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DRAMATIC CHASE LEADS TO ALEXANDRIA ARREST

In what turned out to be a game of cat and mouse with a dramatic ending, the Atlas Armed Response Officers in Alexandria were able to apprehend a suspect for theft from a Non-Atlas premises over the weekend. The pursuit started when the suspect allegedly stole items from a premises in Wes-Heuwel Street. During the […]

12 HOURS OF SUCCESS

Crime has increased over the past week, which we believe has a strong link with the National Lockdown and desperation that it is pushing people towards crime. This spike in crime has been met with enormous success from the Atlas Security team, as once again our team on the ground has proven that they are […]

EVER WONDER WHAT HAPPENS BEHIND THE SCENES WHEN YOUR ALARM ACTIVATES?

Here is how the Atlas Security Team springs into action when your alarm activates, it is all about speed coupled with effective and accurate communication between all role-players.

The Heart And Soul Of Atlas Security

Your alarm activates… 🚨 it then sends a signal 🆘

The Past 7 Days Records Highest Incidents Since Start Of The Lockdown

This week has brought upon the highest amount of positive incidents since the National Lockdown began. Burglaries have stayed constant, the increase has come mainly from incidents of theft, robbery of persons and from medical emergencies.

ANOTHER SUSPECT CAUGHT IN SOUTH END

During the early hours of this morning, the Atlas Security Control Room received a panic signal from a client in Webber Street. It was reported that suspects were breaking through the front door and that he urgently needed assistance

THE BASICS OF SWITCHING TO ATLAS SECURITY

It is a common misconception that switching from your current security provider to Atlas Security is a tedious and time-consuming process.

Known Offender Arrested In South End

Atlas Security arrests known offender following business break-in

Stronger… With 37 Arrests Since Lockdown

Stronger… With 37 Arrests Since Lockdown

The National Lockdown tested us, we proved that we are stronger… We live to succeed!

2.6 Million Less LPR Readings In April 2020

Atlas Security notes 2.6 million less LPR (License Plate Recognition) readings on it’s CCTV infrastructure during April 2020

HOUSE ROBBERY IN ROWALLAN PARK LEADS TO A SAD FATALITY

The Atlas Security Control Room received a phone-in with information of a house robbery that had occurred in Maasdorp Street at a non-Atlas residence. Armed Response was immediately dispatched, at the premises they found the property had been broken into and an elderly couple had been assaulted. The lady was unresponsive and the suspects had […]

CRIMINALS STILL TAKING CHANCES DURING LOCKDOWN IN PORT ALFRED

A total of 8 positive incidents were reported to the Atlas Security Control Room in Port Alfred for the week. This shows that criminals are still taking a few chances during the National Lockdown, but we as a community are not allowing them the control that they think that they can gain. With constant reporting […]

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES ARE BECOMING A BIGGER TARGET

Commercial properties are becoming a bigger target as the weeks of the National Lockdown continue, they were hosts of a massive 80% of all incidents for the week. Ensure that your business is protected by testing your alarm system today or completing the required upgrade that your system may need.  The importance of a working […]

SOCIAL MEDIA EMERGENCY GROUP KEY IN ARREST

A criminal decided that Freedom Day was the perfect day to surrender his freedom. A Whatsapp group for residents in Fordyce Road was the host to a distress call, informing the Atlas Security Control Room that there were two suspects that had allegedly jumped into a yard and stole a kids bicycle. Armed Response was […]

Monty’s Crime Report: OUR 11 DPS AREAS REMAIN SECURED!

Atlas Security’s 11 DPS areas are doing extremely well under the circumstances and have experienced very little crime. This proactive service allows for regular patrols past your home either hourly or two-hourly, depending on the size of the area of operation. The regular armed response service is reactive – standing down at a point, and […]

From The CDM’s Desk: Good News During Lockdown For Movers

Some great news was announced for everyone who was in the process of moving to their new homes just before lockdown. A new regulation has come into effect as of yesterday (Thursday 7 May) enabling you to move residence! For one month, 7 May to 7 June 2020. So if you have a new lease […]

MAY 2020 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

25 MAY 2020 MONDAY 02:28 Walmer A business in Heugh Road was burgled. Suspects forced the window open and stole a box of golf shirts. 24 MAY 2020 SUNDAY 15:30 Walmer Downs A residence in Lionel Road had a medical emergency. Armed Response and Gardmed stood down. 09:56 Humewood Extension A residence in Woodhead Drive […]

Crime Trend Alert: 23 – 29 April

Crime Trend Alert: 23 – 29 April It is observed that this week hosted lower stats than the previous weeks have displayed, with the same trends as predicted for the lockdown period. A high target on commercial properties and high value placed on alcohol and food items.  As we head into Level 4 of Lockdown, […]

Happy Workers Day Atlas Security

Happy Workers Day Atlas Security Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do… Today, we would like to say THANK […]

TEAMWORK WITH SAPS LEADS TO ARREST

TEAMWORK WITH SAPS LEADS TO ARREST The Atlas Security Control Room received an activation signal from a business in Walmer Boulevard during the early hours of this morning. Armed Response arrived to find that the suspects had removed windows to gain access to the premises, and had stolen computers. In a team effort, Armed Response […]

Happy Freedom Day!

Happy Freedom Day! 🇿🇦 Our team continues to be there for you during this uncertain time, it’s clear in another message of hope, that whatever is thrown at us, our spirits remain high! #StayHome #StaySafe #AtlasSecurity

Crime Stats: 14 – 22 April

Crime Stats – 14 – 22 April 2020 The National Lockdown is proving to test the character of all South Africans as we grind through each hurdle together, one of those hurdles being opportunistic criminals that think they’re an essential service.  The number of business burglaries is still increasing as they have made up 69% […]

FROM THE CDM’s DESK: WITH BIGGER CHALLENGES COME BIGGER SUCCESSES

FROM THE CDM’s DESK: WITH BIGGER CHALLENGES COME BIGGER SUCCESSES Let’s be honest: so much about COVID-19 is outside of our control. Not just the virus itself, but all the other aspects of life that might be impacted, from work and finances to socialising and travel. Just as the virus has impacted you and your […]

Kids And Safety During Lockdown

Kids And Safety During Lockdown “We need to have a discussion with our children surrounding safety” – Bernadette Nel-Naude re-enforces the measures you need to put in place to ensure the safety of your children, particularly during the lockdown. #StaySafe #StayHome

TESTING YOUR SYSTEM COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

TESTING YOUR SYSTEM COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE We live in a time where an Armed Response company is a necessity and not just a luxury, but like anything in life, each party in the chain have sets of responsibilities that are crucial to the effectiveness of the service.  Atlas Security, as the service provider, has […]

A Message From The Frontline

A Message From The Frontline Every staff member at Atlas Security, whatever their level of operation, can bring valuable ideas to the table. Even if it’s just a message of hope… #StayHome #StaySafe #AtlasSecurity

Lockdown Savings! Here is how YOU can save!

Lockdown Savings! Here is how YOU can save! People across South Africa are spending a lot more time at home amid lockdowns meant to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. And this could be a good time to save some money. Preserving a few rands now could be helpful. At Atlas Security, we’re all about solutions, which […]

Lockdown Part 2: What Now?

Lockdown Part 2: What Now? The second phase of South Africa’s national COVID-19 lockdown will be under rules only slightly altered from the initial hard lockdown, the government announced on Thursday. What does this mean for Atlas Security…? Well, essentially nothing changes, its business as usual. Our Armed Response vehicles continue their patrols and respond […]

Crime During The 21 Day Lockdown

Crime During The 21 Day Lockdown The initial period of the National Lockdown has come to an end, and today marks the start of the extension. The effects on the people of our country in this National Lockdown are no doubt evident and the world’s economy is struggling. It is, however, a very necessary procedure […]

How To Catch A Criminal Using CCTV

How To Catch A Criminal Using CCTV CCTV cameras are an invaluable tool for security surveillance, investigations and deterring criminals. They are also widely used in business for identifying potential accidents, monitoring machinery and industrial processes Like you, we had no idea that we would be hit by this global pandemic called COVID-19 (Coronavirus), it’s […]

YOU CAUGHT THE EGGS, ATLAS SECURITY CAUGHT THE CRIMINALS

YOU CAUGHT THE EGGS, ATLAS SECURITY CAUGHT THE CRIMINALS With the long weekend meant for family and rest, the Atlas Security team had quite the opposite experience out on the roads. Criminals were convinced that they were an essential service this long weekend as they were out to work, with this weekend hosting 21 incidents […]

Understanding And Preventing A House Robbery

Understanding And Preventing A House Robbery With over 13 years of experience in the security industry, Bernadette Nel-Naude shares her thoughts on understanding and preventing a house robbery, particularly during the National Lockdown period.

4 Business Robbers have a Bad start to Good Friday

4 Business Robbers have a Bad start to Good Friday On Thursday evening, Atlas Security received a panic signal from the on-site security of a Walmer business. Armed Response arrived within minutes. The Armed Response Officers found two suspects waiting in a getaway vehicle outside the premises. Their escape route was blocked and both were […]

TAP THIEVES IN WALMER HEIGHTS TAP OUT

TAP THIEVES IN WALMER HEIGHTS TAP OUT The Atlas Security Control Room received a phone call from a client in Beethoven Avenue, indicating that her dogs are going crazy and that she thinks there might be someone in her yard or in her neighbour’s yard.  Armed Response was dispatched and within minutes feedback was relayed […]

We’re here through all the moments, including National Lockdown

We’re here through all the moments, including National Lockdown Here is a message from us, to you!

Protecting Your Sanity During Lockdown

Protecting Your Sanity During Lockdown At Atlas Security, we have years of skills and experience, our team have faced some of the toughest situations, so we thought it would be best to gather some input from our frontline and support teams on tips to hold on to your emotional and mental wellbeing during the Coronavirus […]

Our STRONG Infrastructure Puts 10 Behind Bars!

Our STRONG Infrastructure Puts 10 Behind Bars! Atlas Security made a promise to do the best that we possibly can to keep your world secure through these testing times, and part of that promise was that it wasn’t “business as usual”. We understand that we need to work harder than ever during the National Lockdown, […]

National Lockdown Home Safety Tips

National Lockdown Home Safety Tips Private security companies have been deemed essential services and are mobile during the COVID-19 lockdown period. This means that Atlas Security will be responding to alarms and calls that come in from our clients, as per normal. Through this extremely sensitive time, it’s no secret that many people’s livelihoods are […]

GOVERNMENT HOME SCREENING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

GOVERNMENT HOME SCREENING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! President Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Monday with an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. Many social media groups went into a frenzy after he announced that the Government would now be conducting home screening in various areas. This is a proactive measure put in place by the […]

APRIL 2020 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

30 APRIL 2020 THURSDAY 20:34 Uitenhage A business in Dunn Road experienced an incident of theft. Suspects stole a spot light. 09:15 North End A business in Paterson Road was burgled. Suspects entered through the roof, client could not see anything missing at the time. 07:33 Sidwell A business in Kempston Road experienced an incident […]

Teenager Held Up With Pangas During Early Morning House Robbery

Teenager Held Up With Pangas During Early Morning House Robbery A house robbery is defined as the situation when suspects break into a residence while the occupants are home. It is a very dangerous situation as adrenalin levels are high and that is when decisions that result in either life or death need to be […]

Atlas Security is excited to bring you the first of its kind in Armed Response

Atlas Security is excited to bring you the first of its kind in Armed Response… Armed Response Officers will be patrolling various areas on state of the art high-speed hoverboards. Monty Mongomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager, has proclaimed his excitement with the newly formed partnership with an American based company, which supplies the US Army, […]

PLEASE! NOT THE DOGS!

PLEASE! NOT THE DOGS! The Atlas Security Control received activation signals from a business in Uitenhage and immediately dispatched Armed Response. Upon arrival, B155 noticed the suspect’s bag and gloves outside the premises and could hear movement inside. Assuming that the suspects were still inside, he called for backup and responding units assisted in surrounding […]

You can now be arrested for forwarding fake coronavirus messages on WhatsApp

You can now be arrested for forwarding fake coronavirus messages on WhatsApp Anyone who creates or spreads fake coronavirus news can be arrested, including people who forward these messages on WhatsApp and Facebook. This is the warning from social media law specialist Emma Sadleir, who spoke to eNCA about the new Disaster Management Act fake news regulations. […]

SUSPECT GETS A MORE PERMANENT VERSION OF LOCKDOWN

SUSPECT GETS A MORE PERMANENT VERSION OF LOCKDOWN The Atlas Security Control Room received an activation signal from a business in Wharf Street this morning and Armed Response was immediately dispatched. The Armed Response Officer met the key holder on site, and got a clear view of the suspect stealing items from the yard on […]

LOCKDOWN BRINGS SUSPECTS INTO LOCKDOWN

LOCKDOWN BRINGS SUSPECTS INTO LOCKDOWN In two separate events last night, multiple suspects were placed into police custody after thinking that they could pull a fast one during the National Lockdown. In the first incident, which took place in Despatch, a lady was walking home from work when two males attempted to rob her, her […]

SUSPECT ADMITS HIS FAULT WAS TARGETING AN ATLAS SECURITY CLIENT

SUSPECT ADMITS HIS FAULT WAS TARGETING AN ATLAS SECURITY CLIENT A residence on Kragga Kamma Road, Framesby experienced an attempted burglary yesterday afternoon, and with CCTV footage was able to get a visual on the suspect. Today the client called the Control Room to inform them that she has spotted the suspect close to her […]

We Aren’t Going Anywhere During Lockdown

We Aren’t Going Anywhere During Lockdown In response to the highly contagious COVID-19 (Corona virus) yesterday, 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa made the far-reaching announcement to place South Africa under a national lockdown from midnight Thursday 26 March 2020 until Thursday 16 April 2020. We repeat the call for all citizens to heed the […]

Atlas Security acknowledges the directive of President Cyril Ramaphosa to place South Africa under a national lockdown

Atlas Security acknowledges the directive of President Cyril Ramaphosa to place South Africa under a national lockdown Atlas Security acknowledges the directive of President Cyril Ramaphosa to place South Africa under a national lockdown from midnight Thursday 26 March 2020 until Thursday 16 April. We call on all citizens to heed the call and comply […]

WHAT YOUR ALARM IS FOR YOU WHEN YOU’RE AT HOME

WHAT YOUR ALARM IS FOR YOU WHEN YOU’RE AT HOME It is no secret that the world is in a very unfamiliar space and with that comes a sense of fear and panic. So this is the time that your alarm system can be your safety net that will be there to catch you if […]

CRIME REMAINS CONSTANT BEFORE THE TIME OF UNCERTAINTY

CRIME REMAINS CONSTANT BEFORE THE TIME OF UNCERTAINTY Atlas Security’s figures indicated a relatively par week compared to last week, which is another week with lower stats. The incident of rape is a statistic that is never accepted, it is heart-breaking to know be reminded of the people that live between us, but let us […]

Monty’s Crime Report: RESIDENTIAL BREAK-INS ESCALATE!

