Cowan Head is a safe environment and has not experienced vandalism or more serious forms of criminal behaviour.
As this is a community whose members may have second homes elsewhere or who may travel extensively, issues of security and safety are treated with great seriousness by both Directors and residents.
This is a gated community and access to the property is controlled from the individual apartments and by key. An entry video system permits the monitoring of the main gate and the entrance to the apartment buildings from within each apartment. The leisure centre is kept secure at all times. The area ia also protected by CCTV cameras.
Security lights are distributed throughout the property. Fire extinguishers are distributed in accordance with the regulations and advice provided by the Fire Department. Fire and smoke alarms are in every apartment as well as in the public interior areas. All lifts are equipped with emergency telephones with instructions on their use.
Cowan Head is the proud possessor of the “Secure by Design” certificate awarded by the Cumbria Constabularly.
Questions of security are reviewed regularly often consulting the crime prevention officer of the South Cumbria Police and the local fire prevention officer.