By Rohit Jaggi, Social Affairs Correspondent
You can usually tell when an area has suffered a spate of burglaries or car break-ins. The local pub is full of people going on about how this could not have happened in the good old days.
But instead of getting beerily misty-eyed, one entrepreneur dreamed up a gizmo he hopes will yoke people’s community spirit in a way that can cut down both fear of crime and crime itself.
Reading-based entrepreneur Peter Harris’s AlertBox is a high-tech version of Neighbourhood Watch that allows people instantly to alert those around them to the presence of shady characters or dodgy goings-on.
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