New pram security system helps retailers combat the 'Buggy Burglars'

A new pram security system called 'Buggy Lock' offers retailers a low-cost, easy-fit solution to prevent the growing problem of buggy theft from their facilities.

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.

The innovative new product is suitable for supermarkets and retail outlets, or any public building where parents and carers face problems of how to secure an unattended buggy.

'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.

"Retailers 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.

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