The reaction comes following a report in the Oxford Times detailing an incident at a local industrial estate where criminals were able to steal huge quantities of metal due to an inadequate security system that had been implemented on site.
Thames Valley Police had reported that at some point between Saturday May 2nd and Tuesday May 5th, a large scale burglary operation took place at an industrial unit at Oakfield Industrial Estate in Stanton Harcourt Road, Oxford. Authorities suggest that somewhere in the region of 32.3 tonnes were stolen from the unit.
The unit itself was only covered by two CCTV cameras, which were easily moved by the criminals in order to ensure they were not directly identifiable. PC Lisa Chapman from Witney police station said: “It is likely a large HGV would have been used in this incident, and also a fork-lift truck.”
A spokesperson for AlertSystems, market leaders in commercial security implementation, has released a statement following the report: “The incident at the industrial unit in Oxford is a prime example of the dangers of failing to provide your property with a suitable security system.
“Without doing so you are left exposed, and unfortunately criminal acts such as this one become increasingly likely to occur. At AlertSystems, every security installation is subject to a robust design process. Our thorough site survey identifies all of the potential security risks and results in the development of a comprehensive sand effective security solution. We urge any commercial proprietor who is without adequate CCTV and alarm protection to get in touch with one of our team immediately to avoid a similar outcome.”
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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