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ARA FirePASS: 6 Ways to Prevent Fires in Data Centres

The fire strategy for any data centre should remain the same: Prevent a fire from starting, mitigate damage to sensitive equipment and reduce downtime. Data centre managers, consultants and fire engineers traditionally have selected conventional fire protection strategies. These can include: Early warning of fire via aspirated smoke detection systems, Manual intervention, if possible (portable Read more...

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Video: An introduction to how companies can transport cash & valuables securely

Introducing ARA Security Cash In Transit. This year, our Cash in Transit (CIT) business has become a significant participant in the Australian CIT industry. ARA Security now transports business earnings safely and securely, saving businesses more time, money and stress. Over the past year, we constructed purpose built cash depots around Australia, expanded our CIT Read more...

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DESIGNING THE FIRST IMPRESSION FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Collective Made: You only have one chance to make a good first impression. It may sound cliché, but it’s true nonetheless, and that chance can be used up in less than seven seconds. So just like designing the homepage of your website, the entrance of your place of business needs to make a memorable and positive impression. Read more...

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ARA UNVEILS ITS 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

A record year of growth and profitability for ARA Group. 2016 was a record year at ARA as we narrowed our focus on supporting A Real Australia through all aspects of our business. Through the successful convergence of ARA’s operating and acquisition strategies, we saw resulting record sales and a record EBITDA. The past fifteen Read more...

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Giving Back: ARA in the Community

At ARA, we believe it is our fundamental responsibility to support and give back to the communities in which we work and live. This is why in 2009 we set up the ARA Endowment Fund, managed by Australia’s leading independent specialist trustee company, Equity Trustees, as part of their Charitable Foundation. Read more...

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ARA MECHANICAL PERFORMS ENERGY UPGRADE AT 23 FURZER STREET IN ACT

ARA Mechanical has performed an energy upgrade at 23 Furzer Street in ACT, increasing the plant's energy rating from 5.2 to 6 stars in a two part project. Working with the plant’s sustainability department, we first implemented a chiller optimisation to improve the buildings performance based on the NABERS star energy rating system. Read more...

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Revolutionary Technology for Efficient Building Monitoring

In the 1990’s the smartphone was created to change the way we communicate and mobilise the exchange of data. Do you remember the first time you could send an email from your phone? People like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk were forerunners - shaping new technological advances to address the needs of a changing world. We’ve heard of smart cars, smartphones and smart TVs, but have you heard much about smart buildings? Read more...

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Introducing ARA Compliance: VIDEO

ARA Compliance helps property managers, property owners, strata managers and building managers to ensure the safety of their buildings and their occupants. From smoke alarms and child safety window locks, to swimming pool fences, and all compliance issues, ARA Compliance allows owners to meet their state’s legislative requirements. Read more...

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INTRODUCING COLLECTIVE MADE STUDIO

It’s the first impression that matters. Whether it’s a home, an office, or even a commercial building, your space speaks volumes about you. When you let someone into your home or workplace, you are revealing a little bit more about yourself. Your guests can immediately make a quick assessment about the type of person you are and your clients get an instant perception of the quality of your business simply based off the impression your environment portrays. The design of your space tells a story about your brand and shapes the perspective of your business. Read more...

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Live Fire Prevention Webinar! – Innovative Technology Prevents Facility Fire Threats

Your business is a major asset but, are you doing enough to protect it? On 01 April 2016, at 12:00PM, join Martin McGettrick, the National GM Special Hazards, ARA Fire, for the Live ARA FirePASS® webinar. During this webinar he will display how you can prepare, prevent and protect against fires. Read more...