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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

15 JULY 2019 MONDAY 05:38 SUMMERSTRAND. A residence in Harvey Street reported a theft incident; the owners’ truck was stolen. The owner confirmed that the vehicle was standing at the premises as the night shift response saw the vehicle. Response confirmed it was a company vehicle that was parked outside with tiles, door frames, cement […]

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 […]

Monty’s Crime Report: It’s long weekend for both you and the criminal element!

This week, with a long weekend approaching, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager, wants to reiterate all the safety measures that should be in place. He adds that he is pleased to report that our team is ready for the long weekend and is geared for whatever it may hold. Remember that it’s long weekend […]

Monty’s Crime Report: An Explosive Week for Crime in the Metro

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that criminals really pulled out all the stops. From armed robberies and home invasions to blowing up a safe, these criminals really mean business. Armed robberies continues to be a serious concern. According to Monty, armed robberies are seen more frequently. This means that increasingly more residents […]

Trending Intrusions: As roof break-ins increase, so do panel rips!

This week we are reporting on statistics from 6 to 12 September 2018. In total 33 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. Of these, 26 were positive burglaries, 3 attempted burglaries and 4 armed robberies. Even though the past week’s preferred points of entry were front doors, roof break-ins seem to […]

Crime trends: What to look out for the next few months – one can never be overeducated!

To be empowered with knowledge is something we would like to grant each and every one of our clients. In the security industry, one always needs to be over-prepared; we could all become victims of crime and we never know where or when it may happen. Since we don’t want you to gamble with your […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Lock away your valuables – make it less lucrative!

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that home invasions have picked up over the past few weeks. He adds that the criminals make off with quite a substantial amount of loot, since victims are often ordered to hand over all their valuables or have their lives threatened. Fortunately the SAPS and all security […]

Trending Intrusions: Much needed rain causes an increase in burglaries this week!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 30 August to 5 September 2018. 28 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 23 of these were positive burglaries, 4 attempted burglaries and 1 armed robbery. The most reported incidents happened on Saturday morning between 01:20 – 06:15. The highest trending […]

SEPTEMBER 2018 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

30 SEPTEMBER 2018 SUNDAY 02:46 NEWTON PARK. A business in Cape Road reported a vandalism incident; the owner confirmed a customer threw a tray at the window out of anger when the petrol attendant did not answer him. SAPS stood down and arrested the customer. 05:01 PERSEVERANCE. A business in Make Peace Street was burgled; […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Domestic violence related crimes increasing!

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reported that while we managed to keep crime fairly low this week, domestic violence related crimes flourished. These crimes are taking place daily but are not being reported. Victims have now started encouraging each other to speak out and report this horrible crime. Monty assures victims that help […]

Trending Intrusions: Pro-active patrols and vigilance bring crime down dramatically!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 23rd August 2018 and ending the 29th August 2018. 13 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 6 of them were positive burglaries, 5 attempted burglaries and 2 armed robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Tuesday morning between 01:00 – […]

Monty’s Crime Report: What are you doing about your threats?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that we have managed to keep home invasions under control this week. He is however still concerned about the threat. He is obliged to warn readers that home invasions are ongoing and that we have to keep our eyes peeled to prevent and curb this epidemic. Hijackings, […]

Trending Intrusions: An Incident drop is always one to be proud of!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 16th August 2018 and ending the 22nd August 2018. 25 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 18 of them were positive burglaries, 4 attempted burglaries, 2 armed robberies and 1 house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on a Tuesday morning […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Contributing crime factors.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that the past week has been a fairly good week for Atlas subscribers but not for the Metro as a whole. We are concerned about the number of criminal activities affecting the rest of the city. Monty warns that the famous roof burglars have resurfaced. Make sure […]

Trending Intrusions: Fast food restaurants have been under the limelight this week!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 08th August 2018 and ending the 15th August 2018. 38 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 21 of them were positive burglaries, 10 attempted burglaries, 4 armed robberies and 3 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Wednesday morning […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Be cautious – it’s long weekend for you & the criminals.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports our team is geared up for anything that may come its way. He urges the community to keep on being actively involved in fighting crime. Be nosy, be a busy-body in your neighbourhood and keep on reporting suspicious activities. Going away and leaving your home unattended? Before […]

Trending Intrusions: Criminal behavior can be spotted when you are vigilant!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 1st August 2018 and ending the 07th August 2018. 35 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 24 of them were positive burglaries, 6 attempted burglaries, 2 armed robberies and 3 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Wednesday morning […]

Monty’s Crime Report: What early warning measures do you have in place?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, expressed that he is amazed at the number of residents who have no early warning devices in place. This essentially means that they could wake up with an intruder standing next to their bed. Pay attention to your security measures where dogs, alarm systems and external protection are […]

Trending Intrusions: Second cellphone shop targeted after shoot-out at Greenacres Mall.

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 25th July 2018 and ending the 31st July 2018. 25 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the past week. 21 of them were positive burglaries, 2 attempted burglaries, 1 armed robbery and 1 house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on a Wednesday morning […]

AUGUST 2018 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

31 AUGUST 2018 FRIDAY 04:18 ST ALBANS. A residence in Geduldsrivier Street reported an assault; the owner confirmed that they phoned their ex gardener to bring back tools he took. The gardener arrived on site with an axe and demanded the owner to give him money. The gardener dropped the axe and attacked the owner. […]

A MONTH OF CRIME

The Bay is not as safe as it used to be; many would say Atlas Security makes money off of crime. This is not true; we are here to keep your world secure. It is unfortunately a reality we all have to face. Crime is on the rise in our beautiful city and to have […]

Monty’s Crime Report: House robbers attack the Bay!

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, is concerned that house robberies –where residents are restrained / attacked are on the rise. He also expressed concern over the number of home invasions that have taken place this past week. A home invasion is where criminals break into your premises while you are at home. This […]

Trending Intrusions: Two brutal murders leave our city in shock!

This week we are reporting on statistics from the 18th July 2018 and ending with the 24th July 2018. 34 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 30 of them were positive burglaries, 3 attempted burglaries and 1 armed robbery. The most reported incidents happened on a Friday morning between 01:00 – […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Nosiness could save your life.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, stresses that looking after each other is becoming more and more important – in the ‘old’ days the stereotypical nosey neighbour always knew what was going on – and we are almost certain that many criminals were thwarted because of their nosiness. The term Ubuntu could not be […]

Trending Intrusions: Brazen thieves are targeting homes!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 11th July 2018 and ending the 17th July 2018. 41 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 26 of them were positive burglaries, 7 attempted burglaries, 2 armed robberies and 6 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Friday morning […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Layered Security – prevents you from waking up with a burglar next to your bed.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, expresses grave concern about the rise and degree of house robberies in the Metro. It has escalated and the attacks are more vicious. He shares that home invasions are extremely traumatic and doesn’t wish this experience on anyone, as these perpetrators leave families in a state of shock […]

Trending Intrusions: smash and grabs are becoming easier in commercial areas.

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 4 July 2018 and ending the 10 July 2018. 28 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 16 of them were positive burglaries, 8 attempted burglaries, 1 armed robbery and 3 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Tuesday morning […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Justice served – the importance of opening a case with the Police.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, focuses on successful arrests made this week. Monty particularly highlights one made last year in Sunridge Park who was sentenced this week. This kind of sentencing can only happen when every single victim opens a case with the Police. The more cases we open, the more criminals behind […]

Trending Intrusions: Assaults during house robberies increase – do you have a safe room?

