Eastern Security Southend Neighbourhood Watch
Neighbourhood Watch is 25 years old! We don’t always know our neighbours as well these days but looking out for each other isn’t nosey, it’s a good part of a strong suite of protection measures against burglars and con-artists.
 

Everybody needs good neighbours

Just last week we heard of a doorstep conman in Essex. He convinced an elderly lady he was from the Police and her bank cards had been compromised. He took copies of all the details from her, put the cards in an envelope and told her someone would come along later to collect them as evidence.
 
When she told a neighbour about it shortly after, they realised it was a scam and quickly contacted the lady’s family as well as other locals. Although the man hasn’t been caught yet, the Police now have a very good description from several people that saw him in the area.
 

Neighbours on the net

With more local shops dying off and family life being so busy, sometimes the only time we actually talk to our neighbours is online. But you can still look out for one another. A community or street-based WhatsApp group can be used to

  • share information about anything suspicious
  • keep an eye out for elderly or vulnerable neighbours together
  • remind everyone what day it is for what bin collection!

Your area will probably have a dedicated Facebook group too. These are really useful and often the first place you’ll hear of local burglaries or vehicle thefts to remind you to keep those good security habits going! We’re always advising people not to post too much information on social media but, credit where it’s due, it does have it’s uses.

Your suite of security measures

As we said before, looking out for each other isn’t being nosey! It’s part of a suite of security measures you should take to protect your home and family. Even the best neighbours are no match for a quality home alarm when it comes to deterring burglars and thieves!

And what if you can’t or don’t wish to rely on her-next-door or him-over-the-road? No problem! A monitored alarm means there’s someone watching over your home 24/7/365! And you never have to throw their ball back over the fence…

Eastern have been supplying quality home security systems and CCTV for many years. We’ve been all over Essex and met loads of neighbours! Get in touch with us to arrange a survey and find out where you can improve your suite of security measures!  

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