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All Aboard Charity Shops Looks To Smart Technology After Spate of Break-Ins

We’ve lost over £10,000 due to 7 break-ins and burglaries over the last 5 months

Hit by 7 Burglaries in Last 5 Months And Over £10,000 Loss All Aboard Adopts Verisure’s Latest Monitored Smart Alarm Technology

Tuesday, 24th July, 2018 – UK Registered Charity All Aboard has turned to smart alarms to prevent burglaries following a spate of break-ins since March 2018 which have left devastating consequences on the business and its staff.

“Charity shops are often seen as a soft target because they don’t usually have burglar alarms or only minimal security measures,” said Alan Haynes, CEO at All Aboard. “We’ve lost over £10,000 due to 7 break-ins and burglaries over the last 5 months. It’s not only incredibly frustrating to have to repeatedly repair shop fronts, to lose items donated for a worthy cause but it’s also extremely distressing for our staff and volunteers to regularly experience these attacks.”

Burglars have continued to target the shops despite the recent addition of CCTV systems in some of the stores. Concerned about the welfare of staff and volunteers and exasperated by having to continually divert hard earned funds raised by their shops and they have had to divert money ear marked for shop development and improvements to pay for the damage and repairs. Haynes and his team looked for other security alternatives.

“We started working with Verisure a couple of weeks ago and could immediately see how their monitored smart alarms and new ZeroVision fog device could help us put a stop to the break-ins,” continued Haynes. “Not only does the obvious presence of the Verisure system outside our shops act as a deterrent but also in the event of a break-in the burglar is faced with cameras and alarms ringing as well as the new ZeroVision alarm which expels a dense and bothersome fog, preventing the intruder from seeing. What’s more, Verisure’s guard service means that our team will no longer have the unfortunate and often distressing experience of being called out to a break-in.”

The ZeroVision Alarm is one of the most powerful and efficient technologies on the market designed to stop burglaries. Easy to install, wireless, user friendly and with a reduced size, the ZeroVision Alarm is grade 2 certified and accredited with the highest standard certifications in the industry.

“Experiencing a burglary is incredibly upsetting and more so when it happens more than once,” added Horacio Perez, Operations Director at Verisure UK. “Our security solutions don’t just deter intruders from entering premises in the first place but help businesses and home-owners alike to proactively protect their property because they are monitored 24/7, 365 days a year. Now with the deployment of our smart alarms All Aboard will no longer be seen as a soft target and you can’t put a price on that kind of peace of mind.”

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About All Aboard
Founded in 1987 All Aboard currently supports in excess of 60 charities, national and local, which work with vulnerable children and students, the disabled, service veterans, patients and their families, senior citizens and victims of abuse. To find out more please visit

About Verisure
Verisure is the number one alarm company in Europe’s home and small businesses security alarms industry with over 25 years of innovation, 2.6 million customers and over 14,000 employees. The company sells and installs the most advanced alarm systems with voice and image recognition, 24/7 expert monitoring solutions and services from their top-notch Alarm Receiving Centre - ARC Gold approved by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI). The company handles more than eight million signals from alarm devices a year with a response time of under a minute. Verisure can be found in 14 countries - Spain, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, France, Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and the United Kingdom. Visit for more information.

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Melville Communications
Victoria Melville, Nicola Williamson and Duncan Gurney
+44 (0)1483 489009

Verisure UK
Jeremy Benamou, Marketing Director
Lotte Uttley, Communications Manager