A New Modder tenant was driving out of a property in Telmond Road on her way to work at around 6:30 recently when she saw suspects in the property and started screaming. Members of the community heard the screaming and came out to help. Fidelity ADT was contacted and Reaction Officer Johannes Maleka arrived in six minutes. Together with the community members he arrested a suspect.
Aslam Munsur, Community Development Manager, Fidelity ADT, says the suspects got into the property and forced open a front window and the burglar bars. As they were entering the house, the tenant spotted them. “We have increased our visibility in the area with additional patrols. Our average kilometres per 12-hour shift now amount to 200 km. We have responded to our customers calls for an increased presence and we believe this will make a difference,” he says.
He urges residents and tenants living in the area to be extra cautious when leaving their properties in the mornings. “Please ensure that you remain vigilant and check for anything suspicious before opening your gate to drive out. If possible, drive out with the car facing forward rather than reversing out.”
He also highlights the importance of checking your perimeter security and making sure there are no weak areas. “Please make sure your alarm system is in working order and test it every month. Educate your domestic staff so they understand the importance of keeping doors and gates locked. And please ensure that your panic buttons are working and are accessible.”
Lastly he adds that residents and businesses in the area may want to consider using a guarding service especially during the upcoming holiday time. “Having a guard on the property is another layer of security. Speak to your security provider about what additional services may be available to enhance your security solution,” he concludes.