Teaming up with the police to reduce crime
Article Date: 18/12/2018
A Shropshire company is playing a leading role in helping police raise awareness of crime prevention through its security devices.
Bulldog Security Products, based in Much Wenlock, is providing items for police to display at crime prevention shows and promotional events with a view to helping people avoid being targeted by criminals.
Ian Jordan, Bulldog managing director, said: “Our goal has always been to provide quality products which prevent people becoming the victims of crime and specialise in areas such as vehicle, home and commercial security.
“We have provided leaflets detailing our products which can be handed out at various crime prevention events and some products which can be used to illustrate what is available and how it works.
“It is especially important at this time of year when we see people targeted by criminals as homes are unoccupied whilst families celebrate with family across the country and high value items are being given as presents and stored in various places.”
Mark English, Design Out Crime Officer for Warwickshire Police, has 14 years experience working in crime prevention and said having the products on show was a big help in showing people what was available.
“We take the products and leaflets with us when we go out and about and while we can’t recommend one company over another, there is a quality about the products Bulldog provide,” he said.
“Bulldog attended an event we were involved with and were willing to help us.
“It really helps having the products there for people to see how they work. We find people’s eyes glaze over when we simply talk about crime prevention, it is so much better to have something visual for them to relate to.
“We have steering locks, chains and padlocks and advise on security in the home, securing items, where to park and how best to protect valuables. If anyone has an up and over door, Bulldog have a ground mounted security device we can show and advise people that this is the kind of thing they can use.”
Tom Balchin, of the Dorset Police Rural Crime Team, said: “People are taking crime prevention more seriously now and are prepared to take steps to avoid becoming victims.
“We have leaflets and information from several leading security firms all over the country, including Bulldog. We can’t promote anyone in particular, the information is there and it’s up to people to decide what works for them, the quality they want and how much they want to pay.
“Rural crime is a big issue and we are trying to get the message across that anything you can do is worth doing - anything is better than nothing.”