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Gloucester Crown Court heard that Dunlop committed ten separate counts of burglary, one attempted burglary, one theft and one case of fraud

The reaction comes following a report in the Gloucester Citizen detailing the successful role of CCTV in the apprehension of a man who carried out a series of thefts on schools and colleges in the region in order to fund his drug addiction.

The man was identified as Ian Dunlop from Stroud after footage was released a shop camera near the site of one of his numerous offences, all occurring between December 2014 and January 2015. Gloucester Crown Court heard that Dunlop committed ten separate counts of burglary, one attempted burglary, one theft and one case of fraud in order to keep up with is costly addiction – offences that left him with 16 months in prison.

St Roses Primary School, Marling School and Stroud College were among the establishments targeted by Dunlop, as well as a local care home for the mentally ill and the local Church of Immaculate Conception, where he managed to steal the entirety of what had been donated into the collection box.

After stealing a credit card and withdrawing money from a nearby cash machine, local authorities were able to make a clear identification and subsequently arrest the culprit in order to prevent any further incidents. As market leaders in the successful implementation of CCTV systems, AlertSystems keep abreast of any knowledge relevant to the security industry. A spokesperson for the company has released a statement following the report:

“The number of offences that the thief managed to carry out before his apprehension is something that should serve as a stark warning for schools that still remain insufficiently protected from crimes of this nature.

“With the successful installation of a security system that ensures the entire premises – not to mention staff and pupils – remain safe and secure at all times, persistent thieves will not have the opportunity to commit 10 crimes before authorities are able to identify them. We urge any schools or colleges who are without CCTV security to contact us immediately to avoid a similar fate.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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