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 27.06.2018 and ending the 03.07.2018. 29 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 14 of them were positive burglaries, 10 attempted burglaries, 2 armed robberies and 3 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Thursday morning between 01:00 – 05:00. […]

JULY 2018 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

31 JULY 2018 TUESDAY 01:25 HOLLAND PARK. A business in Mchardy Street reported a positive theft incident; the suspects damaged the fence and stole scrap metal. 02:31 LOVEMORE PARK. A trespassing incident was reported in Boudary Lane; the owner confirmed that he woke up and someone ran past his windows. No entry gained. 02:44 SWARTKOPS. […]

ARREST MAP JUNE 2018

June we totaled 48 arrests with 25 of them made by an Atlas Security Response officer.   In June we totaled 38 arrests with 25 of them made by an Atlas Security Response officer. Although there have been areas of concern – they have also been the areas with the most arrests. This gives us […]

Monty’s Crime Report: How easy can criminals access your property?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, focuses on how easy some residents make it for criminals to access their properties. As he drives around he is shocked at the little or no perimeter protection at some homes. He warns residents to always ensure that all doors and gates are locked properly. Make sure that […]

Trending Intrusions: Brazen thieves are targeting our malls.

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 20.06.2018 and ending the 26.06.2018. 40 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 27 of them were positive burglaries, 5 attempted burglaries, 7 armed robberies and 1 house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on a Friday morning between 00:00 – 05:00. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Will your house be unattended these June Holidays?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, focuses on security during the winter holiday period. This applies to readers going away or staying home for the break. A major concern for Monty is the fact that some children will be home alone during the school holidays. It is imperative that parents make the necessary arrangements […]

Trending Intrusions: don’t be a victim of tyre theft!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 13.06.2018 and ending the 19.06.2018. 36 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 21 of them were positive burglaries, 8 attempted burglaries, 4 armed robberies and 3 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Friday evening between 19:00 – 23:40. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Don’t leave your security as a last minute check.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that the June school holidays are almost upon us. He urges readers to not leave their security checks to the last minute. Carry out your checks a week or two before leaving on holiday, so that you can have any problems sorted out ahead of time. This […]

Trending Intrusions: House robberies – major concern for our operations division.

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 06.06.2018 and ending 12.06.2018. 23 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 17 of them were positive burglaries, 2 attempted burglaries and 4 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Monday morning between 10:00 – 12:00. The highest trending items […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Do you know how to avoid a hijacking?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that the city is still experiencing a high volume of hijackings and muggings. Criminals have tapped into this easy crime wave due to inattentiveness of the people. Monty highlights the following hijacking precautions: • There is no time for any distractions. • He urges you to stay […]

Trending Intrusions: Copper thieves are back at it!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 30.05.2018 and ending 05.06.2018. 23 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the past week. 14 of them were positive burglaries, 4 attempted burglaries, 2 armed robberies and 3 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Thursday morning between 00:00 – 04:00. The […]

June 2018 Crime Snapshots

30 JUNE 2018 SATURDAY 00:26 SIDWELL. A business in Cadle Street reported a positive theft incident; two male suspects that arrived in a ford ikon vehicle put petrol in. The vehicle then drove away. SAPS stood down. 00:44 NEWTON PARK. A business in Mangold Street reported a positive theft incident; the suspects cut the copper […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Do you have a lifeline?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that he is gravely concerned about the state of crime stats at the moment where scholars and students, as well as residents who are enjoying their neighbourhoods, fall victim of various crimes. The June school holidays are just around the corner and with crime spiralling out of […]

Trending Intrusions: Hijackings peak this week in the NMB – stay alert!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 23.05.2018 and ending on the 29.05.2018. 40 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 30 of them were positive burglaries, 6 attempted burglaries, 3 armed robberies and 1 house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on a Friday morning between 01:00 – […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Are you creating your own problems.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, expressed great concern regarding the negligence amongst residents in the Metro. A very important example would be residents allowing their pets to rule the security measures in their homes. Monty urges all those who are subscribed to please take note of what is being said in the newsletters. […]

Trending Intrusions: Don’t be oblivious – comfort could cause damage!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 16.05.2018 and ending the 22.05.2018. 39 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 31 of them were positive burglaries, 4 attempted burglaries, 3 armed robberies and 1 house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on a Monday morning between 02:00 – 05:00. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Time to be extra vigilant!

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that there are far too many violent crimes taking place at the moment, ranging from domestic violence, house robberies going drastically wrong to murders. He urges readers to be extra careful and aware of their surroundings at all times. Be especially vigilant when retiring to bed at […]

Trending Intrusions: A rise in opportunistic suspects increases crime in residential areas this past week.

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 09.05.2018 and ending the 15.05.2018. 26 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 20 of them were positive burglaries, 2 attempted burglaries, 2 armed robberies and 2 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Friday morning between 00:55 – 04:00. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Attackers are becoming more aggressive!

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, pleads with readers to be more vigilant following the drastic increase in home invasions. There has been a terrible increase in house robberies, which have been extremely traumatic. He urges all subscribers to be aware of what is happening around you and in your home. Fortunately this week’s […]

Trending Intrusions: Too close to home – house robberies are increasing!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 02.05.2018 and ending the 08.05.2018. 34 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 21 of them were positive burglaries, 5 attempted burglaries, 4 armed robberies and 4 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Sunday morning between 02:00 – 06:00. […]

MAY 2018 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

31 MAY 2018 THURSDSAY 00:48 DEAL PARTY. A business in Stanbridge Street reported a positive theft incident; two suspects pulled a piece of steel through the fence and went around to the rail way line side. The steel was recovered. The suspects were arrested. 01:15 THEESECOMBE. A residence in Montmeady Road reported an attempted burglary; […]

Monty’s Crime Report: How alert are you?

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, warns that, at the moment, crime is far too high in the city. Criminals are running amok and he, therefore, wants to address all the basics that we can do together to control crime. Firstly with the bad weather conditions during winter, he advises readers to be extra […]

Trending Intrusions: Commercial properties take a knock this week.

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 26.04.2018 and ending the 01.05.2018. 32 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 21 of them were positive burglaries, 6 attempted burglaries, 2 armed robberies and 3 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Friday morning between 01:30 – 04:00. […]

Trending Intrusions: 34 arrests reported for the month of April!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 19.04.2018 and ending the 25.04.2018. 41incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 29 of them were positive burglaries, 4 attempted burglaries, 7 armed robberies and 1 house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on a Friday morning between 01:00 – 04:00. The […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Can my PIR detectors be defeated by criminals?

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reported that criminals are up to all sorts of tricks in order to score more loot. Yes, it is possible using clever cloaking methods, but usually only where low end detectors are used. It is more difficult to defeat a good quality detector that has been “correctly installed”. […]

Trending Intrusions: Commercial properties suffer the highest loss, three consecutive weeks!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 12.04.2018 and ending the 18.04.2018. 43 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 32 of them were positive burglaries, 6 attempted burglaries, 2 armed robberies and 2 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Saturday morning between 04:00 – 08:00. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Front door kickers are back in town.

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, warns everyone that front door kickers are back in town and they’re on a mission again. He has seen a surge in this type of modus operandi over the past week. These gangs are in and out of the premises in a very short space of time and […]

Monty’s Crime Report: another long weekend is around the corner.

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reported that the school holiday period was under control, compared to previous years. He reminds residents residing near schools to continue keeping an eye on the schools. Monty reminds readers that another long weekend is around the corner. He urges everyone to be proactive in terms of their […]

Trending Intrusions: Atlas sees a decrease in armed robberies over the past week in the NMB.

  This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 05.04.2018 and ending on the 11.04.2018. 36 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 32 of them were positive burglaries, 2 attempted burglaries, 1 armed robbery and 1 house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on a Wednesday morning between 02:00 […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Active show of force leads to Arrests.

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, shares that Atlas Response Officers have made some brilliant arrests this week. Thus far 10 arrests have been made for the month of April for various crimes in Nelson Mandela Bay. “We believe this spike in arrests is due to the active show of force by Atlas,” remarks […]

Trending Intrusions: What qualifies as a risk area and are you covered?

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 28.03.2018 and ending the 04.04.2018. 48 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 33 of them were positive burglaries, 8 attempted burglaries, 4 armed robberies and 3 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Friday morning between 01:00 – 04:00. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Going away for the holidays?

