Letterbox innovation protects people and property from arson

East Midlands-based Blockabox, supplies a range of innovative products that have been designed to protect people and property from arson and other anti-social linked crimes.

Designed and manufactured in the UK, Blockabox is a low cost, re-usable and quick to fit, security solution that intrinsically seals letterboxes and other openings in external doors to reduce the likelihood of targeted attacks on domestic and commercial properties. Blockabox takes around five minutes to fit, causes no damage and can easily be removed when required.

Blockabox is currently contracted to supply a number of UK fire and rescue services and has been awarded a place on the NFCC National Framework Agreement, led by West Midlands Fire Service, to supply and deliver safe and well equipment to all UK fire and rescue services.

Andrew Pickersgill, a retired operational fire service manager, designed and developed the Blockabox product. He said, “The initial response to the solution has been phenomenal and we’re receiving enquiries on a daily basis from up and down the UK, not only from the fire sector but also private and social landlords who are keen to secure and protect their stock.

“When I developed the product, I was keen to use my experience of dealing with vulnerable members of our community to design something that would be easy to use, cost effective but furthermore provide a gold standard product that actually worked. I have seen so many products that simply don’t work or create more issues due to the damage and distress they cause once fitted. Blockabox addresses all of these issues in one holistic solution.”

Blockabox offers free samples and support to all UK fire and rescue services who are interested in using this as their preferred arson reduction tool.