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.

KSS Incident Report 22 - 30 June 2020

Dear KSS Clients

We have reduced the amount of content and detail in our newsletters, but we would like your feedback. Do you prefer this shorter summarised format? Or do you prefer the more detailed incident report? Please reply to this newsletter with your feedback or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are interested and we are listening.

Please be advised that intruders are still a concern. Copper pipes, gate batteries and small electrical items are the target items at the moment. KSS Operations and Control Room staff are on the ball and KSS Officers also assisted in extinguishing a fire this past week.

Fire safety
Almost 99% of all fires are caused by human negligence. They are mostly caused by electrical faults or carelessness. Cigarettes, matches and lighters, candles, heating appliances and open braai fires can all cause fires if not carefully monitored. But it is not only human error that causes fires. Environmental factors such as changing weather patterns and urban spread increase the risk of fires, with the effects and level of damage often being felt more severely.

To prevent the loss of lives and property, everyone needs to be aware of the dangers of fire, especially during fire season this winter. Here are some tips to stay fire safe:

• Always extinguish fires and safely dispose of hot ash, coal and cigarettes.
• Ensure that your electrical appliances are correctly wired.
• Don’t overload power points and switch off appliances when not in use.
• Make sure gas appliances are correctly installed.
• Keep the area around your home and business clear of flammable materials (dry bush, scrub etc…)
• Never leave an open fire unattended (braai, in the fireplace at home, garden refuse etc…)
• Always make sure that you are alert in the kitchen when cooking and don’t leave the stove unattended.
• Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan.
• Clean the lint filter of your tumble dryer each time you use it.
• Take extra care when using heaters and electric blankets. Do not leave them on unattended.
• Always work in an open, cleared area when working with power tools.
• Make sure your business fire safety plan is clear and that you have your fire extinguishers serviced regularly.
• Buy a small fire extinguisher from a reputable dealer to keep in your home – note the correct way to use it and ensure that it has not expired.
• Familiarize yourself with emergency numbers in the event of a fire and medical emergency OR call the KSS 24/7 Control Room on 033 3305911.

KSS Incident Summary 22 – 30 June 2020 (crime, fire, medical and other)
There were four (4) incidents in Howick. There were three (3) incidents in Merrivale. There were two (2) incidents Birnamwood. There was one (1) incident in Merrivale Heights. There was one (1) incident in Taylors Halt.

Have a safe week and remember to report crimes to your local SAPS.

KSS - You are safer with us!

Kind regards
Gary and the KSS Team.

KSS Incident Report 11 - 21 June 2020

Dear KSS Clients

The items targeted over the past 10 days have been TV’s, copper pipes and vehicle batteries. Please be aware.

Incident summary (crime and other) 11 – 21 June 2020
There were six (6) incidents in Howick. There was one (1) incident in Merrivale Heights. There was one (1) incident in Merrivale.

KSS SPONSORS CCTV (Village Talk article 17 June 2020)

As a way of giving back to the community that has supported it loyally for more than 30 years, Knight Security Solutions has embarked on a security project that will see CCTV cameras being erected around Howick, Merrivale, Merrivale Heights and the Howick West areas.

Unlike the SNIPR cameras, which monitor number plates only, these cameras will monitor suspicious movement by both foot traffic as well as vehicle traffic. All of the cameras are being sponsored by KSS. “KSS is incredibly grateful for the client and community support over the past 31 years,” said company owner Gary Preston. “This is our way of paying it back to them.”

KSS is actively involved in all levels of safety and security with SAPS, community policing forums, local community NPOs like the uMngeni Community Safety Initiative (UCSI) and Hilton Community Security Initiative (HCSI), as well as Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) groups.

This little gem of a business in the heart of the Midlands has been serving our Howick, Hilton, Merrivale and surrounding communities for three decades, and also happens to be the only security company in the area where the owner, Preston, lives right here.

Regarding the CCTV camera project, Preston said that KSS was working closely with key role-players in the community, and SAPS in law enforcement and investigations, using the CCTV footage in the fight against crime. “We would like to thank the communities involved for their support and for working alongside KSS in facilitating the location and functionality of the cameras,” he said.

Over the past year KSS has rolled out a hugely successful CCTV monitoring initiative in Hilton. The Mountain Homes project sees KSS working alongside the HCSI and SAPS in the Hilton community, and this project has yielded a marked decrease in crime in the area.

“The success of initiatives like the CCTV monitoring project is due to our local knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of crime and how it has evolved over the years,” added Preston. “We have a really committed, dedicated and professional team of technicians, controllers, operations staff (reaction and security officers) and administrators all of whom help keep us at the forefront of the security industry.”

Here’s to another three decades of KSS peace of mind!

Please contact any of our Management Team for more information and updates.
• Gary (Owner): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 0828947628 (cell)
• Renee (Business Manager): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 0632921240 (cell)
• Sashen (Technical Manager): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 0836120603 (cell)

There is a lot to be said for 31 years of stable, sound and professional service, advice and local knowledge.

KSS – You are safer with us!

Kind regards
Gary and the dedicated KSS Team


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