Several staff members from Davcon Security Screens attended the biennial Crimsafe Conference at Jupiters Hotel and Casino on the Gold Coast.
The weekend saw Crimsafe licensees from all over Australia come together to reflect on the past two years, see what exciting things are in store and come away with improved product knowledge and renewed enthusiasm.
Those who attended enjoyed presentations from Crimsafe staff and licensees and guest speakers. We were lucky enough to hear from former Hockeyroos captain and Olympic gold medallist, Nikki Hudson, about performing at the highest levels of your industry (we even got to hold her gold medal!).
Chief Executive Officer of Crime Stoppers Queensland, Trevor O’Hara shared the positive results Crime Stoppers Queensland is achieving in local communities. A documented 1,860 arrests were made in Queensland in 2012 due to anonymous information received through the Crime Stoppers Program. Crimsafe Security Systems is a crime prevention partner with Crime Stoppers Queensland and Crime Stoppers Australia.
We also heard from Richard Hamber, the Window Energy Rating (WERS) Manager of the Australian Window Association. Crimsafe was the first security screening product to gain a WERS result, and Mr Hamber went into detail about Crimsafe’s WERS results and how these results are utilised by architects and homeowners alike. Crimsafe can decrease solar heat gain in your home by up to 53% keeping your home cooler in summer and restricting heat loss during winter. A reduced need for air-conditioning and artificial heating contributes to lower energy costs. The greatest benefits are gained when Crimsafe is placed over your entire window not just over the opening portion.
Mr Hamber also updated us on the law changes for windows higher than 2 metres above ground level. These changes are significant as many children have injured themselves falling through windows, and these new changes help prevent these incidents. To find out more about these laws for yourself, you can visit the AWA website.
The conference concluded with a ‘The Great Gatsby’ themed awards dinner at which Davcon was pleased to be presented the award for ‘Best Online Marketing.’ We work hard to provide our customers with high-quality online content, and are delighted to have our efforts recognised.
Davcon Security Screens would like to extend a thank you to Crimsafe for organising and hosting an informative, entertaining and valuable conference.