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Protecting your business with tech

Nathanael Peacock
Technology Journalist

Nathanael Peacock is a tech, digital and entertainment writer

Nathanael Peacock
Technology Journalist

Nathanael Peacock is a tech, digital and entertainment writer

Highlights
  • Cyber threats are getting all the attention, but you can’t overlook the importance of ensuring your physical premises are protected.    
  • The impacts of a business break-in include property damage, theft of valuables, cost of repairs, loss of intellectual property, potential brand damage, and the legal requirement to report any lost data.    
  • Business Protect features wireless alarm monitoring, which means it can’t be easily tampered with.    

Running a business now means protecting yourself, your assets and your store. Telstra’s business grade solution is Business Protect, to help keep your business safe.

More than ever before, businesses are faced with multiple security threats. Following the release of subsequent Telstra Cyber Security Reports, the latest in 2019, we’ve spoken a lot about cyber security. And since the updates to the Privacy Act 2018, a business’s obligations to keep data secure are stricter than ever. But despite cyber threats getting all the attention, you can’t overlook the importance of ensuring your physical premises are protected.

Two workers in a security call centre looking at a series of computers.

The who’s who of security

To help business owners achieve more holistic protection of their premises, Telstra has combined their mobile network with the security expertise of Telstra SNP Monitoring (TSM) to produce Telstra Business Protect.

Business Protect is an nbn™ ready wireless alarm monitoring service that helps manage your business’s security when your work premises are unattended by keeping your alarms wirelessly connected to the security monitoring centre via the Telstra Mobile Network.

For customers who are already with Telstra for their networking solutions, Business Protect consolidates your services. This means you only need to deal with one provider across a number of different technology solutions, so you can focus on other areas of your business. 

Real world problems

In order to help keep your physical assets safe your business should be protected with at least an alarm system that monitors the security of doors and windows.

When you sign up with Business Protect, a security specialist from Telstra SNP Monitoring (TSM) will assess your current setup with a free security check. They will be able to help you ensure your system adequately covers the most important parts of your business, and make recommendations to address any vulnerability.

The new system will operate wirelessly from within your business premises, and transmit security alarm information straight to the team at TSM, meaning your security cannot be easily tampered with. And importantly, is nbn-ready network ready as it does not require a fixed phone line. 

Get on the front foot

Security should be about active protection, rather than passive reaction. You don’t want to be caught out when a simple tweak to your system could have saved you money in the long run. If it’s been a while since you’ve looked over your systems, it may be time to have a licensed security technician complete a health check to assess where the any weaknesses are.

Originally published May 10th 2016. Updated March 21st 2019.    

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Things you need to know: 

Telstra Business Protect is currently not available the Northern Territory.  Although the monitoring is wireless with Business Protect, you will still need to move your affected business fixed phones/broadband onto the nbn™ network when it becomes available. You need to be in the Telstra Mobile Network coverage area for wireless monitoring. See here for coverage areas. The alarm monitoring service and installation is provided by Telstra SNP Monitoring Pty Ltd (TSM). Telstra Corp Security License Numbers: NSW 408064817, QLD 3926974, ACT 17502335, VIC: 653-608-61S (lic); 653-608-40S (reg), WA: SA51399, SA - ISL 267566. TSM security license numbers: NSW 000101018, ACT 17502283, VIC 874-798-31S / 874-798-10S, QLD 3709952, WA: SA49240, SA: 262413, TAS: 20607. Complies with Australian security monitoring standards AS2201.5 standards (Levels 1 to 5, 1992 and 2008 edition). To meet the accredited level, your alarm panel must also comply with the AS2201.5 2007/2008 Standard. nbn™, nbn co and other nbn™ logos and brands are trade marks of nbn co limited and used under licence.

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