This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, expressed that he is amazed at the number of residents who have no early warning devices in place. This essentially means that they could wake up with an intruder standing next to their bed.
Pay attention to your security measures where dogs, alarm systems and external protection are in place. Monty finds that many residents have all of the above, but do not use them. Home invasions are still very high and we need to secure our premises as best we can in order to get help quickly.
Outdoor beams and other early warning devices are designed as an early indication of intrusion before an attempt is made to breach the physical perimeter to your home. Contact Atlas on 0861 585 585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
Monty continues by raising a very serious question: Are you safe when you sleep? It must be stated for security purposes, that when your ATLAS alarm system is installed, it is programmed for an arming function known as STAY/INSTANT mode. By applying this function, the alarm is armed except for various areas in the house where residents might need to move about, such as bedrooms and passage areas. All other areas and perimeter zones are thus protected.
This feature can act as an early warning system and deterrent, should intruders try to enter your house while you are at home. Please ensure that you and your family members are familiar with this arming procedure. Call ATLAS on 041401 2222 if you need any help using this alarm function.
During the day criminals try to trick their way into homes. Make sure that you do not allow anyone into your space without an appointment.
Armed robberies and hijackings have become a daily occurrence. Be alert when you’re out and about. Look around – you might just find yourself in the middle of a robbery, which you could have avoided if you were alert. Keep your eyes peeled for suspicious people and strangers and be aware of your surroundings at all times.
This week Monty warns business owners to take better care of their properties. Secure it properly and have layers of barriers in place. Businesses have thousands of rands (if not more) and valuables inside their properties and should, therefore, take care of it. Do not make it easy for criminals to invade your shop/business.
Lastly, Monty reminds readers that criminals are released from jail all the time. We have noticed a few of them back on the streets and are once again up to no good. If you’ve suffered a burglary, make some changes to your security – to prevent a comeback. Stay safe and rest assured that your world is safe in Atlas’ hands.