Home Security in New Zealand

    Home Security in New Zealand

    Protect your home with these 10 tips on keeping your home safe from burglaries.

    The chances are you know someone who has had their house broken into. Unfortunately burglaries are a common occurrence in cities and suburbs around New Zealand, with an average of 150 break-ins happening every day. That’s 54,000 last year alone, costing Kiwi households and businesses more than an estimated $1 billion.

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    Benefits of wide angle cameras

    Wide angle cameras reduce blind spots in your security system by providing a much wider field of view.

    Wide angle cameras reduce blind spots in your security system, giving greater home and business security.

    Wide angle cameras use a lens with a shorter focal length than other lenses. This allows the camera to pick up a wider scene. This is extremely helpful in security applications because your cameras are in a fixed position. Wide angle cameras don’t have to be moved to get a broader viewing angle. This is just one of the benefits of this easy to use type of security camera.

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    Smart home video surveillance and home security

    Smart video surveillance systems link live views and alerts on unusual activity straight to your smart device.

    Smart video surveillance systems link live views and alerts on unusual activity straight to your smart device.

    Many often ask, “How can I know that my home is safe and secure and ensure that my family knows it too?” Safety and security are two things many seek, but only a fraction of people are able to find one or both. We can all agree that our homes are supposed to be our havens, where safety and security are synonymous with peace of mind and comfort. We desire this feeling for ourselves and our families.

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    Indoor Security Cameras or Outdoor Security Cameras?

    CleverLoop wide-angle indoor security camera with two-way audio.

    Wide-angle indoor cameras, ideal for apartments, back bedrooms or baby monitoring.

    The weatherproof outdoor security camera doesn't mind rain or dust and helps keep an eye on entrance paths, side windows and back gardens.

    Weatherproof outdoor security cameras keeping your place protected from the outside.

    This post provides some tips on where to point your cameras so you can maximise security, the important decision about whether to use indoor or outdoor cameras, and where to place them from a safety perspective.

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    How to increase front door security

    Factors that impact on front door security include locks, your garden landscaping and the security system you use.

    Factors that impact on front door security include locks, your garden landscaping and the security system you use.

    Security is an important part of our lives. If we are not security conscious at all, then we are simply relying on the honesty of others to keep us safe. That is why increasing the security of your home also increases your family’s safety and peace of mind.

    Here in New Zealand, a Ministry of Justice study of 66 break-ins across Manurewa in Auckland, Rotorua, Lower Hutt near Wellington and Sydnenham in Christchurch showed that about 18% of burglaries take place with the thief gaining access by forcing a door open. This is on top of the 4% of burglaries that take place through open unlocked doors. So as well as the obvious solution of locking your doors, here are some tips that show you how to increase front door security.

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    IP Security Cameras

    IP security cameras have the benefit of being wi-fi enabled, high definition and coming in models suited for indoor and outdoor conditions.

    IP security cameras have the benefit of being wi-fi enabled, high definition and coming in models suited for indoor and outdoor conditions.

    Modern homes require modern security solutions that are advanced and affordable. IP security cameras meet these requirements and are an excellent home security solution. They are provide superior image quality to traditional CCTV systems and can be purchased from a variety of online and offline channels.

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