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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

14 MARCH 2019 THURSDAY 01:43 MILL PARK. A business in Cape Road was burgled; the suspects forced the left hand side window open. The suspects kicked in the burglar bars and gained entry. Suspects stole promotional items like caps, glasses and umbrellas. 03:57 PERSEVERANCE. A residence in Makepeace Crescent was burgled; the suspects smashed the […]

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 […]

Tis the season for festive shopping!

Tis the season for everything jolly, merry and bright but celebrating the spirit of the holidays takes more than just planning the perfect family lunch or home décor. Christmas to New Year poses a great risk of the increase in house robberies, armed robberies in malls and decreased safety in our city. To create awareness […]

Monty’s Crime Report: The “Big Guys” are in town.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that all the wheels fell off the bus this week. Referring to the Crime Snapshot, he shares that crime spiralled and was completely out of hand. As you can gather, all the “Big Guys” are in town due to the seriousness of the recent crime. This includes […]

What do you do with the boxes after buying gifts?

How about disposing of the packaging that your new, expensive plasma screen TV or other electronic equipment came in? Did you put the box outside in the trash for all to see? Why not cut the box up and put it into a bag? Yes, this takes a little time, but consider the possible alternatives […]

Festive Season Shopping

The holiday festive season is a time for giving and is around the corner. More and more shopping is being done and residents are not being cautious enough. Christmas tree’s are put up and decorated with flickering lights and all the presents are all wrapped up and placed under the tree. Be careful where you […]

Trending Intrusions: Being street smart during “silly season”

Out of 31 burglaries this past week, 70% of them occurred in commercial areas. Sunday mornings between 00:00 and 06:30 on a Monday have been the targeted times. In the Mount Road area over the weekend of the 11th November 2016, we were informed of 12 armed robberies. Our highest crime trends have been: – […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Be aware of roof burglaries.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, warns readers that roof burglaries have increased radically. More than it has ever before. Monty would like to thank the SAPS for their great partnership and working relationship. Great arrests have been made thus far by both Atlas and the Police. Monty also recently confirmed that Atlas re-arrested […]

Trending Intrusions: How do I benefit from being dual monitored?

Our most common burglaries are once again in the Commercial areas of Deal party. Fridays between 01:00 and 08:00 are seen to be the target times. There were 32 burglaries during the past week of which most were because there was not enough protection or because the alarm was not armed. The below information is […]

Monty’s Crime Report: UD News 11 November 2016

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, highlights that all Uitenhage and Despatch readers have been spoilt with a fairly safe environment. Yes, crime has increased, but we assure you that we are continuously fighting crime. Monty shares our current mission – to take back the city and clean up the streets. What can you […]

Monty’s Crime Report: The fight against crime.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, commends readers for assisting in the fight against crime. He urges the public to keep up the good work. The public should not rest on their laurels and think that the fight against crime is over. Monty shares that all types of crime are still taking place in […]

How you can avoid becoming a victim of an armed robbery.

Can you change your behaviour or your routine to make your life safer? The answer to this question is a simple: “Yes”. There are many behaviours that we can change to help protect ourselves from crime. Before you start packing for foreign shores, it’s worth bearing in mind that you are not safe from crime […]

Do you arm your alarm?

Be sure to arm your alarm even if you leave your property for five minutes. Residents should continue to report all crimes to Atlas or the Police. This definitely helps to minimise the loss suffered by the home or business owner. Responsibilities of the User 1. Ensure that instruction manuals are kept in a safe […]

Trending Intrusions: Are you covered?

The past week was an extremely busy one in terms of crime in our commercial areas. With a 75% ratio proving that there is a spike in business burglaries. 16 of the 36 burglaries that took place this week were all due to lack of protection. Tuesdays between 00:00 and 08:00 showed the most burglaries. […]

Mountain Biking in the Baakens Valley – make sure you are safe

Mountain biking in the Baakens Valley – make sure you protect yourself Atlas is aware that the popularity of mountain biking in our city is on the rise, and being that Atlas loves NMB, we’ve put together some safety tips on how to be more vigilant when you are out and about exercising your passion […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Syndicates – bigger than we think

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, warns the public not to relax and sit back following recent arrests. He adds that syndicates are bigger than the public thinks. Arrests do mean that a great breakthrough was made, but there are more to these syndicates that we may realize. Monty excitedly shared that the Metro […]

Monty’s Crime Report – UD News

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, shares that there has been a surge in crime in the Uitenhage / Despatch areas. Both domestic and industrial sites were affected. However, he adds that Atlas had good response times at domestic sites. This was supported by great back-up from the SAPS. A major breakthrough was also […]

Holiday instructions – are yours up-to-date?

