What to Know Before Installing an Easy Living Systems Alarm System

In order to avoid your home getting robbed, installing a home security system is usually considered as the finest option. The Easy Living Systems –  HOME SECURITY ALARM system lets you keep informed regarding the security of your home or office throughout the day. Moreover, it also enables you watch any part of your office or home from any portion of the world, directly on your smartphone. As compared to a small security camera or single IP security camera, it is found that home security systems are engineered with advanced features and the corresponding devices aim to provide all-round protection to your house or office. There are many things to consider before installing it, let’s have a look at it:

Size matters while installing it:
Few companies offering the service of home security system installation may convey to you that there is just one type of security system available for all. However, this is not true. The fact is the security devices come in many different sizes, and each one of them can be tailored to meet your needs. If you own a small home or apartment, a small SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM would be fine. But if you own a bigger home, you might need to go for the system which can seamlessly handle huge amount of information along with effective monitoring. This is because a big home would require a system that encompasses each and every part within its range.

The process of installation varies:
The process of installation of your Easy Living Systems – HOME SECURITY ALARM system relies on the type of system you are going to buy. The security system that comes with a traditionally wired mechanism must be installed by a professional. Moreover, it often needs some drilling to be done to connect the security sensors to the central alarm system. On the other hand, if you go for the installation of a wireless system, you will find that it is much simpler to install. This is because there is no requirement of drilling. Also, in the majority of cases, they powered by a battery, so they are easy to operate.

The company from which you make purchase of the system also plays a key role in the installation process. Some special tools may be required to directly connect you to the particular security company or emergency workforce. It is important to ask what is required for the process installation as this will let you stay ready for the process and avoid the mess.

Ask About Power Outages:
Majority of the Easy Living Systems – SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM will continue to operate even during these situations when your home loses electric power. It is known that a traditional electric home security system is generally low voltage; therefore, it does not consume much power to operate the system. Also, the majority of these systems come with battery backup mechanism to avoid power outages. So, you should go for the installation of this type of system in order to save yourself from paying high electric bills due to excess power consumption.

Concluding Note:
It is important to make sure you go for installing a home security alarm system that suits your needs in the best possible ways. In order to have complete protection of your home, before installing, contact a trustworthy security expert who can guide you properly for the installation.

Ongoing Promotions across Pacific Security Technology’s Alarm Divisions

If you’d like to save a few bucks on your next alarm service, here’s how:

As part of our ongoing commitment to client satisfaction, we regularly host promotions to allow you, as a new or existing customer, the opportunity to save on your next alarm service, whether it’s a simple back-up battery replacement, CCTV installation or regular access control maintenance.

Commercial clients can save too, so whether you’re a body corporate looking for professional strata security management or a developer looking to meet local standards, the people behind Pacific Security Technology are more than qualified to help.

Our promotions are applicable to and held in conjunction with each of our Subdivisions, make it even easier for customers to save.

Some of our most popular Subdivisions include;


If you’d like to know more about any of our Subdivisions, simply visit the links above or contact us here. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and provide the best guidance possible as to which systems and set ups would suit your and your security needs most.

What Promotions and Discounts Are Going On Right Now?

By becoming a fan on Facebook, you’ll always be kept up to date with the latest discounts and promotions taking place, but to make things easier for you, here’s a breakdown of the only ways to save big on professional alarm services in New South Wales;

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    We really like to hear back from our customers and always do our best to ensure you are more than satisfied with the work we do. In today’s age of online presence, your voice is louder than ever. With that, we’re offering a further $5 off for customers who leave us an honest review on either of our Facebook pages, or Google review sites.
    Each month, we’ll be picking suburbs from a hat and publishing that suburb’s information on both Alarm Doctor and Pacific Security Technology’s Facebook pages. If you’re in the suburb that’s specified in that post, you’ll be granted an additional $10 off your next alarm service! Please note the duration of the promotion is one month for each suburb. Unfortunately, enquiries received after the end date specified on the promotional post will no longer be eligible for the discount.


