Home Security Products?

Neighbourhood Watch receives many questions, suggestions and comments via our website and weekly eNewsletter. This week’s was:

Would anyone be able to recommend a service that could advise on home security? I would like to make my home safer and perhaps there are professionals in this area?

Our reply was:

Unfortunately Neighbourhood Watch cannot endorse any product or service. We suggest you go to the Choice appraisals. Choice is independent.

Thank you for your questions. This question will prompt us to update our WatchOut.org.au website. Please keep the questions coming.

And so our Homes page here has been updated to include the Choice website search results for ‘Home Security’. We like to make it as easy as possible for the next person 🙂

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New year, new links!

Happy New Year 2020 and Happy New Lunar Year of the rat! Thank you to those who keep sending us suggestions – please keep them coming. A few new links have been added:

DRIVERS & CYCLISTS PAGE:
Service NSW – Report unsafe driving practices
(eg to report unsafe and/or medically unfit drivers)
Roads & Maritime Services – Hoons – information page on street racing and other ‘hoon’ offences.
Text “[Phone Hornsby Police Station 9476 9799 to report hoon behaviour happening in your neighbourhood]”

FIRES & ENVIRONMENT PAGE:
NSW RFS Reporting Page – to report lit cigarette butts thrown from a car

ID THEFT PAGE:
ID Theft Blackout Roller
– a product example, to protect you from Identity Theft

FRAUD PAGE:
ACNC – Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission
– to verify a charity is in fact a charity via a search of the ACMC Charity Register

 

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Senior Drivers checked and revised!

Our local Crime Prevention Officer is giving a presentation this month to senior drivers. This is a good time for us to check the links in our Seniors and Drivers/Cyclists pages. Yes – some great pdfs to view or download!

A Guide to Older Driver Licensing
On the Road 65Plus – Staying Safe and Independent’ and
‘Staying on the Move with Dementia’
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4 Reasons to follow the PPSR link

This week we have had volunteers checking and correcting broken links. Thanks to Wal and Jack in particular 🙂

We have also included some fresh text on the Drivers & Cyclists page to show how the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) has 4 reasons to check a new car:

  1. Is it free from debt?
  2. Has it been written off?
  3. Has the vehicle been recalled?
  4. Is it reported as stolen?

What secrets could a used car be hiding?

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