Residents urged to call on safety scheme this winter
Archived press release
Date Published: 29/12/08
The work that the service can undertake includes supplying window locks
Residents living in Aylesbury Vale are being encouraged to make use of a scheme to fit extra security measures around their home to help them keep safe this winter.
Aylesbury Vale District Council’s Home Service carries out free home security checks for the over-60s and for people with disabilities.
The work that the service can undertake includes supplying and fitting door locks, door chains and viewers, and window locks free of charge, helping to reduce the risk of burglary and bogus caller crime, giving people more confidence and peace of mind in the safety of their homes. Security advice can also be given and there is no obligation to take up.
Additionally, the Home Service operative is able to install solar powered security lights outside residents’ homes. The lights store energy from the sun throughout the day and automatically turn on for a short period of time when someone approaches within a fixed distance.
Councillor Pam Pearce, Cabinet Member for Community Matters, said: “For older and vulnerable people, the effects of burglary can be particularly traumatic. Irreplaceable belongings with great sentimental value can be stolen. Emotionally, the affects can be devastating, leaving the person feeling vulnerable and their confidence shattered.
“The Home Service scheme is a great way for the over-60s and people with disabilities to benefit from a home security service free of charge, helping those who may be on a lower income and may not have been able to afford the fitting of security products.”
To make a booking for the Home Service, those residents who are eligible should call 01296 585605 or email email@example.com