Village Talk - 25 July 2018

Knight Security Solutions
Making a difference in our communities!

This year has seen Knight Security Solutions (KSS) as busy as ever serving the safety and security needs of the Howick, Howick West, Merrivale, Hilton and surrounding Midland’s communities.

To date for 2018, KSS Operations staff have apprehended 71 criminals in our geographical area – this is a significant 60% increase for the same time period in 2017. KSS are also proactive in keeping the community informed about crime trends and updates through their weekly crime newsletters, website and Facebook page.

On-going staff training and strategic planning has seen a steady improvement in service delivery over the years, with KSS now having one of the best Emergency Control Rooms, Technical and Operations Divisions in the Midlands. For over 29 years Knight has been serving our communities.

KSS has a 24 hour Emergency Control Room that uses the latest alarm communication technology and a 24 hour Armed Response Division. A Guarding Division that secures Estates, Businesses, Industrial Sites, Construction Sites, Schools and Domestic Residences with the latest technology on the market. KSS also has a highly skilled Technical Division that does alarm installations, upgrades and repairs, CCTV (HD and IP) installations and advises on the latest security technology (Biometrics, Magnetic Door/Gate Locks, Intercoms, Nurse Call Systems etc…). The KSS K9 Division is equipped with trained patrol and tracker dogs that are able to work on all our Guarding sites.

KSS has pioneered a holistic approach to emergency response in the KZN Midlands. The KSS Control Room works hand in hand with SA CAN TrackBox, all local ambulance services, local SAPS, Provincial SAPS, SAPS K9 unit, flying squad, uMngeni Fire Department, uMngeni Municipal Control Room and numerous other private, government and not-for-profit organisations.

KSS also boasts 100% PSIRA compliance in the security industry and embraces integrity, professionalism and innovation.

KSS is continually investigating ways in which we can improve our service to the community. If you have any ideas or suggestions we would love to hear from you. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Remember – you are safer with us!

Village Talk - 20 June 2018

Village Talk
20 June 2018

There has been awesome work done by Knight Security Solutions Operations staff this past month. Over 10 suspects have been apprehended and handed over to SAPS and numerous stolen items recovered. KSS along with community groups and SAPS are working together to make our communities safer.

Domestic workers attacked
Domestic workers walking home from work have become the latest target of criminals. Please ensure that you pay employees via EFT into a bank account so that they are not vulnerable carrying cash on them. Please also encourage employees and school children to walk in groups of three or more – there is definitely safety in numbers. Cell phones should also be carefully concealed so as not to attract attention. Ensure that emergency services numbers are on speed dial or call Knight Security Solutions on 033 330 5911. Remember to give you name, number and location when you call in.

Overgrown verges
There are many areas with over-grown verges, especially in Merrivale, which has seen a recent spike in criminal activity. Please cut down excessive bush around your property, as this creates hiding places for criminals to “surprise” attack unsuspecting people walking in the area. Criminals can also hide away in the bushes and stash stolen items.

Reporting incidents
Please report incidents and suspicious vehicles/persons directly to your security service provider so that we can take prompt action. Please note that WhatsApp is not a formal means of dispatching a security service provider or SAPS. You need to phone your security service provider control room (KSS 033 3305 911) or activate your alarm to elicit a response. Please respect this protocol and don’t place the lives of community citizens in danger by expecting them to respond. Take ownership of what you post on social media.

Main types of crimes
Electronic items, batteries (gate and vehicles) and copper pipe thefts have increased. Please be aware, as some of these incidents have occurred during the day and access was gained to numerous properties by cutting the fence and then accessing the house/building by removing the window panes or breaking through the front gate and front door. Set your alarms and ensure outside areas/fences are well protected. Many incidents are occurring when alarms have not been set or in unalarmed areas/buildings.

Vehicle crimes
Please note that when you are in town, you need to ensure that your vehicle is locked. There have been reports of criminals climbing into occupied vehicles to steal items. Also ensure that vehicles are kept in a yard or garage at night, and are protected by beams / alarm systems / padlocked gates. Be vigilant and careful at all times.

Dog Poisoning
There have been recent reports of dogs being poisoned in the Merrivale area. Please be extra vigilant with your pets. For further reading go to https://www.friendsofthedog.co.za/poisoned---here-in-sa.html

KSS is stronger and more active than ever, as we continually assess, adapt and improve on our systems and structures. We are proud of our industry compliance and will always strive to be the best security company in the Midlands.

Be proactive about your own security. Contact KSS if you would like further advice on 033 330 5911.

Remember – You are safer with us!

Village Talk - 2 May 2018

Village Talk Report
2 May 2018

Knight Security Solutions (KSS) has once again had another successful Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) 100% audit compliance issued. We are very pleased with this achievement. KSS will continue to work alongside our SAPS and other emergency services to ensure we deliver quality service and respond to community emergencies. Thank you to all our loyal clients and the community as a whole for your support in our endeavours. We always take heed of feedback and will continue to improve on service delivery.

KSS Incidents
KSS are proactive in all incidents reported, and the relevant SAPS or emergency services are engaged. KSS also conducted additional patrols in those areas affected by crime incidents.

KSS incidents over the past month are as follows: 24 incidents in Howick (17 business and 7 residential), 5 incidents in Howick West (all residential), 2 incidents in Hilton (1 residential and 1 general), 13 incidents in Merrivale (6 business, 5 residential and 2 farms) and then 3 incidents in the surrounding areas.

Apprehensions
KSS Operations staff have had a rewarding and productive month. Armed Reaction Officers have been proactive with patrolling and eight (8) suspects were apprehended by observant KSS Officers, and handed over to the relevant SAPS. This is a wonderful collective effort by all KSS staff.

Copper Theft
Copper theft is a serious concern again and many people are still not reporting incidents to SAPS. Please take the time to report the incidents of copper / non-ferrous metal theft to your relevant SAPS. Howick CBD has been particularly hard-hit.

Unalarmed outbuildings
KSS Operations staff have also attended to a number of break-ins to unalarmed outbuildings. Please may we recommend that outbuildings are alarmed to ensure the early detection of intruders. Please contact Keshen on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 083 393 5265 for further professional advice.

KSS Control Room
The KSS Controllers in our 24/7 Control Room are the unsung heroes of making sure that criminal, medical, fire and emergency related incidents are dealt with in a professional and timeous manner. We have worked hard in training and sourcing the best controllers in the Midlands and are very proud of our competent team.

Add the KSS Control Room number 033 330 5911 to speed dial on your phone or download TrackBox and select Knight Security Solutions (KSS) as your service provider.

Remember … “You are safe with us”!

Emergency

Our 24/7 control room number is 033-330-5911

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 7.30am to 4.30pm

Contact us

Our Office

5 Old Main Road

Merrivale
Kwazulu-Natal
3291

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