Leicestershire Police would like to warn local residents that a company called Rancom Security is cold calling local residents, offering Lifeline type alarm systems to elderly and vulnerable residents at over inflated prices. Contact is often initially made by telephone, then appointments are made where the resident is pressurised into signing an expensive contract. Such alarms are available through Charnwood Borough Council for as little as £200 per year, with a £30 initial installation fee. For more information, please check – http://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/charnwoodlifeline or ring 01509 643970. We would also ask residents to keep an eye on elderly or vulnerable neighbours or family members to make sure that they do not become victims.