Monty’s Crime Report:  RESIDENTIAL BREAK-INS ESCALATE!  Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager reports that Atlas Security and the SAPS have made great arrests this week. These arrests are important to us as these criminals will be placed behind bars. Monty urges residents to assist with this mission so that we can clean up the streets. […]

THE COMMUNITY STAND TOGETHER

THE COMMUNITY STAND TOGETHER A business in Kabega Road was the host to a situation of an employee assaulting a manager, and when the suspect thought that he was free and clear, the community had a different idea in mind. The Atlas Security Control Room received a panic signal and the Dedicated Patrol Vehicle in […]

ATLAS SECURITY AND THE SAPS BAG ‘EM ALL

ATLAS SECURITY AND THE SAPS BAG ‘EM ALL Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B19, received information that there was an armed robbery in progress at a Non-Atlas client in Uitenhage. B19 arrived to find four suspects exiting the business premises, and he gave chase and apprehended the first suspect, all information was relayed to the […]

Atlas Security have ramped up our preventative measures in light of COVID-19

Atlas Security have ramped up our preventative measures in light of COVID-19 In light of the recent announcements by the Department Of Health and the President of South Africa with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we at Atlas Security have ramped up our preventative measures. Atlas Security would like to assure you that in the face […]

Crime Increased As Quickly As The Lights Dimmed

Crime Increased As Quickly As The Lights Dimmed With 4 consecutive days of Stage-4 loadshedding, we would be blind to think that criminals have not followed the patterns of loadshedding and taken advantage of how vulnerable we may be. Reporting on Crime Stats for the period 5 – 12 March, perhaps confirms our fears. 43 […]

Monty’s Crime Report: The Battle Between Stage 4 Loadshedding & Crime

Monty’s Crime Report: The Battle Between Stage 4 Loadshedding & Crime Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager, reports that there is an alarming increase in homelessness/people without work which results in an increase on various crimes. Unfortunately, South Africa has an incredibly high unemployment rate and often the homeless or vagrants eventually turn to crime […]

CCTV FOOTAGE CRUCIAL IN SUCCESS

CCTV FOOTAGE CRUCIAL IN SUCCESS A resident in St George’s Park noticed that his phone was missing, knowing that something isn’t right he checked his CCTV footage and saw that a suspect had climbed through his window and stole it. The client phoned the Atlas Security Control Room, and handed over all the information he […]

7 Arrested In Weekend Efforts

SUNDAY FUNDAY People find happiness from different sources, the source of our happiness is when we get it right to make your world a more secure place, and today another 5 criminals are off of your streets. The Atlas Security Control Room received an activation signal in Walmer. Armed Response was dispatched, and upon arrival […]

February 2020 Crime Trends And What Happened

February 2020 Crime Trends And What Happened A scary fact is that we are now in the month of March, which is a quarter of the way through the year 2020. Is it only us, or is this year flying by faster than any other? Either way… Time isn’t slowing down, and neither are the […]

MARCH 2020 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

31 MARCH 2020 TUESDAY 22:36 Redhouse A business in Towpath Road was burgled. Suspects smashed the window and stole alcohol. 17:03 Mill Park A business in Cape Road experienced an attempted burglary. Suspects attempted to force the door and window open. No entry was gained. 05:01 Bluewater Bay A residence in Brain Crescent experienced a […]

Suspects continuously land up in handcuffs

Suspects continuously land up in handcuffs A total of 36 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 18 were positive burglaries, 4 attempted burglaries, 3 armed robberies, 6 theft incidents, 1 attempted theft, 1 trespassing incident, 1 medical assistance, 2 robbery of person and 7 arrests were made.  It is a pleasure to report […]

Monty’s Crime Report: They know when you are sleeping, they know when you’re awake…

Monty’s Crime Report: They know when you are sleeping, they know when you’re awake… This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager, reminds residents to be alert. Be aware when you arrive home – look around before entering your premises. Residents and business owners are advised to beef up their security, ensuring that you have the […]

5 Year Old And His “Atlas Man” Birthday Party

5 Year Old And His “Atlas Man” Birthday Party With the work that is done in the security industry, there are many people working hard to keep the community safe. Atlas Security was nothing short of honored when Ryan told his mom that he wanted an AtlasMan Birthday party. Being heroes to the community keeps […]

Is Your Response Company Really Armed?

Is Your Response Company Really Armed? Results from a recent survey, done by Standard Bank, shows a concerning increase in crimes across the city. And in a very alarming result, South Africa was ranked as the third most dangerous country (out of a total of 129 countries), with Port Elizabeth now being ranked amongst the […]

6 SUSPECTS COULDN’T EVADE ATLAS SECURITY

6 SUSPECTS COULDN’T EVADE ATLAS SECURITY In 3 separate events since Friday, a total of 6 suspects were unable to escape the arms of Atlas Security. The Atlas security Control Room received activation signals from a business in Walmer and Armed Response was immediately dispatched. Upon arrival, one suspect was on the premises and another […]

Huge success through testing times

Huge success through testing times A total of 52 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 22 were positive burglaries, 2 attempted burglaries, 3 armed robberies, 6 theft incidents, 2 attempted thefts, 1 incident of vandalism, 4 trespassing incidents, 1 house robbery, 5 medical assistances, 2 house fires, 1 robbery of person, 1 hijacking […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Taking the Target off of your premises.

Monty’s Crime Report: Taking the Target off of your premises. This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager, reiterates how important boundary gates are. Front door burglaries are still taking place due to weak spots in front doors and the opportunities that are linked for them when using the front door as a point of […]

Suburb Focus: Upper Walmer

Suburb Focus: Upper Walmer We will be focusing on areas within Nelson Mandela Bay during the next few weeks. Highlighting areas with a concerning increase of criminal activity or areas where we have seen a great reduction in all crimes. An area that has shown great success in terms of crime reduction is the “Upper […]

2 Suspects Nabbed Following Remote Jamming

2 Suspects Nabbed Following Remote Jamming The Atlas Security Control Room received information of a remote jamming incident that took place in Pickering Street, Newton Park. Armed Response was immediately dispatched to the scene, who saw the two suspects attempting to flee the scene with the stolen items. Officers B33 and B83 launched into action […]

Commercial properties a target.

Commercial properties a target A total of 39 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 23 were positive burglaries, 4 attempted burglaries, 5 armed robberies, 4 theft incidents, 1 incident of vandalism, 2 medical assistances and 4 arrests were made.  In a week of mayhem for everyone caused by loadshedding and various other factors, […]

Monty’s Crime Report: We need to watch them, while they’re watching us.

Monty’s Crime Report: We need to watch them, while they’re watching us. This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager, proudly shares that joint security forces have had tons of success recently. Ranging from arrests (of wanted and syndicated criminals) right down to the retrieval of stolen goods. These successes can only happen through good […]

Rowallan Park Woman Escapes Hijackers

HIJACKERS WEREN’T AWARE OF THE RETURN POLICY In the late hours of Thursday night, when dropping a resident off at home in Rowallan Park, disaster struck. Suspects, armed with knives, approached the stationary vehicle and instructed the occupants to get out. The suspects climbed into the vehicle and sped off, with the victim’s handbag inside. […]

JUMPER JUMPS INTO HANDCUFFS

JUMPER JUMPS INTO HANDCUFFS After attending to an alarm in Newton Park, Response Officer, B33, noticed a suspicious individual walking with a trolley in 3rd Avenue, he observed and the suspect proceeded to jump into a residence’s yard. Armed Response immediately reacted and caught the suspect trying to hide behind a bush. He was held […]

Crime dropped as quickly as the lights did.

Crime dropped as quickly as the lights did. A total of 39 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 15 were positive burglaries, 4 attempted burglaries, 1 armed robbery, 6 theft incidents, 5 incidents of vandalism, 3 trespassing incidents, 9 medical assistances and 4 arrests were made.  Crime has dropped from 45 criminal incidents […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Staying alert, even when you’re in the dark!

Monty’s Crime Report: Staying alert, even when you’re in the dark! This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager, proudly shares that he is super proud of his Armed Response team. Our Officers went beyond the call of duty by making multiple arrests while loadshedding was underway. State of the art technology, experience, teamwork and […]

Atlas Security Renews Its Partnership With The Humewood SAPS

Atlas Security Renews Its Partnership With The Humewood SAPS Atlas Security today signed and renewed its partnership between Humewood SAPS and Atlas Security. This MOU cements the working relationship between Atlas Security and Humewood SAPS. It also allows us the appropriate jurisdiction when doing operations with Humewood SAPS. This relationship enhances the efficiency and effectiveness […]

Loadshedding – Your Alarm And Battery

Loadshedding – Your Alarm And Battery The current electricity crisis facing South Africa has many knock on effects, we at Atlas Security are not immune to Eskom’s failure to deliver a stable electricity supply. When Eskom implements loadshedding, we at Atlas learn about it at the exact same moment as everybody else in the country. […]

FEBRUARY 2020 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

28 FEBRUARY 2020 FRIDAY 20:07 Central A residence in Cuyler Street was burgled. Suspects entered through the front door and stole iPads and laptops. 15:02 Walmer A business in Heugh Road experienced an incident of attempted theft. Suspects attempted to steal alcohol. 09:25 Summerstrand A residence in Queens Walk experienced an incident of vandalism. Suspects […]

Atlas Security Arrests Alleged Armed Robber In Hijacked Vehicle!

Atlas Security Arrests Alleged Armed Robber In Hijacked Vehicle! 4 males thought they had it all figured out when they hijacked a car in Bethelsdorp, which they were going to use to carry out their plan to rob a business in Buffelsfontein, Mount Pleasant. The armed suspects entered the shop and stole cigarettes and a […]

Know your role in an Armed Robbery.

Know your role in an Armed Robbery. A total of 48 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 24 were positive burglaries, 3 attempted burglaries, 5 armed robberies, 10 theft incidents, 2 attempted thefts, 1 trespassing incident, 3 medical assistances and 4 arrests were made.  Burglaries are still high and the community needs to […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Keep your safes safe, and yourself safer…

Monty’s Crime Report: Keep your safes safe, and yourself safer… This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that although crime is high especially armed robberies and house robberies, he we want to ensure residents that we have a great relationship with SAPS and Neighbourhood Watch Groups. With a collective great team effort we have […]

Strong Interception By Atlas Security Leads To Arrest Of Thief

Strong Interception By Atlas Security Leads To Arrest Of Thief ARREST!! The Atlas Security Control Room received a phone call indicating that a car had been broken into at Hobie Beach. Armed Response was despatched, and upon arrival gathered all as much information as possible, the search for the two suspects then began. With units […]

2020 Break-ins aren’t slowing down

2020 Break-ins aren’t slowing down A total of 36 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 26 were positive burglaries, 3 attempted burglaries, 1 armed robbery, 5 theft incidents, 1 attempted rape and 2 arrests were made.  The week saw a decrease in crime across the board, but still boasted an increase in burglaries. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Get to know your neighbours, they could just save your life!

Monty’s Crime Report: Get to know your neighbours, they could just save your life! This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, shares that the New Year is upon us with plenty of scope for opportunistic criminals. This year, your mission should be to familiarize yourself with your immediate neighbours. Your neighbours are an invaluable security […]

Alarm Activation Leads To Arrest

Alarm Activation Leads To Arrest After receiving an activation signal from a business in Park Drive, Armed Response arrived to discover a break-in in progress. The suspects gained access to the property by forcing a window open and breaking through the burglar proofing, they continued to work through the property and gather a few laptops, […]

Break-Through In Uitenhage Arrest

Break-Through In Uitenhage Arrest The Atlas Security Control Room received an activation signal from a client’s premises in Uitenhage, and immediately dispatched Armed Response. Armed Response arrived on scene to discover that the suspect had gained entry through a window while the client was still inside the premises, and proceeded to steal a cash box. […]

Suburb Focus: SunFern

Suburb Focus: SunFern We will be focusing on areas within Nelson Mandela Bay during the next few weeks. Highlighting areas with a concerning increase of criminal activity or areas where we have seen a great reduction in all crimes. An area that has shown great success in terms of crime reduction is the Sunridge Park […]

Nelson Mandela Bay Incidents – 2019

With everyone slowly getting back into the swing of things at school and at the office, it’s always good to know where you’ve come from to help direct your path into the future… So let’s take a look at the figures from our control room in 2019…

Two Arrests for Atlas Security!

A panic signal was received from a resident in Newton Park due to a suspect attempting to sexually assault the client’s domestic worker, Armed Response arrived and the suspect thought that he could get away, so he started running. It was only a few moments and the suspect was arrested by Response Officer B113, and […]

Class Of 2020

Class Of 2020! School safety is often a critical obstacle to learning.Crime, violence, and abuse affect all aspects of ourcommunity, and schools are not always free fromfear, intimidation or victimisation. Wayne Hart and Atlas Security’s CDM, Bernadette Nel-Naude chat about how to ensure you back to school week is a pleasant and secure one Content […]

Stage 8 Loadshedding?

Eskom was forced to implement stage 6 load shedding in December – its worst-ever blackout – sending the country into a panic as not many people were aware of what that stage actually meant for them. Municipalities too were caught off-guard, with Johannesburg electricity distributor City Power saying at the time that it had no […]

No Cashout for ATM Robbers

ARREST! After receiving multiple panics from guards in a mall in Kwadesi, Atlas Security Armed Response arrived to an incident of an ATM Robbery. The guards informed Armed Response which way the suspects fled. Response followed the information which led to the arrest of the suspects and being handed over to the SAPS.

Sunday Afternoon Vehicle Recovery!

Vehicle Recovery! After noticing the vehicle abandoned on William Moffett, a friend of a client called to inquire why it was stranded… Our client wasn’t aware so he called the Atlas Security Control Room to please have a look, Armed Response was dispatched, and it was found that the vehicle had been stolen. The SAPS […]

JANUARY 2020 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

31 JANUARY 2020 FRIDAY 14:58 Walmer A residence in Fordyce Road experienced an incident of trespassing. The suspect gained entry into the yard, the suspect was caught and arrested. 13:44 Springfield A residence in Martin Road was burgled. Suspects removed a window and stole jewellery. 09:46 Kabega Park A business in Glenroy Drive had a […]

ATLAS SECURITY ASSISTS IN 15 ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND

This weekend saw Atlas Security playing vital roles in 15 arrests over the weekend in various events, which is a sign that we are not backing down from crime, we are standing up and fighting for the safety of our community. While patrolling in Walmer, an Atlas Armed Response Officer noticed two males acting suspiciously […]

President Ramaphosa’s Special Remission of Sentences

Monday saw President Ramaphosa grant a “special remission of sentences” to prisoners and those out on parole. This excludes criminals who are sentenced for sexual and aggressive offences, as well as criminals who are declared dangerous in terms of section 286(A) of the Criminal Procedure Act of 1977. Section 286(A) of the Criminal Procedure Act […]

Active weekend of unwanted Christmas Shoppers

The unwanted Christmas shoppers were in action over the past weekend as there were a total of 30 positive incidents reported to the Atlas Security Control Room between Friday and Monday morning. Of the 30 incidents, 23 incidents took place in Nelson Mandela Bay and 7 incidents took place in the Port Alfred region. A […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Wishing you a safe festive season.

Monty’s Crime Report: Wishing you a safe festive season. As another year draws to a close, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager, and the Atlas Team would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your business and support during the past year. The ATLAS community has shown substantial growth and many successes during […]

Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 12 December – 18 December 2019.

Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 12 December – 18 December 2019. Business and commercial properties were hit the most, making up 63% of the total incidents. A total of 37 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 18 were positive burglaries, 2 attempted burglaries, 4 armed robberies, 9 theft incidents and 3 arrests […]

Trending Intrusions: Noticeable rise in armed robberies

Trending Intrusions: Noticeable rise in armed robberies Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 05 December – 11 December 2019. Business and commercial properties were hit the most, making up 61% of the total incidents. In total 34 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 16 were positive burglaries, 2 attempted burglaries, 5 armed robberies, […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Going Away or Staying at Home? Things to remember these holidays.

Monty’s Crime Report: Going Away or Staying at Home? Things to remember these holidays. This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager ends off the week by reminding readers to have a safe festive season. Remember all the crime warnings and the types of crimes taking place in the metro. Murphy’s Law for Holidaymakers: If […]

Walmer Businesses Targeted

Walmer Businesses Targeted It seems as though the Walmer area in the Metro is turning into a targeted hotspot for criminal activity. There has been a total of 8 known positive incidents in the last 6 days, with an even spread between residential and business activity. The common modus operandi indicates that access to the […]

How Much Can Your Battery Handle During Loadshedding

During these dark times that Eskom has forced us into, all we can do is react to the power crisis and ensure that we are protected from criminals that will try and take advantage of the power outages, darkness is a tool that they can use to execute their missions. In times of power outages, […]

Loadshedding And Your Alarm

Loadshedding And Your Alarm The current electricity crisis facing South Africa has many knock on effects, we at Atlas Security are not immune to Eskom’s failure to deliver a stable electricity supply. When Eskom implements loadshedding, we at Atlas learn about it at the exact same moment as everybody else in the country. As such […]

The significance of opening a case with SAPS

The significance of opening a case with SAPS Many victims of crime think that they don’t have to open a case with the SAPS for various reasons, this what opening a case will do for your community. Having built a strong relationship with the SAPS, Atlas Security meets with all the different precincts on a […]

Arrest!