We are once again, fast approaching the holiday season and with this, a host of difficulties are usually faced by our Control Centre when it comes to alarm activations and incidents occurring during this period. Notwithstanding the fact that criminals see this period as opportunistic – with businesses shutting down and many residents going away […]

November 2016 Crime snapshots

30 NOVEMER 2016 WEDNESDAY 01:13 RICHMOND HILL. A business in Raleigh Street was burgled; the suspects removed the front right hand side window, response replaced the window as best possible as there was no keyholder available. The flying squad was also on site and they saw two males walking down the road that seemed suspicious. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: UD News

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, shares a bit of good news with the Uitenhage / Despatch readers. Owing to good response times many arrests were made this week. Thanks to both Atlas and the SAPS in the area. Monty wishes to congratulate the SAPS for their commitment and dedication. Atlas subscribers had a […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Serious Crime in the Metro

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, places immense emphasis on home invasions and the frequency of these incidents. He mentions that we have made great arrests relating to the front-door kickers. As you’ve read in the media, they are all foreigners. Monty reports that over 100 front doors were kicked open over the last […]

Crime Alert – Suspicious vehicles – What should you do?

Firstly, be 100% sure that the vehicle is suspicious. Do not cause alarm unnecessarily and exhaust the SAPS and Atlas resources. Take down all the details. Report it to Atlas and the Police. Normally, the occupants in the suspicious vehicle are on their way to commit some form of crime. Remember: Information adds up. When […]

Monty’s Crime Report: seriousness of crime

Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, emphasizes the purpose and importance of the weekly Crime Newsletter. This week’s message highlights the seriousness of what is happening in and around Port Elizabeth. Monty wishes to urge readers to take these lifesaving tips seriously and to share them with your colleagues, friends and loved ones. This week saw […]

Monty’s crime report – Uitenhage and Despatch edition

Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, warns the Uitenhage / Despatch readers that crime is definitely on the rise. The very same crime occurring in Port Elizabeth is happening in the UD area. In the criminal’s mind, Port Elizabeth and UD have become one city. For example, after a burglary occurs in Uitenhage, the next one […]

Dirt day – when do you put yours out?

Many people are very organised at home, especially with things such as garbage disposal. Many of these people, will put their rubbish out the night before the removal. However, we have noticed that garbage collection day, or dirt day as its known here, can contribute to surges in domestic crime. Please take head of our […]

A quick lock-up can lead to a quick pick-up

In a recent incident a home owner left their residence for a short while to collect a few things at the shop – without arming their alarm system. To their surprise upon their return, the house had been completely ransacked – all within a few minutes. This incident illustrates the importance of arming your system […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Knock Knock – Who’s there?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, reports that this week there have been 2 harrowing incidents which have awoken residents from a false sense of security. These incidents have made people sit up and take notice of the reality that violent crime is literally knocking on our doors. Monty wishes to extend a serious […]

Monty’s Crime Report: UD News 14 October 2016

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, urges residents to be more crime and security conscious. Incidents are on increase and he wishes to share trends with more Uitenhage and Despatch home and business owners in order to prevent them from becoming victims. By just paying attention and being aware, residents will assist in the […]

Trending Intrusions: 14 October 2016

Since last week’s warning from Monty, we have seen a tremendous spike in front-door breaks in the suburbs. Upon investigation of general incidents this week, we noticed a trend – most burglaries occurred on a Tuesday between the hours of 12 midnight and 4am. But this trend does not seem to apply to the breach […]

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 […]

Monty’s Crime Report: UD News

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, identified that front door burglaries have increased in the Uitenhage/Despatch area. Criminals are getting smarter by the day and therefore residents should therefore remain one step ahead of them. Atlas warns subscribers and the public to be alert and vigilant at all times. Atlas Security states that the […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Prevent becoming a victim of Hijacking

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, highlights the importance of perimeter protection. More and more as he patrols the streets, he notices many homes and businesses with no perimeter wall or fencing, allowing free and easy access to the criminal. External protection is vital in today’s world. The next important point he raised was […]

When last did you chat to your neighbour, or even just greet them?

