systems

Founded in 1991, Epping-based  Eagle Security Systems is a family-owned, one-stop property security solutions company. For residential clients, the team offer their design and installation services across Melbourne and rural Vicotria and offer a 24-hour monitoring service.

20. BPoint Security

Foudned in 2007, BPoint Security is a full-service security firm that provides solutions to a range of clients, including residential. The team is passionate about custom designing effective security systems for Melbourne households, having installed hundreds across the city.

21. Wireless Camera Solutions

Wireless Camera Solutions is a local electronic security installer servicing homes and businesses across Melbourne. The team offers the latest technology, with all cameras internet-connected and offering lifetime technical support.

22. Auztech Security

Auztech Security provides households and businesses with security solutions across Melbourne. The team has installed and serviced thousands of cameras over the past five years and offers a range of services from simple CCTV installation to complete home integration services.

23. Techs4Best

Techs4Best specialises in innovative and integrated security solutions covering Melbourne and rural Vicotria. For residential customers, the team offers both hard-wired and wireless alarms, along with various accessories, and conceives a personalised security package based on your concerns and needs.

24. Budget Security Co.

Melbourne-based Budget Security Co specialises in security camera installations for businesses, schools, homes and elderly homes. The team aims to provide quality solutions at a reasonable price and offer a range of packages.

25. BlueCorp Security

BlueCorp Security is a full-service security company that serves Melbourne and the MorningtonPeninsula. The Frankston-based business has been providing CCTV, alarm monitoring and security camera services for over 20 years.

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