Village Talk - 3 May 2017

Your home and business alarms
Please make sure that all parts of your personal and business alarm systems are working – including the outdoor beams and the panic buttons. It is your responsibility to test and ensure that your system is working. Should you need any advice please contact Keshen on 083 3935 265 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SAPS
Please report all incidents to SAPS – no matter how small. It is concerning to note how few incidents are actually reported to SAPS. YOU, as the victim of a crime, must report the incident to SAPS.

The public also need to attend CPF meetings if you want your voice to be heard.
• Mpophomeni – 1st Thursday of the month at 5pm at Mpophomeni Tourism.
• Hilton – 3rd Thursday of the month at 6pm at the Hilton Police Station.
• Howick – Last Thursday of the month at 5.30pm at the Howick Police Station.

Hilton Street Hawks
Any Hilton residents who are interested in supporting the Hilton Street Hawks Project are encouraged to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 082 2196758 for more information. Knight Security Solutions are directly involved in the operations of this project.

Gate batteries
Gate batteries are being targeted again. Please make sure that you have a secured gate motor box. It is suggested that you also have a gate motor / gate opening tamper alarm. This can be linked to your house alarm system. The option of external beams linked to a buzzer in the house, as an early warning, is also a good idea. Please contact Keshen at KSS on 0833935265 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on both these options.

Opportunistic crime and intruders
There have been many reports of opportunistic intruders. Please be aware, alert and report incidents immediately to KSS on 033 3305911. Please also don’t leave items in view of the road, keep garage doors closed during the day and set your alarms when you are not at home. Please also report your crimes to SAPS.

Overgrown foliage
Remember to clear the overgrown foliage in and around your property. Foliage makes good hiding places for criminals who can go unobserved by residents. Please also speak to your neighbours regarding this issue, as their overgrown foliage can adversely affect your safety.

Cable Theft
Cable theft is still a very serious concern in the Midlands. Please report any suspicious activity to KSS on 033 3305911.

Update your information with KSS
Please may I request that if ANY of your details have changed (cell numbers, key holders etc...) that you advise Elaine O’Farrell at the KSS offices at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 033 3305911.

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

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Village Talk - 22 February 2017

Village Talk
22 February 2017

Critical alarm information
Please can you ensure that when you are not at home that you alarm is activated. ALSO make sure that no windows are left open and no pets are left inside your house. There are MANY false alarms coming through to the control room due to winds and storms blowing curtains in front of beams, windows banging in the wind and pets moving around the inside of the house. Please take responsibility and respect the fact that your false alarm may have a negative effect on someone else in dire need of a more urgent response.

Hilton Hawks – a proactive community initiative
Knight Security Solutions have now been running the Hilton Street Hawks Security Project since 1 September 2016 and would like to encourage more Hilton residents to join the initiative. For more information please click on: http://www.hiltonvillage.co.za/directory/community-police-forum/hilton-street-hawks

Apprehending criminals
A thank you to all our KSS staff involved in facilitating and responding to “calls for help” from the community, and for apprehending criminals on a regular basis. KSS have apprehended over ten (10) criminals this past month, with SAPS facilitating many more. Also, a thank you to SAPS and the SAPS Dog Unit for all their support and effective work done over the past few weeks.

PSIRA (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority) Notice
PSIRA are taking the process of “cleaning” up the private security industry very seriously. We, at Knight Security Solutions fully support this initiative. Communication was received by KSS this past week and we welcome the fact that it is aimed at educating consumers in the industry. KSS aspire to the highest standards and in our last PSIRA audit attained 100% compliance.

As stated in the communication: “Our (PSIRA) commitment in ensuring that we increase compliance levels in the industry. One of the initiatives highlighted as a priority area was the educational campaign for the public and consumers of private security. Towards the end of last year in October 2016, PSIRA ran an awareness campaign on DSTV channels and to intensify the awareness campaign, we have also placed the commercial with SABC TV channels”.

PSIRA – Commercial schedule
Day Date Channel Time Program Duration
Thur 2017/02/23 SABC1 22:20 YILUNGELO LAKHO 30
Sun 2017/02/26 SABC1 10:10 MZANSI INSIDER 30
Mon 2017/02/27 SABC1 23:20 DAILY THETHA S1 30
Sat 2017/02/25 SABC2 7:50 MORNING LIVE 30
Mon 2017/02/27 SABC2 23:40 NAVY NCIS S12 30
Wed 2017/02/22 SABC3 17:25 AFTERNOON EXPRESS 30
Thur 2017/02/23 SABC1 11:55 LARGER THAN LIFE WITH JASON GOLIATH 30
Thur 2017/02/23 SABC2 22:20 TRENDING SA 30
Fri 2017/02/24 SABC1 18:50 NEWS @ 18:30 30
Mon 2017/02/27 SABC1 9:50 TRENDZ 30
Tue 2017/02/28 SABC1 6:40 EXPRESSO 30

Numbering properties
Please ensure that your property (home and business) is clearly numbered. This makes it much easier for emergency services (Security Company, Ambulance, SAPS, Fire Department etc...) to locate your property.

Conclusion
We all need to work together in combatting crime. Knight Security Solutions is an industry leader and with our innovative, new “two-up” system of TWO (2) Armed Reaction Officers per response vehicle, we can see the positive difference this is making. KSS will continue to “care for our communities” by going the extra mile. Our staff are observant and take their roles as “safety officers” in our communities seriously.

Village Talk - 18 January 2017

Happy New Year to all our KSS clients and the community at large. Knight Security Solutions aims to continue to deliver the best quality service and products to all our clients for 2017.

Critical alarm information
Please can you ensure that when you are not at home that you alarm is activated. ALSO make sure that no windows are left open and no pets are left inside your house. There are MANY false alarms coming through to the KSS control room due to winds and storms blowing curtains in front of beams, windows banging in the wind and pets moving around the inside of the house. Please take responsibility and respect the fact that your false alarm may have a negative effect on someone else in dire need of a more urgent response.

Crime update
Crime over the festive period was down from previous years but appears to have picked up again in the New Year. Petty crime and intruders onto properties still remain some of the main criminal offences. Forced entry into homes where gates are derailed and the front door and gate are broken down is still a common modus operandi.

Numerous medical emergencies were phoned in to KSS over the festive period and with the proficient Ambulance service providers in our area, all cases were dealt with timeously.

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