Whilst some people make it a priority to get to know their neighbours, many do not and certainly, the ‘may I borrow a cup of sugar’ friendliness of yesteryear has long since died. However, it’s this kind of community togetherness that creates safer living and a more secure environment for you and your family. Monty […]

Christmas ‘shopping’ has already started

This week we are on high alert after having seen an elevation in commercial and townhouse invasions. Besides this, crime has dramatically increased for the month of September, this being the start of our festive season “shopping” we face annually. More than one incident occurred where palisade fencing and Vibracrete walls could not keep intruders […]

October 2016 Crime Snapshots

OCTOBER CRIME SNAPSHOTS Up-to-date snapshots of all activity in NMB. 28 OCTOBER 2016 FRIDAY 00:13 SYDENHAM. A notification came through for an incident in Harrower Road; response confirmed that SAP was chasing a well known cocaine dealer and caught the suspect at Aspen Pharmacare. One of the other suspects bumped into a SAP vehicle. Shots […]

Monty’s Crime Report: UD – Perimeter Protection – First line of Defence

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, has identified 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. Common burglaries in the Uitenhage and Despatch areas this week were burglaries through windows […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Home invasions – Are you safe and do you have a plan?

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, warns residents of the Metro that home invasions are far too high at the moment. A home invasion is where criminals break in to your home whilst you are there. The most recent house robbery published in the media this week, explained in detail how the criminals held […]

When you need us, can we get into your property?

As mentioned by Monty in other articles, home invasions seem to be on the increase, as are front door breaks. If you are unfortunate enough to be the victim of one of these, are you sure that our officers are able to check your premises, when you are in need of their help? Many of […]

Criminals know how to bypass older alarms

This week a well-known business in the Metro was burgled and the alarm system failed to activate. Upon further investigation, it was obvious that the alarm system was close to 20 years old. To minimize your loss, it is vital to stay up to date with technology. The PIRs in this particular building, were old […]

Alarming News UD – Businesses in the crime spotlight

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, identified that businesses are being targeted by simply gaining entry via the front door. Monty urges all business owners in the area to ensure that they have enough protection in place at all entrances. On a different note, security presence at shopping centres has also been increased following […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Celebrating arrests!

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, wishes to share a bit of good news with the community following a few great arrests. Putting these thugs behind bars is a celebration, as lots of effort and team work went into putting them in jail. This past week Montgomery saw a large presence by SAPS and […]

Trending Intrusions – Front Door Breaks

This week we still urge subscribers to take note of the most trending ways of intrusion. As mentioned by Monty, front door breaks are still increasing. An alarming incident occurred this week, where a front door was targeted whilst the residents were at home, resulting in a stabbing. Thankfully the residents are doing well, and […]

Is your alarm older than 10 Years?

We have noticed that alarms older than 10 years do not keep criminals at bay compared to the latest technologies. On a daily basis our team visits crime scenes where criminals bypass these alarms. We urge subscribers to stay one step ahead of the criminal element by having the best lines of defense in place. […]

Should you open a case when a suspect is caught trespassing?

The answer is simple: Definitely, yes. This week, during a special Atlas Operation, a lone suspect was caught after he tried to break into a residence in Parsons Hill. Atlas would like to emphasize the importance of opening a criminal case with the Police. Atlas is trying to go the extra mile by arresting criminals […]

Monty’s Crime report – Uitenhage and Despatch edition!