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, wants to alert readers to information that will keep them safe during the upcoming long weekend/school holidays. The idea is to be safe at all times and to have the best holiday ever. Monty wishes to remind readers that there is plenty of festivities taking place in the […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Crime trends over long weekends.

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager warns readers to be cautious over the next two weeks. In this edition, Monty will discuss crime trends that normally occur over long weekends and festive seasons. He is pleased to report that our team is ready for the long weekend and school holidays. Atlas is geared up […]

Trending Intrusions: Armed robberies take Port Elizabeth by storm.

  This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 15.03.2018 and ending the 21.03.2018. 44 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 33 of them were positive burglaries, 7 attempted burglaries, 3 armed robberies and 1 house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on a Friday morning between 03:00 – […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Attackers are becoming more and more aggressive.

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager expressed great concern over the number of armed robberies that have taken place in the Bay. Gangs are becoming larger and, therefore, the loss suffered is doubling. This is a sign that gangs are becoming greedier and more brazen. Monty has pleaded that all subscribers NOT confront intruders. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Been a victim of crime? Did you open a case?

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager emphasizes the importance of opening a case with the Police after a crime has been committed. It has come to light that residents are hesitant to open cases with the Police, merely disappear from crime scenes and do not even bother to report what happened. In other instances, […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Is your firearm safe at home?

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager warns readers that there are various syndicates operating in town at the moment and they are larger than you would expect and highly trained. Front door burglaries are an ongoing modus operandi and are still very lucrative. Monty stressed the importance of perimeter security together with arming your alarm. […]

MARCH 2018 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

31 MARCH 2018 SATURDAY 00:54 CHARLO. A residence in Main Road reported an attempted burglary; the suspects smashed the right hand side window. No loss. 02:03 SUMMERSTRAND. A residence in Bulbring Road reported an armed robbery; two armed suspects entered the premises. The owner can see 2 cellphones and laptops missing at this stage. 04:36 […]

Monty’s Crime Report: How many security layers do you have?

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager emphasizes the importance of layered security in conjunction with your burglar alarm system. Gates, fences, doors and burglar proofing is not only a necessity, but must also be sturdy and durable. Monty urges readers to look at their situation in detail and to seriously consider adding extra layers […]

Monty’s Crime Report: What’s your first line of defence?

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager has realised that many residential and business premises do not have sufficient perimeter protection. Firstly, he emphasizes that this is your primary line of barrier defence and secondly, external gates must be securely locked. Criminals know that bathrooms are traditionally badly protected and have targeted these weak areas. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Protect yourself against house robbers!

Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager has issued a very serious warning this week concerning home invasions. More and more people are waking up with robbers next to their beds. The scary part is that the victims believed that it would never happen to them. This terrible crime is becoming a daily occurrence due to the […]

Monty’s Crime Report: How does your domestic worker enter & exit your house?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager reports that the first month of the year has officially passed and that sadly it was not a good month. He urgently calls on everyone to get back to basics. When he mentions basics – he is referring to the basic safety precautions that must be practiced. Eg. […]

FEBRUARY 2018 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

28 FEBRUARY 2018 WEDNESDAY 06:07 NEWTON PARK. A residence in Pickering Street reported a medical; A 93 year old male passed away of natural causes on site. The funeral parlor was on their way to pick up the body. 08:35 COTSWOLD. A business in Cape Road was burgled; the suspects entered from the back of […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Do you arm your alarm when you sleep?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager urges readers & residents to get back to basics – be safety smart, aware and avoid being negligent. He urges residents not to rest on their laurels and not to become complacent as criminals are still in operation. When visiting crime scenes, Monty noticed that many residents did […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Are you safe when you sleep?

With the New Year upon us and the holiday season drawing to an end, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager warns residents to still be vigilant as criminals are still operating in the greater Port Elizabeth area.Our mission is simple and ambitious – to reduce crime – by working hand in hand with our local SAPS. […]

January 2018 Crime Snapshots

31 JANUARY 2018 WEDNESDAY 05:11 SWARTKOPS. A business in Old Grahamstown Road was burgled; the suspects gained entry by breaking the bottom glass of the aluminium door. Client can see a computer cpu missing at this stage. SAPS stood down and client opened a case. 05:21 WALMER. A residence in Villiers Road was burgled; the […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Be security conscious this festive season.

As another year draws to a close, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during the past year. The ATLAS community has shown substantial growth with many successes during 2017 and we could not have done it without your support. He also reminds readers how […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Time is of the essence

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, emphasizes how important minutes and seconds are in our industry, especially this time of the year. That means Atlas’ stand-down times as well as keyholder stand-down times, which will minimize the loss suffered should something happen. We are however aware that it’s the busiest time of the year. […]

Trending Intrusions: Tis the time to be proactive!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 07.12.2017 and ending the 13.12.2017. 38 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 24 of them were positive burglaries, 6 attempted burglaries, 7 armed robberies and 1 house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on a Thursday morning between 00:20 – 04:30. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Practice what we preach…

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, urges residents to seriously make use of all the safety tips issued throughout the year. Now, more than ever. We have shared plenty of difference safety tips and now is the time to utilize them in order to have a safe festive season. Monty reminds readers to choose […]

Trending Intrusions: Together; we can!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 30.11.2017 and ending the 06.12.2017. 41 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 29 of them were positive burglaries, 5 attempted burglaries and 7 armed robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Thursday and Sunday morning morning between 01:00 – 05:00. […]

DECEMBER 2017 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

27 DECEMBER 2017 WEDNESDAY 01:50 WALMER. A business in Fordyce Road was burgled; the left hand side window was open which had no burglar bars. The suspects then gained entry into the flatlet. The owner confirmed that a laptop; cell-phone; external hard drive as well as other items are missing at this stage. SAPS stood […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Zero tolerance!

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that the SAPS and all security service providers are on a “zero tolerance” mission. Silly season is in full swing and a no-nonsense approach will be taken. Monty urges everyone to stay safe and alert. Always be aware of your surroundings and look after each other – […]

Trending Intrusions: make sure your on site security guard is well equipped!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 23.11.2017 and ending the 29.11.2017. 34 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 21 of them were positive burglaries, 7 attempted burglaries, 5 armed robberies and 1 house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on a Saturday morning between 01:00 – 05:00. […]

And the bravery award goes to…

During the course of the weekend Atlas Security Armed response officer, B101 was responding to an alarm activation when a lady in a vehicle drove through a red robot to get away from a suspect that attempted to hijack her. The suspect couldn’t get the doors open, so he smashed the windows and grabbed her […]

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

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that our City is abuzz with visitors, foreigners and even homeless people and beggars flocking to our city. The festive season is here – he can see the affect it has on the number of reported crimes. He adds that we are in no way doomed; we […]

Trending Intrusions: Comply – do not fight back!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 16.11.2017 and ending the 22.11.2017. 40 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 27 of them were positive burglaries, 6 attempted burglaries, 6 armed robberies and 1 house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on a Friday morning between 06:00 – 07:00. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: On a mission to reduce negligence.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, shares some exciting news regarding the upcoming festive season. The Atlas team as well as the SAPS and other crime fighters are ready for the upcoming silly season. He adds that a lot of hard work and planning is taking place behind the scene to make the season […]

Trending Intrusions: The effects of not arming your alarm could be deadly!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 09.11.2017 and ending the 14.11.2017. 33 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 19 of them were positive burglaries, 8 attempted burglaries, 4 armed robberies and 2 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Sunday morning between 02:00 – 03:00. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Silly Season is fast approaching.

This week Monty Montgomery reports that he’s already noticing an increase in activity in all areas. Activities ranging from visitors, staff parties & meetings, sport and social events. He echoes that silly season is hot on our heels and fast approaching. The above statement means lots of foot and vehicle traffic. Resulting in far too […]

Trending Intrusions: Social media platforms raise a “cry for help”

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 02.11.2017 and ending the 08.11.2017. 29 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 18 of them were positive burglaries, 8 attempted burglaries, 2 armed robberies and 1 house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on a Tuesday morning between 20:00 – 23:57. […]

What is a key holder?

