This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager warns readers that there are various syndicates operating in town at the moment and they are larger than you would expect and highly trained.
Front door burglaries are an ongoing modus operandi and are still very lucrative. Monty stressed the importance of perimeter security together with arming your alarm. He suggests installing locks on your Plasma TV bracket.
Firearms and high value valuables should be locked away in a safe, which is in a secure place in your premises. Additional to that, they should be alarmed and impossible to access. Criminals are always on the hunt for firearms. Residents are also reminded to safeguard their firearms at home. Contact Atlas for more information on our GunSafe Alarms – email email@example.com .
Like your firearm, Monty reminds readers to also ensure that their alarm panels are protected as it is the most important part of your alarm system. Next up he urges readers to ensure that they have roof protection in place due to the increase in roof intrusions. If you do have roof protection in place, when last was it tested? Contact Atlas to arrange a technician to test this function.
He has also come to the conclusion that many residential and business premises do not have sufficient perimeter protection.
Firstly, he emphasizes that this is your primary line of barrier defence and secondly, external gates must be securely locked.
Atlas has a great ‘early warning’ outdoor alarm that provides local detection. Outdoor beams are designed as an early
warning indication before an attempt can be made to breach the physical perimeter to your home. This ‘early warning’ alarm is designed to be left on for 24 hours a day to prevent unwanted intruders sneaking onto your property.
Monty shares that entry is normally gained via:
- The bathroom/toilet;
- Main bedroom windows or;
- Directly through the roof.
He urges readers to ensure that they have sufficient protection and to make it impossible for intruders to get to your alarm panel. Ensure that your bathroom is properly protected – a magnetic contact on the internal door is a good addition.
Great arrests were made this week with 6 Suspected Armed Robbers Arrested in Summerstrand! Atlas Security armed response officers were on patrol in Admiralty Way, in the early hours of this morning, when they were signalled by members of the public who had been robbed of their possessions. Back-up and the SAPS were called to the area where the suspects were last seen. Atlas Security armed response officers found the vehicle containing the suspects and arrested all 6 occupants. The stolen possessions were recovered. The vehicle they were driving and the suspects have been handed over to the SAPS. Unfortunately this does not mean that crime is at bay. Armed robberies and robbery from person is still far too high. Be careful when you’re out and about – walking around. Be aware of strange vehicles watching you as they can sneak up to you suddenly and pounce.
Theft of motor vehicle and theft out of motor vehicles are still very high and happening daily. Please stay safe when shopping and always be aware of your surroundings.
Although we have managed to control home invasions while people are at home – Monty urges residents to always lock up and secure their homes before retiring for the night. And of course – Remember to arm your alarms.
Stay safe and rest assured that your world is safe in Atlas’ hands.