CPF Meeting Dates

  • The Howick CPF meetings are on the last Thursday of each month.
  • The Hilton CPF meetings are on the third Thursday of each month.
  • The Mpophomeni CPF meetings are on the first Thursday of each month.

Crime Report 6 - 16 December 2017

Dear KSS Clients

Crime Statistics and Incidents 6 – 16 December 2017
06-Dec-17 07:33 Business Main Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that a young man had stolen a slab of chocolate and run away. The KSS Reaction unit patrolled the area. The client advised no need for SAPS.

06-Dec-17 11:09 Business Harvard Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room was advised by the client that he needed assistance, as a customer was causing a problem. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officer reported that they removed the customer from the store and the matter was resolved.

07-Dec-17 09:06 Cedara Road (Hilton) The KSS Control Room was advised of a positive break-in. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the intruder tried to gain access through the dining room window. A generator was stolen. SAPS took over the matter from KSS.

07-Dec-17 21:22 Link Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room was advised of a positive break-in. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the main gate had been derailed and access was gained through the front door. Electronic items were stolen. SAPS took over the matter from KSS. Extra patrols were conducted.

08- Dec-17 01:26 Committee Lane (Hilton) The KSS Control room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Control Room were advised that there were 4 intruders on the premises. The KSS Hilton Hawks Reaction unit and SAPS were also dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the intruders fled when the alarm activated. Nothing was stolen. SAPS took over the matter from KSS. Extra patrols were conducted.

08- Dec-17 Business Main Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the on-site KSS Security Officer who reported that while on his patrol, he noticed intruders trying to steal copper piping from a public toilet nearby. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that on arrival at the site, the intruders noticed them and fled. The KSS Reaction unit conducted additional patrols.

08-Dec-17 14:00 Farm (Boston Bulwer Road) The KSS Control Room were advised that there had been a positive break-in to one of the sheds. Chickens were stolen. The client advised no need for SAPS. A KSS Manager went to site and met the client.

08- Dec- 17 15: 44 Dick Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officer reported that on arrival he met the client who stated that intruders had tried to gain access to the wendy house, which did not have an alarm system. As per the KSS Reaction Officers, no entry was gained and nothing was stolen. The client advised no need for SAPS.

09- Dec-17 05:39 Business Laurel Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that on arrival they noticed 3 intruders jumping over the wall. The KSS Reaction unit gave chase but the suspects fled. Nothing was stolen from the site. The client advised no need for SAPS.

09- Dec-17 08:15 Business Mare Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised that copper pipes had been stolen from the premises. A KSS Manager and SAPS were dispatched.

09- Dec-17 12:59 Weir Avenue (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported a positive break-in. The main gate had been derailed and the front door forced open. As per the client, nothing was stolen. SAPS were dispatched and KSS Officers handed over the matter to SAPS.

11- Dec-17 16:39 Business Main Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the Howick Command Group requesting assistance, as they suspected a person who was remote jamming vehicles. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The suspect was apprehended and handed over to SAPS.

12-Dec-17 03:00 Business (Tweedie) The KSS Control Room received a call from the KSS Inspector reporting a strike in progress. KSS Reaction teams along with the Operations Management and SAPS were dispatched.

12- Dec-17 Eridene Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from a client requesting medical assistance. A KSS Reaction unit and Midlands EMS were dispatched. Midlands EMS transported the patient to hospital.

12- Dec -17 20:00 Monzali Drive (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported a positive break-in. SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers advised that remotes had been stolen by the intruders. SAPS took over the matter from KSS.

13- Dec-17 05:15 Business (Boston Road) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported attempted break-in. The back door was tampered with but no access was gained and nothing was stolen. The client advised no need for SAPS.

13-Dec-17 23:32 Farm (Boston Bulwer) The KSS Control Room received a call from the on-site KSS Security Officer who reported suspects on site. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Security Officers gave chase and the suspects dropped the chickens and fled. As per the client, all the chickens were recovered. The client advised no need for SAPS.

13-Dec-17 23:47 Birnamwood Road (Merrivale Heights) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported the front gate slightly open. The client advised that suspects had fled when the alarm activated. As per the client, car keys and remotes were stolen. SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction unit conducted additional patrols. SAPS took over the matter from KSS.

Have a safe weekend, stay alert and report suspicious activity.

Kind regards
Debbie

Crime Report 1 - 6 December 2017

Dear KSS Clients

I came across this article and found that it resonated really well with what we at Knight Security Solutions know and agree with in the security industry. I feel it is necessary to share it with you, so that you better understand the security industry and some of the challenges faced by those of us ethical security service providers, who care about our staff, their training and you – our valued client.

Choosing a Security Company in Current Day South Africa.
This is a frequently asked question and after decades in the industry, owning and operating a successful multinational security company, I think i am suitably qualified to provide some insight.

The Security Company needs to be PSIRA registered.
IMPORTANT: The company needs to be registered as a security service provider, not just the individual as a security officer. Registered security officers cannot trade as security providers, only companies registered as security service providers can. It's an important point to remember as we live in an age where every man and his dog is now passing himself of as a Security Company.

The Security Service Provider must only use trained and PSIRA registered security staff.
The rates are legislated and it's easy to notice if the company is paying staff the correct rates. If they are, they cannot be cheaper than the legislated rates. Below is a link for Unarmed Guard Prices to the customer. Any company charging the client less than this, and the client by accepting the pricing, is foul to the law.