Your property is most vulnerable when it is unoccupied. Evenings, holiday periods and weekends present a challenge to your security. The problem may be as simple as a false alarm, but that alarm could also signal a serious security breach, putting your home or business at risk. A key holder is a person who is […]

Trending Intrusions: Intrusions with no loss highlight our success this week!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 26.10.2017 and ending the 01.11.2017. 20 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 13 of them were positive burglaries, 4 attempted burglaries and 3 armed robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Monday morning between 02:00 – 04:30. The highest trending […]

NOVEMBER 2017 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

29 NOVEMBER 2017 WEDNESDAY 08:24 NORTH END. A business in Slater Street reported an armed robbery; the owner was busy entering the premises when a male suspect on a skateboard appeared next to her. The suspects pushed her over and grabbed her handbag. The owner confirmed that her wallet, cell-phone, perfume and her medication was […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Your effort with the help of the SAPS reduced crime rapidly this week!

“Any arrest we can make within the next 14 days is crucial,” reported Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security Operations Manager. In order to get suspects through the system and where they belong before the end of the year, we need to have a successful 14 days ahead. Monty urges all community members to not only focus […]

October arrest map!

October has been a busy month, criminals have kept our armed response officers busy including role players and the SAPS. Port Elizabeth was rocked with many armed robberies, with a successful arrest of 6 suspects last week after hitting the same liquor store twice in a row. Atlas Security made a total of 18 arrests […]

Trending Intrusions: Understanding a criminal’s mind

In order to understand how a criminal’s mind works, one needs to do thorough investigations and notice trends in order to remain one step ahead at all times. In the week ending on 24 October 2016, Atlas dealt with a total of 30 burglaries, of which 73% were commercial intrusions. Most of these occurred on […]

Monty’s Crime Report: How do the crime statistics affect us as the NMB?

Commercial burglaries have taken the biggest hit this past week, reported Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager. There are plenty companies that have very old systems, as well as insufficient cover. Monty would like to urge those business premises that have stock in the yard, to make sure there is adequate protection or a security guard […]

Trending Intrusions: They want your safe!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 19.10.2017 and ending the 25.10.2017. 38 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 24 of them were positive burglaries, 8 attempted burglaries and 6 armed robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Thursday and Sunday morning between 01:00 – 04:00. The […]

CRIME STATS 2017

The SAPS has released the latest crime stats which paints a very grim picture. The Eastern Cape has seen an increase of 5.7% of robberies at residential properties and a 6.8% increase at non-residential. It has to be noted that these numbers only reflect what is reported to the SAPS. Crime is on the up, […]

Monty’s Crime Report: 8 Suspects involved in an armed robbery!

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, would like to warn all subscribers of the latest trend regarding suspicious vehicles. Suspects are hiring vehicles from various companies; they then change the number plates of the vehicle and perform various criminal activities. They also change the number plate to that of the same vehicle with a […]

Trending Intrusions: When are most of the armed robberies taking place?

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 12.10.2017 and ending the 18.10.2017. 43 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 33 of them were positive burglaries, 4 attempted burglaries and 6 armed robberies. The most reported incidents happened on Friday and Saturday morning between 00:45 – 04:45. The highest […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Quick response leads to successful arrest!

Due to good responses we have managed to have a successful week. Unfortunately, perpetrators are determined to be successful in their “shopping escapades” that they too find a way to beat the system. During the past week we had an incident at a commercial property. The burglars got in through the roof and ripped the […]

Trending Intrusions: How many Atlas cameras have you spotted recently?

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 05.10.2017 and ending the 11.10.2017. 38 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 27 of them were positive burglaries and 6 attempted burglaries. There have been 2 armed robberies and 3 house robberies reported this week. The most reported incidents happened on […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Home invasion in Schoenmakerskop leads to a double murder!

This week Monty Montgomery would like to steer the focus to home invasions while the home owners are on site. “For the past 20 years I never thought I would see such brutality,” reported Monty Montgomery. These types of home invasions are happening on a daily basis. Monty urges all subscribers to please alert us […]

Trending Intrusions: Are you equipped for the Holiday season?

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 28.09.2017 and ending the 04.10.2017. 40 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 29 of them were positive burglaries and 5 attempted burglaries. There have been 4 armed robberies and 2 house robberies reported this week. The most reported incidents happened on […]

OCTOBER 2017 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

31 OCTOBER 2017 TUESDAY 08:35 NORTH END. A business in Patterson Road reported an attempted burglary; the suspects made a hole in the left hand side warehouse roof. No entry was gained into the premises and no loss. 13:05 RICHMOND HILL. An armed robbery was reported in St Phillips Street; response reported that a suspect […]

Monty’s Crime Report: The elderly and scholars are under attack!

“The elderly and the scholars are being targeted,” reported Monty Montgomery, Atlas Security, Operations Manager. Monty urges all subscribers to please not confront anything but to rather call for assistance. If you are having supper, make sure your doors or gates are locked – you are always vulnerable if you are creating loop holes like […]

Trending Intrusions: Armed Robberies are rife – be vigilant!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 21.09.2017 and ending the 27.09.2017. 50 incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 30 of them were positive burglaries and 8 attempted burglaries. There have been 7 armed robberies and 5 house robberies reported this week. The most reported incidents happened on […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Negligence is causing easy targeting!

This week, we have been inundated with burglaries that perpetrators don’t even need to enter the home for. Monty urges all those who are subscribed to please take note of what is being said in the newsletters. We have warned subscribers before about putting valuable items close to windows and having no protection. Monty reported […]

Trending Intrusions: Its always a success when there’s an arrest!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 14.09.2017 and ending the 20.09.2017.39 positive incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 27 of them were positive burglaries and 5 attempted burglaries.There have been 4 armed robberies and 3 house robberies reported this week. The most reported incidents happened on a […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Front door kickers are back in action!

“Front door kickers are back in action and we have had subscribers that have been hit more than once!” reported Monty Montgomery, Operations Manager. We have picked up a trend where a lot of subscribers are being hit for the second or even third time. The same items are going missing as well – please […]

Big Shift from residential to commercial break-ins this week

  This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 07.09.2017 and ending the 13.09.2017. 34 positive incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 27 of them were positive burglaries and 2 attempted burglaries. There have been 2 armed robberies and 1 house robbery reported this week. The most reported incidents […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Fraud – do not become a victim to petty fraud groups.

“We are forced to continuously check and change our procedures due to the criminal activity in the NMB,” reported Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager. Monty urges all subscribers to not form patterns. It is so in us to form a pattern without knowing it, try and make sure that there is continuous change in those […]

Trending Intrusions: Their entry point is not always their exit point!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 31.08.2017 and ending the 06.09.2017. 38 positive incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 26 of them were positive burglaries and 7 attempted burglaries. There have been 2 armed robberies and 3 house robberies were reported. The most reported incidents happened on […]

SEPTEMBER 2017 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

30 SEPTEMBER 2017 SATURDAY 01:03 SOUTH END. A residence in Karmin Drive reported a trespassing incident; the neighbour confirmed that there were suspects in the yard and that they tried to open the door. 01:40 WALMER HEIGHTS. A business in Seventeenth Avenue reported a medical emergency; one of the workers went into labour. An ambulance […]

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Monty’s Crime Report:How well do you know the home owners around you?

“Festivities are increasing the closer we get to the end of the year,” says Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager. The Summerstrand area is one of the busiest suburbs during our festive months. Most of our attractions are there too – increasing the foot traffic and the amount of vehicles in the area. Monty reported that […]

Trending Intrusions: Atlas Security makes 9 arrests in August!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 24.08.2017 and ending the 30.08.2017. 36 positive incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 28 of them were positive burglaries and 8 attempted burglaries. In the past week 3 armed robberies and 2 house robberies were reported. The most reported incidents happened […]

Another Crime Prevented in Walmer Heights!

