TODAY, a safe and crime free working environment on Team Valley is taken for granted, thanks to the work of Valleywatch. This was not always the case.
With 700 businesses, 18,000 people and 12,000 vehicles in a two square mile area, policing Team Valley used to be a logistical nightmare and back in the early 1990s rising crime rates and rocketing insurance premiums were deterring businesses considering locating to the area.
Valleywatch was launched to tackle these problems by providing an effective surveillance and monitoring service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The results are amazing. Valleywatch has helped reduce general crime by 79% and burglaries by 84% in the last decade and continues to help keep crime levels low. The team’s work has also enabled police make over 500 arrests.
What’s more, the recent updating of the company’s headquarters ensures businesses on Team Valley are looked after by one of the region’s most well appointed and well equipped CCTV monitoring stations.
“This investment in new technology has been created to meet the needs of our customers and reinforces our commitment to ensure the long-term safety and security of businesses on Team Valley,” says Valleywatch general manager Cyril Deeming.
“It will also enable us to provide the best levels of quality CCTV monitoring and associated services for many years to come.”
Valleywatch offers a unique combination of services including key holding and alarm monitoring, 24-hour surveillance, a manned monitoring centre and a highly visible fleet of security vehicles which provide rapid response to all incidents spotted on camera.
The company also maintains close liaison with Northumbria Police, provides facilities for the local beat officer and hosts the successful Shopwatch Scheme.
“Our cost-effective service delivers on many levels and is integral to the continued success of the valley’s business community,” said Mr. Deeming. “And, as the recession continues to bite and petty thefts increase, there’s even more value in your Valleywatch membership.”
For further information, or to join the Valleywatch scheme, call Cyril Deeming on 0191 499 4700, or visit www.valleywatch.co.uk