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SBD member company E-Bound AVX alarm system foils theft attempt

Leading designer and manufacturer of church roof alarms, security systems and detector technology, Secured by Design member company E-Bound AVX’s Church Roof Alarm System has foiled a recent attempted lead theft.

An intruder alarm activation was received around 22:00hrs one evening at a Church in the Tyne and Wear area, with night-time hours response officers quickly attending the scene. Intruders had accessed the church grounds and roof, damaging a PIR sensor, but had quickly fled after the alarm activation, fleeing before damaging or removing any lead from the roof. 

“Due to the high resale value of scrap metals such as lead and copper, churches remain under continuous threat of metal theft,” said Angus Brown, E-Bound’s Managing Director.  “The primary purpose of a roof alarm is to deter an attempt, then to detect intrusion at the earliest opportunity and provide a warning to the intruder that they have been detected.  By doing this, they reduce the risk to property and finally they summon help by signalling that they have been triggered.  We are pleased to note that the intruders were unsuccessful in their attempts to remove any metal from the roof.” 

Doug Skins, Secured by Design, said: “Although lead theft is not a regular news item as much as some other crimes, the threat to churches and historic buildings from this crime is still an issue, with churches regularly being targeted for the lead and copper on their roofs. I am therefore delighted to hear of the success of the E-Bound AVX church roof alarm system. 

“Metal thieves who target churches cause damage which goes far beyond the actual value of the metal that is stolen and this roof alarm system has achieved an excellent result in preventing such a theft”. 

Further details on E-Bound AVX and their SBD accredited Church Roof Alarm System, External Fuel Tank Alarm System and Farm Security Alarm System can be found here.

E-Bound AVX

E-Bound AVX is a leading designer and manufacturer of church roof alarms, security systems and detector technology.

Established since 2009, and with an extensive knowledge and experience of customer requirements, the company have provided over 1,000 effective and reliable church roof alarm systems, including perimeter security and intruder detection solutions, for a wide range of clients.

E-Bound AVX are widely considered the market leaders in the technology and regularly set the industry standards through continuous innovation. Designed and manufactured in the UK, the E-Bound church roof alarm system is the result of many years of successful development and customer feedback, resulting in an affordable package that doesn't compromise on quality, reliability or performance.