An alarm signal was received from a business in Swartkops, Armed Response was dispatched and upon arrival response witnessed movement within the premises. One suspect was apprehended, but unfortunately his partner-in-crime managed to evade arrest. Upon investigation it was uncovered that the business was only used as an entry point to a neighbouring business (a […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Peace of mind during the festive season.

Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager reassures our residents that while you’re away on holiday, you should not have to worry about being called back because something has gone wrong at home. Peace of mind, though, is seldom truly achieved when people leave their home for extended periods. Even if you have a responsible family […]

Trending Intrusions: Armed Robberies On The Increase

Trending Intrusions: Armed Robberies On The Increase Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 28 November – 04 December 2019. Business and commercial properties were hit the most, making up 50% of the total incidents. A total of 44 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 21 were positive burglaries, 5 attempted burglaries, 3 armed […]

A Message To Port Alfred

With the crazy season drawing closer and the holiday makers expected to start arriving soon, incidents have started rising, indicating that the criminals have started their Christmas Shopping early this year. Rest assured, Atlas Security is geared up and ready to take down the criminals that think they have the upper hand on the community. […]

Criminals Christmas Shopping Early This Year

Criminals Christmas Shopping Early This Year December 2019 has kicked off with high levels of criminal activity with a widespread target area. The holiday season has always been known to be a time for family, friends and relaxation, but in the same breath is a time of opportunity for those that feel it’s their right […]

Uitenhage Man Narrowly Escapes Being Stabbed During House Robbery

Alert As Attacks Start Ahead Of The Festive Season In the early hours of this morning, a business premises had three intruders, armed with knives and the intent to murder an employee. Once the suspects realised the employee was not the man that they were looking for, they abandoned the mission, spared his life and […]

Awareness and vigilance by an Atlas Armed Response Officer resulted in a successful arrest.

Arrest! Awareness and vigilance by an Atlas Armed Response Officer resulted in a successful arrest. While responding to an alarm activation in Summerstrand, response officers reacted to screaming. Upon investigation, it was discovered that a gentleman was in pursuit of a suspect that attempted to rob him and his partner while they were sitting in […]

Live CCTV Feed Leads To Arrest

Live CCTV Feed Leads To Arrest Proactive monitoring can save your business from incurring losses, as is the case in another successful arrest for the day as 3 suspects were handed over to the SAPS for attempting to gain entry into a business in Deal Party. The Atlas Security Control Room was alerted to the […]

Gunpoint Robbery In Summerstrand

After being robbed at gunpoint in Summerstrand, a gentleman approached an Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, who was on patrol in the area. A description of the assailant was taken, back-up was called and a search for the suspect proved successful. The suspect was arrested and a firearm, which turned out to be a gas […]

DECEMBER 2019 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

31 DECEMBER 2019 TUESDAY 06:15 Kragga Kamma A residence in Lakeside Road was burgled. Five suspects gained entry to the premises and stole a generator, four of the suspects were arrested. 04:14 Pari Park A residence in Johan Strauss Avenue was burgled. Suspects removed the window and stole a TV, wallet, ID, car keys and […]

Trending Intrusions: Total Incidents Down While Break-Ins Increase

Trending Intrusions: Total Incidents Down While Break-Ins Increase Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 21 – 27 November 2019. Business and commercial properties were hit the most, making up 52% of the total incidents. In total 44 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 20 were positive burglaries, 5 attempted burglaries, 3 armed robberies […]

Monty’s Crime Report: We’re On For A Record breaking number of arrests for 2019.

Monty’s Crime Report: We’re On For A Record breaking number of arrests for 2019. Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager reiterates that it is the last week of November, before we hit December. The next 45 days might be a time to relax and unwind shop and have fun. But in the security industry it […]

Clinton’s Crime Report: A look back at 2019

With 2019 drawing to an end and everyone preparing for the festive season, we take the opportunity to look back at crime for this period and how we have managed to gain the upper hand on it. In 2019 we were faced with a tragic murder in Kleinemonde and an increase in business crime across […]

From the CDM’s desk

There is a belief amongst many that a person wearing a uniform, especially those in safety and security, have the authority to enforce the laws, whether national or municipal, or carry out other law enforcement tasks such as, stopping and searching, loitering, harassment and nuisance prevention, questioning members of the public on their intentions or […]

Arrest Welcomed Following Increased Activity In Uitenhage!

Arrest Welcomed Following Increased Activity In Uitenhage! After a week of several incidents, Atlas Security’s Uitenhage team delivered successful results during the early hours of the morning, arresting a suspect with stolen goods after being spotted. Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery said that a Senior Armed Response Officer received a called from Atlas Security […]

CONGRATULATIONS: Atlas would like to congratulate the Chain Gang cyclists who participated in the 2019 Coronation Double Century.

CONGRATULATIONS: Atlas would like to congratulate the Chain Gang cyclists who participated in the 2019 Coronation Double Century. The Chain Gang team rode their 4th event this weekend and this year are proudly sponsored by Atlas Security. The team consists of a mix of St Francis Bay and Port Elizabeth riders and this year, for […]

Are you prepared for the silly season?

Are you prepared for the silly season? Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager reports that the silly season is upon us. Are you ready for the buzz? Are you going away or staying home? Either way, you will still need the best protection in place for your family and possessions. All the necessary final briefings […]

Trending Intrusions: 8 Arrests In Another Week Of High Crime

Trending Intrusions: 8 Arrests In Another Week Of High Crime Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 14 – 20 November 2019. Business and commercial properties were hit the most, making up 54% of the total incidents. In total 51 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 18 were positive burglaries, 7 attempted burglaries, 4 […]

Atlas Security Arrests Alleged Murderer Following A House Break-in

Atlas Security Arrests Alleged Murderer Following A House Break-in It was another busy weekend for Atlas Security, as our team responded to a total of 22 incidents during the weekend, with the majority of them being break-ins. Several arrests were made by Atlas Security’s Armed Response Officers. Atlas Security Armed Response Officers were quick with […]

Is Your Property Ready For The Holidays…?

Is Your Property Ready For The Holidays…? Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager reports that the silly season is upon us. Are you ready for the buzz? Are you going away or staying home? Either way, you will still need the best protection in place for your family and possessions. Home invasions usually increases building […]

Trending Intrusions: 46% Increase In House Break-Ins

Trending Intrusions: 46% Increase In House Break-Ins Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 07 – 13 November 2019. Commercial properties were hit the most, making up 56% of the total incidents. In total 51 incidents, an increase of 24% from the previous week, were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 22 were positive burglaries, 5 […]

Western Suburbs: Port Elizabeth’s capital with the highest increase in burglaries

Western Suburbs: Port Elizabeth’s capital with the highest increase in burglaries The SAPS most recent crime stats indicate that the Western Suburbs of Port Elizabeth had the highest increase of residential and business robberies for the period 2018/19. A startling 84% increase in robberies were recorded by the SAPS during this period. Theft of motor […]

Six Criminals Busted In Separate Weekend Arrests By Atlas Security Across PE

Six Criminals Busted In Separate Weekend Arrests By Atlas Security Across PE Atlas Security Armed Response Officers responded to a total of 20 incidents during the weekend. Monty Montgomery, Operations Manager said “suspects were arrested following an attempted hijacking, recovery of a stolen vehicle in St Georges, robbery of a person, vandalism on a property […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Atlas Security Has A Successful Week Of Arrests

Monty’s Crime Report: Atlas Security Has A Successful Week Of Arrests Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager reports that Atlas Security and the SAPS have made great arrests this week. These arrests are important to us as these criminals will be placed behind bars for the festive season. He urges residents to assist with this […]

Atlas Security Tracks Stolen Vehicle From Humewood In Cathcart

Atlas Security Tracks Stolen Vehicle From Humewood In Cathcart Acting on CCTV intelligence recovered in the early hours of Friday morning, our control room received an alert of a listed stolen vehicle approaching the Queenstown area. Our control room contacted the SAPS who confirmed that the vehicle was wanted and was stolen in Humewood, Port […]

Trending Intrusions: 4 House Robberies Across The Bay In 7 Days

Trending Intrusions: 4 House Robberies Across The Bay In 7 Days Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 31 October – 06 November 2019. Residential properties were hit the most for the 4th week in a row, making up 53% of the total incidents. In total 41 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 15 […]

Atlas Security hits a Landmark in CCTV!

Atlas Security hits a Landmark in CCTV! Earlier this month Atlas Security reached a massive landmark of commissioning the 1000th CCTV camera to be monitored in the locally based control room.  There is also no sign of slowing down yet as Atlas Security continues to spread its network of CCTV Infrastructure across the Eastern Cape. […]

Atlas Security responds to a murder, fire, rape and a break-in, all within an hour

Atlas Security responds to a murder, fire, rape and a break-in, all within an hour In what turned out to be one of the busiest hours for Atlas Security, our team responded to multiple incidents within an hour this morning. Atlas Security Armed Response responded to a panic activation from a school in Fairview. Our […]

Notice! Fireworks!

Important information to note and adhere to: ·         The discharge of fireworks on Guy Fawkes Day, 5 November, will only be permitted between 18:00 and 21:00. ·         Fireworks may only be purchased from approved dealers who are in possession of an approved fireworks dealer’s licence. ·         Fireworks may only be sold to/purchased by persons older than 16 years […]

Winning Weekend For Atlas Security!

Winning Weekend For Atlas Security! While our national team gave us the Webb Ellis Cup, our Armed Response Officers struck a few moments of gold.On Saturday afternoon Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B130 arrested a suspect inside a client’s yard in Lorraine for trespassing, later in the evening our control room received a message via […]

Atlas Security And Agri Eastern Cape CCTV Infrastructure Picks Up Suspicious Vehicle

Atlas Security And Agri Eastern Cape CCTV Infrastructure Picks Up Suspicious Vehicle The SAPS requested assistance from Atlas Security in the search of a suspicious vehicle which was involved in an armed robbery. The Atlas Security Control Room immediately jumped into action and began reviewing footage on the CCTV Cameras in the area. A road […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Don’t Leave Valuables In Your Vehicle!

Monty’s Crime Report: Don’t Leave Valuables In Your Vehicle! Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager warns that an increase in visitors to homes obviously increases the valuables onsite. More socializing and braais automatically mean more handbags, cell phones and tables in homes. The criminal element is taking advantage and targeting vehicles parked outside on the […]

Atlas Security Tackles Kenton-on-Sea!

On Wednesday morning, Atlas Security hosted its first ever School Kids Safety Workshop, thank you to Kenton on Sea Primary School for allowing us to chat to the learners about personal safety and how to protect themselves against stranger danger. A planned day led to a strong show of force as we partnered with various role players […]

Trending Intrusions: Atlas Security Makes Inroads With 2 Arrests Following Break-ins

Trending Intrusions: Atlas Security Makes Inroads With 2 Arrests Following Break-ins Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 24 October – 30 October 2019. As we start nearing the crazy season, as predicted, residential properties were hit the most, making up 58% of the total incidents. In total 39 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of […]

NOVEMBER 2019 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

27 NOVEMBER 2019 THURSDAY 00:23 SCHAUDERVILLE. A residence in Jameson Road was burgled. The suspects broke through the roof and fell onto the vehicle parked in the garage. The owner could not confirm their loss at the time. 03:56 THEESECOMBE. Thieves were trespassing in the yard in Kragga Kamma Road. They broke through the fence. […]

Atlas Security Completes Three-Day Defensive & Advanced Driver Training With Isuzu!

Atlas Security Completes Three-Day Defensive & Advanced Driver Training With Isuzu! In a first of its kind for a local private security company, Atlas Security have taken our teams’ abilities to the next level by investing in improving their driving skills and competence. In December 2017, Atlas Security introduced more muscle to its already strong […]

“Battery-low” signals could put you at risk

“Battery-low” signals could put you at risk Unfortunately power outages and interruptions pose a severe threat to the life span of your alarm system’s back-up battery.  This is by no means an emergency message, but a general information sharing message, to bring to your attention that you could be under severe risk should your battery […]

Trending Intrusions: Atlas Security Makes Breakthroughs With Arrests While Break-ins In NMB Increase By 50%

Trending Intrusions: Atlas Security Makes Breakthroughs With Arrests While Break-ins In NMB Increase By 50% Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 16 October – 23 October 2019. Commercial properties were hit the most, making up 50% of the total incidents. In total 62 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 27 were positive burglaries […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Break-Ins Rise, But We Remain Committed To Catching These Thugs

Monty’s Crime Report: Break-Ins Rise, But We Remain Committed To Catching These Thugs Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager reports that the past week was reasonably under control thanks to the hard work and joint effort from Atlas Security and the SAPS. Our CCTV camera infrastructure in our city and surrounding areas have helped us […]

An Alleged Business Breaker Receives A Sobering Surprise

An Alleged Business Breaker Receives A Sobering Surprise During the early hours of Saturday morning, our control room received an alarm activation from a business. Within 1 minute, Atlas Security Armed Response Officers, B205 arrived at the property to discover that there had been a break-in. “When the officer arrived at the scene he found […]

Access To Your Property

It has come to our attention that the latest modus operandi to gain access into your home is via the bathroom window. In most cases, a bathroom is deemed to be an unprotected area, and is therefore usually left vulnerable. The criminals know that this is an easy entry point into a home and use […]

String of Business And House Break-Ins In Port Alfred Over The Weekend

String of Business And House Break-Ins In Port Alfred Over The Weekend Director for Atlas Security Port Alfred, Clinton Millard advised business and home owners to ensure doors are locked at all times and alarms are armed, following a spike of break-ins during the weekend. Our team has been monitoring crime trends during the past […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Elderly Are Being Targeted & Loadshedding Returns!

Monty’s Crime Report: Elderly Are Being Targeted & Loadshedding Returns! Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager shares that home invasions are extremely high at the moment. This crime has become so organized that intruders have a vehicle roaming around to pick up their loot. The suspects arrive in groups, they are dropped off in a […]

Trending Intrusions: Elderly Are Being Targeted & Loadshedding Returns!

Trending Intrusions: Elderly Are Being Targeted & Loadshedding Returns! Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 11 October – 16 October 2019. Commercial properties were hit the most, making up 63% of the total incidents. In total 38 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 19 were positive burglaries, 4 armed robberies, 1 house robbery, […]

Loadshedding & Your Alarm

Notice! Please note that our control room are receiving large volumes of false alarms, this is owing to Stage 2 loadshedding which was implemented by Eskom this week, with very little notice. Atlas Security has a duty to ensure that you, your family and friends are secure and that we react at the fastest possible […]

Stolen Vehicle Recovered In Beverley Grove Thanks To Vigilant Armed Response Officer

Stolen Vehicle Recovered In Beverley Grove Thanks To Vigilant Armed Response Officer Early on Sunday evening, while on his DPS Patrol (Dedicated Patrol Service), Atlas Security Armed Response Officer noted a suspicious looking vehicle parked in a driveway in Beverley Grove. The vehicle had no registration details on it. Officer B63 alerted our control room […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Don’t become a Victim!