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, identified that the ongoing front door burglaries have increased. Monty reports that a substantial proportion of burglaries are attributed to negligence, such as doors and windows being left unlocked or open and keyholders failing to meet with the response officers after their alarms activated. Another concerning activity occurring […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Look out for your family and neighbours

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, warns residents that front doors burglaries have sky rocketed. He found that the burglars are now becoming greedy by targeting a lot more than just Plasma TVs. Monty urges residents to pack away their valuables such as jewellery, laptops and tablets at night time. Put all the valuables […]

Risks when changing your own alarm battery

Recently an Atlas subscriber opted to change his own alarm battery. Little did he know (after the fact) that it interfered with the programming of his alarm system which resulted in his system failing to work during a burglary. Unfortunately when he needed his alarm to work, it failed. We urge all subscribers to refrain […]

Advice on protecting your children

In light of the abduction and murder of Sonia Payi last week and a very recent hoax message regarding further abductions doing the rounds on social media, Atlas would like to provide some very important safety advice to parents and schools on how to safeguard their children. Parents need to educate their children about ‘stranger […]

Warning from a concerned subscriber:

“Would you please warn your customers, especially other churches, to be vigilant and on the look out for three well dressed black ladies, a black man and a black (obviously resprayed) Ford Fiesta. This morning after our church service while the congregation was drinking coffee three well dressed black ladies enter the building. They had […]

Monty’s Crime report – New Uitenhage and Despatch edition!

Welcome to our new Uitenhage/Despatch edition of AlarmingNews. We chatted to Atlas Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery about crime in the Uitenhage and Despatch areas and asked him for some advice for subscribers living and working in these areas. Monty has noticed a definite increase in crime especially near the railway line and dense bushy areas. […]

Monty’s Crime Report: Look out for your family and neighbours.

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, focuses on the recent attacks on so-called soft targets. He has noticed an increase in attacks where suspects specifically target women and children. Unfortunately, criminals will always focus on people who appear to be ‘weak’ – whether by looking confused or lost, or merely because of their age […]

September 2016 crime snapshots

Up-to-date snapshots of all activity in NMB. 29 September 2016 Thursday 04:43 CENTRAL. A business in Rink Street was burgled. The suspects made a hole in the front door and gained entry. Two cash registers were stolen. 06:11 SIDWELL. Two suspects stole tyres from a business in Sutton Road. They were caught in the act […]

Passive infrared detectors (PIRs) – how old are yours?

Passive infrared detectors or PIRs are one of the key elements of your alarm system. They have microwave detectors installed which detect changes in infrared radiation impinging on them. This varies based on the background temperature and the temperature of people, animals or environmental factors which drastically alter the temperature in the space where the […]

Monty’s Crime Report: great buzz in the city

This week, Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, is focused on taking back the city. This past week he noticed a great buzz in the city. Citizens are excited about the vibe and eager to get involved. Atlas is fully committed to creating a safer future for the Nelson Mandela Metro. Our aim is to make […]

Windy season safety tips

Batten down the hatches, the windy season is upon us! Wind can cause a great influx of false alarms, so remember to check that your shrubs and trees are cut back and won’t interfere with outdoor beams, and that windows are properly secured. Generally, reasons for false activations could be caused by: • Drafts through […]

What can you do to be part of the solution?

Monty advises residents to actively participate in the fight against crime by being the eyes of law enforcement and keeping ears to the ground. Listen and peep out your window when your neighbour’s burglar alarm activates. If you see anything, report it to the security company and the Police. Some important deterrents Monty believes in […]

Are you keeping large sums of cash at your premises?

Atlas Operations Manager, Monty Montgomery, noticed that large sums of cash, vehicles and valuables have been stolen over the last few months. He says that anyone who keeps large sums of cash on site is potentially at risk and advises the public, particularly businesses, not to become victims. Try not to keep large sums of […]

Bogus Callers

This is just one of the many tricks scam artists might use when they knock at your door – but there are plenty more. From strangers offering to do jobs or asking for money and bogus representatives selling magazine subscriptions, to phoney utility workers who want to get into your house to steal your belongings […]

How safe are you while sitting in your parked car?

This week a mom and daughter were robbed inside their parked vehicle by two suspects in Govan Mbeki Avenue. This doesn’t mean we need to be sitting ducks. The simplest things to remember are to stay alert and constantly to be on the lookout for perpetrators. It goes without saying – stating the obvious can […]

Protecting your firearm: Have you secured your safe?

