Locals in a Wyndham housing estate have introduced private security patrols, following a spike in car thefts and aggravated burglaries.
The Jubilee Estate in Wyndham Vale is one area across Melbourne hiring 24/7 patrols in a bid to crackdown on crime.
Some body corporate groups are reportedly spending up to $170,000 a year for security guards.
John Moncreiff from MonJon Australia said it was important to have a visible presence.
“Our presence is enough,” he said.
“It’s a deterrent and they see we are active.”
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