Australia has a growing problem with home alarm systems, with new studies finding the country’s home alarm system system is among the least effective among developed countries.
The Home Alerts Program was launched by the Federal Government in 2015 to assist families in managing their alarm systems and assist the states and territories in identifying and installing the most effective home alarm and communication systems.
In its second phase, the Home Alert System is now part of the Federal Networked Systems (NFSS) for Home Safety.
“We are aware that the system is not as robust as some of our other systems in terms of detection, and we have to continue to work on that,” Home Alert Chief Executive Tim Kallam said.
“But it’s really important to understand that we’ve got a much better system than we had at the time, and that’s why we’ve brought it in.”
Mr Kallami said the system’s detection and response times are about one-tenth the time it was in its early days.
“I’m quite pleased with that, because the system was built to last, and it’s still working very well,” he said.
Mr Kamp told FourFour2 that a number of factors contributed to the lack of robustness of the system.
“One of the things that’s really disappointing is the cost of the systems,” he explained.
“There are quite a few things that make the systems expensive.”
The one thing that’s costed significantly is the installation of the batteries.
“You can install one battery in every system, but it’s not going to last for many years.”
Mr Keppel said the issue was not unique to Australia.
“Australia is not a particularly well-equipped country for the use of home alarm products,” he told FourThree.
“It’s a good example of a system where there’s quite a bit of innovation going on.”
“So the way in which we’re developing new technologies, and the way that we’re going to improve the technology that we have, that’s a challenge.”
In our case, it’s just not a situation where we have a lot of time to think about the technology and the implementation of it, so it’s more a case where it’s an area where we are very constrained in terms to the amount of innovation that we can do.
“The Home Safety Network (HSN) is currently being implemented in the state of Victoria.
Mr Kepples comments suggest that Australia is currently working on a Home Alert Network for the states of Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales, but the HomeAlerts program will be rolled out to the entire country in 2018.”
All these states are starting to roll out their systems to the public, so we’re not talking about Australia,” he added.”
Our plan is that we’ll roll it out across all states and regions.
“Mr Neumann said the rollout of the Home alerts program will benefit the health and safety of Australians.”
This is going to provide Australians with an early warning system, it will reduce the time that they spend waiting for the system to go online, and they can get the alert system up and running at the push of a button,” he pointed out.”
So, I think that is a very positive thing.
“He said it was a major step forward for the health of Australians, and he was hopeful that more states would follow suit.”
And, you know, if there is a system that works, then it’s going to work for everyone.”