I was doing a few home improvements fro my mum and have added a door chain
she has 2 locks on the door and was wondering what else i could put on the
door loll without her feeling like a prisoner? Shes very on edge as she had
a bogus caller almost con her out of £10 :-(. she managed to slam the door
quickly when she got suspicious of the person.
So I've got very annoyed at it and worried about other problems and tring to
buff up her home security and looking for a little advice.
Apologies for getting back to the thread a bit late.
Definitely be happy to let you all know how I got on. Well basically after
going down to the police station and reporting it and getting the crime
prevention officers details. Contacted him and he came around the same
afternoon. Was quite helpful and nice to us gave us leaflets and adivce and
asked to have a look around to help make suggestions like window locks etc.
My mum has been a bit nervous since and been more cautious when she hears
the door knock, its just sad that she jumps when the door knocks or phone
rings now. I'm still pived off about what has happened I never thought
something like this would happen its quite a nice area so I guess it can
happen to anyone anywhere :-( I've done a few things added a chain to the
door, put a viewing hole in the door and added some window locks to all the
windows. I've tried no to go overkill.
Well hopefully this low life will get caught hopefully.
But as far as help from the police \\ crime prevention officer I can't
grumble seemed adiquate to me.
Thanks again all and appreacite the help.
Thanks for the feedback. Every Crime Prevention Officer I have ever
known has always provided a superb service. It is nice to hear that
things have not changed. By the way, they provide a free service to
anyone who is concerned about the security of their property, not just
those who have been a victim of crime. So, if anyone else wants good
quality security advice, just call the local CPO.
It would be very unlikely that there would be no CPO. Most shortages
occur among the lads and lasses on normal patrol duties. Even then there
is a faster way of increasing the number of officers on the street. Just
abolish the CPS and, along with it, the numerous forms that need to be
filled in when a person is arrested. One arrest and that is one officer
tied up for the rest of his tour of duty. Prior to the CPS, the form
filling took from 30 minutes to one hour; then back on patrol.
Whatever else you do, make sure that it will be possible for you to get into
the premises if something happens and your Mum can't get to the door. Also,
do not forget the windows. My Mum's place was burgled while she slept, the
b**t**d got in through the bedroom window, Mum died a few weeks later. No
proof but I believe the shock damaged her. The Police caught the perp and he
did time which was good but it could not undo the crime.
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