'P' Drug Detection Devices
Wilpower Electrical are the exclusive Canterbury supplier of the only methamphetamine alarm in the world. The P-Alert Alarm is a patented invention, designed and manufactured in New Zealand. It has been assessed for its Quality Management System (QMS) and ISO9001 certification requirements by Telarc, an international auditor.
This stand-alone device detects if P is either being smoked or produced in a confined area. Fitted with a long-life Lithium battery and internal modem, it can be installed anywhere in a house, garage, motel or hotel room. Each unit is about the size of a TV remote and has two tamper-proof alarms to prohibit tampering, covering or removal.
The alarm instantly detects airborne precursors to P, as well as all levels of air contamination. Data is sent straight to the Wellington-based Monitoring Centre, where, if a critical level of meth is detected, the Police will be informed on your behalf. If a concerning level has been detected, you will be informed so that you can take necessary action.
NZ’s Methamphetamine (P) Crisis
Drug usage and manufacturing within New Zealand is on the increase, and methamphetamine (also known as P, meth or crystal meth) is one of the most dangerous.
We have one of the worst narcotics epidemics in the Western world, according to a United Nations 2017 survey. The Global Drug Survey estimated over 130,000 New Zealanders are methamphetamine users, and thousands of homes were found to be contaminated.
The Risks – Physical and Environmental
P manufacturing can be easily hidden in a small kitchen, known as a home lab, which puts accommodation such as rental homes, motel and hotel rooms at extremely high risk.
Chemical toxicity from the ingredients can remain in the environment around a home lab long after it has been shut down, causing a wide range of damaging health effects. The production of P itself is a highly contaminating process, endangering people involved and people within close proximity.
Landlord Liability and Costs
If a contaminated property is rented out, the landlord is breaching their obligations under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986, and other legislation, such as the Health Act and the Building Act.
Immediate costs to landlords include cleaning of a contaminated property (between $3,000 to $20,000 or more and loss of rental income. A previously contaminated property can also be extremely difficult to either rent out again or sell.
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