Elderly and vulnerable residents encouraged to apply for free high-security locks
ELDERLY and vulnerable residents are encouraged to apply for free cylinder locks under a home security scheme.
South Dublin County Council are providing 500 high-security cylinder locks under the scheme, to help older residents replace their existing front-door European Profile locks with high security anti-snap locks.
They are being offered on a first-come first-served basis. The locks are suitable for doors with a multi-locking strip – benefits listed as anti-snap, anti-drill, anti-pick and anti-bump.
Up to €44,000 has been allocated for the initiative, with each lock costing approximately €85, including VAT and installation.
Fianna Fáil Councillor Trevor Gilligan said: “The scheme is open to residents over 55, and vulnerable residents living alone in privately owned accommodation.”
Applicants must be living in privately owned accommodation. It is not open to people living in private rented accommodation or council tenants. One lock is available per household.
“I would strongly urge residents to apply as a matter of urgency, especially with Halloween and Christmas just around the corner.”
Closing date for applications is October 21.
Applications can be made online at www.sdcc.ie/news/home-security-grant-2016.
Completed forms can be returned to Community Services Department, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24YNN5, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact 4149270.