The reaction follows a report in the Thanet Gazette stating a man has been charged by police after he was caught burgling a shop at Nash Farm in Margate.
It is believed the shop was burgled in the early hours of the morning on August 13th. The thief managed to leave in possession of the shop’s charity boxes, as well as a modest amount of cash. Additionally, a sat-nav and a number of other items of value were taken from the property.
Police were able to identify the man using footage from the shop’s CCTV security system and quickly made an arrest. Shop assistant Mandy Marsh stated that they were more than satisfied with their security system, as it has acted as a deterrent for years and has now proved its worth when needed, too. She stated “we do have plenty of CCTV. We haven’t had any problems before this, and we have been here for seven years.”
A spokesperson for AlertSystems, market leaders in business security systems, has made a statement following the incident. “The importance of adequate CCTV security systems has once again been emphasised through the unfortunate incident we have seen in Margate. The owners of the shop have given their CCTV system a vote of confidence following its role in the arrest of a man who burgled their property, and it sends a message out to other business leaders that have failed to follow suit.
“Without the footage provided by the shop’s security cameras, police would not have been able to identify the man and the possibility of him targeting the property again would have been a real concern. Fortunately, that is not the case in this instance but we cannot stress enough how worthwhile an investment high-quality CCTV will prove to be should you find yourself on the receiving end of an incident of this nature.”
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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