For any community to thrive, people need to feel safe in their environment and have secure housing. This is why it is so important that we feel our homes and neighborhoods are safe and secure. Residents should be able to rest easy in the knowledge that they and their property are safe from being targeted for theft or vandalism. In Denmark, FAB Odense decided to create this sense of safety for their residents.
On the Island of Funen in Denmark, Fyns Almennyttige Boligselskab (FAB) administer large amounts of public housing throughout the island. FAB provides over 8,600 rental properties, serving approximately 20,000 residents. To secure housing and protect the residents in these developments, the city of Odense’s public housing association turned to local company Secura to secure the safety of their residents and to protect the area from vandalism.
The area’s residents had felt insecure in these housing developments due to previous occurrences of burglary and vandalism. There had also been issues with people littering and dumping their rubbish in the wrong places. This is certainly not ideal for the environment, or for the local residents who had to contend with the unsightly and even unsanitary waste left out in the open. Fire detection and prevention was also a top priority to ensure the safety of the residents and to protect their homes from damage.