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NORTH WEST ALARMS STRESS IMPORTANCE OF GATES FOR KEEPING PROPERTY AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

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With so many security threats nowadays, it is important for every household and business to ensure safety and security for their premises.

Keep in mind that your home is where you should feel safest and most secure because it is where you start and end your day.

This is the reason why you have to assure that your home is safe for you and your family. Your house and property can be made safe by installing a security gate that can prevent intruders from entering your property.

North West Alarms have a variety of options available including electric gate openers, gate kits, sliding electric gates and swing gate motors, as well as offering a full range of accessories including wired and wireless intercoms which provide a communication facility remotely to persons visiting your house so that you know who you are letting into your property.

Similarly, remote control devices to open and close the security gates can be installed so that you do not have to manually open and close the gate whenever you have visitors.

We work with our customers to provide the perfect solution for the security of your home or business premises.

RESIDENTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST CRIME BY FILMING SUSPECTS

June 20, 2012

RESIDENTS of one Co Donegal town are fighting back against criminal gangs – by filming their movements.

One Vauxhall-driving gang of burglars which tried to target the Fairgreen area of Letterkenny over the weekend was captured on film.

A number of residents have contacteddonegaldaily.com in recent days to report the movements of the criminals.

Gardai were called on a number of occasions as the local criminal gangs cased cars and homes in the area.

Residents watched as two suspects put on gloves and shone torches in and around homes in the area.

But what the would-be thieves didn’t know was that local people were watching and have armed themselves – with video cameras.

“We’ve just had enough and we have to fight back in some way. The guards were called and to be fair they came out all right but the boys just moved to another area and came back again and there aren’t enough guards anyway,” said one resident.

“If any of us sees anything dodgy going on now we film it, try to get registration numbers and images.”

Another resident said uploading video footage to the internet is one option being considered.

One unfortunate resident of Long Lane however was set upon when he attempted to stop the theft of a car. He was treated at Letterkenny General Hospital for his injuries.

One local man says residents must fight back by making it more difficult for the car thieves and burglars who are roaming parts of the Letterkenny at night.

“People must learn to lock their cars, lock their houses up and at least try to make it more difficult,” he said.

‘THIEVES DON’T TAKE HOLIDAYS’ – BY GARDA SERGEANT PAUL WALLACE

 

GARDAI have issued a timely reminder in a bid to tackle crime in the county.

In this special article for donegaldaily.com, Garda Sergeant Paul Wallace, the Divisional Crime Prevention Officer, offers simple but effective advice for citizens, especially with the summer approaching.

What can you afford to lose this Summer? Remember thieves don’t take holidays!! By Garda Sgt Paul Wallace:

You can afford to lose nothing!

  • Ø Keep a sharp eye on strange vehicles in the vicinity of your home & elderly neighbours.
  • Ø Restrict access onto your property; maintain your boundary fences, hedges and walls.
  • Ø Install a monitored intruder alarm to your home and buildings that are vulnerable.
  • Ø Shopping – Ask at neighbour to look over your property when you are out shopping, (you can also return the favour).

Mark / Record your Property

  • Ø Photograph machinery & equipment.
  • Ø Keep a record of the serial numbers markings on equipment.
  • Ø Use your unique code and registered number for example Garda/PSNI/IFA Scheme in the Northern Garda Region.
  • Ø Use overt and covert marking i.e. Obvious and Hidden marking.

Elderly:

  • Ø Remember this time of year early summer is an opportune time for criminals to prey on older people by calling at their home offering to carry out work, i.e. painting, power washing, grass cutting. The advice is to employ somebody you know from your locality who will do the quality work at keen rates with no alternative motive.
  • Ø Remember older people love to receive a visit, or telephone call it can be that simple.
  • Ø Older people in isolated, rural mountainous areas are especially vulnerable at this time of year.
  • Ø Get involved in the Good Morning Donegal Project. – Daily telephone to older people or those living alone from various locations in Donegal.

 

Further Crime Prevention information – www.garda.ie

HOLIDAY HOMES TARGETED BY BURGLARS IN SPATE OF ROBBERIES

There has been ANOTHER spate of robberies across Donegal in recent days.

It is understood that three holiday homes in The Beaches in Rathmullan was targeted between Monday and Tuesday.

A number of items were taken during the raids including DVD players, televisions and other items.

It coincides with other burglaries in the Downings area where home-heating oil has been stolen from holiday homes.

Five other homes were targeted in the Letterkenny area in recent days which resulted in thousands of euro of property including two cars being stolen.

Gardai have warned owners to ensure that houses have proper security measures in place.

http://www.donegaldaily.com/

BOGUS ALARM COMPANIES CASHING IN ON CRIMEWAVE

CROOKS are cashing in on an increase in home break-ins in the county – by installing dodgy alarm systems against the law, an expert warned today.

A donegaldaily.com investigation has found that a number of companies are offering alarms illegally in Donegal.

All home security companies must be licensed by the Private Security Authority.

And today one legitimate expert Jimmy Melly, from the North West Alarm Systems, warned: “Unfortunately there are a large number of illegal operators in County Donegal at the moment.

“It is very very strict. We are inspected at least once a year. We were the first company to be licensed when the legislation was introduced. People should know that it is illegal for anyone to install an alarm without a licence.

“There are people out there who are telling home owners that they are installing alarms to certain standards and they’re not. The bottom line is this; you have to be very careful who you let into your house. All of our staff carry official ID cards and are fully vetted.”

Mr Melly said he was standing up for legitimate operators in the county, adding: “I have no qualms with a home owner choosing to use a company other than us for their alarm system; I just want the public to know that they should hire a fully qualified licensed operator. Otherwise they are using someone who is operating illegally and there is no comeback whatsoever for the homeowner.

“And they should get proper itemised quotes which details the National Standards Authority of Ireland standards which will be used.

“The fact is that unless you are using a licensed operator with properly trained and vetted staff, you don’t know who you are letting into your home. These people could be criminals.”

The home and business security expert – with offices in Donegal Town – revealed demand had soared in recent weeks for home alarms.

Said Mr Melly: “We have been flat out with people seeking security assessments for their homes. There is a lot of fear out there.

“It’s the nature of the break-ins as well with creeper burglars stealing from homes while people are sleeping in their homes at night.”

TO FIND OUT WHO IS LEGITIMATE LOG ON TO THE PRIVATE SECURITY AUTHORITY AT THE LINK BELOW:

http://www.psa.gov.ie/

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