Safe Services Guide

Welcome to the industry leaders who promote sound security practices that help keep the Algarve a safe place to live and visit
Service Standards

This page provides a unique platform of service providers here in the Algarve, which practice and promote high security standards and best practices within their respective industries. These companies are varied ranging from insurance to property management, but are common in incorporating sound security practices and operating procedures in the delivery of their services to the public.

Each company has demonstrated a high quality of service to the community based on a proven track record in their particular field of expertise. As such they contribute to ensuring that the Algarve remains a safe and secure place to live and visit. Also included are newer companies providing unique crime prevention services not previously available in the Algarve.

This consolidation of best practices helps raise standards within their industries in terms of crime prevention and provides a unique point of reference for the community.
Safe Communities Algarve is therefore pleased to host on its platform those companies that meet the above service standards and level of commitment. The companies are listed under each industry

  • Estate Agent

    Algarve Homes is a Real Estate Sales and Villa management company specialising in the Santa Barbara, Loulé, Sao Bras do Alportel and Estoi areas. Julian Lewis the Managing Director has spent the last 35 years operating in both the property and corporate worlds of business and prides himself on providing honest and straight forward advice and service to our clients both pre and post sale. Contact www.algarvehomes.com; email julian@algarvehomes.com or tel nos 289992626 or 911032883

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  • Home Social Care

    We Care is a licensed company which delivers in-home care services to people who need support to continue living independently. We deliver services across all of the Algarve. Whether you need our help just for few hours, overnight, 24/7 or a holiday, we are determined to help you live as independently as possible. Our services include: assistance with daily tasks, meals and housekeeping, medication management, running errands and entertainment activities, provision of mobility equipment and home adaptations. We have a wide range of partners to help us assist you with any special medical needs. Contacts www.weonline.pt; email lferreira@weonline.pt or tel 919888501

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  • Hotels

    Hilton Worldwide considers the security for guests, visitors, our colleagues and their possessions warrants strict monitoring and control procedures. The protection of the company’s assets and property ensures the smooth day to day operation of our business and is expected by our guests and investors. We therefore put a lot of focus on overall security procedures also including crime prevention and monitoring of quality security services. Contacts www.conradalgarve.com; email joachim.hartl@conradhotels.com; Tel 351 289350700

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  • Insurance

    Offering expats on the Algarve general insurance underwritten by Lloyds of London and many other leading insurance providers such as Victoria, Lusitania, PTI, Navigators & General, Exeter Family Friendly and AXAPPP to name but a few. We offer home, motor, pet, health, travel, marine, community, business insurance and funeral plans. With over 60 products available from over 30 different providers Ibex Insurance will be able to find the cover that suits you. Contact www.ibexinsure.com; algarve@ibexinsure.com

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  • Investigations

    WIS International offers investigation, research and business intelligence services. We have been established in Portugal since 1992 with offices in Lisbon, London and the Algarve. We undertake various investigations into all manner of subjects throughout the world. We have agents throughout Portugal, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Angola. Contact www.wis-int.com; email info@wis-int.com; or tel 289369180

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  • Locksmith

    Professional English locksmith in central Algarve for; high security cylinders and locking systems, secondary security devices such as window locks, door viewers etc. We also offer a 24 hour emergency door opening service using non destructive techniques. Contact www.safeandsecurelocks.com info@safeandsecurelocks.com or call 962 977 469

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  • Property Management and Rentals

    We make it Easy! Owning a property abroad needn’t be an organizational headache. Let us take the hassle out of it all, for you. Take advantage of our local knowledge and service support, and we will assume the responsibility for all the workings of your property in the Algarve, and treat it as you would, with care and respect. At Getaways Property Services, our motto is “We make it easy”, and that’s exactly what we do for you. Your property in the Algarve, whether it be for rental, or for your own exclusive use, should always be ready for you, safe and secure, spotlessly clean, smelling fresh, free of damp, with all appliances working and all the beds made with crisp linen, looking warm and inviting. Why settle for anything less? Contact details are www.algarvegetaways.com www.getawayspropertyservices.com emailhoward@getaways.pt tel 351964661165

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  • Property Management

    Dream Diamond Properties Algarve are one of the longest established, fully licensed Algarve Real Estate, Lettings and Villa Management agencies in Boliqueime with a portfolio of luxury properties. For villa management Diamond recognise the responsibility of ensuring that homeowners keep their properties safe and secure. In the real estate market Diamond notice that one of the important “must haves” on some buyers tick lists, are safety and security. The more properties that are properly protected the less crime and the more attractive they are to buyers, tenants and holidaymakers. Contacts www.diamondpropertiesalgarve.com; email diamondp@mail.telepac.pt or tel 351 289362130