High in value and easily disposed of – guns, jewellery and other such items are valued prizes for gangs of robbers looking for a “high-return” cash cow. Here are some tips and advice on how to protect your safe and yourself against possible attack. Exterior protection of your premises ensures intruders are kept out; however, […]

Monty’s Crime Report: How old is your burglar alarm?

Once again this week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, shares that the gangs targeting safes are still in operation. They are not holding back and are more brazen than ever. He urges residents and especially business owners to ensure that their safes are connected to a burglar alarm. Montgomery adds that sufficient layers of protection […]

How long is your entry delay on your alarm?

All ATLAS Alarm Systems are programmed to have entry and exit delays, which allows you to disarm/arm your alarm system without triggering the system as you enter/leave the premises. When you enter your home, the system enters the entry delay cycle. If the system has not been disarmed by the end of the entry delay, […]

Arm yourself with these 11 safety tips for women

Criminals often tend to view women as being more vulnerable and softer targets than men. Don’t be an easy victim and constantly educate yourself on ways to stay safe. Start off with these safety tips for women. 1. Always be aware. While going through your day-to-day duties of work, kids, school run, dinner – all […]

How can we help you secure your roof space?

As intruders become more innovative, technology has been developed to reduce this risk. We have a reliable and tested method of improving your home security. We strongly recommend that you invest in an adequate sensor to protect this area of your property. We have the ARP Roof sensor, which is a specialised detector that can […]

Monty’s Crime Report: How sturdy is your front gate?

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, identified that the ongoing front door burglaries have not just increased but also shifted to night times as well as weekends. This is a sign that the gangs are becoming greedy and more brazen. Yards with no perimeter protection prove to be an easier target than yards with […]

Residents: have you protected your outbuildings?

Many homeowners opt not to protect their outbuildings/granny flatlets yet they store valuables in these areas. Many clients opt-out of securing these areas because of logistics or they may feel that the area is secure being situated on the rear of the property. All too often we have seen criminals targeting such areas, as they […]

Business owners – Have you protected your roof space?

Household and business burglaries are on the rise in the Metro. An increasingly common modus oprandi is for the intruder to gain access to the premises via the roof, thereby attempting to bypass or disable the alarm. What is Atlas doing about this threat? The Atlas Roof Protection dual sensor is a must-have to protect […]

Front-door kickers strike again

Front-door kickers strike again We have seen a surge in front door entries, by kicking down the door, again over the past week. On Friday morning, 5 August, two residences – one in Walmer and one in Fernglen – were both breached in this manner just hours apart. In both incidents the plasma TV was […]

Safety tips for domestic workers

It is important to educate your domestic workers to be alert at all times. This vigilant domestic worker was lucky to stop the robbers in their tracks by investigating the reason for the noise. Also issue your domestic with a remote panic button should you have this facility linked to your intruder alarm system. • […]

How often do you forget to pack away your garden equipment?

What do a shovel, crowbar, rake, brick, ladder and hammer have in common, besides being items that are commonly left lying around in one’s yard? They are the most likely tools a burglar will use when breaking into your property. We as home and business owners are often unwitting accomplices to our own break-ins. Look […]

Monty’s Crime Report: August 2016

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, extends a stern warning to residents who go about their day following the same pattern. Having a routine is great but not when it comes to crime. Patterns make it very easy for criminals to strike. Changing your habits could save your life. In recent weeks we have […]

AUGUST 2016 CRIME SNAPSHOTS

Up-to-date snapshots of all activity in NMB. 31 August 2016 Wednesday 01:34 SUMMERSTRAND. A residence in Admiralty Way reported a Medical Emergency. Response reported that the home owner was sleeping and fell off the bed, he could not get up as he hurt his elbows and began to bleed. Gardmed stood down, cleaned his bruises […]

PIR (Passive Infrared Detectors) “sleeping”

Did you know that PIR detectors (Passive Infrared Detectors) do have a finite lifespan, and, in fact, can start to deteriorate after about 2 years. Bryan Rudolph, SAIDSA Technical Chairman, explains this in his Technical Training book “The Art of Intruder Detection”: Detecting Infrared: To detect infrared we use a device called a pyroelectric sensor […]

Evaluate your security and minimise your risk

Criminal elements are organised and target-driven. Before breaking into your premises, they usually know what they are looking for and where it is stored. Information often comes from the inside, making it easy for criminals to identify weaknesses in your security and be in and out so quickly, that despite excellent response times from our […]

Wireless is everything – but is it threatening your safety?