The synergy between camera intelligence, control room efficiency and a speedy reaction from our response unit resulted in a crime being prevented. Watch how our analytical intelligent cameras assisted in a crime being prevented last night at the bottom of Beethoven Street, between Weymouth Place and Schubert Street. The red indicates and detects human movement. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Do you own premises in a commercial area?

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, would like to warn those who have premises in any commercial areas. “We have seen a tremendous increase in the Industrial areas and have found that the suspects are going for large warehousing.” Monty reported. Please make sure that should you have a warehouse full of merchandising – […]

Trending Intrusions: Atlas Security makes 2 arrests in 24 hours!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 17.08.2017 and ending the 23.08.2017. 42 positive incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 37 of them were positive burglaries and 5 attempted burglaries. Month to date there have been 17 reported armed robberies and 3 house robberies. The most reported incidents […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Let’s get back to basics.

After all the warnings and newsletters that have since gone out, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, would like everyone to get back to basics. Simple security like, locking your doors even when you are at home. Burglar proofing on your windows will delay any intrusion. Walk through your home or business and check if there […]

Trending Intrusions: Atlas Security EPS camera in Summerstrand assists SAPS in arrest.

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 10.08.2017 and ending the 16.08.2017. 37 positive incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 29 of them were positive burglaries, 8 attempted burglaries, 12 armed robberies and 2 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Saturday and Sunday morning between […]

Monty’s Crime Report: There are a few specifics to pick up on when something is about to “go down.”

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, warns us of the increase in crime statistics. Although we have been sending out warnings – this has not stopped the rate at which crime has hit the city. Armed robberies have taken petrol stations and stores by storm! Monty reported that more firearms are being used in […]

Trending Intrusions: Decrease in the Walmer Heights crime, find out what we have been doing.

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 03.08.2017 and ending the 09.08.2017. 35 positive incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 25 of them were positive burglaries and 10 attempted burglaries. The most reported incidents happened on a Saturday evening between 20:15 – 23:55. The highest trending items that […]

Atlas Prevents Burglary in Mill Park

On the 11th of August at 13:23 one of our Reaction Officers called in and reported a suspicious male in Walton Road. He gave us a full description of the male and immediately asked our Control centre to contact the owner of the premises. As the Response officer arrived on site – the suspect was […]

AUGUST 2017 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

24 AUGUST 2017 THURSDAY 02:14 SIDWELL. A business in Commercial Road was burgled; the suspects gained entry by making a small hole in the window on the commercial road side. Three boxes where lying on the floor. PG glass stood down and fixed the hole in the window. 23 AUGUST 2017 WEDNESDAY 01:06 KORSTEN. A […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Who do you trust with all your vital information?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Operations Manager reminds us of all the festivities taking place over this weekend. Please make sure that your keyholder information and special instructions are loaded and up to date.Monty assures all home owners that we have taken all necessary precautionary measures due to the above festivities mentioned. We are geared up […]

Trending Intrusions: Success story – crime prevented due to CCTV footage.

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 26.07.2017 and ending the 02.08.2017. 30 positive incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 22 of them were positive burglaries, 3 attempted burglaries, 4 armed robberies and 1 house robbery. The most reported incidents happened on a Saturday morning between 01:30 – […]

We know what’s happening there at night, nobody else does…

We decided to make a substantial investment into the safety and security of Walmer Heights area earlier this year. The bottom of Beethoven Street, between Weymouth Place and Schubert Street, has always been viewed as an access point into the suburb for criminal elements. To tackle the ongoing crime in this area, we have installed […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Monty warns us of the increase in home invasions – safety tips to prevent this.

Monty Montgomery warns us once again about the home invasions that we recently have been inundated with. This has no longer been area specific – but made its way through the whole of Port Elizabeth. Monty reports that the suspects are going straight for safes where all the expensive personal items are kept. Jewellery, money […]

Trending Intrusions: Safes are being targeted – do you have a 24 HR zone in place?

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 19.07.2017 and ending the 25.07.2017. 35 positive incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 29 of them were positive burglaries, 3 attempted burglaries, 2 armed robberies and 1 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Sunday morning between 05:00 – […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Car theft, home invasions and house robberies are on the rise!

Atlas Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery, warns us once again about the increase in crime. The July holidays have had an immense influence on this, but due to some good response times and early detection, we have managed to prevent major losses and some good arrests have been made. Monty reports that we have been inundated […]

Trending Intrusions: Weekends are our busiest times of the week – keep safe!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 07.07.2017 and ending the 13.07.2017. 43 positive incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 27 of them were positive burglaries, 9 attempted burglaries, 4 armed robberies and 3 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Saturday morning between 01:00 – […]

Atlas Security appoints Wayne Hart as Group Marketing Manager

Atlas Security is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Hart as Group Marketing Manager from November 1st, 2017. On the appointment, Gary Schewitz, Managing Director of Atlas Security says: “Wayne will be a huge asset to our team. With impeccable communication skills, he will be assisting us in improving relationships within the communities in […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Prevention is better than cure!

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, would like to warn all our subscribers of the immense increase in vehicle theft. We have experienced a major increase in attempted theft, theft out of vehicles and theft of vehicles in the Humewood/ Summerstrand area. Due to visits to restaurants, the beach and general city night life, […]

Trending Intrusions: Window shoppers are back!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 30.06.2017 and ending the 06.07.2017. 39 positive incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 30 of them were positive burglaries, 6 attempted burglaries and 3 armed robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Saturday morning between 00:00 – 03:00. The highest […]

Monty’s Crime Report: How to assist in creating a safer environment

Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, would like to warn all subscribers that with the start of school holidays, so has the increase in crime. We have found that a lot of the home invasions that take place close to bush have increased. If your home is situated close to bush areas please take extra care […]

Trending Intrusions: How important is it to have safety gates?

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 23.06.2017 and ending the 29.06.2017. 36 positive incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 27 of them were positive burglaries, 5 attempted burglaries and 2 armed robberies and 2 house robberies. The most reported incidents happened on a Friday morning between 02:00 […]

JULY 2017 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

JULY CRIME SNAPSHOTS Up-to-date snapshots of all activity in NMB. 31 JULY 2017 MONDAY 09:27 BAAKENS VALLEY. A business in Horton Street reported a possible burglary. No force marks or entry was gained. SAPS stood down and owner opened a case. 11:23 GREENSHIELDS PARK. A residence in Crane Avenue was burgled; the suspects kicked the […]

Monty’s Crime Report: School Holidays – safety tips

Monty Montgomery, Operations Manager, warns of extra “traffic” these coming school holidays with all the festivities happening in and around our city. All subscribers leaving their homes unattended during the holidays should contact our control centre to advise them of keyholders to contact during an emergency. Those staying home, please be vigilant and watch over […]

Trending Intrusions: Power Outage – is you alarm battery functional?