Monty’s Crime Report: Don’t become a Victim! Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager reports that home invasions are rife – with elderly people, in particular, being targeted. They are a real threat and therefore Monty urges the public, again, to look after their families especially the ones living alone. He adds that house robberies are […]

Clinton’s Crime Report: Break-Ins Down, Theft Is On The Rise

Clinton’s Crime Report: Break-Ins Down, Theft Is On The Rise Clinton Millard, Atlas Security’s Director for Port Alfred reports that with joint effort between Atlas Security and the Police have resulted in a few good arrests recently. Foot patrols and joint operations were the order of the week. He warns residents not to sit back […]

From The CDM’s Desk

From The CDM’s Desk It has come to our attention that the latest modus operandi to gain access into your home is via the bathroom window. In most cases, a bathroom is deemed to be an unprotected area, and is therefore usually left vulnerable. The criminals know that this is an easy entry point into […]

TRENDING INTRUSIONS: Contact Crime On The Rise

TRENDING INTRUSIONS: Contact Crime On The Rise Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 04 October – 10 October 2019. Commercial properties were hit the most, making up 54% of the total incidents, as criminals continue to take advantage of vulnerable and exposed areas to gain access to a property. In total 37 incidents were reported […]

Intelligence And Teamwork Leads To Arrest Of Armed Robbers

Swift team work by Atlas Security and members of the community led to the arrest of two alleged armed robbers early on Thursday morning. Clinton Millard, Director for Atlas Security Port Alfred said that the control room had received a panic activation from Campbell Street. Information came through that a lady was mugged of her […]

Trending Intrusions: Residential Break-Ins Increase By 10%

Trending Intrusions: Residential Break-Ins Increase By 10% Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 28 September – 03 October 2019. Residential properties were hit the most, making up 64% of the total incidents. In total 56 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 19 were positive burglaries, 8 attempted burglaries, and two armed robberies. The most […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Residential Break-Ins Increase By 10%

Monty’s Crime Report: Residential Break-Ins Increase By 10% Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager reports that although crime is extremely high that his team has made great arrests at the same time. The Atlas team is well supported by the Police all around and together great successes are achieved. This week Atlas Security Armed Response […]

Seaview Couple Tied Up With Electrical Cord And A Curtain During House Robbery

Seaview Couple Tied Up With Electrical Cord And Curtain During House Robbery A gang of four suspects entered a home by removing the main bedroom window frame at around 7pm on Wednesday night. The suspects went to the main lounge area where the elderly couple were watching TV, it was at this point that the […]

Heartless Robbers Poisons Dog

Heartless Robbers Poisons Dog Atlas Security is concerned at the rising number of dog poisoning incidents, with the latest incident occurring in Summerstrand where robbers had allegedly poisoned a dog to gain access to the property, the suspects stole two motorbikes. The dog sadly died. Atlas Security has responded to 5 incidents recently where robbers […]

OCTOBER 2019 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

31 OCTOBER 2019 THURSDAY 05:38 WALMER HEIGHTS. Medical was reported in Chlodea Crescent, client confirmed that when she woke up her son was unresponsive. GARDMED and armed response arrived on scene 11:09 DEAL PARTY. An armed robbery was reported in Grahamstown Road, two suspects entered and robbed the client of cellphones and stole the clients […]

Would-be Robber foiled in Circular Drive, Lorraine!

Would-be Robber foiled in Circular Drive, Lorraine! On Monday afternoon Atlas Security was alerted by a panic button at a business premises in Circular Drive near Tarbes Street. A suspect had been spotted attempting to break-in to a vehicle parked outside. Atlas Security Armed Response Officers responded within minutes and arrested the suspect who has […]

Three Suspects Arrested In Walmer Heights Break-in!

Three Suspects Arrested In Walmer Heights Break-in! Atlas Security Armed Response Officers cornered and arrested three suspects following a panic signal from a property before lunch time today.Atlas Security’s Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery says “Our Armed Response Officers immediately responded to a property shortly before lunch time today after a receiving a panic signal in […]

Several Suspects Stopped In Their Tracks In Weekend Of Armed Robberies And Breakings!

Several Suspects Stopped In Their Tracks In Weekend Of Armed Robberies And Breakings! Atlas Security responded to a total of 32 incidents during a busy weekend, with Saturday making up 18 incidents. A suspect was arrested following a house breaking in Humewood on Friday. Our control room received a call from a client in Ferndale […]

Trending Intrusions: All Crimes Increase By Record Numbers

Trending Intrusions: All Crimes Increase By Record Numbers Atlas Security releases worrying stats for the period 19 – 27 September Residential properties took a hit this week, making up 54% of all the reported incidents. For the first time in the history of reporting, Atlas Security responded to a total of 76 incidents during this […]

Monty’s Crime Report: A Record In Reported Incidents This Week

Monty’s Crime Report: A Record In Reported Incidents This Week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager reports that with joint effort between Atlas Security and the Police have resulted in a few good arrests recently. Foot patrols and joint operations were the order of the week. He warns residents not to sit back and relax […]

Atlas Security embarks on crime fighting operations!

Atlas Security embarks on crime fighting operations! On Thursday Atlas Security deployed seasoned security teams with the SAPS in joint operations to tackle the increasing crime in Port Elizabeth. Our operations team have partnered and formed relationships with the SAPS and in turn during this time participated in various pro-active operations. On Thursday Atlas Security […]

Atlas Security Arrests Third Suspect Involved In Supermarket Robbery

Atlas Security Arrests Third Suspect Involved In Supermarket Robbery During the early hours of Monday morning, 4 men entered a popular 24-hour supermarket and demanded money. The suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money including cigarettes. About 15 minutes after the robbery members of the Humewood SAPS spotted two suspects matching the description of […]

Two Women Tied Up In Summerstrand House Robbery

Two Women Tied Up In Summerstrand House Robbery  While watching TV on Saturday night, two suspects entered the house and accosted two women, kicking the one woman in the ribs while demanding items. One suspect, using a knife, demanded to know from the women where the safe was, both had confirmed that there was no […]

For the first time ever, we show you the heart of Atlas Security… Our 24 hour control room

For the first time ever, we show you the heart of Atlas Security… Our 24 hour control room We are a Nelson Mandela Bay based security provider. Founded in 1985, we have worked tirelessly over the years to ensure our growing footprint of families, businesses and areas served always feel safer under our watch. Our […]

Trending Intrusions: Break-in’s, Armed Robberies & House Robberies Sweeping Through The Bay

Atlas Security release crime statistics from 12 September – 18 September 2019. Despite the efforts from all role players, contact crimes and breakings continue to climb with residential properties making up 53% of all the incidents over the past week. In total 55 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 21 were positive burglaries, […]

Monty’s Crime Report: CRIME ALERT! FRONT DOOR KICKERS & ROOF BREAKINGS ON THE RISE!

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 […]

Elderly couple tied up while suspects ransack their home

Elderly couple tied up while suspects ransack their home In the early hours of yesterday morning it is believed suspects entered a Lovemore Heights premises through an unprotected entry point. An elderly couple who were home at the time were tied up and suspects ransacked the premises. The suspects left the premises and left the […]

Port Alfred Response Team Catches Thief And Recovers Stolen Property

Port Alfred Response Team Catches Thief And Recovers Stolen Property Atlas Security Armed Response Officers, B203 and B206 immediately responded to a property in Southwell Road after an alarm activation. It was ascertained that a break-in had occurred at the property. Teamwork between the Armed Response Officers and the control room led to the arrest […]

Trending Intrusions: Armed Robberies And Break-Ins On The Rise

Trending Intrusions: Armed Robberies And Break-Ins On The Rise Atlas Security releases crime statistics for the period 6 – 11 September 2019 For the second week in a row, residential properties were hit the most, making up 55% of all reported incidents, this comes as criminals take advantage of unprotected areas to gain access to […]

Monty’s Crime Report: SAPS Crime Stats Show DPS Areas Are Not Affected By The General Increase In All Crimes

Monty’s Crime Report: SAPS Crime Stats Show DPS Areas Are Not Affected By The General Increase In All Crimes Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager still believes that the best way to curb crime is to make arrests. Take them off the streets and escort them through the justice system. He commends citizens for assisting […]

Nelson Mandela Bay SAPS Crime Stats 2018 – 2019

Police Miniter, Bheki Cele and his team released the latest annual crime statistics in Parliament on Thursday. They’ve shown a worrying increase in murder and other contact crimes. According to the statistics, 21,022 murders were recorded for the 2018/2019 financial year. The figure was 686 more than the previous year. Sexual offences increased by 4.6%, […]

Several Arrests Sends Message That Trespassers Will be Prosecuted

Several Arrests Sends Message That Trespassers Will be Prosecuted Our control room received multiple activations at a home in Richmond Hill, two Atlas Security Armed Response Officers responded to the scene where a trespasser was seen at the back of the property. The suspect then ran and attempted to jump over a wall to evade […]

Trending Intrusions: Increase of 50% On Muggings!

Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 29 August – 5 September 2019. Commercial properties suffered 51% of the incidents over the past week. In total 63 incidents (23% increase) were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 16 were positive burglaries, eight attempted burglaries, and 6 muggings. The most reported incidents happened on Tuesday between 01:11 – […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Gangs are targeting safes. Is yours protected?

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 […]

Women Tied Up In House By 5 Men In House Robbery

Women Tied Up In House By 5 Men In House Robbery A Uitenhage woman survived an armed-gang house robbery on Thursday afternoon after armed robbers stormed into her property in broad daylight Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery said that a woman, who was outside at the time was grabbed by five men and pulled […]

Pro-active Patrols And Community Engagements To Further Enhance Safety

Pro-active Patrols And Community Engagements To Further Enhance Safety During the course of July and August, Atlas Security responded to a total of 740 incidents in Nelson Mandela Bay, with 208 of the incidents being break-ins. Our operations team have partnered and formed relationships with a number of Neighbourhood Watch Groups and in turn during […]

Uitenhage Housebreaker Arrested By Swift Atlas Security Armed Response

Uitenhage Housebreaker Arrested By Swift Atlas Security Armed Response An alleged Uitenhage housebreaker was arrested by an Atlas Security Armed Response Officer shortly before lunch on Tuesday. Atlas Security Armed Response responded to a property following an alarm activation. When the officer arrived at the scene he found that the bathroom window had been broken […]

SEPTEMBER 2019 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

30 SEPTEMBER 2019 MONDAY 07:04 UITENHAGE. A business in the Uitenhage Mall was burgled. The suspects smashed the front glass door and stole electronic devices. 08:05 FAIRVIEW. A business in Mimosa Road was burgled. The suspects broke the window and stole cash. 10:26 CENTRAL. Five suspects tried to steal stock from a shop in Rink […]

Trending Intrusions: Atlas Security Cracks Down On Crime With 6 Arrests Over 48 Hours

Atlas Security release crime statistics for the period 23-28 August 2019. Residential properties were hit the most, making up 51% of the incidents over the past week. 51 incidents were reported to Atlas Security, of these 18 were positive burglaries, five attempted burglaries, and two armed robberies.  Atlas Security Armed Response Officers made 11 arrests […]

Atlas Security Cracks Down On Crime With 6 Arrests Over 48 Hours

Atlas Security Cracks Down On Crime With 6 Arrests Over 48 Hours This week Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery asks a valid question pertaining to deterrents. What security barriers do you have in place? Have you covered all your entry points? Does your bathroom have sufficient protection? Is your garage alarmed? If you have […]

Atlas Security Cracks Down On Crime With 6 Arrests During The Weekend

Atlas Security Cracks Down On Crime With 6 Arrests During The Weekend Several suspects were apprehended by our vigilant Atlas Security Armed Response Officers, in multiple incidents this weekend. In the first bust, Atlas Security Armed Response Officer’s swift response to a residential break-in in Charlo led to the arrest of two suspect shortly after 9am […]

Vigilant Armed Response Officers Busts Burglar In Sunridge Park DPS Area

Vigilant Armed Response Officers Busts Burglar In Sunridge Park DPS Area Proactive policing by an Atlas Security Armed Response Officer led to the arrest of an alleged thief in a Sunridge Park home yesterday. Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery said the officer was patrolling the neighbourhood in the vicinity of Canna and Aster when […]

Atlas Security Armed Response Officers Arrest Three Suspects During Busy Saturday Night

Atlas Security Armed Response Officers Arrest Three Suspects During Busy Saturday Night Three suspects were apprehended by our vigilant Atlas Security Armed Response officers, in three separate incidents during Saturday night. In the first incident, Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B60 responded to an alarm activation in Walmer, Heugh Road. To the suspect’s surprise, he […]

Charlo Housebreakers Busted By Atlas Security In Greenshields Park!

Charlo Housebreakers Busted By Atlas Security In Greenshields Park! Atlas Security Armed Response Officer’s swift response to a residential break-in in Charlo led to the arrest of two suspect shortly after 9am on Friday morning. Atlas Security’s Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery said that the Armed Response Officers responded to an alarm activation in Charlo “When […]

Caution urged as second attempted hijacking in PE

Caution urged as second attempted hijacking in PE Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery warns that intruders have been targeting outbuildings on a high scale this past week. It is a known fact to them that most outbuildings are not securely protected and hardly ever have alarms in. Have you ever evaluated yours? Makes you […]

Trending Intrusions: Armed Robbers Target Residential Homes!

Atlas Security release crime statistics from 16 – 22 August 2019. Residential properties suffered 58% of the incidents over the past week. In total 57 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the period in question. Of these, 23 were positive burglaries, six attempted burglaries, and two armed robberies.  The most reported incidents happened on […]

Lovemore Heights Woman Escapes Gunshot From Attempted Hijackers

Lovemore Heights Woman Escapes Gunshot From Attempted Hijackers A Lovemore Heights woman escaped unharmed from suspects who had attempted to hijack her as she was leaving her home on Wednesday morning. Atlas Security Operations Manager said that a Edmonds Road resident got into her vehicle to leave for work in when 3 suspects approached her, […]

Four Armed Robbers Nabbed After Being Spotted On Atlas Security CCTV

Four Armed Robbers Nabbed After Being Spotted On Atlas Security CCTV Swift team work between Atlas Security and the SAPS led to four suspects being arrested shortly before lunch on Friday, this was after our control room received a notification of a vehicle linked to an armed robbery that took place in Alexandria. The Atlas […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Attackers become aggressive!

Monty’s Crime Report: Attackers become aggressive! Atlas Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery wishes to discuss very serious matters. He reports that we have had a rough week with front door kickers and home invasions. The number of incidents is far too high.  Although all security officials are keeping crime under control, we still find horrible incidences […]

Trending Intrusions: Front door burglaries become this week’s modus operandi!

Atlas Security release crime statistic from 7 August – 15 August with a 60% increase in incidents Residential properties suffered 64% of the incidents over the past week. In total 64 incidents were reported to Atlas Security, 32 were positive burglaries, this is a 78% increase from the previous week,  four attempted burglaries, two house […]

Robbers Strangle And Cut Woman’s Finger In Brutal House Robbery

Robbers Strangle And Cut Woman’s Finger In Brutal House Robbery A 68 year woman is left recovering from a traumatic attack, when 3 armed men wearing balaclavas entered the property by kicking in the door, held her up by her neck and tried to cut her wedding ring off her finger. Atlas Security responded to […]

Trespasser Arrested In Sherwood

Trespasser Arrested In Sherwood Just before 19:00 on Tuesday our control room received a panic activation from a client in Glamorgan Street, Sherwood. She had alerted our control room that there was a person in her yard. Multiple Atlas Security area vehicles responded to the scene where it was ascertained that there was an attempted break-in […]

Beverley Grove DPS

Atlas Security would like to invite all loyal Atlas Security clients to a special DPS (Dedicated Patrol Service) community meeting on Monday, 30 September at Doxa Deo, 26 Benmore Road, Brymore at 18:00. The meeting will focus on the safety and security in the area including trends and incidents between the inception of the CCTV installation in […]

Criminals Take Advantage Of Long Weekend With Homeowners Away

Criminals Take Advantage Of Long Weekend With Homeowners Away The latest crime statistics released by Atlas Security show that there were 32 incidents reported for Nelson Mandela Bay during the long weekend. In the more serious incidents, in Lovemore Park a domestic worker was tied up in broad daylight in the home, the homeowners daughter […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Home invasions – Are you at risk?

