Press Releases

  • Threat of home fires as Pretoria East residents get left in the dark

    With predictions of another cold front hitting Gauteng tomorrow and many Pretoria East residents still stuck in the dark after the Wapadrand substation burnt down this week, residents are cautioned to not only watch their security, but also to be vigilant about the threat of residential fires. Leon Muller, District Manager for Fidelity ADT says if residents do have an

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  • Are your pets safe in the event of a fire or indeed the cause?

    While most people are fire savvy in the event of either preventing or managing an unintentional fire that breaks out in their home, the fact is few people actually think about the potential hazards their beloved cat, dog or other animals could pose in the home with regard to fire. With the 15th July being Pet Fire safety day, Fidelity

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  • Adding 67 minutes of heart in Polokwane

    “It is in our hands to create a better world for all who live in it” – Nelson Mandela The Polokwane Fidelity ADT team and their dealer partner in the region, Secure You, reached out this week to give their 67 minutes for Mandela day to the Polokwane Welfare Complex. “We decided to assist the Temporary Care Centre looking after

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  • Dedicated security vehicle for Elma Par community

    Engaged communities are successful communities. This was very evident on Saturday 21 July when members of the Elma Park Access Control Association Committee (EPACA) came out in force to support a community braai hosted by Fidelity-ADT. The Committee has just appointed Fidelity ADT as the preferred service provider to provide a dedicated vehicle for the Elma Park enclosure. To celebrate

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  • Fidelity ADT support Lion Stars Youth Development for Mandela Day

    On 21 July Fidelity ADT supported a soccer match for Lion Stars Youth Development to celebrate Mandela day. The two teams, Lion Stars from Kempton Park, and Nkuwsa Football Academy from Midrand, both played at the Soccer grounds in Maxwell Street, Kempton Park. Fidelity ADT Community Development Manager, Renee Basson says, “We were so proud to be able to support

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  • Dealing with trauma after a crime-related incident

    Most South Africans have been affected by crime whether through a direct incident, as a bystander or through a loved one. The emotional toll from a traumatic event can cause intense, confusing, and frightening symptoms. Agnieszka Gryn, Fidelity ADT’s Regional Executive, says, following an incident, it is critical that not only the victims of an incident get help through counselling,

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  • Women’s Month – An Opportune Time to Focus on Safety and Security

    South Africa will this month commemorate the important part that women played in the history of our nation. A local private security company believes Women’s Month in August is also the perfect opportunity to look at basic safety habits, to protect them from crime. “Being distracted makes you a soft target. Criminals are always on the lookout for soft or

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  • Are all security ‘must-haves’ really must-haves?

    Burglar bars, alarms, gates, beams – there are many security options on the market all being sold as security ‘must-haves’ but how essential are they really? Agnieszka Gryn, Regional Executive at Fidelity ADT, says it’s important to do your homework and speak to the right people before investing in security. “There are definitely superior products out there so don’t be

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  • Four arrests and one shebeen shutdown after special ops in Brixton

    On 2 August, Fidelity ADT and other security providers teamed up with the Brixton SAPS to carry out a special operation in Brixton and the surrounding areas. Natasha Springfield, Community Development Manager Fidelity ADT, says the operation focussed on stop and searches. “Three individuals were arrested for the possession of drugs in Vrededorp. One was arrested for possession of drugs

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  • Big spike in vehicle-related crime in Randburg

    Theft out of motor vehicle and vehicle robberies have increased significantly in the Randburg area. This past week alone there have been 4 separate incidents of theft in Blairgowrie, Robin Hills and Fontainbleau. Criminals are not only targeting vehicles that are parked outside of properties, either on the road or on the pavement, but also those parked inside a property

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  • Big spike in vehicle-related crime

    Theft out of motor vehicle and vehicle robberies have increased significantly in the Johannesburg South area over the last two months, says Linda Reeder, Community Development Manager, Fidelity ADT. Criminals are targeting vehicles that are parked outside of properties, either on the road or on the pavement. “It takes just 5 minutes to steal a vehicle and 30 seconds to

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  • Two suspects caught following house break-in in Gallo Manor

    On 7 August four suspects broke into a house in Jukskei Avenue, Gallo Manor. The domestic worker heard a noise at the front door and went to look. The suspects grabbed her and locked her in the bathroom. While they were ransacking the house, she managed to scream for help out of the bathroom window. Fortunately, a neighbour heard her

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