Home Security for Victims of Crime

Service: Providers
Area covered: Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Taunton Deane, West Somerset, Bristol

Get in touch

Our website
Phone: 101

Address: Police & Fire Headquarters, Valley Rd, Bristol BS20 8QJ, United Kingdom

What we do:

The Be Home Safe scheme is a free referral service giving security to victims of crime and helps vulnerable people to stay safe.

You can find out more on their website.

Website https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/services/home-security-for-victims-of-crime/


What the scheme does

  • Checks door locks and upgrade if necessary
  • Fit door chains if necessary
  • Fit door viewers if necessary
  • Installs window locks if necessary
  • Fit window alarms if necessary
  • Supplies personal alarms if necessary
  • Looks at overall security of the property
  • Advises on security improvements

What the scheme does not do

  • Replace or renew broken glass
  • Temporary boarding of doors or windows
  • Repairs to doors or windows after forced entry by police
  • Renewal of window, doors, sashes or frames
  • Cold call, we always make appointments
  • Deal with fences or hedges
  • Carry out electrical work such as lighting, cameras or alarm systems

Who can use the scheme

  • People over the age of 65
  • Victims of hate crime
  • Victims of burglary or fraud
  • Victims of domestic, sexual or racial violence
  • Any vulnerable member of the community

How can I get referred?
If you fit the above criteria, contact your local PCSO or PC to see if they can arrange a visit by the Be Home Safe Scheme.

  • Be Home Safe is not an emergency service
  • Be Home Safe work Monday to Friday during office hours
  • There is a waiting list

Record was last updated: May 31, 2019
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