Monty’s Crime Report: Home invasions – Are you at risk? Atlas Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery does not have good news regarding home invasions. As you are aware, a number of residents have been badly injured and there was even a loss of life. Do the necessary checks when your dog barks anxiously. He suggests investigating without […]

Trending Intrusions: Windows are the favorite means of entry – are yours protected?

Atlas Security release crime statistics from 2 August – 6 August 2019.   Commercial properties took another hit this week making up 72% of the incidents over this period. We’ve noted that burglaries that take place during a weekend tend to occur late morning, whereas burglaries taking place during the week tend to start after […]

Man Arrested After Allegedly Attacking And Assaulting A Woman

Man Arrested After Allegedly Attacking And Assaulting A Woman Two observant Atlas Security Armed Response Officers arrested a suspect following the attack and assault of a woman in Newton Park. Atlas Security’s Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery said the latest arrest took place shortly after lunch time on Tuesday, when an unknown male attacked and assaulted […]

Women’s Month Competition

Because there is nobody stronger… or softer…. In honour of Women’s Month we’d like to offer every mom, sister, aunt, awesome female human, 90 days of alarm monitoring and Armed Response FREE if you switch to Atlas Security! T’s&C’s Apply PLUS one women will win ALL of this at the end of the August… * […]

String Of Businesses And House Robberies In Port Elizabeth Over The Weekend

String of Businesses And House Robberies In Port Elizabeth Over The Weekend On Friday, Atlas Security were alerted that a foreigner visiting the city from Holland was attacked by two suspects, Atlas Security Armed Response Officers who had happened to be close to the scene of the crime reported to our control room that a […]

Trending Intrusions: Final week sees a total of 167 Incidents Across The Bay for July 2019

Atlas Security release crime statistics from for the final week of July, 26 July – 1 August 2019. In total, 167 incidents were reported to Atlas Security for July 2019, which is an increase of 36% compared to the previous month. Commercial properties suffered 58% of the incidents over the past week. In total 41 […]

Couple Held Up At Gunpoint In Sherwood House Robbery

Couple Held Up At Gunpoint In Sherwood House Robbery A group of 3 armed robbers held up a Sherwood couple in their home during the course of Thursday night. The gang suddenly emerged from the back of the house and forced the couple at gunpoint to hand over valuables, the suspects threatened to kill them […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Don’t become a victim!

Monty’s Crime Report: Don’t become a victim! This week house robbers were in action across the Metro. Atlas Operations Manager, urges residents not to become another statistic believing it will not happen to you, rather have Atlas Security do a full risk assessment free of charge and quote on extra protection or check the quality […]

AUGUST 2019 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

31 AUGUST 2019 SATURDAY 00:25 CENTRAL. A suicide was reported in Western Road; a lady stabbed herself in the neck. The lady drank a bottle of chamomile lotion and hair relaxing cream. 00:36 PARSONS RIDGE. A medical was reported in Bashkir Street; the owners’ husband is 64 years old was having seizures. He was transported […]

Atlas Security – CrimeCast

Every month we will sit down with experts and discuss home security, family safety, home security CCTV, home alarm systems, crime reports and what they really mean. It’s a first in the industry… Connected and Informative! It’s serious but often fun. Our first guest is “concerned” about crime in our country and feels we need to […]

Port Elizabeth Woman Tied Up During House Robbery

Port Elizabeth Woman Tied Up During House Robbery During the early hours of Wednesday morning, two suspects entered a home in Bushy Park through the bathroom window wearing balaclavas. According to the victim, the suspects tied her up in the lounge area where they then proceeded to search for the keys to the safe. The […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Is your alarm working?

Monty’s Crime Report:  Is your alarm working? This week, a few home and business owners found their alarm systems beaten by criminals. Atlas Operations Manager, reports that they were either old and non-functional or “sleeping”. How do you know if your alarm is functional and working? Simple – contact our control room on 0861 585 […]

Trending Intrusions: Atlas Security notes a 125% increase in break-ins!

This week, Atlas Security release crime statistic from 18 July – 25 July 2019. For the third week in a row residential properties took another knock making up 53% of the incidents. Our team have been monitoring crime trends over the past few days and there seems to be a growing trend of theft from […]

Atlas Security Makes 3 Separate Arrests In 3 Hours!

Atlas Security Makes 3 Separate Arrests In 3 Hours! Atlas Security Armed Response Officers and two Atlas Security Technicians ‘tackled’ crime in three separate incidents in Nelson Mandela Bay. Swift response from Armed Response Officer, B19 led to the arrest of a suspect following a tip off on social media, the suspect had been seen […]

Summerstrand Woman Sustains Injuries Following Attack In Her Home

Summerstrand Woman Sustains Injuries Following Attack In Her Home A Summerstrand resident sustained an injury following a hit to her face after an intruder confronted her in her home at around 1pm on Tuesday. “The resident was hanging up washing when she returned back into her home and noticed an intruder standing in the room. […]

Atlas Security Wins Gold Award At 2019 PMR Africa Awards!

Atlas Security Wins Gold Award At 2019 PMR Africa Awards! The entire Atlas Security Family has contributed to this service excellence award! We would like to thank each and every one of the employees for making this possible – PMR is a company that recognizes excellence across all industry sectors. The purpose of PMR Africa’s […]

Atlas Security CCTV Camera’s nab suspected stock thieves

Atlas Security CCTV Camera’s nab suspected stock thieves This morning a vehicle marked as suspicious on the local and national database used by Atlas Security was flagged by our CCTV cameras in the Paterson area headed towards Port Elizabeth. Atlas Security’s control room notified SAPS of the vehicle’s whereabouts and direction it was headed in. […]

Trending Intrusions: Theft and armed robbery incidents double this week!

Atlas Security releases crime statistics from 11 July – 17 July 2019. For the second week in a row, residential properties took another knock having suffered 54% of the incidents over the past week. An increase of 25% in total incidents, or 50 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Month to date a total number […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Aggravated Crimes could leave you permanently traumatized.

Monty’s Crime Report: Aggravated Crimes could leave you permanently traumatized. Armed robberies are very high at the moment. Atlas Operations Manager, reports that businesses are being targeted. These criminals are armed and won’t hesitate to shoot – even at our armed response at arrival on a crime scene. This week the exact happened – please […]

Lorraine Resident Injured In House Robbery

Lorraine Resident Injured In House Robbery A Lorraine resident sustained injuries when an armed suspect confronted him during a home invasion early this morning. One suspect assaulted a senior man during a Lorraine house robbery on Tuesday morning and tied up the domestic. The suspect who was armed with a firearm – although it was […]

Uitenhage Housebreaker Arrested By Armed Response

Uitenhage Housebreaker Arrested By Armed Response An alleged Uitenhage Housebreaker was arrested by an Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, following fast response after a resident informed our control room that there was an intruder in his yard. Atlas Security’s Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery says “The armed officers responded to the scene following information that a […]

Trending Intrusions: Residential Properties Take a Knock

Atlas Security release crime statistic from 5 July – 10 July 2019. Residential properties took a hit this week making up 63% of the incidents over the past week. In total 40 (or 10% increase) incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Positive burglaries increased by 41% to 17, three armed robberies, and nine theft incidents.  […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Open windows – Open-ended invitation to criminals!

Open windows – Open-ended invitation to criminals! Are you guilty of leaving your windows open when you leave your home? Or even worse, sleeping with the windows open? Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that on a daily basis he finds homes burgled with entry gained via an open window and the alarm system not armed. […]

An Alleged Business Breaker Receives A Sobering Surprise

An Alleged Business Breaker Receives A Sobering Surprise During the early hours of Tuesday morning, our control room received an alarm activation at a popular liquor store. Within record time, Atlas Security Armed Response Officers, B110 and B146 arrived at the property to discover that there had been a break-in. “When the officers arrived at […]

Upper Walmer – DPS

Atlas Security hosted a special DPS (Dedicated Patrol Service) community meeting on Monday, 8 July at Little Walmer Golf Club. The meeting focused on the safety and security in the area including trends and incidents between the inception of the CCTV installation in 2017 to current incidents and security. Community Development Manager, Bernadette Nel-Naude also […]

Arrest Following Trespassing in Walmer DPS (Dedicated Patrol Service) Area

Arrest Following Trespassing in Walmer DPS (Dedicated Patrol Service) Area Atlas Security DPS Officer responded to a residential home in our Walmer DPS area following a panic signal. The officer responded to the scene after receiving a report that a trespasser was on the premises. On arrival the domestic on site had informed our Armed […]

Port Elizabeth Targeted With Armed Robberies And Theft During The Weekend

Port Elizabeth Targeted With Armed Robberies And Theft During The Weekend Atlas Security’s Armed Response teams were kept busy this weekend as criminals took advantage of vehicles left outside, breaking into unprotected areas and theft from properties where the alarm was not armed. In Linkside, two incidents were reported to our control room, one attempted […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Don’t get caught without arming your alarm!

Monty’s Crime Report: Don’t get caught without arming your alarm! Do you go to bed without arming your home? Do you leave your home to run errands and not arm your alarm? Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that on a daily basis his team finds residents who are guilty of the above. And sadly […]

Trending Intrusions: Stolen goods recovered, on more than one occasion!

Atlas Security releases crime statistics for the period 28 June – 4 July 2019. Commercial properties suffered 64% of the incidents over this period. In total 36 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 12 were positive burglaries, three armed robberies, and six theft incidents.  The most reported incidents happened on Friday between 00:51 […]

Mount Croix Special Patrols to Clamp Down on Crime

Mount Croix Special Patrols to Clamp Down on Crime Atlas Security will be rolling out Special Patrols in the Mount Croix area to combat a recent spike in criminal activity. The latest crime trend here seems to include break-ins into vehicles as well as general criminal activity which starts early evening and continues into the […]

Arrest Following Break-In Of Vehicle In Humewood!

Arrest Following Break-In Of Vehicle In Humewood! Pro-active policing by two Atlas Security Armed Response Officers led to the arrest of an alleged thief after our control room received information at the early hours of Thursday morning that two suspects had broken into a vehicle and ran away. Our Armed Response Officers spotted one of […]

Schoenmakerskop House Breaker Caught Inside Home!

Schoenmakerskop House Breaker Caught Inside Home! Quick response from Atlas Security Armed Response Officer led to the arrest of a suspect, following a housebreaking in Marine Drive, Schoenmakerskop. Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B132 was dispatched to a home following an alarm activation. Our officer proceeded to the premises where he found a window to […]

Upper Walmer DPS Community Meeting

Upper Walmer DPS Community Meeting Atlas Security would like to invite all loyal Atlas Security clients to a special DPS (Dedicated Patrol Service) community meeting on Monday, 8 July at Little Walmer Golf Club. The meeting will focus on the safety and security in the area including trends and incidents between the inception of the […]

Chilly evening no match for Atlas Security Armed Response Officers – two separate arrests made last night!

Chilly evening no match for Atlas Security Armed Response Officers – two separate arrests made last night! Last night a suspect was arrested at a clients’ premises in Cathcart Road, Humewood. The client had pressed their panic button after seeing the suspect jumping over the wall into the property. Atlas Security Armed Response Officer arrived […]

JULY 2019 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

31 JULY 2019 WEDNESDAY 04:37 NORTH END. A burglary was reported in North End; the suspects smashed the window in front of the premises. The owner can see expensive tools missing. 05:14 BUSHY PARK. A house robbery was reported in Bushy Park Farm; two suspects entered by the bathroom window and tied the owner up […]

Notice to Atlas Security Clients in Summerstrand

Notice to Atlas Security Clients in Summerstrand The advent of Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) has not only changed the way we work and play but has also heralded the launch of a number of advances for the security industry. Atlas Security strives to remain at the forefront of these developments and with this in mind, we are […]

CCTV cameras assist in nabbing suspects after a high-speed chase!

CCTV cameras assist in nabbing suspects after a high-speed chase! This afternoon an alert was received from the SAPS to be on the lookout for a suspicious vehicle heading towards Port Alfred. The vehicle was flagged on our License Plate Recognition (LPR) camera system as being allegedly involved in various syndicate crimes. Just outside of […]

Analytical cameras stop criminals in their tracks!

Analytical cameras stop criminals in their tracks! This morning our Specialized Services Desk (SSD) was alerted to trespassers at a business premises in Deal Party, by AI cameras on site that are monitored by our Control Room. Atlas Security Armed Response Officers were dispatched and caught the suspects at nearby railway tracks with suspected stolen […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Armed robbers brought to book!

Monty’s Crime Report: Armed robbers brought to book! This week showed how our brave Armed Response Officers brought armed robbers to book and put them behind bars, where they belong. Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, says that “Our team went beyond the call of duty and thankfully no one was injured during the incidents.” “Although […]

CCTV Technology Strikes Again!

CCTV Technology Strikes Again! Yesterday afternoon the SAPS were alerted to an incident involving card scammers at a local shopping center in Port Alfred. One suspect was arrested by SAPS on site while the others fled the scene in a vehicle. Atlas Security was alerted by SAPS to be on the look-out for the vehicle […]

Trending Intrusions: Reported Incidents Continue To Climb During June, Now Worst Month On Record For The Year!

This week, Atlas Security releases crime statistics for 20 June – 27 June 2019. As we focus on the trends for the past week, we have noticed the following: • Suspects returning to the same business after an attempted burglary (usually within 24 hours.) • Fast food restaurants targeted shortly before closing. • Suspects knocking […]

Partnership Leads to Arrest of 5 House Robbers

Partnership Leads to Arrest of 5 House Robbers In the early hours of this morning Atlas Security responded to a panic signal at a clients home in Steenbras Street, Port Alfred. Suspects had entered the home and were in the process of removing items. The suspects fled however when our Armed Response Officers arrived minutes […]

Quick Response by Atlas Security Armed Response Officers Leads To Two Arrests Following Armed Robbery

Quick Response by Atlas Security Armed Response Officers Leads To Two Arrests Following Armed Robbery Armed Robbers held up staff at a service station in William Moffet late last night. Two men forced their way into the business premises at 22:00, the suspects held up the staff and robbed the store of an undisclosed amount […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Safety when workers are onsite.

Monty’s Crime Report: Safety when workers are onsite. This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, touches on topics and actions that everyone is guilty of at some point in time. “I am very concerned about too many homeowners having workers onsite. I would strongly advise to never hire workers off the street, as it is […]

Gale force winds and rain is expected this weekend, the Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service has warned

On Saturday, a cold front passes over the southern parts of the Eastern Cape, with gale force westerly winds over the coastal belt and adjacent interior and is expected to reach Port Elizabeth at around lunch time. Gale force winds of 85km/h are expected along the coast between Storms River and Port Alfred. Extreme weather […]

Trending Intrusions: 25% increase in Walmer with an overall 27% increase in NMB incidents.

This week, Atlas Security release crime statistics from 14 June – 19 June 2019. Commercial properties suffered 53% of the incidents over the past week. In total 47 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during this period, this is an increase of 27% from the previous week. Of these, 25 were positive burglaries, three armed […]

Sydenham Business Armed Robbery FOILED!

Sydenham Business Armed Robbery FOILED! This morning Atlas Security Armed Response Officers, while patrolling in Steboneath Road Sydenham spotted a man run into the street and shout for assistance. The Armed Response Officers’ were alerted to an Armed Robbery in progress at the business the man had come out of. When the Officers entered the […]

Atlas Security Armed Response Strikes Again!

