This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports our team is geared up for anything that may come its way. He urges the community to keep on being actively involved in fighting crime. Be nosy, be a busy-body in your neighbourhood and keep on reporting suspicious activities.
Going away and leaving your home unattended?
Before you leave:
– Appoint a dedicated and reliable keyholder.
– Educate your keyholder on how to operate your alarm.
– It’s vital that your alarm is armed again after your keyholder has been there to check that everything
is as it should be.
– Make sure all your lights are working.
– Load enough prepaid electricity.
– Have your keyholder check that your electricity is always on as your alarm needs power.
– Have sturdy locks on your gates.
– Ensure that your security company has access to your yard.
Be sure to secure your safe and valuables in your home. That goes for when you’re at home or away.
Make it difficult for intruders to have access.
Crime trends – over long weekends: The most dangerous crime is happening at the moment. eg shopping malls / robbery from person; assault / murders; hijackings / theft of motor vehicles / farm attacks / attacks on police / security personnel etc. He warns readers to please be careful while out and about. It is wild out there at the moment. Criminals are trying all sorts of tricks to get into your home/business. They are causing a lot of damage – make it difficult and unattractive for them.
With good results in the form of arrests and removals we’ve managed to keep it under control. Let’s keep up the good work and put more criminal elements behind bars where they belong. Burglaries with no losses have been controllable so far. This is good news but still far too much damage is made to properties.
Cash in Transit Heists: This crime is real and massive at the moment and extremely lucrative to robbers. Monty warns shoppers to be extra careful when out and about. Take cover and stay on the ground as bullets might be exchanged.
Lastly, Monty reminds readers that Atlas has intelligent and smart CCTV products that can minimize your risk. Contact our CCTV division for more information. In addition to this, it is vital that we receive your signal in our Control Room. We strongly recommend that you carry out a comprehensive walk test of your alarm system to ensure that all detection devices are working in accordance with their specification. Prior to testing your alarm system, please inform our Control Centre on 0861 585 585, in order to avoid false alarm responses. Stay safe and rest assured that your world is safe in Atlas’ hands.