Why Hire Pacific Security Technology?

Our expert alarm technicians have been providing top-end security services to Sydney-Siders for over twenty years. We ensure that our customers understand the products they own; how to use them and go about installing, repairing or servicing them with the utmost care and attention to detail.

That means we don’t take shortcuts, drill unnecessary holes or leave dangling wires – we take pride in our workmanship and strive to deliver a reliable, quick and cost-effective service, each and every time.

No matter the Make, model or age, we can fix it

In leading Sydney’s home and commercial security industry for some two decades now, we’ve been well versed and repeatedly vetted across every major make and model of alarm and security system. From DSC flood sensors to Bosch CCTV cameras and Paradox Keypads to Hills Key cards, we have you covered.

Our alarm technicians come fully equipped to handle 99.9% of all alarm issues, on the spot, minimising the need for return visits and therefore saving you time and money.

Something to note; all of our services come with a 12-month guarantee across both products and workmanship for your added peace of mind.

We tend to all of the following brands of alarm and security products:















Call Pacific Security Technology today on 1300 660 445 for a free, no-obligation quote

We’re always happy to help when it comes to your alarm and security needs, whether it’s 3:00am and you need an emergency fix, or it 4:00pm on some Wacky Wednesday and you’ve decided to fortify the perimeter – whatever your security needs, we’ve got the tools, experience and skills to get the job done.

Get in touch with us today by calling 1300 660 445, or click here to send an electronic enquiry. Either way, we look forward to providing you with your next alarm installation, repair, maintenance or upgrade service.

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New NBN-Based Services Available Across Sydney

Are you a National Broadband Network™ Customer?

With the growing population of Australia’s National Broadband Network™ Connection incentive, Pacific Security Technology has invested in a new division, creating a new service, specifically created to suit the needs of the ever-increasing NBN™ market.

All modern alarm and security systems are equipped with a back-up battery, giving the system life in the event of a power cut or outage and thereby maintaining communications over the associated phone lines or via GPRS.

Homes and offices equipped with NBN™ will have those same security signals running through their NBN™ Connection boxes instead, meaning that the NBN™ system needs a back-up battery of its own.

It is with that in mind that Pacific Security Technology has developed NBN Battery Services – a business dedicated to providing fast and effective, specialist battery repair and replacement services for NBN™ customers across New South Wales.

For more information about NBN Battery Services and the services on offer, please visit nbnbatteryservices.com.au or feel free to call us on 1300 660 445.

You can also reach us at any time online. Click here to make an online enquiry.


Regular Services for NBN™ Back-up Batteries

Regardless of who your Internet Service, Security or Telephone provider may be, it’s imperative that you maintain healthy and fully functional back-up batteries across your NBN™ Connection box and any associated security hardware.

It is recommended that your home alarm systems should have their back-up batteries inspected, serviced or replaced at least once every 2 years, with commercial customers urged to do the same at least once a year.

Maintaining your back-up batteries is essential to keeping your alarm and security systems healthy, even in the event of a power cut. As such, most insurers and content cover providers will require that your home or offices are suitably protected, failing which could result in negative impacts on any claims made in the future.

Have us inspect, service and replace your alarms before they become an issue!

Call Pacific Security Technology today on 1300 660 445 to have our professional alarm technicians provide you with a quick and easy call-out, seeing to all your security system issues in just one visit.

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Suburb Security Spotlight: The Worst Streets in Auburn, Sydney for Burglaries

It is an unfortunate fact of life that some suburbs, and some streets, are more prone to property crime like burglaries than others. Heck, it’s unfortunate that there are any burglaries in the world! It is impossible to completely escape crime, and there is little point trying to do so … but it does help to be prepared for what your area is like. This way you can confidently implement security measures like backto base alarm monitoring, CCTV camera systems or special locking devices and know that they are worthwhile. Today we turn the suburb security spotlight Auburn in Sydney, and find out where it is all happening.