Atlas Security Armed Response Strikes Again! During the early hours of this morning our control room received multiple signals from a service station in Kabega Park, this normally indicates access has been gained into the property. Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B94 swooped in and noticed the front glass door had been smashed with a […]

Warning In Spate Of House Burglaries – Criminals Take Advantage Of Holidays

Warning In Spate Of House Burglaries – Criminals Take Advantage Of Holidays Several homes and businesses were targeted across the city at the weekend, fleeing with computers, watches, TV’s, tools and one incident of a stolen motor bike Apart from the 17 residential and business-housebreaking incidents reported to Atlas Security over the past weekend there […]

Atlas Security Presents Self Defense Workshop At Livingstone Hospital

Given the recent attacks on paramedics, nurses and ambulance crews. Community Development Manager for Atlas Security visited Livingstone Hospital where we presented a Self Defense workshop. Our mission is simple, we aim to EDUCATE and EMPOWER women to prevent them from becoming a victim. We cannot allow the very people who are there to take […]

Our mission is simple, we aim to EDUCATE and EMPOWER women!

Our mission is simple, we aim to EDUCATE and EMPOWER women! Given the recent attacks on paramedics, nurses and ambulance crews. Community Development Manager for Atlas Security visited Livingstone Hospital where we presented a Self Defense workshop. Our mission is simple, we aim to EDUCATE and EMPOWER women to prevent them from becoming a victim. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Vehicle Safety!

Monty’s Crime Report: Vehicle Safety! Vehicles left unattended continues to remain a major concern in the Metro as reported by Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager. Monty says “They are either stolen; stripped or expensive valuables are stolen from them. This crime flourishes because it’s so easy and residents  have little to no solutions in […]

Trending Intrusions: Uitenhage remains hotspot for 2 weeks in-a-row!

This week, Atlas Security release crime statistic from 7 June – 13 June 2019. Uitenhage has remained top of the list for the most incidents reported, two weeks in a row – we urge residents and business owners to be cautious when it comes to your security. Commercial properties suffered 54% of the incidents over […]

Swift Response Leads To Double Arrest In Business Robbery!

Our Armed Response team were immediately dispatched to a scene after receiving a panic signal from a business in Westbourne Road. A gang of two men entered a store and demanded cash and goods using a firearm. Atlas Security Armed Response Officers arrived on site and inspected the property, they noticed that the safety gate […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Sharp increase in petty crime

Monty’s Crime Report: Sharp increase in petty crime! This past week has been considerably well under the circumstances as reported by Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager. The week has not been the worst we’ve ever seen. It consists of good arrests and great stand-down times with help from our CCTV cameras. We have managed […]

Trending Intrusions: vehicles parked at commercial sites become a target on your property.

Atlas Security release crime statistics with a rise in residential crime between 31 May – 6 June 2019. Although residential properties were a hot target for this week, commercial properties had a trend of vehicles broken into. This week, residential properties suffered 72% of the incidents over the past week. In total 32 incidents were […]

Successful Arrests in Despatch & Walmer!

Successful Arrests in Despatch & Walmer! Last night an Atlas Security Armed Response Officer in Despatch, while on patrol, saw a suspect attempt to break-in to a business. The suspect fled when he saw the Officer. After a quick chase the suspect was apprehended and handed over to SAPS. This morning in the 7th Avenue […]

Arrest In Bathurst As Copper Theft Continues

Arrest In Bathurst As Copper Theft Continues Tip-off of information provided to Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B208 at 4pm yesterday had stopped a male matching the description that was allegedly linked to two house break-ins that occurred on Saturday. The SAPS were called to the scene to provide back-up, upon investigating the male, they […]

More Stolen Vehicles Recovered By Atlas Security

While on patrol in their area during the evening, alert Atlas Security Armed Response Officers, B19, B157 and B155 noticed an abandoned motor bike in Jones Street. With years of experience and re-enforced training, the Armed Response Officers decided to investigate. Our control room contacted the SAPS to do a registration check, the check came […]

Walmer South – Atlas Security DPS

Atlas Security’s Dedicated Patrol Services (DPS) is a proactive service which allows for regular patrols past your home either hourly or two-hourly, depending on the size of the area of operation. The regular armed response service is reactive – standing down at a point, and reacting to positive alarm signals from that point. A DPS […]

JUNE 2019 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

30 JUNE 2019 SUNDAY 04:04 KAMMA RIDGE. A residence in Carstens Road reported a medical; ambulance was requested – when they got to site the owner was declared deceased. 13:49 DESPATCH. An attempted burglary was reported in Edison Street; the suspects smashed the left hand side window. No entry gained. 29 JUNE 2019 SATURDAY 01:54 […]

Another arrest adds to a string of successes from our Armed Response Team with the latest one from an undercover Armed Response Officer!

Another arrest adds to a string of successes from our Armed Response Team with the latest one from an undercover Armed Response Officer! Atlas Security responded to a total number of 20 incidents during this weekend, including break-ins in Kamma Heights, Summerstrand, Greenbushes, Walmer and Uitenhage. Front door kicks and forced entry via doors were […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Daylight robbery!

Monty’s Crime Report: Daylight robbery! Brazen robbers were spotted breaking into a home during the day in Port Elizabeth this past week as reported by Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager. The footage shows their nonchalant behaviour – walking away casually with their loot. It is time that we step up our game. Residents step […]

Trending Intrusions: consistent crime trends to be considered this week.

Atlas Security release crime statistic with a double digit rise in crime from 24 – 30 May 2019. This week we have picked up the following crime trends that have occurred on more than one occasion this week: • Mugging of a scholar • Motor vehicle theft • Roof break-in’s Residential properties suffered 65% of […]

Meet Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B14!

Meet Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B14! In March he was responsible for 6 arrests, but 1 arrest in April stood out for our team as he went above and beyond his duty as an Armed Response Officer for Atlas Security. Our Armed Response team responded to a call for assistance from a distressed mother […]

Suspect Arrested After Robbing Learner!

Atlas Security’s DPS (Dedicated Patrol Service) Armed Response Officer was flagged down while on patrol in Linkside. The community had informed him that a learner was just robbed of his belongings. A patrol of the area was done by all available vehicles and a suspicious male was spotted, Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B137 moved […]

Atlas Security Responds to 19 Incidents As PE Falls Victim To Weekend Crime

Atlas Security Responds to 19 Incidents As PE Falls Victim To Weekend Crime Our team were kept busy this past weekend, but not busy enough for successes. Between Friday and early Monday morning, Atlas Security’s Armed Response team responded to 19 incidents, including 5 positive break-ins in Greenshields Park, Despatch, Lorraine, Linton Grange and Walmer. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: High Standards delivers results!

Monty’s Crime Report: High Standards delivers results! High standards and dedicated Armed Response Officers resulted in great arrests this past week as reported by Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager. “We have managed to prevent big burglaries resulting in minimal losses. Our aim is to live in a crime free Metro. This can only be […]

Trending Intrusions: non-monitored homes remain targets.

Atlas Security release crime statistic with a double digit rise in crime from 16 – 23 May 2019. This week, residential properties suffered 55% of the incidents. In total 45 incidents (36% increase) were reported to Atlas Security during this period. A record 75% increase on positive burglaries were reported that’s a total of 21 […]

Rewarding Success And Excellence!

On the 11 April, a vigilant resident in Summerstrand alerted our control room via social media that she had just witnessed a lady being mugged. A huge search operation in the surrounding areas had begun, our Armed Response teams used information provided by our control room also using our CCTV infrastructure in the area. After […]

Stolen Goods Recovered During Evening Operation In Walmer & Humewood

Atlas Security in a joint operation with members of the Walmer SAPS embarked on a strong show of force in the Walmer area last night. In what is known as Walmer South”, the community have suffered from several break-ins and criminal activity over the past few months. In the first stop and search of individuals […]

Atlas Security Adds More Muscle To Its Technical Fleet!

Atlas Security adds more muscle to its Technical fleet! Atlas Security has invested in 10 state-of-the-art Isuzu vehicles which began their maiden duties last week. These vehicles will be manned by our highly skilled technicians, from alarm installations, alarm repairs, CCTV installations, we will continue to work closely with our clients to take their home […]

Atlas Security Arrests Two Suspects In Lorraine

Arrest! Lorraine During the early hours of this morning our control room received a panic signal. With this being the highest priority signal, we immediately dispatched our Armed Response teams. Our control room contacted the client who informed us that there were intruders breaking into the garage. Atlas Security Armed Response Officers arrived at the […]

Trending Intrusions: This week’s crime statistics put Uitenhage in the spot-light!

Atlas Security release crime statistic showing a 50% increase in crime for Uitenhage from 10 – 15 May 2019. During this period, commercial properties suffered 60% of the incidents. In total 33 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 12 were positive burglaries, four armed robberies, and 4 muggings. The most reported incidents happened […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Take back your neighbourhoods!

Monty’s Crime Report: Take back your neighbourhoods! Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager, reports that this past week great arrests were made by both Atlas Security and SAPS throughout the Metro. Arrests following house robberies, armed robberies right down to ‘petty’ crime. Monty says “Very little losses were suffered and a great number of goods […]

Atlas Security Attends To House Robbery In Lovemore Heights

Atlas Security Attends To House Robbery In Lovemore Heights Our control received a call for immediate assistance to a resident in Bernard Road. Atlas Security arrived on scene and found a elderly lady inside her house, disorientated, very weak and already managed to cut herself loose from the rope she was tied up with. Our […]

ALARM MONITORING & ARMED RESPONSE SERVICES AMALGAMATION – Multi Security

Dear Loyal Client ALARM MONITORING & ARMED RESPONSE SERVICES AMALGAMATION In a dynamic and enterprising move, Multi Security & Atlas Security have combined their security monitoring and alarm reaction services.  This move was made in order to provide you, the client, with a better and more effective service. Atlas Security is an independently owned Port […]

In April Atlas Security Made 36 Arrests!

Atlas Security prides itself on fast response, this also often leads us to SUCCESS! Arrests! Atlas Security made 352 arrests in 2018… in March this year a total of 31…We asked you to guess how many we made in April 2019… Click play to find out the answer! Well done to Lisa Labuschagne, Maritsa Pozyn […]

Atlas Security Rolls It’s First CCTV Pole Out In Theescombe

Atlas Security in conjunction with the Theescombe Neighbourhood Watch are proud to be rolling out the first ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) cameras. The first CCTV Pole was installed and is now live in our locally based control room, the CCTV Pole is on the corner of Christian and Welcome Avenue Our ANPR system is […]

Trending Intrusions: commercial invasions increase by 12%

Atlas Security is reporting on crime statistic for 2 May – 9 May 2019. This week saw commercial properties suffer 65% (this being a 12% increase) of the incidents during this period. In total 40 (an increase of 5%) incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the period. Of these, 16 were positive burglaries, five attempted burglaries, and 3 muggings (100% increase in muggings) […]

Atlas Security‘s Fast Response in Uitenhage Prevents A Potential Crime

Our control room received an alarm activation from a popular food market in Uitenhage. Given the high crime rate in Uitenhage at the moment, our Armed Response Officer immediately reacted and saw an intruder who had gained entry to the property and was found at the offload area of the business. The synergy between our […]

Monty’s Crime Report: close the gap!

Monty’s Crime Report: close the gap! Criminals thrive on loopholes – there are measures that they will take to override your system. Alas Security is well aware of how an intruder will possibly try everything to gain access to your property. Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager says “Burglars get into a premises, crawl around on […]

Attempted Rape – Suspect Arrested!

Our control room was alerted via social media of loud screams for help in Uitenhage. Atlas Security Armed Response Officer arrived on the scene where the victim had described a terrifying ordeal that a male had threatened them with a knife, pushed the victim to the ground and demand the victim removed their clothing. The […]

Another Successful Arrest In Port Alfred After A Joint Effort!

Earlier this morning Atlas Security received a positive activation from a client’s home in Station Hill. Atlas Security arrived on site and immediately noticed signs of forced entry. Atlas Security back-up vehicles in the area were notified, our control room also made contact with the K-9 Unit to assist in the search for the suspect/s […]

Pinelands – 18 Months Of Love

Pinelands, still being a fairly new suburb, experienced a high rate of break-ins during 2016 and 2017. It was noted that it could have been as a result of movement in the area, construction and homes that weren’t equipped yet with the necessary security systems in place, this made the area vulnerable. In November 2017, […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Brutal armed robberies riddle our city!

Monty’s Crime Report: Brutal armed robberies riddle our city! Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reported that business premises are still the most targeted at the moment. Security guards at business premises are always at risk, ensure that they are equipped with a panic button and abide by all the security rules in place. Due to the […]

Trending Intrusions: 5.2% increase in reported incidents.

Today we report on statistic from 26 April – 1 May 2019.   This week, commercial properties suffered 53% of the incidents during this period. In total 38 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 16 were positive burglaries, five attempted burglaries, and four armed robberies (100% increase). The most reported incidents occurred on […]

CCTV Footage Assists In Arrest!

Our Port Alfred control room received a call from an owner of a popular supermarket store that he had evidence on CCTV of a suspect attempting to steal property from the building. It was ascertained that the suspect had caused malicious damage to the property as well. Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B203 with the […]

Atlas Security Signage Replacement

It’s incredibly important to ensure your alarm is in a good working condition, this allows us to receive signals from your home in the event of an alarm activation. If your alarm is old or you require an update, please click here and we will have a consultant contact you. Atlas Security also needs to […]

MAY 2019 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

31 MAY 2019 FRIDAY 02:40 UITENHAGE. A residence in Oleander Avenue was burgled; the suspects forced the wooden sliding door open. The suspects stole a 55 inch plasma TV, two Samsung cellphones and a laptop. 13:08 UITENHAGE. A medical was reported in Wistaria Street; a male who was 62 years old, passed away from a […]

Strong Force By Atlas Security Leads To The Arrest Of A Running Suspect!

Atlas Security’s Port Alfred Control Room notified our Armed Response team that a client had contacted us and needed assistance in Becker Street. The client had informed us that a suspect was in their yard, broke into their flatlet and also attempted to break-in to the main home. Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B3, using […]

Vigilant Atlas Security DPS Officer Recovers Stolen Vehicle

During his patrol at the early hours of this morning, Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B54, notified our control room of an abandoned vehicle in the bushes of Norland Crescent, Brymore. After inspecting the vehicle, he did notice that there was no damage to the vehicle. He immediately gave the registration details to our control […]

Suspect caught red handed in Sherwood Home!

Suspect caught red handed in Sherwood Home! Atlas Security’s Control Room received a burglary signal from a clients home in Sherwood. Armed Response Officer B25 was dispatched and arrived at the house, he did however notice that there was a suspect in the house and called for back up, Atlas Security Armed Response Officer B111 […]

Walmer South Community Meeting

With the recent increase of criminal activity in Walmer Heights, Atlas Security would like to invite ALL residents from the area to join Atlas Security as we discussed the way forward, and how to safeguard our area again!

Monty’s Crime Report: Team work makes the dream work!

Despite the heavy rainfall, we were still on top of things the past few days. The Easter weekend was made up of successful arrests and recoveries of many stolen goods. Good team effort was played off by Atlas Security and the Police which lead to positive arrests in the Metro. CLICK HERE to read about […]

Trending Intrusions: Copper thieves trade by night.

Today we report on statistic from 19 – 25 April 2019.   This week, residential properties suffered 55% of the incidents over the past week. In total 36 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the period in question. Of these, 19 were positive burglaries, three attempted burglaries, and six theft incidents. The most reported […]

Atlas Security Makes 6th Arrest in Walmer In One Week!

Atlas Security Makes 6th Arrest in Walmer In One Week! At 22:29 on Wednesday the 24th April, our Control Room received a silent panic signal from a premises situated inside a shopping complex in Walmer. 8 suspects kicked in a side door at the main entrance of the shopping centre and entered. They ran to […]

Atlas Security Is In The Process Of Installing The First CCTV Pole In Theescombe

Atlas Security is happy to announce that the first installation and expansion of our CCTV infrastructure has begun in Theescombe. This will provide our valued clients in the area with an additional layer of protection. Atlas Security firmly believes in investing in technological resources to ensure that it’s services are always cutting edge, this also […]

Easter Weekend – What Happened?

