A few areas to highlight for this month,
Hijack!/Smash and Grab
The incident in Vainona at the gate is a reminder for all of us about awareness entering and leaving the property. If you have a guard he should be stepping out into the road when the gate opens to provide additional security at the gate. Make sure the area is clear before entering. Do not leave valuables on the seats and in view.
Affordable Outside Alarm
The number of thefts from the yard continue to rise. The cost of installing external sensors, and the power back up sometimes needed, has ruled this installation out for many. We now have a great set of tried and tested and affordable external wireless sensors. We have a special on whilst stocks last!! They really are very good and come with a two year warranty.
I have had a few calls from clients referring to a rumour that our engineering business has closed. This is not correct. This business is going strong, and continues to manufacture ,install and support electric fencing XPANDA trellis gates, bars and grilles, electric gates, automated sliding doors, roller shutter doors (automated and manual) as well as a range of fencing and walling
What we have done is to move the after sales support to our Rhodesville office in Harare. This really has made a difference to our support for these products and the feedback has been good so far (if you have comments on this please send to me ).We have also established local support for these products in each centre.
More news on engineering next month!
Our training centre is really starting to get into gear and we have been working our men and women through a number of refresher courses for the different industries. If you have areas in our service or staff training that you feel need attention, or specific training you would like for your site, please let us know and we will work on them with you.
Have a good June!
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BREAK IN REPORT MAY 2014
On 03/05/14 at 0510hrs in Mt Pleasant, intruders cut razor wire, jumped over the durawall and entered the yard. They poisoned one of the dogs, as they were approaching the house, the outside alarm triggered. Property has razor wire, burglar bars and electric gate.
On 04/05/14 at 0020hrs in Vainona, intruders who were at the gate when the client got home demanded cash, when the client told them that she didn’t have any money, they smashed the car window and went away. Property has durawall and electric gate.
On 05/05/14 at 0555hrs in Borrowdale, intruders jumped over the durawall and entered the yard; they stole a borehole pump and went away. The alarm did not trigger because the area had no outside alarm sensors. Property has burglar bars, durawall and electric gate.
On 05/05/14 at 1225hrs in Ruwa, intruders broke 2 durawall panels and entered the premises, went to a parked vehicle and stole 1 big wheel and 2 tents and went away. The alarm did not trigger because there are no outside sensors. Property has durawall and burglar bars.
On 05/05/14 at 1335hrs in Hatfield, intruders jumped over the durawall and entered the yard, went to the garage and stole a bicycle and went away. The alarm did not trigger because the garage was not protected by an alarm sensor. Property has burglar bars, durawall and electric gate.
On 09/05/14 at 0158hrs in Milton Park, intruders jumped over the durawall and entered the yard, broke the dining room window and entered the house. The alarm triggered and they ran away. Property has durawall and electric gate.
On 12/05/14 at 0105hrs in Sunningdale, intruders jumped over the palisade fence, entered the base station and cut the fuel pipe which connects to the generator. The alarm triggered, the reaction team arrived in time and apprehended the intruder. Property has palisade fence.
On 12/05/14 at 0140hrs in Norton, two intruders jumped over palisade fence, entered the base station and started siphoning fuel from the generator. The alarm triggered and the reaction team arrived in time and managed to apprehend one of the intruders and recovered 25 liter containers of fuel. Property has palisade fence.
On 16/05/14 at 2100hrs in Borrowdale, intruders jumped over the durawall and entered the yard, as they were approaching the house, the guard manning the premises saw them and pressed his panic button. The alarm triggered and they ran away. Property has burglar bars, durawall and electric gate.
On 19/05/14 at 0200hrs in New Ardbennie, intruders jumped over the durawall and entered the yard, they vandalized the outside alarm wires and the sensors, the alarm triggered and they ran away. Property has a durawall, electric gate and burglar bars.
On 22/05/14 at 1647hrs in Greendale, intruders jumped over the durawall and entered the yard, they failed to force open the kitchen door and left empty handed. The alarm did not trigger because it was faulty. Property has burglar bars, electric gate and durawall.
