In 2006, security and safety were the primary reasons for establishing the Wiri Business Association – with every business ranking it as one of their top three concerns.
At that time, our member area was averaging three burglaries a week. To combat the growing problem, the association tested several initiatives and found a combination of tactics that worked.
The association has implemented a proactive crime reduction strategy in three key areas:
Our contracted security partner, Conroy Security (formerly Barcon Security), has a dedicated patrol car in our area from 6pm until 6am for rapid response to any problems. They conduct 6 x 1 hour random patrols seven nights per week.
The security guards identify and address all potential criminal risk situations. They check and report on building security and report any open windows, doors and gates to the association. Where possible they secure the vulnerable building. It is the association’s policy to move on all potentially risky people as soon as patrols identify them.
The association management notifies the relevant business of the problem raised by security, and works with them to mitigate risk.
The association sends out regular security email updates, with up-to-the-minute security alerts, to keep members informed on what’s happening right now in the area.
CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (CPTED)
CPTED is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behaviour through environmental design. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts by affecting the built, social and administrative environment.
Police and placemaking specialists all agree that cleaner and more presentable areas experience a direct reduction in crime. Wiri Business Association work proactively to reduce crime in the Wiri area through improved CPTED.
Our security partner, Conroy Security (formerly Barcon Security), work 24/7 to help us manage our crime prevention initiatives. Eradicating crime is a top priority for us, and for this we need your help.
Make sure our Wiri office and Conroy Security have your latest key contact details and know of any staff changes.
IF YOU DON’T REPORT IT – WE CAN’T STOP IT…
027 551 8946
09 262 0804
We are currently in the tendering stage of a major CCTV camera project, with over 20 License Recognition Cameras.
Along with the successful tenderer, Wiri is working with NZ Police, Auckland Transport and SaferCities to be able to trace activities in and around Wiri.
This is the first stage of our project and we look forward to giving you regular updates as it progresses.