Story: Security and personal safety

Point Ridge gated community (1st of 2)

Point Ridge gated community

Point Ridge is a gated community at Albany on Auckland's North Shore. One of the selling points of gated communities is that they claim to be more secure than suburbs. Critics call them elitist, but those who live in them are often attracted by the resort-type lifestyle they offer, as much as the perceived greater security.

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Carl Walrond, 'Security and personal safety - Safety strategies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30956/point-ridge-gated-community (accessed 18 November 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017