Katie Hopkins reported to police
Katie Hopkins was catapulted into the limelight after she was a contestant on Lord Sugar's reality competition, The Apprentice Getty

Known best for causing controversy whenever she's on television or Twitter, Katie Hopkins has been encouraged by police to take extra safety precautions when securing her home due to the number of death threats she has been receiving.

It seems she is heeding their advice and it has been reported that the 40-year-old has had a panic button installed in the home she shares with her husband Mark and their three children Max, India and Poppy, in Exeter.

Describing the family's new provisions, a surprisingly blasé Hopkins told the Daily Star: "Our house is rigged up to the local police station – that's just my life I suppose.

"My children are somewhat isolated from it. They don't have iPads and they don't have phones. My parents aren't a part of it at all either. They don't go on Twitter. I just send them clips of me looking fairly all right."

After first finding fame on 2007's series of The Apprentice, Hopkins has never been shy when it comes to voicing her rather scathing views on multiple sensitive subjects including mental health and family values. Her most recent stirring venture was documentary My Fat Story, in which she gained three stone only to lose it again, in an attempt to prove that losing weight is something that anyone can do if they simply try to.

It's not just the general public that believe the TV personality has gone too far with her opinions though, after she suggested on her personal social media page that "Dementia sufferers should not be blocking beds. What is the point of life when you no longer know you are living it?"

This statement prompted Kellie Maloney, the retired boxing manager previously known as Frank Maloney, to speak out last week on Hopkins' tweeting, saying "Well she should be dead now this woman is one bad person and would go away if people stop following her and reading her rubbish."

Hopkins won many people over as she took part in the latest season of Celebrity Big Brother, coming second overall after being beaten to the win by glamour model Katie Price. However, it appears as if that somewhat positive regard for her has swiftly disappeared.