Organised in response to a growing fear among older people and communities about security at home, the events are free and open to the public. The event will hear from the local Crime Prevention Officer, Sgt Jim Foley who will outline the key steps to take to keep your home secure against intruders. He will also offer advice to people living on their own.
Padraig Barrett from BBM Secure will demonstrate security products and devices which can help keep undesirables out and /or alert you to possible intruders.
Marc deCourcy, Director of Bluebird Care Kerry/West Cork says, “There has been a 60% increase in calls to Senior Line – a freephone line for older people – worried about security at home. And this is also reflected in our own network as we hear anecdotal evidence from the thousands of older people that we work with on a daily basis. We are inviting members of local communities, neighbourhood watch schemes, residents associations and other interested groups along.”
Marc says, “There is a responsibility on all of us to take a ‘community approach’ in terms of being aware of older people living around us. “This security seminar is aimed at all members of the community who have an interest in security whether for a neighbour or for themselves. We will have our local Crime Prevention Officer in attendance and a local security consultant offering valuable information on how to guard against burglaries.”
For more information contact Marc deCourcy, Bluebird Care Kerry/West Cork on (066) 710 4015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the next 12 months a total of 18 seminars will take place in 18 counties around the country attended by local Community Policing members of An Garda Síochána, security consultants and community representatives.