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 16.06.2017 and ending the 22.06.2017. For the month of June, 125 incidents have so far been reported. 31 positive incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 25 of them were positive burglaries, 2 attempted burglaries and 4 armed robberies. The most reported […]

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

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, would like to warn all subscribers about the immense spike in front door burglaries. He urges all residents to ensure that all gates on the premises are secured properly. We understand that this could be a costly exercise – Monty therefore advises that you add extra locks onto […]

Trending Intrusions: Find out where our new CCTV was installed!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 09.06.2017 and ending on 15.06.2017. For the month of June, 88 incidents have been reported. 37 incidents were reported to Atlas Security during the past week. 27 of them were positive burglaries, 3 attempted burglaries, 2 armed robberies, 4 positive theft incidents and 1 trespassing […]

Monty’s Crime Report: be cautious this long weekend.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, is pleased to report that our team is ready for the long weekend and is geared up for what it holds. He urges those residents who will be staying home – to remain vigilant and be actively involved in fighting crime. A good way to get involved is […]

Trending Intrusions: Find out more about our window sensors!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 02.06.2017 and ending the 08.06.2017. For the month of June, 48 incidents have been reported so far. 40 positive incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 31 of them were positive burglaries, 6 attempted burglaries and 3 armed robberies. The most reported […]

Trending Intrusions: The effect of being under protected is damaging!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 26.05.2017 and ending the 01.06.2017. 35 Incidents were reported to Atlas Security in the past week. 30 of them were positive burglaries; 4 attempted burglaries and 1 armed robbery. 48% of the above incidents occurred at commercial sites and the 52% remaining, took place in […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Let’s fight crime together.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, warns that crime is far too high in the city. Criminals are running amok and he, therefore wants to address all the basics that we can do together to control crime. Firstly, with the bad weather conditions during winter, he advises readers to be extra alert and vigilant. […]

Trending Intrusions: Get yourself a masterlock today!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 25.05.2017 and ending with the 30.05.2017. 30 Positive burglaries were reported to Atlas Security over the past week, but a total of 33 incidents took place. This is made up of 2 attempted burglaries, 1 house robbery and 1 armed robbery. 55% of the above […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Guilty of not arming your burglar alarm?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, expresses his concern that subscribers are not arming their burglar alarms. If you are guilty of this, do know that you are setting yourself up to possibly become a victim of crime with great losses. He goes on to add that the public is extremely complacent by not […]

Arrangements for weekend getaways

With the long weekend ahead and many folk going away on vacation, make sure that you arm your alarm and that you’ve got a dedicated keyholder to keep an eye on your premises. If you’ve arranged a house sitter, warn them not to allow people onto your property without prior arrangements. Criminals are known to […]

JUNE 2017 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

Up-to-date snapshots of all activity in NMB. 30 JUNE 2017 FRIDAY 00:12 CENTRAL. A business in Govan Mbeki Avenue was burgled; the suspects forced the security gate and door open at the basement area. Suspects then smashed 2 windows on the left hand side of one of the vehicles. The owner is not sure of […]

Trending Intrusions: Educate your scholar, schools are being targeted!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 17.05.2017 and ending the 24.05.2017. 26 Positive burglaries were reported to Atlas Security over the past week, but a total of 30 incidents took place. This is made up of 2 attempted burglaries, 1 house robbery and 1 armed robbery. 66% of the above incidents […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Negligence could cost you your life.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, sadly reports that the front door kickers are increasing their activities in the Bay. It is rife at the moment with doors flying open and Plasma TV’s disappearing in numbers. Monty advises that they mainly operate during the day and commit their crime within seconds. He found that […]

Trending Intrusions: Tyre theft is on the rise!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from 05.05.2017 to 16.05.2017. 38 Positive burglaries were reported to Atlas Security over the past week, but a total of 44 incidents took place, which includes 4 attempted burglaries and 2 house robberies. This week reports indicate that incidents at residential properties increased to 53%, the most […]

Monty’s Crime Report: How vulnerable are you?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, discusses the realities of crime that is taking place in the Bay. All types of crimes are on the increase, from domestic to industrial, roof burglaries and theft from properties. Crime is real and spiralling out of control. Monty starts by reporting on the vulnerability of safes. He […]

Trending Intrusions: Front door kickers are making a sneaky come back!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 28.04.2017 to the 05.05.2017. 26 Positive burglaries were reported to Atlas Security over the past week, but a total of 30 incidents took place. This is made up of 3 attempted burglaries and a case of vandalism. The commercial properties make up 63% of the […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Home invasions are escalating

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, is pleading with readers to be more vigilant following the drastic increase in home invasions. There has been a terrible increase in house robberies, where elderly people have been targeted. Fortunately last week’s elderly victims narrowly escaped these horrific home invasions. Monty reports that this past week, an […]

Access to your premises during a medical emergency.

Our response officers will always do what they can to gain access to a premises from the perimeter, where reasonably possible, however, due to the increase in crime, we have all increased our security over the years and many of us no longer have a mere 4ft wall that would be a hop, skip and […]

Trending Intrusions: Atlas Security values your life.

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 21.04.2017 and ending the 27.04.2017. 31 Positive burglaries were reported to Atlas Security over the past week, but a total of 39 incidents took place. This is made up of 5 attempted burglaries, 1 theft incident, 1 vandalism and information given over to Atlas Security […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Month end related crimes.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, warns about the major robberies taking place around the Metro at the moment. He has seen some dangerous elements in town. Gangs are becoming larger and more brazen.Monty reports that at month end crime escalates at businesses due to the increase in cash and stock kept on site. […]

MAY 2017 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

Up-to-date snapshots of all activity in NMB. 31 MAY 2017 WEDNESDAY 00:42 PARSONS HILL. A residence in Tucker Street reported an attempted burglary; the suspects attempted to break into the house. No entry gained. 00:54 SUMMERSTRAND. A business in Strandfontein Road reported an armed robbery; the security officer on site confirmed that 5 suspects robbed […]

Trending Intrusions: Which security measures do you have in place?

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 14.04.2017 and ending the 20.04.2017. 28 Positive burglaries were reported to Atlas Security over the past week, but a total of 42 incidents took place. This is made up on 7 attempted burglaries, 5 armed robberies, 1 house robbery and 1 theft incident. The commercial […]

Monty’s Crime Report: serious crime on the rise

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that this past weekend saw a variety of serious crimes unfold. Various types of crimes emerged including syndicated crimes. Due to this variety and increase in number of incidents, Monty urges readers to take care of their families and possessions by having all the necessary security measures […]

Trending Intrusions: It’s good to know it all!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from 07.04.2017 to 13.04.2017. 24 Positive burglaries were reported to Atlas Security over the past week, bringing the ratio to 62% commercial sites and 38% residential. The most reported incidents happened on Saturday’s between 07:00 – 08:00. The most common stolen items have been the following: • […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Good news from all crime fighters.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, shares some good news regarding the recent investigation pertaining to criminals residing in the bushes near well established neighbourhoods. The Metro Police have stepped in and cleared the bush that Monty and his team recently visited. Thanks to the Atlas teams for sharing info with Metro Police who […]

Suspicious people & Vehicles

We are often asked why we do not remove suspicious people / vehicles / vagrants from areas, when they are reported to us. The reality of the matter is that we receive a large number of these calls per day, but we do not have the authority to infringe on the constitutional rights of others, […]

What influences response times?

It is widely believed by many, that Alarm Monitoring and Armed Response service providers are deemed as emergency responders, unfortunately this is not the case. Our municipal bylaws do not favour alarm response vehicles in any way and they are no different to any ordinary user of the road. Therefore, like you, we too are […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Be safety smart this long weekend.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, addresses the youngsters in the Metro who are currently on school holidays. Due to all the festivities lined up in the Bay, Monty urges youngsters to stay safe and alert. Always be aware of your surroundings and look after each other – whether at home or out and […]

Trending Intrusions: Sec-U-rity – You are at the centre

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 31.03.2017 and ending on the 06.04.2017. A total of 23 positive burglaries were reported to Atlas Security over the past week. A ratio of 66% has shot the residential burglaries sky high. The most preferred days of the week have been on a Friday and […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Monty’s Crime Report: Theft out of motor vehicles – a continuous headache

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, talks about scholars who are currently on holiday. So far, in terms of crime, Atlas managed to have the situation under control even though crime is still high. Monty urges residents to keep their children safe during vulnerable holiday times. He encourages communities and neighbours to look after […]

Trending Intrusions: How do your passives actually detect intruders?

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 24.03.2017 until the 30.03.2017. The ratio between commercial and residential is an exact 50% split. A total of 24 positive burglaries were reported to Atlas Security. Our busiest times have been between 01:00 – 02:00. The most common stolen items have been the following: • […]

When last did you test your alarm?

Often one does not realize that peripherals of an alarm system are not working as effectively as they should be, until after an incident has taken place which leads to the rise of questions such as the how, why, etc. It is for this reason that we encourage all our clients to carry out a […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Do not get caught off guard.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, warns that attacks during home invasions are becoming more brutal. All kinds of weapons are now used to invade homes and harm the victims. This past week, two such incidents took place where pangas were used. During the one incident an elderly person was badly injured. Thankfully he […]

Is your domestic worker safety conscious?

