HIKVision intercom

How the last few years in technology have expediated intercoms

For 20 years, technology in the intercom industry has been pretty flat in growth, until now! Recently, there’s been a huge jump in technology – particularly in connecting with apps on smartphones. This is really something us tech geeks get really excited about. 

When someone comes to your front door, you are instantly notified one your phone. You can have a 2 way communication (talking to the person at your front door in real time) and can unlock your front door or roller door from anywhere in the world (with internet access) and lock the door after they’ve left. The conversation is recorded for security and can be referred back to. 

The list of how to apply this technology is tremendously long! 

Anywhere from a stand alone home to a high rise, multi-story building with multiple doors and even for lift control. 

The keypads are installed at your front gate, so if you catch a lift home, you can gain access to your home with no keys or remote! Our clients love using this technology particularly after a big Christmas party or when their car is being serviced and they’ve caught a courtesy lift home. Other clients have used this technology to receive grocery or other precious deliveries straight to their monitored kitchen bench, while they’ve not made it home in time. 

This technology is very reasonably priced when added to the intercom. For a quote to see how this can change your lifestyle of deliveries, contact us.   

burglar entering a house

Multiple times each week, we are asked to quote on home security systems. The main focus of most is to get security cameras.

CCTV cameras are definitely a great deterrent for thieves and they are also very helpful in tracking down those trespassing on your property….

Are Alarms Still Useful?

However, a greater deterrent for someone in the act of breaking into your home is an alarm system. From our extensive experience in the home security industry, potential thieves entering a property will almost always run without stealing much (or even anything) if an alarm sounds.

Sound an alarm and get CCTV footage

So when we are in a home and quoting for a home security system. We often recommend a combination of both alarms and CCTV. With an alarm sounding off, you’ve more of a chance of the person breaking into your home, but then fleeing before taking any of your precious items. Including the CCTV also deters and gives record of faces to pass onto law enforcement, therefore helping to stop occurrence of future B&E’s.

With this said, if you are still solely focussed on only security cameras installed in your home, HikVision Acusense is one product that could count as doing a bit of both tasks. It’s sounds a warning message while recording the thieves on camera. The camera does not set off an alarm sound, however it is programmed to play a pre-recorded message once someone steps past a pre-set boundary line.

For our CCTV products, we offer options for notifications to be sent to your smart phone, or for professional monitoring. Either way, we ensure you know if someone has been in your house before you arrive home.

Still unsure which option is best for your home? Call us on 1300 308 272 and we’d love to chat and create a quote for you.


The standard lock and key is a straight forward way to keep your home or business safe. But when you’re running a large scale operation, the potential cost of changing locks and cutting new keys can be quite considerable.

An access control system is one of the most modern, efficient and convenient ways of securing your home or business. Once it’s set up, you’ll never have to worry about changing a lock or having new keys printed again.  If you discover a security card is lost, stolen or being used inappropriately, it’s as simple as barring access with the click of a button.

Once installed, all doors on the premises can be controlled at will and set to automatically lock when closed. Anyone without the correct PIN or access card will be unable to enter. If necessary, you can also set designated hours for doors to remain unlocked for ease of access during particular times of day.

These control systems can also be adjusted to allow flexible control over individual user access rights. This means your security can be structured so that entry level staff are unable to gain access to an executive’s private office, and your historical financial records are restricted only to those that absolutely need to access the data.

Access Control Systems offer flexible, cost-effective solutions to keep your home or business secure. If you would like more information on which system is right for you, make sure you give us a call and we can provide a consultation.


Modern security devices now have the ability to stream high definition images instantly to your mobile or tablet device, offering instant access to home or business cameras at any time, from any location. Using a mobile application to access your video surveillance system provides enormous power and utility for you and your business – and many of our clients already reap the benefits. 

A large proportion of camera manufacturers offer two components for each of their products: Video Management Systems (VMS) and Mobile Applications. A video management system acts as the central control centre for your surveillance system, allowing you to control the angle, field of view, recordings and more all in one place. The mobile application aims to provide extra utility, allowing security personnel, home owners or business managers to access a live feed and play back recordings from any number of devices.

With the ability to access all of your cameras at the touch of a button, you’re now able to monitor critical areas and supervise the storefront from your desk, at home or in the car. While there are plenty of benefits to accessing your cameras from a remote location, this luxury is largely dependent on the network speed to which your device is connected. A network or data plan with limited speed will produce much lower resolution, frame rate and overall image quality. 

Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) control of a camera is one of the benefits of having remote camera access. As seen in our Hikvision Darkfighter demo, using this function allows you to control the zoom, rotation and focus of specific cameras, enabling you to carefully monitor areas not otherwise available to fixed cameras. 

If you’re interested in integrating mobile security applications with your home or business, make sure you get in touch with us today. 


Owner of Toowoomba security company Secure Solutions, Peter Siokos, talks of his visit to a CCTV tech-con in China

A TV 100 metres wide, robots that park the car for you and other robots that know how long one task will take to bring what you need for the next step at the precise time you need it – what more of an adventure could any tech-head ask? 

Quality products made in China may seem like a contradiction, but Secure Solutions CEO Peter Siokos flew to Hangzhou, China (the 2016 hosting city of the G20 summit) to answer one question, “Why does the HIKvision product outlast all the other brands we offer?”. The answer was a visit to the ultimate Nirvana for gadget geeks – a manufacturer’s convention plus tours through their factory district (that’s right, not just one factory – a district of factories!). 

This tech company has not only earned Peter’s trust, but also the trust of the very particular Chinese government who employ the use of these products in their own monitoring systems. 

Peter found in his travels that the difference was in the company’s thoroughness. “Everything is made in-house. They make every element required to assemble their equipment. They don’t just test random samplings of their equipment, they test every piece that leaves the factory, that kind of commitment is unheard of in other brands!”

“I could not believe how excellent and immaculate the conditions were in the factories! They have programmed the robots to know exactly when and what each tech will need for the next element in assembly. The robot goes to the warehouse storage, gets the pieces required and at the exact moment the builder needs it, the robot – like a nurse passing the doctor surgical equipment – has it ready for them”

The convention included many cultural influences with the focus obviously always on the technology, and the 100-metre-long television being featured in all the speech/sit down events during the convention definitely brought some thrills to a few faces in the crowd. 

Of course the trip wasn’t all technology. Peter, along with other delegates from all around the world, were treated to local delicacies, (including chicken heads, and also the most intricately formed desserts which would make the most skilled of pastry chefs envious) as well as a visit to the picturesque West Lakes. 

“The attention to detail was in everything around us. Any questions I had about the HIKvision company were completely assured in seeing the level of professionalism, the commitment to quality and the passion for excellence”.

Secure Solutions is a family-owned local business which provides security cameras and monitoring, access control systems, intercoms and personal medical alarms and home automation systems