Monty’s Crime Report: CRIME ALERT! FRONT DOOR KICKERS & ROOF BREAKINGS ON THE RISE!
Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager reports that front door kickers conducted well-orchestrated invasions this week. Various videos of CCTV footage showed how they pretend to knocking on a door of a house. While pretending, they were waiting for the golden opportunity to strike. With the use of a spanner type tool, they quickly popped open the security gate and front door. Within seconds, a few TV’s were carried out. Be warned that this type of crime plays out within seconds. Make sure that you have layers of security barriers in place.
Roof burglaries are still too high at the business premises. This method of entering is very popular amongst the criminal element and is happening far too often. This week they successfully broke through the roof and dismantled the alarm system. Montgomery urges residents to check whether they have the necessary protection in their roof space and bathrooms following a recent intrusion through the roof, with the criminal dropping through the ceiling into the bathroom. He suggests adding magnetic contacts to the bathroom door as well as the windows. It is also vital to have alarm protection in your roof space.
Once again, Monty appeals to alarm owners to evaluate their alarms. He has noticed that alarms older than 10 years do not keep criminals at bay compared to the latest technologies. On a daily basis he visits crime scenes where criminals bypass these older alarms. He urges subscribers to stay one step ahead of the criminal elements by having the best lines of defense in place. In addition to this he advises subscribers not to hesitate to contact Atlas for a free risk assessment where we will evaluate your current alarm to ensure that you have sufficient protection. To test your alarm you can call Atlas to perform a “walk” test of the alarm system, or you can schedule a technician to test your alarm and address any faults.
He also warns that burglars are returning to sites on more than one occasion, and urges residents and business owners to beef up their security after an intrusion. Owners must realize that these robbers know your security set up and are fully aware that you will replace your stolen items in due time. Monty reminds readers that criminals always attempt to disable the alarm system prior to proceeding further into the building itself. Make sure that burglars cannot get to the heart of your alarm system.
Protect the herd. Criminals will always try to find the easiest way to their bounty and if this means targeting the elderly, women and children, they will. Let us assist the Police to curb this crime and put a stop to it.
Be aware of theft out of motor vehicle as well as theft of motor vehicle. Due to this crime, the motor industry has implemented various precautions to make it hard to steal the newer models. The ripple effect of this has led to an increase in hijackings – little to zero chance of struggle to get away with the vehicles.
Lastly, Monty urges clients to assist the Atlas team with information that will enable us to maintain our successes. Although arrests have been good we must continue to work together to get this under control before our festive season. Stay safe and rest assured, your world is secure in Atlas’ hands.