Holiday park alarm security clamps down on thieves

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A SKEGNESS holiday park has hailed the success of its extensive alarm system - after it reported a 75 per cent fall in attempted break-ins over the past year.

Southview Leisure Park in Skegness installed 184 alarms back in April 2010 in a bid to provide a more secure environment for holidaymakers.

And these Ramtech monitoring systems have proven so successful that the number of would-be criminals has dropped dramatically.

The Ramtech system provides caravans with individual wireless based, battery powered alarms that communicate with a central alarm monitoring station.

Ramtech alarms at Southview are set up to send a message to a pager should an alarm be triggered by an intruder. Since being installed on the park the alarms have been activated on numerous occasions.

Paul Henson, sales and marketing director at Ramtech, said: “We’re delighted that our alarm systems are proving to be such an effective deterrent at Southview.

“Park resorts took the initiative to invest in the alarms to provide added peace of mind for their customers, especially those on the park who own their own holiday homes and need security whilst they aren’t there.

“Whilst Park Resorts have always offered a secure environment with regular park patrols it’s impossible for them to be everywhere all the time. Our wireless systems provide 24 hour monitoring all year round.”

Paul Chapman, the general manager of Southview Leisure Park, said: “The safety and security of all our holidaymakers is paramount at Park Resorts and we’re very impressed with the reduction in crime or attempted break ins on the park since having the Ramtech system installed.

“The system is easy to operate and enables us to monitor all of the alarmed caravans on the park 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“And in the event of any incident our security team are notified and can respond immediately.”

Wireless communications expert, Ramtech, has specialised in holiday park security systems for over 17 years and its systems are now installed in over 30,000 holiday homes at over 250 parks across the UK.