Over the past few months we’ve noticed an increase in domestics falling victim to robbery from person throughout Port Elizabeth. In almost every case, it was found that the circumstances surrounding the incidents of a domestic being robbed were the same: 1. They were walking alone. 2. They were walking through an isolated / deserted […]

Trending Intrusions: Do you know the full capability of your alarm?

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 17.03.2017 to 23.03.2017 where we found a tremendous spike in the commercial burglaries over the past week. 27 burglaries were reported to Atlas Security, of which, 73% were commercial incidents. Our busiest times thus far have been between 06:00 – 07:00, but this time has […]

Monty’s Summerstrand Crime Report: Are you guilty of being negligent?

This week Monty highlights the increased number of incidents that took place in Summerstrand. Even though crime is well spread out and constantly moving around – he finds it necessary to highlight this area, which is known for ATM card fraud, theft out of vehicles and theft of motor vehicles. He warns that criminals are […]

Monty’s UD Crime Report: Are you guilty of being negligent?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that businesses and industrial sites were targeted this week. He also issues a warning that the elderly are still being targeted in these areas. He again highlights that negligence is the order of the day with gates and doors left ajar and unlocked. He urges families to […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Are you guilty of being negligent?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, warns that criminals are constantly watching your every move. They are especially looking for signs of negligence and it has become the norm for criminals to capitalize on this. They are successfully gaining entry to properties due to owner’s negligence. Examples would be: – Gates and garages left […]

Trending Intrusions: What’s “HOT” this week?

This week we will be reporting on statistics from 10.03.2017 and ending on the 16.03.2017. The spike in commercial crime has left the ratio at 68% being business related burglaries. A total of 35 burglaries were reported to Atlas Security. Our busiest times thus far have been between 20:00 – 23:00. According to these times, […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Walmer Heights, Walmer Downs & Summerstrand…Be aware of Home invasions.

Monty highlighted the increased number of incidents that took place in Walmer Heights, Walmer Downs and Summerstrand. Visit our Crime Snapshots for more info: https://atlas24.co.za/march-2017-crime-snapshots-2/ ‎ Monty is still concerned about these areas because no arrests have yet been made. Suspects are still at large and he is hoping to make a few arrests soon. […]

Monty’s UD Crime Report: Be aware of Home invasions

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that the robbery from person is becoming a problem in this area. He also adds that Atlas managed to a make a great bust this week and managed to prevent great loss. Visit our Crime Snapshots for more info: https://atlas24.co.za/march-2017-crime-snapshots-2/ ‎ He also expressed concern over the […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Be aware of Home invasions.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, expressed concern over the number of home invasions that have taken place this past week. A home invasion is where criminals break into your premises while you are at home. This is one of the scariest events, one that we don’t like seeing and Monty finds that the […]

Trending Intrusions: Don’t panic, we have you covered!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from the 03.03.2017 until the 09.03.2017. The past week, Atlas Security focused on a lot of operations evenings. Our patrol vehicles have been up and down your neighbourhood and we intend to continue this to decrease the crime. We believe that due to this, crime has already […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Negligence is the order of the day.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, expressed grave concern regarding criminal activities currently taking place in townhouses. There have been far too many incidents over the past few days. Monty highlights certain actions that townhouse residents are doing wrong (and residential homeowners) which makes them a target: – Leaving keys in doors – Leaving […]

Monty’s UD Crime Report: Negligence is the order of the day.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that the UD zone has had far too many attempted burglaries. Fortunately most of the incident attempts and major losses were prevented. Another concern expressed by Monty is the fact that women were becoming targets in this zone following recent incidents. He urges ladies to be vigilant […]

Monty’s Walmer Downs and Walmer Heights Crime Report: Negligence is the order of the day.

This week Monty highlighted the increased number of incidents that took place in Walmer Downs and Walmer Heights. These areas are of great concern this week due to the number of intrusions. Incidents include burglaries as well as home invasions where families are inside the house. He urges the community to look after themselves and […]

Trending Intrusions: Help us take back our streets!

This week we will be reporting on statistics from 24.02.2017 ending 02.03.2017. The burglaries have hit a spike and increased in the past week. We had a total of 31 burglaries reported to Atlas Security. Monday, being the busiest day between 02:00 – 03:30. The ratio has also dipped in commercial and increased in residential […]

Monty’s Crime Report – Mangold Park, Walmer Heights & Walmer Downs Crime Alert: Taking back our streets.

This week Monty highlights the increased number of incidents that took place in Mangold Park and Walmer Downs. Walmer Heights Crime Alert: Home invasion. House robbers broke into a Sibelius Street residence just after 02h00 on Thursday while the family was asleep inside. They smashed the sliding door and stole a TV and other valuables. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: UD Crime Alert: Taking back our streets.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, pleads with the UD public to look out for their elderly family members following the recent horrific attacks.Firstly, make sure that they have an alarm system and know how to use it during the day and night. Ensure that they have a safe room that can lock should […]

MARCH 2017 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

Up-to-date snapshots of all activity in NMB. 30 MARCH 2017 THURSDAY 01:40 BEVERLEY GROVE. A residence in Collindale Avenue was burgled; the suspects gained entry by removing a brick on the right hand side corner of the fence. They gained entry into a premises by opening the sliding door that was unlocked. They stole a […]

Trending Intrusions: Getting to know your area.

The following details captured are for the week starting the 17/02/2017 and ending the 23/02/2017. We received information on 30 burglaries this week. There has definitely been a spike in crime for the past two weeks. The percentage ratio between commercial and residential has varied every week; they are not consistent with the type of […]

Monty’s Crime Report: do you have a security plan in place?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reminds readers how vital it is to have a security plan in place. This goes for residential and commercial industries. Last week, Monty informed the readers how clever criminals are. They plan their intrusions very carefully – obviously around the burglar alarm system, so that they can go […]

Monty’s Crime Report – UD NEWS: do you have a security plan in place?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reminds readers how vital it is to have a security plan in place. He finds that house robberies are far too high in this area especially where elderly and vulnerable residents are targeted. Residents with no alarm systems and hardly any protection in place were the victims. Crime […]

Monty’s Crime Report: KABEGA PARK residents – do you have a security plan in place?

This week burglars broke through the roof of a Jill Street, Vikingvale (Kabega Park) residence some time during the day. They dismantled the alarm system and ransacked the entire house. The owners discovered the intrusion when they arrived home just before 17h00 and found their front door standing wide open. TV’s, cash, jewellery and other […]

Trending Intrusions: Out with the old and in with the new!

The following statistics were evaluated over a period from the 10/02/2017 – 17/02/2017. A total of 27 burglaries were reported to Atlas Security, the most common times were between 00:30 – 04:30. This week our ratio has moved to a total of 70% of our burglaries being commercial sites. Hence, Saturday being our busiest day […]

Monty’s Crime Report: protecting entries and exits from criminals.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, noticed that roof entries have increased – in both domestic and industrial areas. Most of the sites targeted are underprotected, making it extremely easy for criminals to enter. Monty always reminds business owners to evaluate the value inside their buildings and compare that with the type of protection […]

Monty’s Crime Report – UD News: protecting entries and exits from criminals.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, noticed that roof entries have increased – in both domestic and industrial areas. Most of the sites targeted are underprotected, making it extremely easy for criminals to enter. Monty always reminds business owners to evaluate the value inside their buildings and compare that with the type of protection […]

Monty’s Crime Report – Framesby Gardens News: protecting entries and exits from criminals.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, noticed that roof entries have increased – in both domestic and industrial areas. Most of the sites targeted are underprotected, making it extremely easy for criminals to enter. Monty always reminds business owners to evaluate the value inside their buildings and compare that with the type of protection […]

Trending Intrusions: Eliminating risk areas – be wise!