Break and Enter – Dwelling

There are relatively few areas of Auburn that are untouched by dwelling break-and-enters, making back to base alarms a solid investment.


The worst areas in Auburn for break and enters of dwelling are:

  • The streets bordered by Railway St at the south, the Tooheys factory to the west, and Bachell Ave to the east.
  • The streets surrounding the Auburn Hospital, bordered by Vaughan St to the south, Park Road to the west, and Olympic Drive to the east.
  • The streets surrounded by Parramatta Road to the north, St Hillier’s Rd to the east and Rawson St to the west
  • The South Granville area


Break and Enter – Non Dwelling

Businesses located in the commercial break and enter hotspots in Auburn should have extra security measures in place. Make sure you implement safety measures like back to base alarms, smash proof windows and a non-tiled roof which cannot become an entry point.


These hotspots are less active than the residential break-and-enters in Auburn, but still significant:

  • The area surrounding St Josephs Hospital
  • The area surrounding the railway station at Lidcombe
  • The area to the northwest of Auburn surrounding Parramatta City Raceway


Malicious Damage to Property

Damage to your property can be significant for businesses, but is uncommon for normal residences. The hotspots for this type of crime in Auburn are:

  • The area surrounding Lidcombe railway station, including several streets past Olympic Drive to the west, to around Kerrs Rd to the south.
  • The streets bordered by Parramatta Road to the north, St Hillier’s Road and Park Rd to the east, Wellington Road to the south and Clyde St to the west.


Steal from Dwelling

This type of crime is almost identical to the Break and Enter – Dwelling type of crime, but it means that a homeowner has left an entrance point for the burglar so that they didn’t need to smash a window or force a door.


There are significant hotspots for this type of crime around Lidcombe train station and around Auburn train station, with the Auburn station hotspot extending up to Parramatta Road in the north, mostly bordered by Park Road in the east and the streets surrounding the botanic gardens in the west.


If you live or work in any of these hotspots, it is especially important that you talk to Pacific Security Technology about back to base alarm solutions, and potential extras such as CCTV or high tech locking devices.


5 Important Things ‘They’ Won’t Tell You About Installing Monitored Alarm Systems!

We all know that often the marketing hype for products often fails to live up to reality. Those ‘healthy’ fat free snacks turn out to be full of sugar, there is a tiny disclaimer on the bottom of an advertisement which says “Results May Vary”, or you discover that the only place that a product is ‘the highest quality available’ is in the opinions of the salespeople. Today we go beyond the marketing hype for home alarm systems, and look at the things that security salespeople would usually conveniently ‘forget’ to warn you about. We’re doing this not because you shouldn’t get a home alarm system, but because you should be fully informed before you do so.

Your Installer and Monitoring Company Don’t Have to Be the Same

You have free choice of the entire market when setting up the monitoring part of your home alarm system! That’s why we offer no contracts for security monitoring – we aim to keep your business by service, not by ‘force’ through a contract.

There Might Be Extra Charges for Phone Calls

Depending on your particular alarm and its security protocol, you might have an additional expense of phone calls for back to base monitoring. Some alarms use your fixed phone line to ‘check in’ with us, even if the alarm hasn’t been activated. It’s actually a good precaution that allows us to identify any problems with your alarm before they actually threaten your home or your family. The cost for these calls will vary depending on your carrier.

You’ll Need Extra Hardware for Some Phone Carriers

If your alarm is a data dialer, you may need a central filter installed for the alarm to be able to dial with some phone carriers. This is fairly easy for us to arrange at Pacific Security Technology, but just something to be aware of if you change phone companies.

Changing the Battery is Not Like Changing a Light Globe!