In a Security Emergency you need immediate assistance, not the excuses we more often than not get floated around by wannabe security outfits.
Does the Security Company have adequate resources available immediately for Emergencies?
These should be:
• Multiple vehicles with competent staff.
• The correct level of skills to engage and ward of your immediate threat.

Lots of Security companies hire staff that have no experience, just the necessary paperwork. Again, would you want to be operated on by a doctor fresh out of medical school? I think not. Remember now, the life or well-being of your loved ones, or yourself, in both these scenarios depends on your decision.

Although of critical importance, many staff are not continually trained to be the best at their game, this is fast becoming apparent in the number of incidents where criminals have gained the upper hand.

Security companies are only legally allowed to use firearms registered for business purposes, for providing a security service. You would be surprised at how many security companies are foul to this, by using privately licensed firearms. This is illegal! Further to the above, you would be more surprised as to how many use gas guns or toy firearms. It's fairly easy to identify them. They generally respond late, when it is reasonably safe to do so or not at all.

In spite of there being such a large security industry in SA, we are still plagued by forever increasing crime.
The reasons are several fold:
• Most of the industry are poorly trained.
• They are generally poorly paid because unscrupulous security operations charge clients cheap rates to get a foothold in the industry, and can only pay cheap salaries.
• The poorly paid staff often turn to crime themselves.

Customers complain bitterly but are part and parcel of the process by accepting cheap pricing. The age old saying of 'You Get what You Pay For ' comes into Vogue.

I suggest you look at the link below to find out whether, what you are paying for security is to a legitimate security service provider, or one that is taking advantage of staff by underpaying them and adding to our crime situation in our country.

http://www.psira.co.za/psira/dmdocuments/circular/pricing_structure/PRICING%20STRUCTURE%202017%20-%202018%20(%20NEW%20).xls

Crime Statistics and Incidents 1 – 6 December 2017
01-Dec-17 21:30 Shiyas Informal Settlement (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the KSS Reaction Officer reporting that while on patrol, he noticed a client standing along the road side. The client reported he had been hijacked and his Nissan Bakkie (NR 20461) stolen. The KSS Reaction Officers took client to SAPS. SAPS took over the matter from KSS.

01-Dec-17 23:30 Business (Howick West) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client reporting that someone had been shot outside his premises. A KSS Reaction unit, KSS Inspector, SAPS and ER24 were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that they gave chase to the suspect and apprehended him in Hilton. The KSS Reaction Officers handed the suspect over to SAPS.

02- Dec-17 00:44 Polo Avenue (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised that there was an intruder. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that a small water pump had been stolen. The client advised no need for SAPS. The KSS Reaction unit patrolled the area.

02- Dec-17 00:57 Fairview Close (Hilton) The KSS Control Room were advised that suspects were trying to break down the door and had also broken a window. The KSS Controller advised clients to lock themselves in the bathroom until Armed Response arrived. A KSS Reaction unit, KSS Inspector, Hilton Hawks and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the suspects had fled with nothing stolen from the premises. The clients were not harmed. SAPS took over the matter from KSS.

02- Dec-17 09:30 Business (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised by the client that in early hours of the morning cables had been cut. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that no items were taken from premises. The client advised no need for SAPS. Extra patrols was done.

02- Dec-17 10:00 Business (Tweedie) The KSS Control Room were advised by the client that he noticed that the lock on the shed had been cut. The client advised no need for a KSS Reaction unit or SAPS.

02- Dec- 17 10:00 Business (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised that a 9kg gas bottle had been stolen. KSS Management went out to site and met with client.

02-Dec-17 15:24 Cargill Crescent (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that on arrival they noticed the main gate had been derailed, a burglar gate opened and the door unlocked. SAPS were dispatched to site. As per the client, nothing was stolen from the premises. SAPS took over the matter from KSS.

02- Dec- 17 17:41 Monzali Drive (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported a positive break-in. Access was gained through the dining room door. SAPS were dispatched. As per the KSS Reaction Officers, electronic items had been stolen. SAPS took over the matter from KSS.

04-Dec-17 16:00 Harvard Street (Howick) KSS Control Room were advised by a client that she parked had her vehicle in Harvard Street and gone into a shop. When she got back, she noticed that items had been stolen from her vehicle. As per the client, she would report the incident to SAPS. KSS Reaction unit patrolled the area.

05- Dec-17 01:04 Bergview Road (Hilton) The KSS Control Room were advised by a client that an intruder had smashed a window with a chair and fled. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that no items had been stolen. The KSS Reaction unit patrolled the area.

05- Dec-17 18:00 Dick Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised of a positive break-in but he did not need the SAPS to come out. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that electronic items had been stolen. Extra patrols were done for the rest of the evening.

06- Dec- 17 23:56 Farm (Boston/Bulwer) The KSS Control Room received a call from the on-site KSS Security Officer requesting assistance as they suspected intruders on site. A KSS Reaction unit and KSS Inspector were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that they checked but there was no sign of any suspicious activities or persons.

06- Dec- 17 23:56 Old Howick Road (Hilton) The KSS Control Room were advised by a client reporting that someone had knocked his window. A KSS Reaction unit and Hilton Hawks were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that they checked but there was no sign of suspicious persons on site. There was also no sign of forced entry. Extra patrols were done.

Have a safe weekend.

Kind regards
Debbie

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