1025 days ago

Security Research

The Team from Matrix Security

Matrix Security would like to inform our customers and other consumers of security related products/services of an important research project being led by Dr T Bradley, Victoria University of Wellington. The project aims to understand why a growing number of New Zealand households are turning to private security for protection and what this tells us about public perceptions of crime and policing.

Information will be gathered from consumers on what security-related products (e.g. alarms) and services (e.g. alarm monitoring) they use, the reasons why they purchase these products and services, how they ‘shop’ for them and how and why they choose or select one ‘service provider’ (e.g. company) over another.

The success of the project depends on attracting a meaningful sample of consumers. If you are interested in taking part please follow this link - goo.gl... . It will take you straight to the questionnaire (around 12-14 minutes to complete). Once this has been completed you will be invited to join a local focus group (60 mins) to discuss the findings of the questionnaire. Simply enter an e-mail address so that the research team can contact you.

Victoria University’s Human Ethics Committee has approved the research.

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Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

21 hours ago

Poll: Should your rates be frozen because of Covid-19?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It's a tough one for many, the prospect of rates rising 3.5 per cent, in these uncertain times. It is easy to say "Freeze!" but that's not as simple as it sounds. What do you think? Read the story here: www.stuff.co.nz...

Should your rates be frozen because of Covid-19?
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    7% Complete
  • 83.8% Rates should be frozen for all ratepayers
    83.8% Complete
  • 9.2% Rates should rise, but by less that 3.5 pc, with help for those who need it
    9.2% Complete
885 votes
5 hours ago

Small businesses in your community need a hand!

SOS Business

Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.

Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.

PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!
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