Unfortunately, the minimal security systems that had been implemented by the business community have left them exposed to such crimes.
The reaction follows a report in the Falmouth Packet detailing a spate of burglaries in the Falmouth area that have left three local businesses and a school vandalised and in need of repair.
The burglaries have been reported over a two week period and it is believed the same group are behind each offence. CCTV footage from one of the businesses’ external camera systems has enabled police to gain some evidence as to who is culpable but unfortunately the footage is not enough to provide the authorities with clear identification.
Only one camera had been installed across all three commercial sites, something that provided the burglars with an opportunity to exploit each of the premises. A front door of a local health and beauty salon was broken down, with two thieves proceeding to take the till and leave the area in their vehicle.
UPVC door panels at two other premises were also damaged in order to provide the burglars with entry, however there was no CCTV recordings to provide further evidence to the authorities. Tickle Yer Tastebuds, a local bakery, was severely vandalised and over £150 was stolen from behind the counter. A neighbouring shop, another salon named Ultimate Beauty, was broken into in the same manner across the same evening. A large number of products were taken, such as hair products, straighteners and iPods that belonged to members of staff.
The burglars are believed to be the same pair that targeted Falmouth School a few nights previously, where hundreds of pounds worth of equipment was either damaged or stolen. The businesses were unable to continue trading while the police were continuing their investigation, causing huge losses in monthly profit for each of them.
A spokesperson for AlertSystems, market leaders in commercial security systems, has released a statement following the report. “As we can see by the frequent nature of the crimes we have seen in Falmouth, burglars with knowledge of the local area have seen a window of opportunity and exploited it for their own personal gain.
“Unfortunately, the minimal security systems that had been implemented by the business community have left them exposed to such crimes. Further investment is needed to ensure the possibility of recurring incidents is diminished significantly. By doing so, authorities will be well placed to identify the culprits and punish them accordingly should they target the businesses again.”
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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