UPDATE (22/09/2020): During the current COVID-19 crisis, the Burg-Wächter Secure Communities Scheme changed its terms to focus purely on providing free security kits. It remains committed to supporting communities who require extra security and have limited funds to meet these needs.
To achieve this and optimise the number of communities supported, the scheme now provides successful applicants with the option of choosing one of five standard security kits worth an average of £150 each (see below). These security kits represent the most frequently requested items featured in the over 60 applications received under the new COVID-19 conditions. Special security kits will still be created for applications that identify specific requirements not covered by these kits.
CCTV: Some applicants wish to add a CCTV security kit to their application. Unfortunately, the Burg-Wächter CCTV options exceed the value limit for individual awards. To help communities meet this need, the Secure Communities Scheme now incorporates a special award that allows CCTV products to be offered at a community discount. Applicants can pay for the kit at cost, where it exceeds the £150 limit.
Award Priorities: Where the scheme is oversubscribed, the awards panel will prioritise applications with specific security requirements relating to community premises, property and equipment, handling cash, enabling secure access to community sites or increasing physical security for vulnerable individuals.