The Crime Prevention Website
Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:04 PM
The following message was originally posted in Introduce Yourself on 19 March and was quite rightly checked out by the Moderator.
I thought it might be useful to re-post the message in this Home Security section as I think you may find my site useful.
I'm Calvin Beckford, a retired policeman, crime prevention specialist and author and for five years worked for the Association of Chief Police Officer's (ACPO) Secured by Design project, an initiative to persuade house builders to design out crime at the planning stages of their new development. One of my tasks there was main editor of their design guides. I left ACPO three years ago to pursue my ambition to create the most comprehensive open-access crime prevention website on the internet.
I launched www.thecrimepreventionwebsite.com on 7 April last year. I run it as a hobby, but if all things go well I will probably operate it as a not-for-profit later this year. On the site you can carry out a free and anonymous Home Security Survey. After completion you will be sent a tailor made security report and risk assessment score, so it isn't just a check list. The report contains references for you to click to visit other parts of the site for further, more detailed advice. I use the data from the survey to help create my bimonthly newsletter and to improve the quality of advice on the site.
You will see that I am currently partnered and have reciprocal links with 6 police forces, 7 Police and Crime Commissioners and about 90 other sites, all sending referrals over on a daily basis. I get about 3,200 visits a week, but this figure is growing steadily. I'm still in touch with my former crime prevention colleagues and so am able to keep the advice up-to-date. There's about 200,000 words of advice on the site (when you include the news pages), a great deal of which, if followed, will help you build a home that will be resistant to crime. My site has already been linked to from a couple of topics on these forums.
Although I have tried very hard to provide up-to-date and accurate crime prevention advice I'm as fallible as the next guy and there might be the odd mistake. There are a lot of experienced and knowledgeable people who use this site and so if you do spot any @!##-ups please do let me know about them.
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