Leading provider of business security systems, AlertSystems, has lent its support to police who have advised businesses in an Essex town to improve their crime prevention measures following a spate of burglaries.
The recommendation comes in the wake of a two-month spell of break-ins, during which thieves have stolen thousands of pounds from businesses across Basildon.
Essex Police are currently investigating 23 separate burglaries at commercial premises across the town, including a Tesco supermarket, a number of social clubs, a day nursery and a car dealership. All the burglaries occurred over a weekend and on each occasion thieves have taken the safe or money from tills and petty cash boxes.
Officers in Basildon are liaising with businesses, licensees and Basildon Council and have increased patrols in the area to gather intelligence that could help them to predict where the offenders might strike next.
Police are warning traders to be vigilant and not to leave large amounts of cash in their premises overnight. They are also asking them to review their security strategy to consider things like property marking and alarms and CCTV systems.
Independent provider of commercial security systems, AlertSystems, has backed the police calls insisting that, in most cases, alarm and CCTV security systems act as an effective deterrent to would-be thieves.
A spokesman for the company said: “The businesses in the affected area should heed the advice of the police and review their security set-up as a matter of urgency, as should any that do not have crime prevention measures in place. By installing alarm systems and CCTV cameras, you are making your premises much less attractive to thieves.”
He also said that that surveillance technology has an extra benefit, adding: “If offenders are not deterred, then a functioning CCTV system will at least allow you to capture images of the perpetrators. These can be used in the ensuing police investigation and even in a court of law, which could help bring them to justice.”
AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.