Monty’s Crime Report: Gangs are targeting safes. Is yours protected?
Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager warns that the gangs targeting safes are still in operation. They are not holding back and are more brazen than ever. He urges residents – especially business owners – to ensure that their safes are connected to a burglar alarm.
At this time of year, it is known – based on past trends and what we’ve witnessed in the last few weeks – that criminals stock up on ammunition. Montgomery said “Sufficient layers of protection should be in place before burglars can gain access to the safe. There are two important places where criminals should not be able to gain access to: your safe and your alarm panel. If you do have all the necessary barriers in place.” Please test your alarm on a regular basis. To test your alarm call Atlas Security today on 0861 585 585 to perform a “walk” test of your alarm system, or you can schedule a technician to test your alarm and address any faults.
Monty also warns readers that criminals are now looking at the various established neighbourhoods and concluded that most of the houses have old alarm systems – which are easy to bypass. He urges residents to check out their security barriers and alarm systems and ensure that they have the best layers in place. You do not want to be woken up by a burglar standing next to your bed! Take some time to think about the security measures that you have in place – perimeter and internal protection.
He suggests that you select dedicated keyholders for their homes and businesses. Make sure that your keyholder understands their role and is available speedily should they need to meet with our Response Officers to do an internal check. Also make sure that changes to your personal details eg telephone numbers/key holders are changed and checked with our Control Room.
Reminders: Theft of and theft out of motor vehicle still very high let’s take extra care to safeguard. Please take extra care of our schools and campuses as there are many challenges that your loved ones face daily, especially at the pick up and drop off points. Our most dangerous activity is still house/robberies and armed robberies where our families and love ones are injured let’s take extra care to avoid getting into these situations let’s be vigilant and always be aware of our surroundings.
Following the recent abduction, hijacking and murders in our Metro, Atlas Security is on a drive to create awareness surrounding these topics. We are currently addressing schools and institutions at no charge. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org should you be interested in arranging a talk.
Armed Response Officers are not only dispatched to burglaries, house/armed robberies but also attend to domestic violence incidents in various forms.
Examples of Violence:
•Physical violence in the form of domestic violence, terrible violent crime such as murder, robbery, rape and assault.
•Emotional violence and trauma at many levels caused by many factors. Women and children in their homes, at work, at schools, on our streets and in our communities suffer this form of violence for various reasons.
How can you help?
•Speak out against woman and child abuse.
•Encourage silent female victims to talk about abuse and ensure that they get help.
•Report child abuse to the police.
•Encourage children to report bullying behaviour to school authorities.
•Men and boys are encouraged to talk about abuse and actively discourage abusive behaviour.
•Seek help if you are emotionally, physically or sexually abusive to your partner and/or children. Call the Stop Gender-Based Violence helpline on 0800 150 150.
•Talk to friends, relatives and colleagues to take a stand against abuse of women and children.
•Try and understand how your own attitudes and actions might perpetuate sexism and violence.
•Spread the message on social media.
•Join community policing forums (CPFs): The community and the local police stations are active partners in ensuring local safety and security.
Stay safe and rest assured, your world is secure in Atlas’ hands.