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Grindleford garages and sheds guarded with new shed alarms

Posted on 11th April 2013

People living in Grindleford have snapped up garage and shed alarms as part of a campaign against burglary in the Derbyshire Dales.

Officers from Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team have been speaking to residents about the security of their homes and other buildings.

They also gave crime prevention advice and told them about Operation Illuminate, a Dales-wide scheme offering reduced-price security items.

Anyone living in the Derbyshire Dales can buy goods such as shed and garage alarms, security lights, outdoor light bulbs and timer switches, usually at half the normal cost.

Several homes in Grindleford are now protected with a selection of these items, with many residents buying shed and garage alarms in particular.

PCSO Anthony Boswell, from the team, said: “We’ve had reports of break-ins in garages and sheds in recent weeks and we wanted to make people aware of extra security measures they can take.

“The cost is very low and the effort is minimal in having one of these alarms installed. It just takes a few minutes, but can help protect your property and your belongings from being stolen.”

The discounted night safety products are also available to local residents at police stations across the Derbyshire Dales.

The costs are:

  • Shed alarms £5 (RRP £8)
  • Indoor light bulbs £2 (RRP £4)
  • Outdoor light bulbs £5 (RRP £8)
  • Timer switches £1 (RRP £4)
  • Door chimes £1 (RRP £2)

Operation Illuminate is being led by Derbyshire Constabulary and Derbyshire Dales District Council, as part of the Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership.

You can pick these reduced products up at police stations across the area or at Derbyshire Dales District Council offices.

To find out more, call your local Safer Neighbourhood team on 101 or Derbyshire Dales District Council on 01629 761 100.

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