Easter weekend traditionally has security companies, home owners and retailers on high alert, as criminals normally use this time to attack, from Armed Robberies, house break-ins and general opportunistic crime. Year-on-year police crime statistics from the period March/April 2016-2017 to March/April 2017-2018, there was a 16% increase in attacks on retailers nationwide. Gauteng had the […]

Success Arrest Of 3 In Glenhurd

Successful arrest of 3 in Glenhurd! Earlier today Atlas Security received a positive activation from a client’s home in Glenhurd. The client’s were away for the long weekend and a keyholder met our Armed Response Officers on site. Signs of a forced entry were immediately noticed as well as missing electronics in the home. Atlas […]

Three Arrested after business robbery in Walmer!

Three Arrested after business robbery in Walmer! This afternoon Atlas Security Armed Response Officers, while on patrol in the Walmer area spotted 3 individuals running across a parking lot. One of the individuals had a firearm and they appeared to be running away from something. The Armed Response Officers immediately approached them and suspected that […]

Trending Intrusions: stay safe and have an EGGcellent Easter weekend.

Today we report on statistic from 13 – 18 April 2019.   This week, residential properties suffered 55% of the incidents over the past week. In total 45 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the period in question. Of these, 14 were positive burglaries, seven attempted burglaries, two armed robberies and four positive theft […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Be wary, not every Bunny that jumps into your yard is a good one.

Monty’s Crime Report: Be wary, not every Bunny that jumps into your yard is a good one. Easter Weekends usually see a spike in crime around the Metro. A mixed bag of incidences like petty crime, armed robberies, burglaries and hijackings take place. Being equipped due to knowledge hereof, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, urges […]

Intelligence Based Security – THIS is Atlas Security

I am an Atlas Security client, what am i paying for? You’re paying for more than just peace of mind; as a valued client to Atlas Security, you paying for TRUST, a service where more than 150 Armed Response Officers are there to take care of your home, business, family and area, you’re paying for […]

Safety Tips For A Bunny Good Easter Weekend

We LOVE holidays, but so do criminals as they use this time to target homes they perceive to be vacant. This is why it’s important to ensure that this long Easter weekend your property, whether it being a business or your home is adequately protected and secured, and if you have anyone looking after your […]

Suspect Arrested For Theft During Pro-Active Patrol

Suspect Arrested For Theft During Pro-Active Patrol While patrolling in 6th Avenue, Walmer, Atlas Security Armed Response Officer took note of a suspicious looking male in the area walking. As he approached the male in his vehicle he started running. This is when a chased ensued and back up was called. The male ran, but […]

Trending Intrusions: Petty theft crime riddles our city.

Today we report on statistic from 8 – 12 April 2019.   Commercial properties suffered 55% of the incidents over the past week. In total 29 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 14 were positive burglaries, one attempted burglary, two armed robberies and five positive theft incidents. The most reported incidents happened on […]

A week of successful arrests!

A week of successful arrests! ?? During the early hours of this morning, a panic signal came through to our control room from a client in Algoa Park. After making contact with the client he confirmed that there were suspects in the yard of his property.  Armed Response Officer, B12 arrived on site and gathered […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Theft out of motor vehicles spiral out of control!

This past week saw a spike in theft out of motor vehicles as reported by Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery. This crime happens very quickly and is rife at the moment. They are taking place outside homes, along the beach front, at restaurants and shops. To avoid the above mentioned incidents, Monty urges residents […]

Armed Suspect Arrested After Mugging In Summerstrand

Teamwork between Atlas Security Armed Response Officers and a member of the Community, saw the successful arrest of a male suspect shortly after mugging a lady. A vigilant resident in Summerstrand alerted our control room via social media that she had just witnessed a lady being mugged on the corner of Bradley and Tenby Road, […]

Atlas Security Makes Successful Arrest Following An Attempted Break-In

Atlas Security Makes Successful Arrest Following An Attempted Break-In An intruder attempted to break-in at a home in Overbaakens. The daughter, who was at home during the time heard a noise and saw the suspect trying to gain access through the front door, the daughter immediately contacted the mother who works close to home, as […]

We are here for you Lovemore Heights….

We are here for you Lovemore Heights…. The difference between Atlas Security’s Dedicated Patrol Service means the DPS vehicle in the area has the backing of a number of Armed Response Vehicles. Today we celebrate the success of DPS. Lovemore Heights has not had a single break-in for the past 4 months! Thank you to […]

Success in Walmer As Suspect Arrested Minutes After Break-in!

Success in Walmer As Suspect Arrested Minutes After Break-in! Atlas Security responded to an alarm activation at a home in Villiers Road. Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery says two suspects had entered the home via the lounge window, they then proceeded upstairs where they ripped the panel of the alarm. Our Armed Response team arrived and […]

How To Choose The Best Private Security Company

How To Choose The Best Private Security Company The 4 Golden Rules to choosing the right Armed Response security company for you – we’re going to give you the essential facts. As a company that has taken care of thousands of clients over our 35 year history, Atlas Security specialises in taking your security headaches […]

Monty’s Crime Report: The ATLAS survival guide.

Monty’s Crime Report: The ATLAS survival guide. With all the crime and attacks taking place in and around the Metro, Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery shares a useful survival kit with all our readers. It is vital to plan before you find yourself in a pickle, do not look for a solution in the middle […]

Joint Effort with the Support of CCTV Technology Leads to Arrest

Joint Effort with the Support of CCTV Technology Leads to Arrest We are proud to yet again report that Atlas Security played an instrumental role in assisting the SAPS in an arrest. Following a lead of a suspicious vehicle and information, the Atlas Security CCTV Operator in Port Elizabeth immediately began searching the cameras in […]

Four Arrests Made In Two Separate Incidents During The Evening And Early Morning

Four Arrests Made In Two Separate Incidents During The Evening And Early Morning Our control room received a signal from a business in Rink Street, Central. On arrival, our Armed Response Officers noted the front left window was smashed and the suspect had made off with an undisclosed amount of goods, during this time our […]

APRIL 2019 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

30 APRIL 2019 TUESDAY 05:38 COLLEEN GLEN. A positive theft incident was reported in Royalston Estate; the suspect entered by the open window. When the suspect woke up he saw the owner in the room and the suspect fled. The owner can see a wedding ring missing. 07:06 CENTRAL. A business in Western Road reported […]

Fact: Crime is around every corner.

How do you stay one step ahead? Our locally based control room monitor over 300 social media groups 70 CCTV surveillance poles to prevent crime 150 ARMED Response Officers Interactive real-time crime map WE are Atlas Security

Sardinia Bay & Lovemore Park Special Patrols to Clamp Down on Crime

Sardinia Bay & Lovemore Park Special Patrols to Clamp Down on Crime Atlas Security has rolled out Special Patrols in the Sardinia Bay/Lovemore Park area to combat a recent spike in criminal activity. The latest crime trend here seems to include house break-ins, house robberies as well as general criminal activity which starts early evening […]

Joint Effort with the Support of CCTV Technology Leads to Arrest

Joint Effort with the Support of CCTV Technology Leads to Arrest We are proud to yet again report that Atlas Security played an instrumental role in assisting the SAPS in an arrest. Following a lead of a suspicious vehicle and information, the Atlas Security CCTV Operator in Port Elizabeth immediately began searching the cameras in the […]

Eskom Prime – Complete protection against load-shedding

Eskom has launched a premium service called Eskom Prime, which protects South African households and businesses against load-shedding. The new Eskom Prime subscription plan is priced at R995 per month for residential subscribers, and between R2,495 and R9,500 per month for businesses – depending on their electricity demands. After signing up, Eskom Prime subscribers are […]

Atlas Security embarks on another crime prevention operation.

A busy week for our team, but it didn’t stop us from putting together a strong team as we assisted the Humewood SAPS in the latest crime prevention operation in Humewood and Summerstrand. Together with the SAPS Airwing and the SAPS, the partnership allows the jurisdiction to conduct searches, sweep bushes and provide additional visibility […]

Trending Intrusions: Commercial Properties suffer during loadshedding.

Today we report on crime statistic from 12 – 26 March 2019. Commercial properties suffered 67% of the incidents over the past two weeks. In total 79 incidents were reported to Atlas Security. Of these, 51 were positive burglaries, five attempted burglaries, three armed robberies and 17 positive theft incidents. The most reported incidents happened […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Measures to avoid being a victim

As crime remains a matter of concern in the Metro, Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery urges subscribers to remain up to date with incidents happening around them. Remember, all subscribers are entitled to our crime map which gives detailed information on all incidents: https://www.atlas24.co.za/crime-map/ While you are out and about, here are some tips […]

Why Do We Cover Suspects Faces With Yellow Handcuffs?

We very often get asked, why do we blur the suspects faces on our Facebook page and website. The public often feel it’s our responsibility to circulate images of suspects, to protect themselves and to also make the suspects known. The reality, is the bad guys have rights too. When carrying through with an arrest […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Are you backed up and ready? 

While South Africans are currently discussing load shedding and its ramifications, Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery urges residents and business owners to come up with back up plans. We’re all left without electricity, it’s crucial that we have enough back up plans in place should we find ourselves in an emergency. One very vital […]

Vehicle thieves caught in the act!

Vehicle thieves caught in the act! In the early hours of the morning Atlas Security Armed Response Officer B14, while on patrol, spotted a vehicle and two individuals. They were parked next to a stationary truck, using a torch around the truck. After driving past, the Armed Response Officer decided to turn around further down […]

National Eskom blackout warning

Eskom officials said they are in a race against time to avoid a complete grid collapse and a national electricity blackout. To avoid a total blackout, Eskom is preparing for stage 5 and stage 6 load-shedding – which require 5,000MW and 6,000MW to be shed from the grid respectively. These extreme measures are needed because 17,000MW of Eskom’s […]

Atlas Security participates in an early morning Operation with SAPS and Immigration Services

In a carefully coordinated event, Atlas Security Armed Response Officers, together with the SAPS, SAPS Airwing and Immigration Services conducted an operation this morning in the Humewood area, where reports of criminal activity were received. 8 people were arrested, 7 of whom were found to be undocumented and illegally in the country. SAPS are following […]

The effects of loadshedding and how we can ALL work together

The effects of load shedding and how we can ALL work together Country-wide, the hottest topic at the moment, is the impact of loadshedding. The recent round started with Stage 2 loadshedding being implemented on Friday and being continued on Saturday morning. Then Stage 2 rolled over to Stage 3 and shortly thereafter, Stage 4 […]

The greater Port Alfred area covered in Blue and Gold during joint operation!

The greater Port Alfred area covered in Blue and Gold during joint operation! On Thursday, Atlas/Multi Security, together with the SAPS started a massive joint operation in the centre of town. At the start of the operation, the focus was on the profiling of illegal car guards, they were also searched for any drugs and […]

Trending Intrusions: Opportunistic yard theft takes NMB by storm.

Today Atlas Security is reporting on crime statistics from 5 March – 11 March 2019. Residential properties suffered 52% during this period, as we have noted a shift from commercial break-ins to residential. A lot of petty theft was reported at residential premises – increasing the statistics. We urge residents to not have valuables lying […]

Monty’s Crime Report: The homeless capitalize on theft!

The homeless capitalize on theft! “Theft is a nightmare in the Metro at the moment,” reported Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery.  This city is riddled with petty theft, right down to lucrative hits. Some suburbs are feeling the punch more than others for obvious reasons. Monty shares that this crime has become so organized […]

Uitenhage Arrest!

Atlas Security was alerted to a Uitenhage resident’s home being burgled. The resident arrived home and was told by neighbours that there were individuals in the property. It is believed that the suspects had entered the property earlier in the day and ransacked it. One suspect fled the property out the back and another out […]

South End Special Patrols to Clamp Down on Crime

South End Special Patrols to Clamp Down on Crime Atlas Security will be rolling out Special Patrols in the South End area to combat a recent spike in criminal activity. The latest crime trend here seems to include break-ins into vehicles as well as general criminal activity which starts early evening and continues into the […]

Another proactive crime prevention operation!

Another proactive crime prevention operation! Over the past few weeks we have taken proactive measures to reduce crime in areas where suspicious activity has been flagged. This time with the assistance from the SAPS and Metro Police, we joined forces to clean up the Target Kloof bush area after reports of suspicious activity. The surrounding […]

DPS SUCCESS – Stolen motorcycle recovered within minutes!

A College Drive resident notified our Dedicated Armed Response Officer, B42 that a motorcycle had been stolen. Within minutes, five vehicles cornered the area off and started their search for the red motorcycle. The Dedicated Response Officer for the Mill Park area drove around the business areas on the corner of Salisbury and Cape Road […]

Atlas Security Responded To 22 Incidents During The Weekend

Atlas Security Responded To 22 Incidents During The Weekend Reported Incidents Our team were kept busy this weekend responding to various crimes, from theft, to house break-ins and trespassing. Theft: 9 Break-in: 5 Medical: 2 Trespassing: 3 Attempted Break-In: 2 Areas: Costwold: 2 incidents Walmer: 4 Parsons Vlei: 1 Lorraine: 2 Summerstrand: 3 Westering: 1 […]

Hiding suspect arrested in Mount Croix

An Atlas Security client pushed their panic button after being concerned by the unusual barking of their dogs in the garden. Atlas Security Armed Response Officers arrived within minutes. The Armed Response Officer scanned the back garden but saw nothing. Unconvinced the Armed Response Officer searched the garden more thoroughly including a bushy area. A […]

Atlas Security intercepted suspects during a business break-in

Atlas Security Armed Response Officers were dispatched to a business in Uitenhage where a client requested response as a result of an early disarming of the alarm. On arrival both Armed Response Officers discovered a hole in the roof. The site was secured to allow the client to arrive and give access to our Armed […]

MARCH 2019 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

31 MARCH 2019 SUNDAY 04:39 NEWTON PARK. An arrest was reported in Bruce Street; the owner saw a suspect jump into a yard. The suspect was carrying a box. The owner found a car battery and tape player. Suspect removed the car battery and smashed the left hand side window. 30 MARCH 2019 SATURDAY 06:52 […]

FEBRUARY 2019 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

28 FEBRUARY 2019 THURSDAY 04:43 BRENTWOOD PARK. A non-Atlas subscriber had a house robbery in Lancing Road; the suspects forced the sliding door open. The neighbour heard the commotion and woke up and disturbed the suspects. One suspect was arrested on the premises. 05:13 WALMER. A business in Heugh Road was burgled; the suspects smashed […]

Atlas Security Arrests 2 Following A Spate Of Crimes

The Woodlands community were alerted when residents noticed suspects stealing LED lights from a number of premises in the area. The one incident took place at 12:15 where three males were spotted in Lemorne Street. The suspects were seen looking over the boundary wall, they also tampered with the CCTV cameras by re-positioning them. Another […]

Walmer DPS, success arrest!

A distressed client sent through a panic signal from their home in Church Road, alerting us that there was a suspect in his yard and peeping through his bedroom window. The Atlas Security Armed Response DPS vehicle descended to the scene, back up was requested and information was circulated to our Armed Response Officers in […]

21 INCIDENTS OVER A 48 HOUR WEEKEND

This weekend saw 13 burglaries, 1 Armed Robbery and 2 theft incidents. These were only a few of the more serious crimes committed. Walmer suffered the most crime during this weekend. Walmer, for operational purposes are split into two, that being “Upper Walmer” which is an Atlas Security DPS area, this means the area is covered by the infrastructure of […]

Trending Intrusions: Plasma TV’s remain the most wanted item in burglaries.

Our latest crime statistics reveal details for 20 February – 25 February 2019. Criminals are still targeting commercial properties, this making up 68% of the positive burglaries in Nelson Mandela Bay.  Atlas Security responded to a total of 28 incidents during this period. Of these, 18 were positive burglaries, four attempted burglaries and two armed […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Home Invasions cause hysteria around the Bay

Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery reports that home invaders are striking hard this week. A Lancing Road home in Brentwood Park was hit early hours of the morning on Thursday. Fortunately no one was injured and an arrest was made.  Again, Monty he reminds readers to arm their alarms and have multiple layers of security […]

SHERWOOD HOUSE ROBBERY INVOLVES FIVE ARMED SUSPECTS!

