Essex police warn against cold calling security firms

POLICE in Uttlesford are advising residents not to succumb to high pressure sales techniques from cold calling security companies.

In recent days, police have received several reports of companies cold calling residents in the north of the county, attempting to sell alarms, panic buttons, cameras, and other home security devices.

Crime reduction advisor for the district Peter Caulfield said: “Essex Police advises people not to buy alarms from cold calling firms. If you want advice and guidance around home security, please contact your local crime reduction advisor at Essex Police.”

For home security advice, please contact your local crime reduction advisor: Trisha Staerck for Chelmsford district, David Rapson for Maldon district, Stephen Armson-Smith for Braintree district and Peter Caulfield for Uttlesford district on 0300 333 4444.