Over the past week, 21 property owners suffered a break in. Thorough investigation shows that Tuesday was our busiest day of the week. Our times have moved slightly to a bit later in the morning, starting anytime from 04:00 – 05:00. Last week, commercial burglaries accounted for 97% of the burglaries and this week the […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Have you joined your Neighbourhood Watch Group?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, highlights the importance and strength of community neighbourhood watches. These are organized groups of civilians devoted to crime and vandalism prevention within a neighbourhood. This is one of the most effective ways to reduce crime and cut anti-social behaviour in areas. These groups work in conjunction with private […]

Trending Intrusions: It’s all happening here!

We have had a tremendous spike in commercial burglaries over the past week, amounting to 96% of overall burglaries for the week. A total of 26 burglaries were reported to Atlas Security in the past week, of which most occurred on a Saturday morning between 00:30 – 06:30. Deal Party, North End and Sidwell have […]

Protect the herd

We know that, in the wild, predators prey on the weakest members of the herd – the old, the sickly, the very young and the defenceless. The same is true for criminals. Criminals will always try to find the easiest way to their bounty and if this means targeting the elderly, women and children, they […]

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

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that he is gravely concerned about scholars and students, as well as residents who are enjoying their neighbourhoods but fall victim to petty crime. A certain type of crime is becoming popular. Monty recently viewed CCTV footage of a lone man stopping his vehicle next to a […]

Keyholder availability to premises in the event of an alarm activation

Over the past few months we, along with the SAPS, as well as the majority of service providers within our industry, have found an increase in intruders utilizing the roof of a building and/or inconspicuous areas, in order to gain access. Once intruders have gained access, they attempt to disable the alarm system prior to […]

FEBRUARY 2017 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

Up-to-date snapshots of all activity in NMB. 28 FEBRUARY 2017 TUESDAY 06:47 BLUEWATER BAY. Whales Way notified us of a house robbery; the Atlas client pressed their panic button for their neighbour where the attack took place. The suspects jumped the right hand side wall and entered the yard. They broke the sliding door and […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Look out for your elderly family members

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that crime is busy spiralling out of control. The number of incidents is far too high for his liking. Monty issued a warning about theft from yards. He finds that residents are making it far too easy for criminals to enter their gardens and leaving their valuables […]

Do you have enough coverage?

Will you be woken up by a burglar standing next to your bed? This is a very sickening thought, but a very realistic one which is occurring often in the Metro. Take some time to think about the security measures that you have in place – perimeter and internal protection. Visit our website to browse […]

Trending Intrusions: Knowledge is power!

“Invest in people who invest in you,” is the ethos of this article. It is imperative to be aware of what is happening around you – when it happens and what to do in certain incidents. We, as the experts, are here to increase your knowledge pertaining to safety and security. Over the past week, […]

Monty’s Crime Report: 2017 started off with a bang.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that we have been off to a very busy start. House robberies, burglaries and armed robberies were the order of the day in the first half of January 2017. Appears that the “Big Guys” are still in town owing to the seriousness of the recent crime Home […]

Trending Intrusions: Back to school, let us be smart!

As we start heading towards more structured days – back to work and school, we noticed in the week of the 6th – 13th January that crime trends were very scattered even though many people have a set routine now in place. We had a total of 25 burglaries, of which, most occurred on a […]

Back-to-school – don’t be a fool!

Back-to-school and work again – and this means dropping off children, youngsters walking home, waiting for lifts and parents fetching children at school. We’d like to remind our readers of important tips for vigilance when doing any of these activities – making sure you and your school-goers are safe. When you are either dropping off […]

Monty’s crime report – latest trends and warnings

We are now in full swing for 2017 and we had a chat with Monty about all of the goings-on in the Metro over the festive season and things to be aware of this year. He discussed the rise in home invasions, house robberies, robbery from persons and guarding one’s privacy, amongst other topics with […]

Monty’s crime report – latest trends and warnings – Uitenhage/Despatch

We are now in full swing for 2017 and we had a chat with Monty about all of the goings-on in the Metro over the festive season and things to be aware of this year. He discussed the rise in home invasions, house robberies, robbery from persons and guarding one’s privacy, amongst other topics with […]

House robberies are on the rise – here’s what you need to know

As mentioned by Monty, house robberies –where residents are restrained are on the rise. Here are some key pointers on what to do if you are unfortunate enough to fall victim to one of these events. Be sure to have internal security measures in place, such as a security barrier or door that separates the […]

House robberies are on the rise – here’s what you need to know

As mentioned by Monty, house robberies –where residents are restrained are on the rise. Here are some key pointers on what to do if you are unfortunate enough to fall victim to one of these events. Be sure to have internal security measures in place, such as a security barrier or door that separates the […]

January 2017 Crime Snapshots

Up-to-date snapshots of all activity in NMB. 31 JANUARY 2017 TUESDAY 04:07 WALMER. A business in Villiers Road had an attempted burglary. The suspects tried to force open the back door but no entry was gained. 06:56 DEAL PARTY. A Grahamstown Road business was burgled. The suspects broke through the roof, gained entry and valuables […]

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

Because of Monty’s great concern for the reader’s safety, he has decided to remind the public one more time about the criminal activities taking place in the Metro. He hopes that this assists in having a wonderful and safe festive season. Monty urges the readers to keep up the good work with regards to taking […]

Trending Intrusions: what’s hot this week?

For the week ending the 18th of December, there were a total of 29 burglaries. There has been a spike in the past week and we ask all readers to please stay vigilant in everything that they do. Thursday has been the day where we have experienced most crime – between 00:44 and 05:33 in […]

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

This week Monty ends off the working year by reminding readers to have a safe festive season. Remember all the crime warnings and the types of crimes taking place in the metro. In some cases, we have made great progress with the help from the community. We have even managed to keep home invasions to […]

Don’t become a target at the ATM

Withdrawing money from an ATM is a quick and convenient way to access your money, especially during a cash emergency, but because of this criminals have become more sophisticated in their methods of trying to steal funds from bank accounts. Whilst you may not have the time to thoroughly check an ATM before inserting your […]

Trending Intrusions: how do criminals block signals from coming through to us?

For the week ending the 11th December, we recorded a total of 21 burglaries. Sundays were the busiest day – with North End being the predominant target area. Commercial burglaries are at 52% and residential make up the remaining 48%. The highest trend for gaining entry into premises has been both roof and front door […]

Your very own holiday checklist

Pull your vehicle into the garage when you pack your luggage. Packing your vehicle in full view of the street will alert everyone of your intended holiday. A week or two before leaving on vacation, phone Atlas and notify the Control Centre of the dates that you will be away. Also, ask the Control Centre […]

Monty’s Crime Report: the countdown to Christmas

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reminds all the readers that we are in full swing of the silly season. As we are counting down the days until Christmas, crime is simply increasing and is the order of the day. Members of the public are being followed from the bank after withdrawing cash. Wheels […]

Safety tips for our ‘latchkey kids’ during the school holidays

With busy schedules and far too little days in a week to do it all, our brains sometimes slips with some very important safety rules. Take the time to refresh your memory and even educate your children with these quick to learn safety rules: Never open the door to strangers. Tell the person knocking that […]

December Crime Snapshots 2016

21 DECEMBER 2016 WEDNESDAY 00:22 COTSWOLD. A residence in Wykenham Road was burgled; the suspects forced the window open in the braai area. The owner cannot see anything missing at this stage and opened a case with SAPS. 01:10 SIDWELL. A business in Cadle Street reported a medical emergency; a female was in labour, the […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Stay safe during the Silly Season

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, once again urges readers to be extra careful, as the silly season is starting to get into full swing now. Shopping centres and shops in general are being targeted due to the increase in: • Large sums of cash being carried around by shoppers • More handbags in […]

Atlas supports the 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women & children

We are currently in the middle of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, an international awareness-raising campaign. It takes place every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). The period includes Universal Children’s Day and World […]