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Community Alerts

Alert about Security Cold Callers:

The following is a statement from Essex Police and the Community Messaging System

Please be aware that a security company is telephone cold calling residents in our area to make an appointment to review their home security. In some cases they are claiming that the Police are aware that they are doing this. Essex Police would never endorse such an approach from any organization. You are therefore strongly advised not to make an appointment with such companies.

If you are concerned about your home security, contact a known local or national company for advice and get at least 2 quotes to make sure you are not paying over the odds. Also, make sure that you are aware of the costs and contract terms for maintaining and monitoring the system.

Trading Standards run a scheme called 'Buy With Confidence' where traders have to meet certain standards and are regularly monitored - full details can be found at or by phoning 08454 040506

Having a home security alarm is a good idea but be careful what you buy and do not respond to cold calling companies.