Verisure is joining forces with Victim Support to raise awareness of the risks of burglary and educate the public about crime prevention.

The monitored security solutions provider has pledged to donate money from every new alarm installation to Victim Support and to provide special assistance to people using the charity's services. This includes reduced installation fees, expedited service, and free systems for those who are facing money difficulties.

Verisure’s customers will also benefit from the help provided by Victim Support’s team of specialists.

Horacio Perez, Operations Director at Verisure UK, said: “At Verisure, we believe that feeling safe and protected is a basic human right. As Victim Support’s goal of supporting victims of crime aligns with our vision of people protecting people, we felt the partnership was crucial in helping burglary victims while increasing crime prevention awareness.”

And Tanya Richardson, Community and Events Manager at Victim Support, added: “Burglary not only robs victims of their physical possessions - it can also rob people of their sense of security at home, a place where everyone should feel most safe. The impact can last not only for the first few days, but months after the burglary has taken place. Every year burglary affects over 435,000 households across England and Wales and, even if nothing is stolen, most people feel anxious and less secure in their home afterwards. Verisure’s generous support of our work will help us to ensure that more victims are aware of the support available and get the practical and emotional support they deserve.”