At the crack of dawn a gun shot was fired at a Lancing Road residence. An SAPS member had heard the gun shot and proceeded towards the area – A concerned neighbour called our Control Room and notified us of the house robbery in progress. The suspects derailed and removed the entire sliding door and […]

QUICK CRIMINAL, QUICKER-THINKING ATLAS SECURITY ARMED RESPONSE OFFICERS

Atlas Security received a positive activation in Mill Park earlier today – a suspect was reported as being inside the domestic quarters of a property. Our DPS vehicle responded within minutes and searched the premises, however the suspect had already fled. The officers obtained a complete and detailed description of the suspect. Later during the […]

Trending Intrusions: Roof breaks are not the easiest to identify but the most effective for burglars!

Today we are reporting on statistics from 10 January – 16 January 2019. Commercial properties saw 68% of the positive burglaries in Nelson Mandela Bay. In total 28 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during this period. Of these, 20 were positive burglaries, four attempted burglaries and one armed robbery. The most reported incidents happened […]

Atlas Security produces FOUR arrests in 24 hours!

With continuous monitoring of crime trends in Nelson Mandela Bay, we maintain ongoing awareness to reduce crime.  The following areas experienced crime which resulted in arrests: • Newton Park • Summerstrand • Walmer • Korsten We have noticed a spike in muggings in Port Elizabeth, a member of the public was mugged and threatened with […]

Mugging Leads To Arrest In Walmer!

A client in Villiers Road pushed their panic to alert our control room of a female who was brutally attacked and robbed of her belongings while on the way to work. Within minutes our Armed Response Area vehicle arrived. The suspect fled and Atlas Security Armed Response Officer, B141 and members of the public chased […]

A look back at December 2018

As we look back, with December usually being our busiest period; December 2018 was no different. In total, 232 incidents were reported to Atlas Security where our assistance was required. December 9, saw the most incidents with 19 in one day. Commercial properties were hit hard, but as we look into the detail of the […]

4 Suspects Arrested In Joint Operation!

Atlas Security’ area vehicle in Despatch received information of an Armed Robbery that occurred at a popular clothing store. Five suspects entered the store pretending to be customers; it was reported by staff that they were armed with knives and guns. Clothing and goods were stolen and they fled in a vehicle. SAPS arrived on […]

Brazen Newton Park suspect arrested before entry was gained!

A Newton Park business owner was notified of an intruder who jumped over his wall shortly before 20:00 on Sunday evening. When the response officer arrived on site he was notified of a trespasser who could possibly still be on the premises – he immediately called for back-up and entered the property. The Response Officer […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Be Security Conscious for the next 10 days!

Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery, reports that the most feared crimes are currently taking place in the Metro. Home invasions, armed robberies, hijackings and burglaries are rife in and around the NMB. To be on the safe side, we urge all readers to remain calm but also to be on high alert during this […]

Trending Intrusions: Gaming and betting houses’ targeted for their cash on hand!

This week we are reporting on statistics from 13 December to 18 December 2018. Commercial properties fell victim to 73% of the positive burglaries. A total of 33 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the period this period. Of these, 22 were positive burglaries, five armed robberies and two attempted burglaries. The most reported […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Stay safe during the holiday season!

Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery reports that the attacks on the elderly residents have increased dramatically. If you know of anyone elderly living alone, make sure that they have an alarm system, especially a panic button and that they know how to use it during the day and night. Ensure that they have a […]

Trending Intrusions: House robberies climb this week!

This week we are reporting on statistics from 7 to 12 December 2018. Commercial properties saw 66% of the positive burglaries in and around the Bay taking place at businesses. In total 26 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the period in question. Of these, 20 were positive burglaries, one armed robbery and four […]

Access To Your Property

Access to properties –  With the increase in crime over the years, property owners, such as yourself, have been forced to take additional security measures in order to try and keep criminals out by raising boundary walls, installing electric fences, etc. These additional security measures have also had a direct impact on the ability of […]

Armed attacks on fuel service stations multiply over the past seven days

In the past seven days, Atlas Security has been notified of various armed robberies at fuel service stations in and around the Nelson Mandela Bay. The following trends were noted and we urge all business owners to educate your staff with the information below: • All suspects that entered the service station shops were armed […]

Monty’s Crime Report: How do you plan on keeping safe this holiday season?

Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery, expresses great concern towards the elderly in the Metro – their safety at home and while they are away from home. As a community, a great start would be to look out for the elderly if they’re your neighbour. Keep an eye while shopping and assist where you can. […]

Trending Intrusions: Restaurateurs are warned of armed robberies

This week we are reporting on statistics from 1 to 6 December 2018. Commercial properties take the lead with 66% of the positive burglaries in and around the Bay taking place at businesses. In total 29 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the period in question. Of these, 21 were positive burglaries, four attempted […]

Trending Intrusions: Restaurateurs are warned of armed robberies

This week we are reporting on statistics from 1 to 6 December 2018. Commercial properties take the lead with 66% of the positive burglaries in and around the Bay taking place at businesses. In total 29 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the period in question. Of these, 21 were positive burglaries, four attempted […]

Armed Robbery alert for Nelson Mandela Bay business owners and restaurateurs

In November, 15 armed robberies took place at commercial sites with Uitenhage having the highest reported armed robberies. During the December and January period, restaurants are targeted and after the series of fast food robberies we ask all clients and members of the public to stay vigilant. Most of the armed robberies took place between […]

Load Shedding And Your Alarm

How long does your battery last? Under normal circumstances, the backup battery will power the system for six to eight hours, however, this is dependent on a number of factors, such as how many devices are linked to the panel, the age of the battery, and how many power failures or power spikes are experienced […]

Atlas Security Receives Certificate of Appreciation from the SAPS Cluster Excellence Awards Event

Today, Atlas Security was incredibly proud to receive this Certificate of Appreciation from the SAPS Cluster Excellence Awards Event. Our Community Development Manager, Bernadette Nel-Naude, described receiving the award as a “goosebump moment” together with our Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery, who said, “There are so many success stories that need to be shared and acknowledged […]

DECEMBER 2018 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

17 DECEMBER 2018 MONDAY 06:09 ALGOA PARK. A business in Dyke Road reported a theft incident; customers filled up petrol and left without paying. 07:28 FAIRVIEW. A business in Willow Road reported a theft incident; the suspects cut the fence and gained entry into the premises. They went to one of the trucks and disconnected […]

Home Security and Safety Tips for Older Children Who Are Staying Home

HOME ALONE…. Not all parents get to take time off during the holidays….with school holidays approaching, we’ve provided some safety tips that we feel you should equip your children with. * Identify a trusted neighbour or emergency contact for both you and your child. * Enforce strict rules about answering the door and consider a […]

Trending Intrusions: Business sites continue to fall prey to criminals

This week we are reporting on statistics from 22 to 28 November 2018. Even though commercial properties continue to fall prey to criminals, incidents at businesses saw a decline this past week, representing 58% of positive burglaries in and around the Bay (previous week – 75%). In total 29 incidents were reported to Atlas Security […]

Trending Intrusions: Business sites continue to fall prey to criminals

This week we are reporting on statistics from 22 to 28 November 2018. Even though commercial properties continue to fall prey to criminals, incidents at businesses saw a decline this past week, representing 58% of positive burglaries in and around the Bay (previous week – 75%). In total 29 incidents were reported to Atlas Security […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Criminals Exploit Soft Targets

While no one is exempt from falling victim to crime, certain groupings within our society – including children, the elderly and people living with disabilities – are at even greater risk as result of their inherent vulnerability. Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery, says criminals are experts at identifying and exploiting soft targets. “We have […]

Load Shedding – Groups

Power Alert! We have been notified by the municipality that Stage 2 of Load Shedding has been implemented. If your alarm starts beeping during this time, punch in your four-digit code. It is the alarms way of informing you that the power to the system is cut and the alarm is running on your battery, […]

Arrests In Newton Park And Charlo

Outdoor beams, trip up a would be robber in Charlo Atlas Security responded to a positive activation in Charlo. A trespasser had triggered the outdoor beams on a client’s premises. Before the suspect could flee very far, our Armed Response Officers arrested him. The suspect has been handed over to the SAPS. Outdoor beams are […]

Arrest In Walmer Heights Links Suspect To Breaking in Greenshields Park

Strong community partnership one step ahead of suspects An alert resident at a complex in Buffelsfontein/Titian Road, Walmer Heights, notified Atlas Security to two individuals along the boundary wall of the complex who seemed out of place. Our Armed Response Officers arrived shortly thereafter, the suspects dropped the objects they were carrying and made a […]

Trending Intrusions: Business burglaries abound

This week we are reporting on statistics from 15 to 21 November 2018. Commercial properties were hardest hit with 75% of the positive burglaries in and around the Bay taking place at businesses. In total 34 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the period in question. Of these, 25 were positive burglaries, three attempted […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Criminals pull out all the stops

With preparation and planning for the December holiday in full swing, Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery, urges people to plan and budget for their safety and security with the same fervour. “People tend to have little or no resistance to budget for luxury items on Black Friday or exotic holidays, while safety and security […]

After 6 arrests – a rainy evening was not the ideal time for them to play!

While the pitter patter of rain drops soothed us all to sleep last night; Atlas Security Armed Response officers were hard at work keeping the perpetrators out. With 6 successful arrests last night, we know we have you covered over the festive season that is speedily approaching us. Know that most burglaries during the day […]

Walmer DPS area leads with success this week

Fire destroys Walmer Family home The Walmer community along with the Atlas Security DPS Response Officers, fearlessly rushed into a home in Walmer as thick smoke leapt from inside. The fire, which broke out at about 06:44 on Sunday morning, completely demolished the property in Walmer. Brave neighbours, DPS Armed Response Officer and the fire […]

Atlas Security Armed Response Officer Makes His 5th Arrest In 4 Days!

Atlas Security Armed Response Officer Makes His 5th Arrest In 4 Days! Our control room received a call from a concerned client in Richmond Hill, who had heard noises at the home next door. Our area vehicle arrived at the premises minutes later, both Armed Response Officers noticed two suspects on the property, the one […]

Trending Intrusions: Burglars make your business their business

This week we are reporting on statistics from 8 to 14 November 2018. Commercial properties once again came under attack, with incidents at businesses representing 65% of the week’s reported cases. In total 35 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the period in question. Of these, 27 were positive burglaries, two attempted burglaries, three […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Criminals “shop” for Christmas too

While shopping lists get longer leading up to Christmas, so does the list of risk factors for falling victim to crime. Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery, cautions people to not get so swept up in and distracted by the year-end frenzy that it comes at the expense of their safety and security. “Christmas specials […]

Trending Intrusions: Plasma TV’s top stolen items list

This week we are reporting on statistics from 1 to 7 November 2018. In total 29 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. Of these, 24 were positive burglaries, two attempted burglaries and three armed robberies. The most reported incidents happened on Monday morning between 03:00 and 06:45. The highest trending items […]

Monty’s Crime Report: front door kickers are back!

This week, Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery, warns readers about the increase in front door burglaries. He urges residents to continue to share information about any suspicious activity. “Information about suspicious persons and activity contributes in a huge way with getting criminals behind bars. Should you hear or see anything suspicious in your neighbourhood, […]

Trending Intrusions: Crime in overdrive in Overbaakens

Residents in the Overbaakens area fell victim to a steep rise in crime this week. Even though no Atlas Security clients were targeted during the recent incidents, we would like to warn our clients that the area seems to be a new hotspot. (Click on the link at the bottom to learn more) This week […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Acceleration in tyre and vehicle theft

This week, Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery, warns readers about the spike in theft at residential properties. According to him – among other items – vehicles and tyres are disappearing from yards at a rapid rate. “We have experienced a major increase in theft out of vehicles and theft of vehicles, as well as […]

NOVEMBER 2018 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

30 NOVEMBER 2018 FRIDAY 00:08 FAIRVIEW. A residence in Yellow Wood Road reported an attempted burglary; the owner confirmed that the back door was open and the security gate was locked. No signs of forced entry. 00:54 SIDWELL. A business in Kempston Road was burgled; the suspects forced the security gate open and smashed the […]

Trending Intrusions: Burglars have an eye on your TV too!

This week we are reporting on statistics from 18 to 24 October 2018. In total 31 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the past week. Of these, 17 were positive burglaries, ten attempted burglaries, one armed robbery and three house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on Sunday morning between 01:15 and 04:40. The […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Don’t waste time when fighting crime!

This week, Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery, warns that time is of the essence when it comes to your safety and security. “There is no time for delays, especially when your alarm activates. Our chances of arresting the intruders are jeopardised if we encounter unnecessary delays. It is paramount that our officers can access […]

Trending Intrusions: Burglaries abound

This week we are reporting on statistics from 11 to 17 October 2018. In total 33 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. Of these, 23 were positive burglaries, five attempted burglaries, four armed robberies and one house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on Tuesday and Friday morning between 00:07 – […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Shut the door on break-in surge!

This week, Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery, warns against the sudden surge in home invasions. He urges the community to stay calm and follow the basic steps to keeping safe. “Do not be negligent and always be alert and aware of your surroundings.” Home Invasions: Do you have an elderly family member living alone? […]

Fighting crime and creating awareness in townhouse complexes

No-one likes to think of their townhouse complex as a potential crime scene or easy target for opportunistic thieves. However, the fact is that crime in the Metro is escalating at an alarming rate. Whilst more arrests are being made, very few perpetrators are being sentenced, and when they are, they are released from jail […]

Trending Intrusions: Newton Park remains crime hotspot for third consecutive week

This week we are reporting on statistics from 4 to 10 October 2018. In total 28 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. Of these, 20 were positive burglaries, five attempted burglaries, one armed robbery and one house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on Saturday morning between 01:00 and 05:00. The […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Complacency over crime is not an option.

This week, Atlas Security Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery, warns against complacency over crime. “Even if you are fortunate enough to not have been the victim of a burglary at your home or business, you should never drop your guard. Those who have not been affected by crime can count themselves lucky.” He says when people […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Team Effort Needed to Prevent Crime

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that festivities are already on the increase in the Bay with visitors flocking to our beautiful City. Port Elizabeth successfully hosted national and international visitors during the past weekend’s big sporting event and fortunately very few serious incidents were reported. He reports that the school holidays had […]

Trending Intrusions: With four armed robberies, increased awareness is a must

This week we are reporting on statistics from 27 September to 3 October 2018. In total 31 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. Of these, 22 were positive burglaries, 4 attempted burglaries, 4 armed robberies and 1 house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on Monday and Friday morning between 00:45 […]

CRIME UPDATES OCTOBER 2018

31 OCTOBER 2018 WEDNESDAY 00:02 KWANOBHULE. An armed robbery was reported in Bereng Street; the owner confirmed that the security guards were on patrol when four armed suspects approached them. Suspects tied the security guards up and got away with 2 hand radios and cellphones with chargers. 06:43 OVERBAAKENS. A burglary was reported at Van […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Are you guilty?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, highlights two behaviours which could have detrimental consequences where safety is concerned – bad habits and negligence. Ask yourself: ? Do you bypass any zones on your alarm system? ? Do you regularly arm your alarm? ? How old is your alarm system? ? Do you have a […]

Trending Intrusions: The rise in trespassing incidents can be brought to a fall

This week we are reporting on statistics from 20 to 26 September 2018. In total 29 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. Of these, 17 were positive burglaries, 9 attempted burglaries and 3 armed robberies. The most reported incidents happened on Friday morning between 01:00 and 08:00. The highest trending items […]

Trending Intrusions: Open garage doors create ‘theft magnets’ in the Metro

This week we are reporting on statistics from 13 to 19 September 2018. In total 27 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. Of these, 18 were positive burglaries, 8 attempted burglaries and 1 armed robbery. The most reported incidents happened on Monday morning between 00:00 and 04:20. The highest trending items […]