Village Talk - 15 March 2017
March is the BIRTHDAY month for Knight Security Solutions and we have now been going for 28 Years.
So, what are you looking for in a security service provider?
A COMPANY THAT...
• Is a well-established, local company that has been operating in the Midlands since 1989.
• Embraces integrity, professionalism and innovation.
• PIONEERED a holistic approach to Emergency Response in the Midlands.
• Works hand in hand with SAPS, ER24 Medical emergency, Midlands EMS, Fire, RTI, SA CAN etc...
• Has a 24/7, 365 Monitoring Control Centre.
• Uses the latest technology in monitoring communication between you and KSS.
• Has a 24/7 Armed Response Division with two officers per vehicle.
• Has a 24/7 Guarding Division – Residential, Business, Retail, Industrial and Estate.
• Has established its own K9 unit (patrol dogs and a tracker dog).
• Has highly skilled technical teams (Alarm and CCTV installations, access control, alarm repairs and alarm upgrades).
• Has a 24/7, 365 Technician on standby.
• Emails out a weekly newsletter to all clients.
• Has an active website and Facebook page.
• Runs the Howick Community Bobbies Patrol and Hilton Hawks Security Projects.
• Has set up its own Security Training Centre
Here is some good security advice:
1. Make sure that your security provider is a registered with PSIRA (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority) and abides by the statutory regulations of the industry and the Department of Labour. Check out the PSIRA website at www.psira.co.za
2. Make sure you get qualified advice from your security consultant who will carry out a risk assessment and recommend an alarm system / CCTV specifically suited to your property, budget and needs.
3. Test your alarm at least once a month and request the services of a technician immediately if your alarm is faulty. It is important to inform your security provider when you are testing your system, as there may be another client with an actual positive who needs the immediate response.
5. Light up your property by installing exterior lighting that lights up your yard at night. Also, consider lighting up vulnerable areas by motion detector lights.
6. When you are not home for the weekend or away on holiday, put an inside light on a timer switch to give the impression that there is someone at home.
7. Make sure that you close your windows when you are not at home. Have burglar bars on your windows.
8. Cut down foliage and bushes around your driveway and perimeter fence, as these act as good hiding places for would-be criminals.
9. Automatic gates are preferable as you don't have to leave the safety of your vehicle in order to access your property. Make sure your gate motor is secure and possibly install a gate alarm.
10. Create a "safe area" in your home by fitting an expanding gate into which the family can retreat in an emergency.
11. Install a safe to store valuable items and copies of keys. Wall safes are usually not installed correctly. A safe must be bolted to the wall on at least TWO (2) sides. KSS can advise you further on how to install a safe correctly.
12. Add the KSS Control Room number to the speed-dial function on your phone (033 3305911).
13. Know your neighbours. Good neighbours will watch out for your home when you are away, if you ask them. They can report suspicious activity. Good neighbours can ensure normal services continue in your absence. Good neighbours can pick up your mail, newspapers and can inspect the outside or inside of your home periodically to see that all is well.
14. Think Outside the Sock Drawer. Believe it or not, burglars know that you really do hide your valuables in the sock drawer (or underwear drawer), freezer or empty cereal box. It’s surprising that even though such hiding places seem like overblown clichés, they are very common and some of the first places a burglar will look. Consider getting a safe.
Knight Security Solutions – the “Leaders in Proactive Security”