Learn how to help protect yourself and your family
Secure Sentinel is committed to helping our members reduce the risk and impact of loss & theft of their possessions. Additionally we are actively working to educate and empower our members to protect themselves against the dangers of identity theft.
Our services can help to reduce the risks and impacts associated with loss, theft and identity crime.
In this section we provide information, hints, tips and guides that can help you to protect yourself and your family from risks associated with loss, theft and identity crime.
Please select from our list below and check back regularly for new updates.
Losing valuable items can be stressful and costly but it happens much more frequently than you may think. Thieves tend to focus on particular items, things that are small, valuable, easy to take and conceal.Find out more
More than 200,000 mobile phones are reported lost or stolen in Australia each year.
According to a recent study by the Australian Mobile Telecommunication Association, mobile phones are most likely to be stolen from cars (28%), social venues such as restaurants, pubs and clubs (20%) and the workplace (8%). Most phones are reported lost or stolen on Mondays, suggesting that most phones go missing over the weekend.Find out more
The check list below provides a number of ideas, tips and advice to help you protect yourself and reduce the risks and impacts of loss, theft and identity crime while travelling.Find out more
Criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in the ways in which they steal from individuals and cards such as credit, debit, ATM, store and loyalty cards are common targets. Card theft is only one risk; some criminals go so far as to steal bank statements from letterboxes and garbage to find individual details. Other criminals use the telephone and internet to attempt to access information directly from their victims by pretending to be from a bank or service provider.Find out more
Identity theft is Australia’s fastest growing crime. In 2009, 4.4 million Australians were victims of an identity crime and these cost a total of more than $4 billion per year.^
^ Veda Advantage Identity Crimes Report 2009, conducted by Galaxy ResearchFind out more
Many people underestimate the security risk that lost keys pose. It's surprising how many break-ins occur because a thief came into possession of someone's keys.Find out more