Press Releases

  • Renovating? Avoid these common blunders

    Renovating is a costly exercise. You want to make sure that you are getting what you want at the most affordable price in the most convenient timeframe possible. But if you ask anyone who has just completed a renovation they will tell you this is easier said than done. African Bank’s Group Executive: Sales, Branch Network, Mellony Ramalho says many

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  • Party responsibly, Gauteng matrics

    As Gauteng Grade 12s get ready to leave in droves to Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Cape this weekend, they are urged to party responsibly. “Sadly, every year there are incidents of matric deaths through road accidents, drinking, drug overdosing and more. There are also numerous incidents of theft of valuable items and vandalism. We are appealing to matrics to party

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  • SA’s customer service levels the “best ever”

    The results of the 2017/18 Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards are out and show that of the 32 industries surveyed, 29 showed an increase in service levels and only three showed a drop. The survey says service levels in South Africa are at their best ever. The scientific research for the survey was done through 15 959 interviews across 32

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  • Criminals will now be caught on camera

    Criminals in the Faerie Glen area will now be monitored, literally with a hawk eye. This month Fidelity ADT officially launched phase two of its integrated security solution for the Faerie Glen area with the addition of six high tech iTrac Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras. “Serious criminals and syndicates often use vehicles when they target a community as this

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  • False alarms put pressure on security companies

    On average, between 94 and 99% of all alarm activations are false alarms. This means that reaction officers spend most of their day responding to false alarms.. Stuart Clarkson, Managing Executive of Fidelity ADT says since false alarms are so prevalent, the resources security companies have available to respond to emergencies are placed under pressure. “The six most common causes

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  • Dangers of carrying cash this festive season

    Carrying cash in today’s society is a big no-no and yet we still see many people drawing cash or providing their domestic staff with a cash lump sum bonus. “The risks involved with carrying large amounts of cash are high. Anyone carrying cash is seen as an easy target. We’ve heard of incidence where domestic staff for example have been

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  • Remote jamming detectors reduce car break-ins in Pretoria

    The Pretoria community is starting to see the benefits of the new remote jamming detector devices that have been installed at identified hotspots across the region. Fidelity ADT’s Community Development Manager, Gerrit Rheeder says, “We have been installing these devices as part of a community awareness campaign where there have been spikes in incidents of theft out of motor vehicles.

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  • Make sure your elderly are safe, especially during the festive season

    Criminals often prey on older members of society because they are seen as vulnerable, soft targets. Stuart Clarkson, Executive Manager Fidelity ADT, says that for this reason their safety must be highlighted and addressed the year round. “It is however particularly important to ensure safety measures are in place during the festive season if family, carers and friends are away

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  • Keeping criminals at bay at Garsfontein school

    The Carefree Kid’s Montessori Centre Centre in Garsfontein was experiencing a spate of vehicle related crimes where cars were being jammed or being broken into. Fidelity ADT partnered with the school to help make sure both parents and children remain safe. “We installed a remote jamming detection device at the school, which raises an alarm whenever the device detects a

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  • Bloemfontein gets advanced surveillance cameras

    Criminals and syndicates often use vehicles when they target a community as this allows them to quickly enter the area, commit a crime and get out again. This is why it is important for any community wanting to safeguard themselves to take note of the vehicles driving around in the area that do not belong there. After a positive response

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  • Don’t let your guard down on holiday

    So you’ve tested your alarm, briefed the house sitter, alerted your security provider that you are going away, cancelled the newspaper subscription and dropped the dogs off at the kennel. For many of us the stress is now over and all that is left is the welcome prospect of a warm sunny beach. While you relax on holiday remember that

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  • Secure Connect – the latest in Smart Security Systems

    In February 2018, South Africans will have access to Secure Connect from Fidelity ADT. More than just a smart app or a cool thermostat, this solution seamlessly connects via broadband the key devices in your home on one platform — so they work together and work smarter giving you the ability to monitor, protect and automate your home. Each system

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