Since September 2019, Platform 4 Group have been our new Security Company for Parnell, with an objective to build a dedicated Parnell night patrol service – read below how this can work for your business or premises.
CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER
Semiti Namelo, who has recently joined Platform 4 Group is the weekday on-foot Crime Prevention Officer. You will see his smiling face roaming the streets of Parnell from now on, so if you have not yet met him, make sure you stop and say hello!
Semiti’s schedule is 8 hrs a day, 5 days a week (Tues to Sat). He visits businesses in Parnell on a regular basis and addresses security concerns and issues, follows up on the night report and where necessary liaises with Police, spots and reports graffiti and other anti – social issues in the area such as homelessness. In addition, he is on call to businesses in Parnell when they need to move on beggars outside stores. We have found this role an invaluable resource for the area, building up intelligence of similar incidents in the area and how they are connected, as well as serving as a first alert to undesirables in the area who are sometimes housed in the state housing or WINZ temporary accommodation.
0800 308 003 – Please call if you need assistance with unfavourable social activity, but remember if there is a crime in place or you feel endangered in any way, please call the Police Emergency number 111.
The vehicle night time patrol service. There will be limited random patrols in the night time hours. Please be aware, that while the PBA provides this service for the greater precinct, each individual business/landowner is responsible for their own premises and private property that leads off public areas. However, if you are experiencing anti-social behaviour, the call-out service remains the same, so please call 0800 308 003.
CRIME PREVENTION PLAN – BUILDING THE CAPACITY FOR A DEDICATED VEHICLE
Parnell dedicated capacity night-time Security Initiative
The Parnell Business Association (PBA) and Platform 4 Group Limited (P4G) have agreed to a strategic partnership for the purpose of developing a dedicated night-time Security Patrol Service, operating 7 nights per week. Currently the PBA are paying for random patrols during the night, however the objective is to build the capacity of the night-time hours to justify a dedicated vehicle that will be in Parnell for most of the night-time hours. This can only be achieved with the participation of private businesses and or landowners.
Once in place, this service will be able to deliver to Parnell Precinct and signed up Business operators;
Parnell is not immune to burglary and anti-social behaviour, with medium to high security breaches over the years having been recorded, and it’s fair to say the security industry seldom performs to any level of acceptable response time. It is for this very reason the Parnell Security Initiative is being rolled out.
Response times in neighbouring Business Precincts with similar services are as low as 4-6 minutes and this makes sense when you consider how long it will take to drive from one end or Parnell to another, this is the power of a dedicated night-time Patrol service.
P4G Services Offered to Parnell Businesses
Please Note: Chorus and Spark have indicated a complete move away from terrestrial copper telephone lines, this effects Alarm Systems connected to standard networks; we are happy to discuss IP or GPRS monitoring options with you.
To take advantage of this service, Business owners are encouraged to meet with P4G to review your security service, be it Alarm Monitoring & Response or Mobile Patrols or both, a written quote will be provided once a site visit is completed.
To discuss this further, contact Alan Young on 021 822 222, [email protected]
ALWAYS REMEMBER. This service does not act to replace the services of NZ Police. All emergencies and serious crime should be reported by calling 111 and asking for the Police. Never place yourself or anyone else in danger. Instead, call 111 immediately.