A CCTV firm is gearing up to open its first ever franchise in Newquay, amid fears that homeowners are falling victim to doorstep scams during Covid-19.
iHomeCCTV was founded four years ago by Derbyshire businessman Chase Dobbie, who previously attended Truro College. He has now expanded his business into Cornwall to meet the demand for affordable home security equipment during Covid-19.
Headed up by ex-carpenter, Lloyd Kirkby, the new iHomeCCTV franchise will offer Hikvision Pyronix integrated alarm systems, which can be fully tailored to the size, shape and layout of your premises.
The move comes amid increasing reports of doorstep scams during the Covid-19 crisis.
Dobbie said: “Scammers are trying to cash in on the crisis by targeting vulnerable people, and we are here to ensure that they have some level of protection- even if our systems act as a deterrent.
“One of the most shocking scams that we have heard about are scammers going door to door selling masks, which have been soaked in sedatives. They are asking homeowners to try them on for size, and then entering their property once they are unconscious.”
New franchise owner Kirkby, who has worked in security for three years, added: “I have big ambitions to be the main supplier of security systems in the south west, and feel that the business will succeed because iHomeCCTV offers a unique customer experience, providing a consultation, installation, and an aftercare policy which is unrivalled.”