Property Watch:

Expert tips to keep your property safe over the holidays

Protect your assets from unwanted visitors.

Expected statistics over the 2023-2024

Christmas period in Christchurch:*

  • 3600+ burglaries
  • 225 robberies
  • 14600 occurrences of theft


*figures calculated from annual crime growth between 2021-2023




Before you leave your property for an extended period:

Alarm system

Ensure your alarm system is working and transmitting to your security provider.

Trim shrubs and trees

Trim shrubs and trees near windows to eliminate potential hiding spots.

Window Sensors

Install window sensors to detect any attempts to open them.

Locks & latches

Check all window and door locks and latches are high quality and in good condition.

Motion sensor lights

Install motion sensor lights around the perimeter of the property.

Smart home technology

Use smart home technology to remotely monitor and control security devices.

Security Cameras

Ensure security cameras are operational and the lenses are clean.

Place valuables

Keep valuable items out of sight from windows.

Display warning signs

Display warning signs or stickers to deter intruders.

Additional tips for while you’re away:

  • Use timers to turn lights on and off throughout the day.
  • Have a trusted friend check on your property, move rubbish bins around, or park their car in your driveway.
  • Have someone collect your mail.
  • Use a house sitter.
  • Place a “beware of dog” sign, even if you don’t have a pet.
  • Leave a pair of shoes or a child’s toy outside to give the impression of activity.

Contact us to discover how you can prepare your property ahead of your summer holiday.


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