We’ll be there for you if the unexpected happened at your place – but as with most things, prevention is far better than cure. So, we’ve dipped into our Home Security Survey for a few facts and created some helpful tips to keep your home, safe and secure.
It’s surprising then, that only 55% of us actually turn the alarm on every time we leave the house – even for short trips.
Men prefer to use an electronic alarm, while women are more likely to trust their canine pal to sound the alarm.
In rural areas, dogs are a popular security measure, while dead-bolted doors and window locks are the go-to option for city dwellers.
Auckland is New Zealand’s most security-conscious city, with the highest number of houses with security per capita.
When it’s time for a holiday, 63% of us agree it’s a good idea to ask a friend to collect the mail and keep an eye on the house – even though most of us think a house sitter is more effective.