KSS Incidents 25 August - 1 September 2019
Dear KSS Clients
Crime at the moment is predominantly opportunistic with the perpetrators mostly on foot. Please be extra vigilant when out and about walking. Set you alarms when you are not at home. Invest in early warning alarm technology. Be proactive and ensure that you report any criminal activity.
Incident Summary (crime and other)
There were 2 incidents in Merrivale. There were 2 incidents in Howick. There was 1 incident in Howick West.
KSS Incidents 25 August – 1 September 2019
25 August 2019 22:28 Mopani Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room were advised by a KSS Inspector that an on-site Security Guard had reported that there were suspects trying to damage property on site. A KSS Response unit was dispatched as back-up. The KSS Officers reported that the suspects fled. SAPS were advised and the client opened a case.
27 August 2019 17:03 Zeederberg Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room were contacted by the client requesting assistance as there was unrest on site. KSS Response units and KSS Management were dispatched for back-up and support. The matter was resolved and a KSS Response unit remained on site until closing.
28 August 2019 07:04 Main Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room as well as KSS Operations staff were advised that there was a missing person in Howick. The young man was located by KSS Response units and KSS Operations Management. KSS remained with the young man until Howick SAPS reposed. Howick SAPS were amazing and worked closely with the Parys SAPS (Free State) to ensure the safe return of the young man to his family. There were numerous role-players involved and thanks goes to all these people, Howick SAPS (especially Captain Reddy) and KSS. Real team work.
29 August 2019 10:00 Winston Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a report that 2 walkers along the uMngeni River had been accosted by 3 men with knives. A KSS Response unit was dispatched. The one suspect was wearing a red hoodie and another suspect a blue hoodie. The victims managed to chase the suspects away. KSS conducted searches along the river and did extra patrols in the area.
1 Sept 2019 01:09 Blossom Road (Howick West) The KSS Control Room were advised that a vehicle had been stolen. SAPS and the UCSI were advised. The vehicle details and registration were loaded onto SNIPR. The client was advised to affiliate to the UCSI. For details go to www.ucsi.org.za.
UCSI Operations and Vehicle Check Centre Update
The UCSI are very pleased to announce that Keegan Naidoo (SV10), VCAT* NPO has been appointed as the daily UCSI* Operations Manager. Thank you to Stanley van der Merwe who helped the UCSI in the formative stages of establishment and thank you to Sashen Reddy from KSS (Knight Security Solutions) for stepping in to help with the daily management of the UCSI during this interim phase.
*Violent Crimes & Technology Support NPO
*uMngeni Community Safety Initiative (UCSI) NPC
Keegan Naidoo will now be taking over the daily Operations function on a full-time basis and will be based at the UCSI offices at Stockowners Business Park. Over the next few weeks UCSI will roll out the Vehicle Check Centre App for all residents to download.
HOW DOES UCSI APP WORK?
1) It gives you the ability to do your own vehicle checks from the palm of your hand.
2) You will be able to whitelist your vehicle against cloned number plates.
3) If you are involved in a vehicle accident and unconscious, your licence disk and number plate will speak for you as to who you are, all your medical details, next of kin, etc.
4) If your vehicle is stolen or hijacked, you can list your vehicle as stolen, instantly.
Download the TrackBox App and select UCSI as your ERPC (Emergency Response and Prevention Centre). TrackBox is available on Android and Apple.
Thank you to each and every community member for their support of this incredible flagship project.
We will keep you informed as we progress.
Brian Jones (SA7)
Keegan Naidoo (SV10)
VCAT NPO – Together SA CAN NPO
KSS is proudly one of the 3 local security companies affiliated to the UCSI – which is making a significant difference in our communities.
You are Safer with us!
KSS – Caring for the Community
Gary and the dynamic, focussed and friendly KSS Team.