The Crime Prevention Website


Welcome to The Crime Prevention Website

The 'Home' of Home Security

With around 10,000 visits a week, 250,000 words of advice and more than 3 million page views since launch, The Crime Prevention Website is the largest and most comprehensive resource for free and independent Crime Prevention and Home Security advice online.

Written by Calvin Beckford MICS, a retired Metropolitan police officer, author and security consultant with many years of crime prevention experience and built by his son Ben Beckford BSc, an experienced web developer; this website has been created as a free security resource for all members of our society.

The site contains comprehensive and up-to-date crime prevention advice to help you improve your home and personal security and over time will expand to provide security guidance for all types of buildings and situations

It includes contributions from retired and serving police crime prevention staff, security professionals and academics and is reciprocally linked with many Police Services, Police and Crime Commissioners and Neighbourhood Watches.

The website is Google ranked No 1 for search the terms 'Crime Prevention', 'Crime Prevention Advice' and 'Crime Prevention News' and enjoys 720,000 page views a year.

Where to next?

  • Choose from the categories on the left or do a search for your specific interests using the search box in the top right hand corner of the site.
  • Get tailor-made advice specific to your needs by taking our  Home Security Survey, with clickable references to other parts of the site for more detailed advice.
  • You can have your say and ask your questions about crime in our free to use forum. (Currently suspended) 
  • For more help and advice we have listed hundreds of security standards, building regulations, Acts of Parliament, books, research papers, video lectures and links to other useful sites in The Library.
  • If you would like to be kept informed about the latest crime-related news, new crime prevention products and techniques and the latest additions to this website please register for our newsletter.
  • We are working hard to provide the most comprehensive crime prevention resource available on the net.  Please help us make this happen by telling your family, friends and colleagues about this site. You can also help spread the word by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ 
  • We have recently launched our Security Products and Services Directory which will give you access to many companies and individuals who can provide products and services which meet the standards recommended by this website.
  • If you are seeking the services of an Independent Security Consultant please click here
  • And please help us to make this website successful by linking to us from your organisation

Thank you for visiting!

Calvin and Ben

Updated March 2018