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 12 - 23 August 2020

Dear KSS Clients

Here is some good security advice:

1. Make sure that your security provider is 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 for more information.

2. Make sure you get qualified advice from your security consultant (who also needs to be registered with PSIRA). They will carry out a risk assessment and recommend a holistic security solution (alarm, CCTV cameras, fences, lighting and more) specifically suited to your property, budget and needs.

3. Test your alarm at least every 3 months 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.

4. Make sure that your contact details are up to date. You can email updated information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5. Light up your property by installing exterior lighting. Also, consider lighting up vulnerable areas with 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 and set your alarm when you are not at home.

8. Cut down foliage and bushes around your driveway and perimeter fence, as these act as good hiding places for would-be criminals. Also make sure that overgrown foliage is cut away from external beams so that false alarms are not triggered.

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 link it to your house 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.

Incident summary (crime and other)
There were 8 incidents in Howick. There was 1 incident in Merrivale. There was 1 incident in Howick West. There was 1 incident in Howick West.

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KSS Incident Report 1 - 11 August 2020

Dear KSS Clients

General Security Advice
1. If you park your car outside your garage, ensure that you have external beams linked to your alarm system to alert you if you have an intruder on your property.
2. Secure any outbuildings, sheds, veranda’s and garages with some sort of external protection. These areas can be linked to your existing house alarm.
3. Now is a perfect time to trim all excess foliage and clean up your property and verges.
4. Number your property clearly so that emergency services can easily locate your address.
5. Don’t leave items lying around outside in view of the road. There are opportunistic criminals that quickly jump into and out of yards and steal these smaller items.
For all your professional alarm system installations and upgrades, CCTV cameras, biometrics, access control, guarding and other security advice, KSS are able to assist you. For more information and advice call Gary on 0828947628 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sashen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0836120603.

Incident Summary (crime and other)
There were 3 incidents in Howick. There was 1 incident in Merrivale Heights.

KSS Incidents 1 – 11 August 2020
2 August 2020 14:12 Plane Crescent (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised about a theft. A KSS Response unit was dispatched. The KSS Officers reported that 6 garden chairs had been stolen. No signs of forced entry. The incident was formally reported to SAPS. A case was opened.

3 August 2020 00:23 Birnamwood Road (Merrivale Heights) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Response unit was dispatched. The KSS Officers reported that a hole had been dug under the fence. Electronic items were stolen. The incident was formally reported to SAPS. A case was opened.

4 August 2020 12:00 Corner Harvard Street and Main Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advise about the theft of a small trolley jack. The client advised no need for SAPS.

5 August 2020 15:00 Old Main Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Response unit was dispatched. The KSS Officers reported that they had apprehended a suspect trying to shoplift. The incident was formally reported to SAPS. KSS handed the suspect over to SAPS. A case was opened.

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You are safe with us!

Have a good week.

Kind regards
Gary and the dedicated KSS Team

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