News & Media

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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Remote Controls to Arm and Disarm your Alarm System

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Remote controls are becoming more and more popular especially in the residential scene. We are seeing them installed in homes throughout Tauranga and Rotorua at a growing pace both with with alarm upgrades and new alarm installs.

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Rotorua Daily Post Article on Rangi Hurihanganui

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Rotorua security guard Rangi Hurihanganui had two paths - life as a gang member or one in a good career helping people. Today he holds the country's top award in the security industry. He speaks with journalist Kelly Makiha about how he hopes his story will help others.

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NZ Security Professional of the year!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Congratulations Rangi, we're absolutely stoked that you have been recognised for all your hard work. The National Security Awards evening was held last Friday night in the Blue Bath’s Event Centre, which marks the first time that the awards ceremony has been held in our very own Rotorua.

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Pet Friendly PIRs

Monday, July 25, 2016

Pet friendly PIRs (passive infrared sensors) are now available and are proving to be very popular. These PIRs have a pet tolerance level; starting with a tolerance of 9kgs and going all the way up to 32kgs depending on the device. These devices are great for those with a fluffy companion who likes to be inside when the alarm is set. Remember, PIRs detect changes in heat, so if you have scaly, cold blooded companions, you don’t need to worry about pet PIRs.

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