How to strategically secure a decant site?
A successful, pro-active approach to vacant property protection “Camelot were employed as part of a Genesis planned regeneration strategy to protect property prior to demolition. The security and safety of the properties and remaining residents was the key concern and how to manage that in a way that all the residents and organisations understood.” Luke Riley, Project Director | Genesis Housing Association
Securing a decant site Areas scheduled for demolition or regeneration are at high security risk. While properties are lying vacant following the first phase of a decant not only is the sense of community lost but continual break-ins, criminal damage and theft of metals means that plans are often postponed and money is wasted. Boarding buildings does not provide an effective security solution and also has a negative, destabilising effect on direct neighbours and the wider surrounding community. Camelot offer a dynamic solution designed to keep the site secure whilst maintaining it to a safe and habitable standard up until scheduled demolition.
The Benefits • Co-ordination of traditional security with the cost effective Live-in Guardian solution • Occupied properties at lower risk which positively impacts insurance premiums • Restored sense of community prior to regeneration and vastly reduced crime rate • Clearly defined intake process resulting in timely decant and demolition • Guardians on-site to report all security and maintenance issues as they occur • Site maintained up until point of hand back ready for planned demolition
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Published on May 30, 2013
How to strategically secure a decant site? Genesis Housing asked Camelot to take care of their vacant properties