In recent weeks we have seen some residents suggesting that homeowners convert their alarms to arm and disarm with a remote control to reduce their front door entry/exit delay. This is probably due to the increase of front door breaks – the advisors perhaps think that remote arming and disarming is a safety measure. However, […]

Monty’s Crime Report

This week Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, warns residents not to rest on their laurels following the successful arrests published in the media this week. This does not mean that crime is at bay. These syndicates are larger than you think and highly trained. Front door burglaries are ongoing and are still a very lucrative […]

ATM safety tips

Be alert and conscious of your surroundings when using the ATM. Do not select an ATM at the corner of a building – corners create a blind spot. Use an ATM located near the centre of a building. Do your automated banking in a well-lit, public location that is free of shrubbery and decorative partitions […]

Gate Motor gone in 40 seconds

Theft of electric gate motors can easily happen if you do not have the right security measures in place. We have seen video footage of a suspect who managed to remove the motor from the box within 40 seconds. We strongly advise members to secure their gate motors with a lock and if you can, […]

Have you covered your alleyway windows?

Thieves find it easier to break through alleyway windows, as they are usually or at least partially, obscured from view. Some semi-detached houses or townhouses and businesses have alleyways between the two adjacent buildings. If your property has such an alley you should:- • never leave your keys on the inside of your doors. This […]

Do you use your Stay/Instant Mode on your alarm?

When your ATLAS alarm system is installed, it is programmed for an arming function known as STAY/INSTANT mode. By applying this function, the alarm is armed but various areas in the house where residents might need to move about, such as bedrooms and passage areas, are unarmed. All other areas and perimeter zones are armed. […]

Security or satellite?

Back in 2008, the world was turned upside-down when the global economy crashed. Whilst we’re not quite in the same position now, we cannot deny that with all of the recent occurrences around the world, the severe drought in South Africa and our country teetering on the edge of junk status, times are extremely tough. […]

Front door kickers – the scourge of the suburbs

*You can also read this article in the latest edition of Business Link Magazine – or on RNews In the past few months, front door breaks have become more and more commonplace in Nelson Mandela Bay. Although this is not a new phenomenon, it has become all too regular. We’re seeing ‘teams’ of burglars who […]

Monty’s Crime Report: well-known angle grinder-gang have reappeared.

This week Monty Montgomery warns that the well-known angle grinder-gang have reappeared. They are the brazen gangs who are extremely organized and are armed with angle-grinders, crowbars and sledgehammers and go out terrorising homes and business in the bay. This week they gained entry into a drop safe at a business. While investigations were underway […]

Pokémon Go – are you or your children putting yourself in danger?

In the last week or so the Pokémon Go augmented reality app has taken the world, and Port Elizabeth, by storm, but is it making you a soft target? The premise of the game, which is a downloadable app, is that you collect Pokémon by throwing balls at them, they then compete against each other […]

The path into your home

Garage Doors Controlling who has easy access to your property and home is the first step in a secure lifestyle. A standard garage door is often the least secure point in your home, which can make it an attractive point of entry for a thief if the garage is attached to your home via a […]

Where to park your car

Avoid stopping in remote places where there is little passing traffic flow. These areas are often hot spots for hijackers and robbers. If you park on the street, turn your wheels toward the curb until they lock. If anyone tries to steal your car they will struggle to correct the steering before taking the car. […]

Week in Review: FALSE alarms and how they affect you

During the winter months, Home and Business owners are relying more and more on security systems as crime increases and as technology advances. Users are given more control over how their alarm systems work. However, what they might not know is that weather may adversely affect these systems and cause them to malfunction. Living in […]

Get to Know Your Neighbours

Most thwarted burglaries or attacks are stopped by a good neighbour. Get to know your neighbours; watch out for them and their home, and they will do the same for you. Set up or join your neighbourhood watch program, where everyone takes turns checking in on one another. Additionally, good neighbours can help when you […]

Why thieves target copper?

