The Northern Territory (NT) Government has rolled out a new program to help eligible Territory businesses improve their security against the risk of break-ins.
Territory businesses are able to make a range of permanent security improvements to better protect themselves against break-ins using Territory enterprises.
Individual businesses may be eligible for up to $20,000 on a co-contribution basis towards a mandatory, independent security audit and to complete one or more eligible security improvement jobs. Clusters of businesses, such as small shopping complexes can also apply for up to $50,000 on a co-contribution basis.
The works undertaken on each premises will vary depending on individual circumstances and the outcomes of the mandatory security audit.
How Biz Secure works
- A business wanting to make security improvements to their premises to better protect themselves against the risk of break-ins submits their application online through the Biz Secure program - apply to receive a voucher now.
- If the business is approved to access the program, they will have a mandatory, independent security audit on the business premises by a registered security audit contractor. The costs of the security audit is covered by the program ($2,000 for individual businesses and up to $7,000 for a cluster of businesses).
- Once the security audit has been completed, the business will be able to seek quotes from a registered security supplier and apply for a voucher to carry out eligible security improvement works.
- For individual business applicants, up to $18,000 will be available in contribution toward the cost of eligible works on the basis that the program will contribute the first $8,000, and the eligible recipient matches dollar-for-dollar the contribution sought from the program thereafter.
- For cluster business applicants, up to $43,000 will be available on a dollar-for-dollar matching basis to make improvements based on the security audit.
- In line with the above, the NT Government will provide a voucher to the business receiving the security improvements.
- Once the job is done, the supplier doing the work receives the voucher as part or full payment. If applicable, the business receiving the work pays the balance.
- The supplier that has done the work redeems the voucher from the NT Government.
Suppliers interested in registering to carry out the security works through the Biz Secure program can apply online - apply to register as a security supplier now.
For further details please see the program terms and conditions.