On 24/05/14 at 0730hrs in Town, intruders smashed the front shop window, fished out a few items which were on display and ran away. The alarm did not trigger because the area had no break glass detector. Property has burglar bars.
On 28/05/14 at 0516hrs in Northwood, intruders jumped over the durawall and entered the yard, went to the house, broke a lounge window and entered the house. They stole some items and went away. The alarm did not trigger because it was not armed. Property has durawall and electric gate.
On 29/05/14 at 0500hrs in Town, an armed intruder went to a service station where he found three workers seated in a room with the door wide open. He threatened the three with a gun, but they managed to shut the door in front of him. The guard pressed his panic button, the alarm triggered and the robber walked away into the dark. Property has burglar bars.
On 02/05/14 at 03:43:39 hours we received an alarm activation at a school, we dispatched a reaction team and perimeter checks were done together with the Boarding Master. Everything appeared to be safe and secure. The client then advised that a break in had occurred at the science laboratory. Upon investigations it was established that the intruders had forced open a classroom next to the laboratory and used old holes on the roof, which had been previously used by intruders to gain access in to the laboratory. The intruder(s) stole a laptop and desktop.
On 18/05/2014 we received an alarm activation from the CBD, our reaction team attended and perimeter checks were made all was safe and secure. The following morning it was observed that there were holes on the ceiling of the Administration office and a bigger on in the kitchen. Nothing was stolen.
On 24/05/14 at 0235 hours we received a panic signal from a premise in Belmont, reaction team attended. The caretaker advised that he had heard some sounds, upon investigating he discovered that the diesel tank cap of one of the trucks was on the ground with clear evidence that diesel had been siphoned from the truck. The premise has a razor wire which was cut by the intruder (s) and a durawall.
On the 09/05/2014 at 1840hrs robber in the guise of a customer entered into a shop at Northlea suburbs. He requested a shop keeper to sell him some oranges which were a distance from the till. While the shop keeper went to collect the oranges. The robber grabbed the till and ran away into the nearby bush. The shop keeper then pressed the alarm panic after the robber had escaped. Fifteen dollars was stolen in the process. The response team searched around. No arrest was made.
On the 09/05/2014 at 0307hrs, a shop which is located in the industrial site was robbed. The internal guards were disarmed of a service pistol and a cell phone. The robbers were wearing masks. They assaulted the guards with sticks and they sustained serious injuries on their heads and legs. The guards triggered the alarm after the robbers had escaped. When response team arrived. The robbers had already disappeared. Nothing was stolen from the shop.
On 12/5/14 at 0329hrs, the intruders entered at one of the booster located at Amaveni town ship in Kwekwe. The intruders cut the razor wire before climbing over the palisade fence. They started siphoning diesel into their containers. They were captured on CCTV. The response team was sent to the booster and recovered 9*25 litres full plastic containers of diesel and 7*25 litres empty containers. No arrest was made.
On 05/05/2014 in the CBD area unknown intruders forced open a warehouse and stole electrical goods. The premise has an alarm system which is not linked to any control room centre.
On 11/05/2014 in the Murambi area unknown intruders broke into a residential house whilst the key holders were away and stole various goods. The house has no alarm system and is not guarded.
On 15/04/2014 in Nyakamete area at 1130 hours intruders cut fence of a commercial premise and stole property. Patrolling guards observed the fence cut and made a chase in bid to arrest the intruders who were still in the vicinity. The intruders dropped the now recovered property and made their escape.
On 18/05/2014, in the Murambi at about 0445 hours unknown intruder approached a residential place and removed the window pane and went to the bar and grabbed an old laptop. The intruder’s movements activated the lounge sensor and the alarm went off. The intruders bolted out with the laptop.
On 19/05/2014, in the CBD area at about 0100 hours unknown intruder broke a window pane at a retail warehouse and alarm went off and intruders run away.
On 22/05/2014 in the Murambi area, at about 0101 hours unknown intruders got into the same residential using similar modus operandi as of 18th of May 2014.The intruders grabbed a Plasma television. The intruder’s movements activated the sensor and the alarm went off. The intruders made good escape with the stolen TV threatening the key holder who had woke up.