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Leading provider of business security systems, AlertSystems, has hailed the impact of technology in helping to reduce crime on industrial estates in an Essex town by more than half in five years.

It follows the news that crime on a number of industrial estates around Witham has fallen markedly, following the creation of a Business Improvement District (BID) involving 350 local companies.

The cut has been achieved primarily due to the installation of ten automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras, 47 CCTV security systems, and the presence of a permanent estate manager.

Participants in the BID are set to vote this month on whether to continue with the scheme for another five years.

Braintree district commander, Chief Inspector Richard Melton, said: “There is a thinning blue line out there and endeavours like this give the police a chance to see a huge amount of CCTV.

“The level of crime is dramatically less than it used to be in 2007 and 2008 and we’ve had a year decrease since 2009,” he added.

As an independent provider of security systems to a wide range of businesses, AlertSystems paid tribute to the work of the BID in Witham and said the crime reduction figures were evidence as to the effectiveness of security technology.

A spokesman for the company said: “The fall in crime on the industrial estates in Witham is hugely encouraging and is testament to the hard work of the BID in the area. It is clear that more businesses should consider working together on initiatives to reduce crime that directly affects them.

“What the results also show is how effective business security systems are. It is no coincidence that crime on the estates has fallen so sharply since the introduction of CCTV and ANPR systems and we are confident that other estates would see similar results if they installed them,” he added.

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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