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THE SAFETY LETTERBOX COMPANY - Lockable Letterflap Helps Prevent Arson

Social housing providers are being urged to act now to protect vulnerable communities from potentially life-threatening arson attacks which traditionally peak in the run up to Bonfire Night.

According to official statistics, those living on the lowest incomes are 31 times more likely to suffer arson attacks than others and are 16 times more likely to die as a result of a fire. Many homes and businesses are targeted via the letterbox, invariably cutting off an escape route.

50% of all fires in the UK are arson-related and arson costs the economy £53.8 million pounds each week in England and Wales.

Social housing landlords should consider fitting inexpensive security devices, such as lockable letterflaps php that deter criminal intrusion, thereby protecting lives, properties and providing peace of mind for those most at risk, says Alison Orrells, Managing Director of The Safety Letterbox Company.

She says: “Deliberate fire-setting is an appalling crime that, regrettably, is all too often committed by inflammable materials or fireworks being posted through the letterbox – a defenceless entry point on any building that is ‘open’ 24 hours a day.

“That’s why we created Flaplock as an affordable and highly-effective anti-arson solution for social housing organisations, businesses and homeowners throughout the UK. It is already easing fears for many residents, particularly leading up to November 5th. But I believe there are still many people who could benefit from Flaplock’s protection, especially at this time of year.”

Flaplock – a Secured by Design-accredited anti-arson lockable letterflap – was developed by the company following demand from Arson Task Force teams across the UK. Fitted in minutes onto any entrance door to seal the letterbox against access, it is a Police Preferred Specification security solution that provides instant reassurance for occupants. It can be locked as desired with a separate mailbox, if required, to accept mail.

The Safety Letterbox Company is the UK’s leading manufacturer of secure mailing systems, supplying more than 120 mailbox models to suit virtually any application, location and budget. The full range can be viewed in the company’s new e-catalogue on the website.

For more information, contact The Safety Letterbox Company by email below:

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