Project helps fund security

MORE than 260 victims of burglary in Derbyshire will benefit from the next phase of a project to fit cut-price alarms to their homes.

Derbyshire County Council launched the scheme six years ago and was such a success that it was expanded.

Traditionally, burglary victims without an alarm are at high risk of being targeted again soon after a break-in – but figures show no-one who had an alarm fitted as part of the scheme has suffered a repeat burglary. So far 374 residents have benefited and the council has now set aside £120,000 to allow work to continue for the next 12 months.

It will pay for around 266 more alarms for burglary victims referred to the project by the police.