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New product helps facilities combat the 'Buggy Burglars'

29 August 2014

'Buggy Lock' - a new pram security system for public spaces and buildings - has been launched - offering family-friendly facilities a low-cost, easy-fit solution to prevent the growing problem of buggy theft.

Safety and security specialist Cardea Solutions has introduced 'Buggy Lock' to the UK as latest police statistics show that pram theft has risen by almost a quarter in the past five years, a problem estimated to cost £70m per year.

The wall-mounted product can be installed in under ten minutes - inside or outside - and provides a robust coin operated mechanism that gives parents and carers peace of mind that their valuable buggy is completely secure.

'Buggy Lock', which is supplied with a two-year warranty, is weatherproof and uses renowned Ojmar locking technology to safely secure any type or size of pram or pushchair. Visual instructions at point-of-use ensure that it can be accessed by parents and carers on a self-service basis - making it as easy to use as a supermarket trolley system.

The innovative new product is aimed at leisure centres, tourist attractions and holiday parks, hospitals, children's centres and nurseries, supermarkets and food and drink outlets. It is suitable for any public building where parents and carers face problems of how to secure an unattended buggy.

"Organisations have an opportunity to demonstrate leadership in customer care and to attract families by installing Buggy Lock", said Paul O' Carroll, Managing Director of Cardea Solutions. "With the average buggy costing £427, security is a real concern for parents and carers, yet few facilities provide a solution. This is a missed opportunity to differentiate themselves as a caring, family-friendly venue."

'Buggy Lock' is also intended to promote sustainability since it gives families the option to leave their car at home and walk, or use public transport. Manchester-based Rookwood Private Nursery School and Academy is among the first to invest in 'Buggy Lock'.

Nursery Manager, Chris Moore, said, “It is crucial for us to be proactive and responsive to the needs of parents. As a member of the childcare community, I often hear stories of the distress people face and the time consumed when faced with a buggy theft. We strive to demonstrate a commitment to safety and security, not only of the children, but also the property of parents who might leave buggies in our care to make outings and day trips."

The product is also being used by a London NHS Trust to improve security and encourage patients to use public transport. It can also contribute to the infection prevention agenda in healthcare settings - by avoiding wheeling in dirt and germs from the outside.

For further information visit Cardea Solutions or email the company - buggylock@cardea-solutions.com.  


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