We have been informed about a company called Rancom Security which is cold calling locally, offering a Lifeline type alarm system to elderly and vulnerable residents at overinflated prices. Contact is often initially made by telephone, and then an appointment is arranged where the resident is pressurised into signing an expensive contract.
If you, or any one you know is considering such an alarm, they are available through Charnwood Borough Council at a cost of £200 per year, with an installation fee of £30.
Wherever possible, please keep an eye on vulnerable neighbours or family members to avoid them becoming victims of this and similar high pressure sales of unnecessarily expensive equipment.
(Information from local beat officer)