Your backup battery should last a minimum of 2 years. However, when it needs to be changed, your alarm will go off when you open up the panel – this is a security measure to prevent tampering. Some alarm systems require a licensed security company to change the battery. Some have an ordinary supermarket battery, some have a specialised alarm battery. Sometimes you require an installer code to change the battery. It is often easiest to call us if your battery has gone flat – we can let you know the best course of action for your particular alarm!

You Should Buy a Recognised Brand

Unknown brands may not only offer less protection because of compromised build quality, but you may be stuck with one or two home alarm system companies that are able to monitor it and replace the batteries. Then, if you happen to move outside their service range or you become disappointed with their business, there’s a chance you’ll have to have a new system installed.

Home alarm systems are a fantastic investment in your family’s safety, a way to get discounts on insurance and peace of mind for when you’re on holidays. However, you might say that they are ‘only human’, and certainly have their quirks … which we like to be honest about!


7 Mistakes That Waste a Back to Base Alarm!

So, you’ve finally made the move and installed your back to base alarm. You’re sleeping better, with the knowledge that nobody can come into your house without a big burly security guard following them within a couple of minutes. You’re happy knowing that you’re coming home to an empty house, where everything is just as you left it. All this newfound peace is good … but don’t get complacent! Many people end up ‘wasting’ their back to base alarm through these mistakes. Don’t make them yourself!

Trying to DIY Your System

Many people try to save money by self-installing a security system. This isn’t ideal – in some cases it will void the warranty, and not all companies will monitor self-installed systems because of the more frequent false alarms and possibility of failure.

Forgetting to Turn It On!

Oh, the irony! Your insurance company will be most unhappy if they give you a discount on your premium for having a security system, you forget to turn it on and are subsequently burgled. You’d face the stress of a break-in, PLUS the possibility that your insurance may not even pay out!

Choosing Contracted Monitoring

The majority of back to base alarm monitoring companies require you to sign a monitoring contract for a minimum of 6 months. Unfortunately, once they have you on contract their service often goes downhill! Choose a non-contracted service like Pacific Security Technology, where your business must be EARNT every time we speak to you!

Thinking That All Back to Base Alarm Monitoring Companies Are the Same

There is just as much variety in the back to base alarm monitoring game as in any other industry. Shop around for the best price, the best service, and the best selection of alarms!

Being Careless with the Codes

Your codes should be changed every 3-6 months. You should also assign temporary codes to any tradespeople who need to come in, and delete them immediately afterwards. Your codes should not be written down in any obvious place in the house – though you could file them in an obscure spot. Neither should your codes be stored on your computer, which could be hacked.

Setting a Single Zone

It’s easy to have a single zone on your back to base alarm for your entire house, but not the safest option. The ability to alarm part of the house while you are home (for example, the non-sleeping areas or just the front and back doors) can be a massive boost to safety.

Failing to Replace the Backup Battery

Most security systems have a warning light for when their backup battery is flat. If you don’t have it replaced promptly by a licensed technician, a thief could easily cut your power and have free rein of your house.

Pacific Security Technology offers special flat rate battery replacement for security systems installed by us, and we can usually come out within 24 hours – so there’s no need for delay!

Things That Go Bump In the Day: 5 Tips for Lock Bumping Prevention

Though it’s an unfamiliar term, most people would understand lock bumping as a form of lock picking. Lock bumping involves using a specially crafted key to ‘bump’ the pins inside a lock into place, allowing a burglar to open any keyed deadbolt lock with very little skill, no noise and without any passers by being aware that anything is wrong. Additionally, people whose homes are burgled without any sign of forced entry often have serious problems trying to claim on their insurance policy. Given that almost anyone can go find a lock bumping guide and buy a specially made key on the internet, how can you protect your home from such easy entry? We give you some tips today.

Burglar Alarm Security Systems

Without the technological assistance of perimeter protection through a burglar alarm security system, your home is a sitting duck for anybody with a lock bumping set. With a burglar alarm security system installed, your home will have reinforcement coming from 30 seconds after somebody unauthorised gets in.