Copper, found in everything from geysers to pipes, tap fittings and telephone cables, seems to be the metal of choice for thieves nowadays. Reports of thieves selling scrap metals go back many years, but what seems new is the increasing demand and prices for copper, aluminium and other metals, which have caused the practice to […]

July 2016 Crime Snapshots

Up-to-date snapshots of all activity in NMB. 31 July 2016 Sunday 03:24 DEAL PARTY. Suspects entered into a Grahamstown Road business after bending the burglar bars and kicking down the door. A toolbox was reported stolen. The Police arrived at the scene, but the owner did not open a case. 07:15 WALMER. Atlas Response reported […]

Crime warnings and tips from the SAPS

Criminals are always on the lookout for an easy target. Criminals are opportunistic and by you being negligent or you not securing or placing said property out of view, they will take it where possible. The SAPS are continuously receiving complaints of theft out of motor vehicle, where laptops, cell phones, wallets, etc are stolen, […]

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 […]

Did you know

The control panel is the heart of any intruder alarm system and is the processing centre for all signals coming from peripheral devices such as magnetic contracts, passive infrared detectors, microwave devices, etc

Monty’s crime report

How much opportunity are you giving criminals? Monty Montgomery, Atlas Operations Manager, would like to issue a stern warning to guest house owners in the Metro to be on high alert. He urges guest house owners to be more selective with regards to whom they offer accommodation. This includes homeowners who offer private accommodation for […]

Armed Response Access to premises

With the recent increase in crime, everyone has hopefully beefed up their perimeter security. But have you thought of access for your Armed Response company? Atlas secures a wide variety of homes and businesses across Port Elizabeth. These range from one-bedroomed apartments, to restaurants, holiday resorts, museums, retail outlets, factories, right down to sensitive flora […]

June 2016 Crime Snapshots

Up-to-date snapshots of all activity in NMB. 30 June 2016 Thursday 01:18 CENTRAL. A premises in Park Drive was burgled. The suspects forced open the window and stole the owner’s hand bag containing cash, cell phone and car keys. They then fled in the owner’s vehicle. 02:35 SIDWELL. A business in Haupt Street was burgled. […]

Suspect killed in shootout

An armed robbery suspect was shot dead and three men were arrested when police cornered a gang after a high-speed car chase in Port Elizabeth last night. The robbery took place shortly before 7pm when four men entered the Spar Tops liquor store in Rink Street, Central, and held up at least four employees. The […]

Rowers hardloop toe mooi in polisie vas

Vier gewapende mans het gisteraand in Rinkstraat hier so te se met hul buit reg in die polisie se arms gehardloop. Die drama het minute voor 19:00 begin toe die mans die Tops-drankwinkel binnegaan, die personeel aangehou en geld geeis het. Skaars was hulle uit die winkel en die noodoproep was reeds deurgeskakel na die […]

Gunmen in beachfront restaurant heist

Three robbers posing as patrons at an Ocean Basket restaurant along Port Elizabeth’s beachfront ambushed two security guards yesterday during a cash pick-up. Police spokesman Warrnt Officer Alwin Labans said a preliminary investigation revealed that two of the robbers were sitting inside the restaurant while a third was waiting outside. “A fourth robber is believed […]

Bejaarde vermoor; kluis verdwyn

Met hande oor hul monde het geskokte familielede van ‘n vermoorde bejaarde vrou gister by haar huis in Kabegapark opgedaag. Die 78-jarige vrou, wie se naam nog nie bekend gemaak mag word nie, het in ‘n tuinwoonstel aan haar seun se huis in Lythamstraat gewoon. Sy is gisteroggend glo met ‘n handdoek doodgewurg toe ‘n rooftog […]

Drie vasgetrek na rooftog by drankwinkel

Die priesters wou gisteroggend nog teen misdaad bid tydens hul samekoms in Lorraine se Storehouse-kerk, toe bars die polisie die gebou binne. Rowers se spoor het hulle daarheen gelei, want vroeer is die Tops-drankwinkel by die Miramar Spar in Buffelsfonteinweg beroof. “Toe ons die helikopter bo die kerkdak hoor, het ons nogal gese ons moet […]