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This public safety message brought to you by Bunnings

By johnboy - 23 November 2011 13

ACT Policing and Bunnings will join forces this weekend to help the community learn about home security ahead of the upcoming holiday season.

Officer-in-Charge of Crime Prevention Sergeant Dennis Gellatly said that it’s important for those taking holidays to protect their homes as much as possible against burglary.

“While we’ve seen significant decreases in property and volume crime across the ACT, we generally see an increase in burglaries — home contents and items taken from vehicles — during the Christmas/holiday period,” Sergeant Gellatly said.

“The last thing we want is for Canberrans to be burgled and come home to an empty house, or have their Christmas gifts stolen from their cars while shopping. The workshops, which will be run with Bunnings can help the public understand what they can do to protect their property, such as making sure their lawn is mowed before they go on holidays.”

Bunnings Warehouse Fyshwick Complex Manager Joel Davies said that Bunnings was pleased to be working with the police to provide local residents with information and advice on how to safeguard their homes.

“We are committed to helping customers with practical advice on home security and this is a great opportunity to ask the experts”, he said.

The focus will be on ‘break and enters’, and what Canberrans can do to protect their property while on holidays.

Workshops will take place at Bunnings Warehouse Belconnen, Fyshwick and Tuggeranong from 12.30pm on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November, with police in store to answer home security and safety questions from 10am to 2pm each day.

Bunnings Warehouse Store Details:

Belconnen

15 Lathlain St, Belconnen ACT

Belconnen,2617

(02) 6228 6000

Fyshwick

Cnr Collie & Newcastle Sts

Fyshwick,2609

(02) 6206 2700

Tuggeranong

Cnr Anketell St & Oakden St

Tuggeranong,2900

(02) 6234 2000

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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This public safety message brought to you by Bunnings
toriness 10:52 am 30 Nov 11

thatsnotme said :

dvaey said :

Exactly what are Bunnings providing? As far as I see, its the police who are providing the ‘free’ service (if you ignore the fact theyre public servants). Bunnings is simply providing a bit of space for them, and some sales staff that can point you in the direction of what their guests are advertising for them.

My guess would be some practical advice about how to actually install the stuff? Maybe some demonstrations on how to install a window lock, or deadlock, etc etc.

With some of the responses here, you’d think that after the workshops the riot police head in, form a line, and herd everyone down the security isle.

+1

bunnings was the first place i headed to get ‘everything’ we needed (after listening to the advice the police gave us) to try and prevent junkies breaking into our house a third time. would you rather attend some free classes at the end of which you can voluntarily hand over your money to bunnings to feel more secure – or leave yourselves exposed to break-ins. because i can tell you i’d take the former any day. it’s pretty awful realising complete scum have been inside your home looking through your stuff.

thatsnotme 10:25 am 30 Nov 11

dvaey said :

Exactly what are Bunnings providing? As far as I see, its the police who are providing the ‘free’ service (if you ignore the fact theyre public servants). Bunnings is simply providing a bit of space for them, and some sales staff that can point you in the direction of what their guests are advertising for them.

My guess would be some practical advice about how to actually install the stuff? Maybe some demonstrations on how to install a window lock, or deadlock, etc etc.

With some of the responses here, you’d think that after the workshops the riot police head in, form a line, and herd everyone down the security isle.

dvaey 10:01 am 30 Nov 11

Rangi said :

So let me get this straight, Bunning are a business trying to make a profit, and they are providing a free service that they are under no obligation to to provide, that might (probably will) have a bit of advertising in it….the sneaky low down bastards!

Exactly what are Bunnings providing? As far as I see, its the police who are providing the ‘free’ service (if you ignore the fact theyre public servants). Bunnings is simply providing a bit of space for them, and some sales staff that can point you in the direction of what their guests are advertising for them.

Rangi 9:41 am 30 Nov 11

So let me get this straight, Bunning are a business trying to make a profit, and they are providing a free service that they are under no obligation to to provide, that might (probably will) have a bit of advertising in it….the sneaky low down bastards!

Does that mean if I went to the one on how to change a washer or build a dog house they might try and sell me a washer, or some wood? I just can’t believe in this day and age a shop would try and sell me stuff, I mean what is this world coming to?

I think we should black ban all businesses that try and sell us stuff and all of them that provide any comunity service, sponsership or donations and have the hide to attach their names to it.

Fellow fools, let us flock together to bring these scumbags down!

mareva 8:39 am 30 Nov 11

Waiting For Godot said :

Perhaps they should run workshops on how to avoid being bashed to death with frying pans.

Really? You’re sick mate.

ex-vectis 7:41 am 30 Nov 11

Keijidosha said :

Call me skeptical, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the advice doled out at these workshops will be to install deadlocks and window locks…. available in aisle 5.

Unfortuately, that is what happens when poorly funded public services are forced to use companies to help in this sort of thing. Like most other folk, when I see a company such as Bunnings putting out public messages like this I take it with a large handful of salt. Even, as probably in this case, the message is a good and right one. Bunnings, whatever they say, are interested in only one thing – ensuring their investors get as good a return as possible. But thats the world we live in, the alternative is higher taxes.

Henry82 11:37 pm 29 Nov 11

Keijidosha said :

Call me skeptical, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the advice doled out at these workshops will be to install deadlocks and window locks…. available in aisle 5.

Its basic “suggestions” like this that make many thieves move onto easier targets. Many people think it’s difficult to install better window locks, when in reality it is quite easy. If you don’t want to learn how to install a dead bolt, you can read ACT Police’s home security suggestions here: http://tinyurl.com/cr4qpa8

Mumbucks 10:43 pm 29 Nov 11

I wonder if they will rerun the video of the fight that happened in the car park with suggested karate moves available from the officer for $25 an hour after the so called workshops?

EvanJames 12:35 pm 23 Nov 11

Keijidosha said :

Call me skeptical, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the advice doled out at these workshops will be to install deadlocks and window locks…. available in aisle 5.

eyup, just what I was thinking. And mow your lawns! Come and look at our nice range of lawnmowers! Safety screens, we have lots of those. Trim the bushes round your doors and windows, and coincidentally we have some nice hedge trimming gadgets.

hotwasabee 12:17 pm 23 Nov 11

They should get whoever does Bunnings’ public relations to work for the ACT Government. With all this society integration business it’s starting to look like they do more for the community than our Government does, while just happening to run a business on the side. Good on em though.

Innovation 10:49 am 23 Nov 11

Keijidosha said :

Call me skeptical, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the advice doled out at these workshops will be to install deadlocks and window locks…. available in aisle 5.

And engravers (for putting your details on property) in the Tools section, alarm systems in aisle ??, no junk mail stickers in aisle ?? and home safes in aisle ?? and probably plenty of other ideas. But, so what? People don’t have to spend their money and at least they learn what they can do.

Waiting For Godot 10:41 am 23 Nov 11

Perhaps they should run workshops on how to avoid being bashed to death with frying pans.

Keijidosha 10:30 am 23 Nov 11

Call me skeptical, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the advice doled out at these workshops will be to install deadlocks and window locks…. available in aisle 5.

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