Another concern with lock bumping is that intruders can silently enter while you are at home, either awake or asleep. A burglar alarm security system allows you to zone the house to detect any movement in non-sleeping areas, and alert your security monitoring company.

Alternative Lock Types

There are a couple of high tech lock types that can help you easily avoid the perils of lock bumping. At Pacific Security Technology, we carry a range of biometric or keypad lock options, which are put in with heavy duty installation tools and obviously cannot be picked or bumped. However, you’ll need to install biometric or keypad locks on each of your entrances to complete the circle of safety.

CCTV camera systems

If you choose to install CCTV camera systems, don’t hide ALL of your cameras. Let people know that they are being filmed, and if they choose to break into your house, they will be seen and most likely caught.

However, it is good practice to retain some hidden, covert cameras, so that if your burglar thinks he can get around the cameras by spray painting them, you’ll still get footage.

Security Chains

These are a fantastic, cheap option for protection from lock bumping while you’re at home. Of course, they are not as foolproof as a burglar alarm security system, but having a chain means that there will be noise to alert you to the entry, and the burglar might actually reconsider what he thought was going to be an easy ‘in’.


Although lock bumping is a relatively quick and non-suspicious way to enter a house, burglars will still think twice about entering a home if they can be easily seen from the street. Even if you have a burglar alarm security system, make sure you keep your bushes and shrubs trimmed and ensure that your front door is easily visible from the street.

Lock bumping is a scary trend. Burglar alarm security systems will restore your sense of wellbeing and safety!

Suburb Security Spotlight: The Worst Streets in Blacktown, Sydney for Burglaries

We’ve recently been looking at crime hotspots in suburbs surrounding Sydney. While it is never possible to predict exactly which buildings will be burgled or stolen from … and it certainly never pays to become complacent … if you find that you are in a hotspot area, you know that extended security strategies are definitely appropriate for you. Today we go to the police statistics for Blacktown, Sydney, and find out which houses can most benefit from CCTV camera systems, back to base alarms and alarm monitoring services.


Break and Enter – Dwelling

There are substantial portions of the Blacktown local government area covering entire suburbs which have significant numbers of break and enters each year. The following areas all show up as red, or having the highest density of break and enters, in the Blacktown area. Back to base alarms and some serious fortification of homes is definitely recommended:

  • The entire suburbs of Shalvey, Bidwill, Oakhurst, Dharruk, Emerton, and Tregear
  • The southwest portion of Hassal Grove, especially south of Luxford Road
  • Portions of Whalan north of Woodstock Ave
  • Streets bordered by Woodstock Ave to the north, Carlisle Ave to the west, Luxford Rd to the south and Francis Rd to the east in Mt Druitt.
  • The portions of Doonside south of the railway line, and the corresponding portion of Woodcroft bordered by the railway line to the south, Knox Rd to the west, Richmond Rd to the north and Lyon St to the east.


Break and Enter – Non Dwelling and Robbery

Business crime centres around the following hotspots in the Blacktown local government area. Business crime is best deterred by CCTV camera systems in conjunction with back to base alarms. Back to base alarms fitted in the following area of Blacktown government area should also have panic buttons installed to deter robberies.


  • The Westfield Mt Druitt area, including surrounding shops
  • Shops surrounding the Doonside train station
  • Any buildings in the Shalvey area bordered by Peter Van Hasselt Park to the South and the vacant area to the north.
  • Any buildings and shops in the Blacktown train station area
  • Buildings and shops in the area of Lethbridge Park where Palmyra Ave, Luxford Rd, Copeland Rd and Hatherton Road intersect
  • All shops in and surrounding the Emerton Village shopping centre


Steal from Dwelling

This slightly different crime category has the same effect as a break and enter – something is stolen from private property. However, the crime may have been committed by somebody known to the residents, or a door or window may have been left unlocked so no ‘breakage’ was necessary. The area basically mirror those for break and enters however, and are centred around:

  • The entire suburbs of Bidwill, Willmot, Whalan, Dharruk, Hebersham, Blackett and Tregear
  • The streets bordered by the Great Western Hwy, Mamre Rd, the Western Motorway and Bennett Road in the St Marys area
  • Streets in Doonside to the south of the railway line, bordered by Lancaster/Lyon St to the east, Bungarribee Rd to the south and Doonside Rd to the West.


