Crime Report 29 June - 4 July 2017
Dear KSS Clients
The security industry is a seriously big industry in South Africa, and private security plays a massive role in safety and security of our people, property and possessions. The private security industry itself is larger than SAPS and the Military combined. Due to the sheer size, it is critical that it is regulated and controlled so that non-compliant operators do not take advantage of the consumer, but also don’t undermine those security companies that are operating within the statutory parameters of the industry.
Understanding PSIRA (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority)
There are numerous prerequisites necessary to legitimately operate as a security service provider in South Africa. These include:
• An annual PSIRA registration. This annual registration is a fairly new measure taken by PSIRA to ensure that all security service providers meet and adhere to the industry standards from one year to the next.
• PSIRA also requires that all security personnel are registered with them. This measure ensures that all the staff that are employed in the industry have police clearance and are appropriately qualified. All personnel working in the security industry have to re-register every 18 months.
• PSIRA also stipulate that all staff employed in the industry have to be registered with their Provident Fund. This is a statutory requirement by law and sadly only about 10% of security service providers in South Africa comply (KSS is one of those approximately 10% that fully comply).
• All other statutory deductions and payments also need to be made accordingly. For example, annual leave, 13th cheque, overtime, UIF and WCA. Again, KSS are fully compliant.
• PSIRA also gazette the standard minimum wages for the security industry every 3 years. These minimum wages need to be adhered to by security service providers in terms of salary payments to staff.
• For more information on PSIRA please go to their website www.psira.co.za
Knight Security Solutions has been operational in Howick, Hilton, Merrivale and the Midlands for the past 28 years. We ensure that we comply and we really do care about the community. Nothing beats local knowledge of the industry.
Thank you to ALL our clients for your loyal support over the years. Gary, myself and all our staff are hugely appreciative and we will never stop giving it 100% of our effort.
Please take note that petty, opportunistic crime is on the up. Please don’t leave garden furniture, implements, bicycles etc... lying around, in view of the road or in unlocked garden sheds. Please report suspicious people, vehicles, behaviour etc… to the KSS control room on 033 3305911.
Crime stats and incidents 29 June – 4 July 2017
29-Jun-17 10:49 Park Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client who reported that when she got home, she noticed the hosepipe had been stolen. A knife was left outside as well. As per client, no need for a KSS Reaction unit or SAPS.
29-Jun-17 22:29 Albert Close (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client who reported an attempted break in. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the intruders had tried to break the back door. No access was gained. The KSS Reaction unit did extra patrols for the night.
30-Jun-17 11:57 Estate (Karkloof) The KSS Control Room received a call from the on-site KSS Supervisor, who requested an ambulance as one of the staff members needed medical assistance. The KZN Provincial Ambulance was dispatched and transported the patient to Northdale Hospital.
01-Jul-17 07:21 Ridge Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client, who reported that an intruder had jumped over his gate and stolen a red wheelbarrow and 2 ladders. As per the client, no need for a KSS Reaction Unit or SAPS.
01-Jul-17 09:47 Athlone Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client who reported that a plastic table, chairs and braai stand had been stolen. As per client, she will go to the police station and open a case. No need to send a KSS Reaction unit.
01-Jul-17 13:01 Schoeman Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client who reported that they had caught an intruder. A KSS Reaction Unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that SAPS took over matter.
02-Jul-17 09:50 Main Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client who reported that a vehicle was on fire. ER24, the Fire Department and SAPS were dispatched.
02-Jul-17 01:25 Estate Elizabeth Drive (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received a call from the on-site KSS Supervisor who reported that solar panels and 24v batteries had been stolen. A KSS Reaction Unit and SAPS were dispatched. SAPS took over matter.
02-Jul-17 12:00 Business Main Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client who reported that she had found the kitchen window broken. As per the client, there is no alarm in the kitchen. No items were stolen. A KSS Reaction unit did extra patrols.
02-Jul-17 12:26 Business (Tweedie) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that two staff from the business had found the key to the forklift and then driven it recklessly causing damage. The client was informed. SAPS were advised and took over matter.
04-Jul-17 15:00 Estate (Karkloof) The KSS Control Room received a call from the on-site KSS Security Officer who reported that one of the residents had had some electronic items stolen from her premises. The KSS Operations team responded and further investigations were conducted. SAPS were advised.
Have a lovely, safe weekend.