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Do we hold your keys?

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Key Square

To keep on top of your security, it is important that you complete regular audits of the procedures you have in place. Our recommended audit this month, leading up to Christmas, is to make sure your Watchdog held keys are up-to-date.

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Looking for guards in Rotorua

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Patrol/Guard Positions Available

Are you interested in protecting people and property?
Do you take pride in the work you do?
Want to make a difference in the community?

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Merry Christmas and Safe Holidays from Watchdog

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Its that time of the year again when a lot of businesses wind down for the holidays, while here at Watchdog we are winding up for our busiest time of year. Before you go to soak up some summer sun & enjoy time with family & friends please take a few moments to help us to properly look after your property. Remember during the pre & post Christmas period there is always an increase in property crime as the local criminals decide to get their holiday requirements by stealing them. So here are a few tips from Watchdog.

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Security Kit Run Down: Reed Switches

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Reed switches or door reeds are simple magnetic devices that are normally placed on doors. Reed switches will detect when a door, window or safe is opened and can trigger the alarm if armed. Often, these devices are smaller than a match box and non-intrusive.

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Deterring Burglaries on a Budget

Thursday, November 3, 2016

More this week on target hardening for residential and commercial properties; specifically, we are talking about showing a sense of pride in the premises.

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Looking to Beef up your Security?

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Another interesting development in the security industry is the continuing popularity of good ‘old-fashioned’ man power to guard an area, even in this ever evolving world of IP CCTV cameras and HD video feeds. The presence of actual man power is proving to be popular throughout the Bay of Plenty. So what’s stopping more businesses from employing this service to improve upon their target hardening practices?

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Watchdog is now Certified for Drug Testing

Monday, October 3, 2016

We have been testing the market over the last couple of months to gauge interest in Watchdog Drug Testing. We are excited to say it has taken off and we've had a great response from the clients who used our service during market testing.

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Medical Alert Buttons

Friday, September 30, 2016

These often come in the form of a bracelet, necklace or stationary clip. The portable medical alert remotes usually have one large button that is easy to push and fast to respond. The stationary clips come in a variety of styles, from singular buttons to switches and dual button controllers. We can essentially set these up specifically to your needs.

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Personal Safety While Shopping

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Personal safety is an issue that concerns everyone. A big thanks to Graham Yorke for collating and refining the lists below. In the news recently we have seen a violent assault on a woman in a parking lot in Auckland. It is important for all of us to look after our safety and do what we can to avoid these situations. All of these personal safety tips are based around the theory of target hardening, explained in last week's news update.

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What is target hardening?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

In some of my recent articles I have been talking about target hardening. I've received some good comments which is awesome to see, with some of you asking me to explain what is meant by this term "target hardening". So that's what I aim to do in this article.

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