Back to base alarms are the most effective way for people living in these areas of the Blacktown local government area to protect their homes and families. For businesses, CCTV camera systems add an additional layer of protection, and panic buttons allow a quick response by the alarm monitoring service without the need for intervening phone calls. Get the installation process started before you become another of the many statistic in these areas of Blacktown!

10 More Official Robbery Prevention Tips for Businesses

No business has the money to lose or the time to spend on court cases that a robbery will also take. More importantly, no business wants their employees or ordinary customers to be put in harm’s way. We recently looked at 10 important robbery prevention tips for businesses (from CCTV and back to base alarm monitoring to simple cleaning!), but found that we couldn’t include all the important tips in just one article. Here we continue our guide to robbery prevention for businesses, with 10 tips that the police force consider most valuable.

Even 24 hour businesses should have back to base alarm monitoring

  1. Even if your doors are always open, back to base alarm monitoring can be zoned so that certain parts of your business (cash room, offices etc) can be alarmed while the service area is not. Also, you can have special duress alarm codes programmed for your cash storage areas – these alert the monitoring company that an employee has been forced to open the safe.
  2. Watch for people watching your business …
    Robberies are rarely carried out without checking out a premises first. Teach your staff to watch for people loitering outside and checking out the business, or spending a great deal of time inside on a purchase that shouldn’t require much thought. Any suspicious actions can be reported to police – if they are unable to attend, write down a thorough description of the person and follow them outside to get their numberplate. This will assist in identifying them if a robbery occurs.
  3. Tell employees about your alarm system
    Some businesses resist telling employees about a back to base alarm system. However, for their safety, all employees should know how, when and when not to activate a back to base alarm.
  4. Look for ‘safe’ technology for your safe
    Dual key, time-delay and drop mechanisms for your cash safe make it hard to access cash. Make sure that you have prominent signage relating that staff cannot easily access the cash, to actually help deter them as well as protect your money.
  5. Customer service for robbery prevention!
    Teach your staff to always greet new customers walking in with a smile and a direct look in the eyes. If a robber feels they could be identified, they will think twice about carrying out their plans. This is most effective when backed up by things like CCTV camera systems through your back to base alarm company, height stickers next to the door, etc.
  6. Consider physical barriers
    If you run a high risk business like a bank or service station, consider installing pass-through barriers between the customer area and the service staff area.
  7. ‘Sweep’ the business before closing
    One closing procedure should be a check of all business areas to ensure nobody is hiding inside. This should be immediately followed by activation of your back to base alarm system.
  8. Train employees in safe cash handling
    Your local police station may be able to run a training session on safe cash handling procedures, such as regularly clearing the till, counting money in a non-visible area, using two people to transport money within the store, moving money in daylight hours (but varying the precise time of day) and disguising the cash bag as something else.
  9. Encourage card payment
    Remove fees on EFTPOS and credit card transactions to discourage cash payments.
  10. Teach employees to protect themselves first
    Some employees feel it is part of their duty to protect the business from thieves, and can put themselves in harm’s way because of this. Teach them to activate the panic button of the back to base alarm first, then get themselves as far away as possible. Let them know their health is worth far more than a bit of cash!

A back to base alarm system and CCTV camera systems are at the heart of good robbery prevention as well as bringing a robber to justice. Without them, your cash and employees are in serious danger.

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