How effective is your neighbourhood watch?
The aim of neighbourhood watch is to bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen. Founded in New York in 1964, with the first scheme set up in the UK in 1982, the vision of the scheme is that of a caring society that is focused on trust and respect in which people are safe from crime and enjoy a good quality of life.
The national body of Neighbourhood Watch was set up in 2007 and is about making sure that fewer people feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live.
Neighbourhood watch is particular prevalent across social housing, supported by housing providers, councils and crime prevention agencies. At Warrior Doors we want to assure neighbourhood watch schemes that our communal doors will keep residents safe and secure, with particular focus on the elderly and vulnerable. We are driven by the need to supply robust, high security communal door solutions that give peace of mind and also help towards making the community and surrounding area a better place to live.
If those who are part of the neighbourhood watch can concentrate on supporting each other and their community rather than complaining about or having to constantly report door vandalism or break-ins, then they are fulfilling a much more valuable role in their immediate community.
Residents want to feel safe in their homes and ensure that any problems or issues stay outside of their buildings and the right communal door specification can help achieve this. If this part is in place then the community can support each other in other ways then having to be worried about the doors and whether they are good enough. One elderly resident recently told us, “The doors are fantastic, and keep all our problems out. I feel much safer now.”
Warrior wants every resident living behind one of their doors to feel this way! For more information about us, visit us at www.warriordoors.co.uk or call us at 0121 7068400 for expert security advice.