The following Frequently Asked Questions have been compiled to inform you about the installation of a security system in your business or home. Please contact us or call (03) 9873 8717 if you would like to know more.

The cost of a security system will usually depend on how much coverage you would like and the overall size of your business or home. Usually if your premises has more windows, these can act as potential entry points, which will need to be protected with a either a security camera of motion sensor.

Yes. The initial security assessment of your business or home will be performed free of charge. This will allow Permaguard to determine any security issues and concerns you may have, and then provide a reliable and cost effective solution tailored to your needs.

Depending on the size of your home or business, you could expect to receive a complete security quote within 48 hours.

A number of insurance companies can offer home and business owners a discount of 10 to 15% when they have a monitored alarm system or security camera (CCTV) system installed. Permaguard recommends contacting your insurance company to confirm the exact cost savings.

Yes. Research has shown that home and businesses are on average three times less likely to be burgled when they have an alarm system or security camera system (CCTV). To ensure greater safety, a security system must include at a minimum:

  • Detection devices that are installed to cover all access points (i.e. security camera or motion sensor)
  • A backup battery or Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) incase of power failure
  • Smoke detectors
  • Pet-immune motion sensors

Yes. When the power in your business or home is interrupted, your alarm system will continue to operate on its internal back-up battery for approximately three to four hours (depending on how many security devices are installed).

If you would like to prevent your security camera system (CCTV) from a power failure, Permaguard recommends the installation of an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) to ensure your system continues to record footage.

Yes. This is made possible through “pet-immune” security detection devices (or motion sensors) that are designed for homeowners with animals. Pet-immune motion sensors are tolerant of animals weighing up to 38 kg.