CCTV expert keeping an 'eye' out for vulnerable during Coronavirus chaos with grocery delivery

CCTV expert keeping an 'eye' out for vulnerable during Coronavirus chaos with grocery delivery

A home security expert is extending his already hectic working day by offering a grocery delivery service to “vulnerable” people amid Coronavirus chaos.

Chase Dobbie, who runs iHomeCCTV (formerly Donington CCTV), wants to help anyone who is self-isolating or in quarantine due to Covid-19 by dropping off supermarket shopping to those in need.

Chase is offering the not-for-profit service to vulnerable residents, such as the elderly or those most at risk, in the Castle Donington area and will pick up the groceries from shops in Donington on mornings and evenings.

The 36-year-old will pay for the extra petrol cost from his own pocket, and simply asks that those taking up the service pay the cost of the shopping receipt, (or with an extra two percent if paying by credit card).

Chase, who set up his business installing smart CCTV technology four years ago, said: “I’m really worried about the whole Coronavirus situation.

“I don’t know how much is being laboured by the media, but I read that the next step for the Government is to ask vulnerable people to self-isolate, to help them stay away from the risk of getting infected.

“They are asking friends, family and neighbours to make sure those people are self-isolating ‘in comfort’, so I’m doing what they are asking.”

Chase typically starts his CCTV installations around 9.30am and works on his quotations and other paperwork late into the evening, so he will be doing his grocery drops before and after his ‘day job’.

He will leave shopping at people’s front doors and then call to notify them. He will provide a receipt and he will keep a copy. Chase will accept BACS payments or can take card payments over the phone.

“I will do what I can fit in in a day, and will appeal to other people to help if I start to get quite busy,” said Chase, of Castle Donington.

He will sanitise before and after each drop-off, and says he has been using Flash antibacterial wipes on his van’s interior to keep it clean.

Chase, whose CCTV systems alert homeowners immediately to intruders with a notification direct to their mobile phone, said his business has not yet been affected by Coronavirus.

“I sanitise anyway,” he said.

“Because there’s a lack of hand sanitiser, I’m making sure I wash my hands regularly before and after each job and we are wiping down the inside of our vans with Flash wipes!”

Anyone requiring Chase’s grocery delivery service can message him on the iHomeCCTV Facebook page or call Chase on 07396 386680.

To find out more, visit  https://www.ihomecctv.co.uk

 

 

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