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  • Security Alarms and Access Control

    IBC Security’s unique service points lay in their “Mission Statement” which is: “to fully utilize their wide experience and innovative approach to security and to actively promote crime prevention through the introduction of leading edge electronic and security systems. Contact details www.ibcsecurity.com; email; jack@ibcsecurity.com ot tel 351917547611

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  • Windows and Doors

    Mestre Raposa provides an excellent service to all its clients. From new builds to renovations, there is no limit in the capacity of producing the best solutions for your home. We have available the best security systems for your doors and windows, never losing its quality and durability with an outstanding product which is MADE IN GERMANY. The company website is www.mestreraposa.com; email nuno.silva.pinto@mestre raposa.com and tel no 289355420

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  • Overseas Money Transfers

    We specialise in sending money overseas. With over eighteen years of experience, we’ve helped thousands of people make savings on their international transfers. Our great exchange rates could save you up to 5% compared to using your bank - and we never charge you any fees! You can contact us by phone, pop into our local office or visit our website. The sign-up process is quick and easy, and our friendly staff members are always on hand to give expert guidance - and don’t worry your money is in safe hands. We’re authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority for the provision of payment services, and boast a level 1 credit risk assessment from Dun & Bradstreet. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3: just get in touch and then you can sit back, relax and we’ll take care of all your currency needs. Ready? Let’s talk currency. Website www.currenciesdirect.com/portugal; Email algarve@currenciesdirect.com; Telephone +351 289 395 739

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  • Estate Agents

    Quinta Properties deal with some of the most exclusive luxury villas and exciting property in and around Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. As the chosen associates of Savills since 1997, we offer in-depth knowledge and experience to meet your real estate needs. Our business is to support you and to carefully guide you through the entire process from purchasing to selling properties in the Algarve. Contact www.quintaproperty.com; email info@quintaproperties.com or tel 289396073

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  • Sun, wind and rain protection

    Toldolanda Lda have been supplying high quality awnings for over 30 years. We have built up years of experience in the Dutch awning market and have been providing awnings in the Algarve since 1999. We provide High quality outdoor and indoor sun, wind and rain solutions, from awnings to venetian blinds. Toldolanda will make your Outdoor living enjoyable and your indoor living comfortable. As all our products can be supplied with remote control, sensors and timers, so we can program your shutters, roller curtains and or awnings to be open and closed while you’re away of your home. This will give the impression that the house is occupied and deter burglars. Contact details are www.toldolanda.com; email info@toldolanda.com and telephone nos: 351 282 411 245 and 351 914 609 517

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  • Full Service Company

    euroFINESCO is a full service company, helping expatriates to make the most of their new life in Portugal since 1991. Whether it be meeting unfamiliar obligations in a new land, maximizing opportunities in a smooth transition from the past or financial and estate planning for the future, euroFINESCO is here to guide you, keep you compliant and prepare you to meet your goals. Contact http://www.eurofinesco.com/ info@eurofinesco.com, or tel 289 561 333

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  • Estate Agent & Property Management

    We offer a service that doesn't stop when our Clients pick up the keys to their new home. If a Client is buying to holiday-let their home, we can look after everything from replacing a light bulb to a full meet-and-greet service. For holiday homes, we offer a full keyholding, mailing, translation and bill payments service as well as being able to recommend and project manage building works. Algarve Holiday Villas is one of the area’s leading villa rentals agencies, with over 70 properties available to rent via our website and by calling direct to UK and Portugal service lines. Contact; www.cerronovo.com or tel 289 510790

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  • Letting Agent and Property Management

    Destination Algarve offer a comprehensive service with exceptional service standards delivering quality and excellence, with comfort and safety the top priority. Each property is fully licensed and compliant with Portuguese letting laws.Destination Algarve is a Portuguese-registered company that has been operating since 2004. We are a Member of the Association of International Property Professionals (www.aipp.org.uk) and as a member of this organisation, we have voluntarily committed ourselves to industry regulation and a code of conduct. Tel no: 351 282 767 532; email info@destination-algarve.com

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  • Property Management

    Smartavillas.com is a Property Management Company, registered in Portugal and working in line with local legislation to ensure high standards of comfort and safety for all guests. We offer a comprehensive management service including advertising, bookings, guest welcome, cleaning and laundry, operating from our offices in Tavira. At the ‘sharp end’ have housekeeping and maintenance personnel who work hard to ensure that your guests are well catered for and that your properties are maintained to a high standard.

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