Sussex Police Urge Businesses To Improve Security

An intruder caught on CCTV

In April 2020 at the start of the coronavirus lockdown Sussex police issued a warning with high concerns of increased organised burglaries across our local cities and towns. Increased numbers of police patrols have targeted known criminals in the Sussex area to help protect local businesses and homes.

This warning was triggered, after two men were arrested in March 2020 for reportedly stealing £80,000 of stock from Currys PC World in Hove.

According to the Worthing Herald Detective Chief Inspector Alasdair Henry states “We are urging business owners to ensure that they have sufficient and robust security features in place and that they are in full working order.

The latest number of reported burglaries for Worthing and Rustington in the last 12 months hit a staggering 139. That is 95 in Worthing and 44 in Rustington alone. Lancing have a reported 20 cases of burglaries and Brighton 117. Here at D-TECT we understand the importance of feeling safe and we are a proud accredited member of the SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board), Being apart of the leading body for security systems allows us to offer customers both commercial and domestic peace of mind.

The SSAIB were Founded in 1994, and is a company limited by guarantee, operating on a not-for-profit basis. It promotes high standards of service and is focused on serving the certification needs of organisations providing security and safety related services.

So much has changed in 2020 with the outbreak of coronavirus and concerns of increased crime, it is understandable that people may be feeling unsure and unsettled. If reading this has made you think about securing your home and loved ones, we would love to answer any question you may have about security. Here are some questions other customers often ask us:

  1. Which home security system should I have? – this will depend on why you want a security system and if your insurers have any requirements, if you are unsure what system would be best for you please call our D-TECT team.
  1. How much will it cost me? – Our systems offer great value with wireless alarms starting from £599 and CCTV starting from £579
  1. Are wireless alarms better than wired? – Wireless alarms offer great options, quick installation without the disruption of lifting floorboards etc and are grade 2, so suitable for insurance requirements and police response if required.

  1. I already have a system installed when I brought the property, but have never used it can you help? – Yes, we can service any system even if you do not have any codes, we can get the system up and running for you and provide a quick demonstration on how to use it.

For more information and a free quote, please call our friendly team at D-TECT fire and security.

T: 01903 357000

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