It is SPRING, and SUMMER is fast approaching. With the prospects of holidays and family outings, we need to be able to step away from our homes and businesses confident that all our precious belongings will be safe while we are away. In preparation of these long awaited periods of R&R, we have gone through extreme lengths to ensure we are ready. Homes have been spring cleaned, renovations have or are being done, we went on a diet and primped and primed our winter bodies to be summer ready. Our winter wardrobes are being packed away to make space for those sarongs and bikinis, and we ensure our vehicles are serviced and ready for that long awaited road trip. Even nature is preparing. Everything is green and flowers are blossoming everywhere. We are even having our first proper rains. But, that being said, have we really spring cleaned and polished EVERYTHING? If we are to fully indulge in the promise of a STRESS FREE holiday, we need to ensure that we ALSO dust off and polish our HOME AND BUSINESS SECURITY. Here are some tips on how to ensure intruders are not interested in trespassing on your property: 1. Do a walk-about around the perimeter of you property. Ensure that nothing may be used to scale your fence or hide behind. Trim trees and bushed that may provide entry or shelter. 2. Do the same walk-about around your house. Check that all doors and windows are fitted with security barriers, and that no one will be able to climb onto your roof. Also make sure that there is nothing blocking your vision from within the house. 3. Ensure your yard is clear from debris, gardening equipment and tools. These should be securely locked in a garage or shed as any of these items may serve as a weapon or assist the intruders in breaking in to your home. 4. TEST your entire alarm system. From electrical fencing, gate motors, remotes, panic buttons, CCTV, infra red, beams, motion detectors, sirens, etc. Do this together with your alarm and armed response service providers to ensure they receive proper signals etc. If not, arrange a tech to come and amend the problem immediately. 5. Ensure you have sufficient outside lighting. Ensure these lights function and that motion detectors and day-night-switches are still effective. It may also be a good idea to have these linked to a solar back-up battery should there be a power outage. 6. Correspond with your emergency response service provider to ensure that they have your latest and most up to date contact details, as well as primary and secondary key-holder details. 7. Join your local CPF or neighbourhood watch. This will ensure that you are aware of the latest goings-on in your community. 8. You also need to update and change your alarm pins regularly to ensure that it does not end up in the wrong hands. Limit the number of people who know the pin to people central to your family. 9. Ensure locks are changed if employees leave your employ. Harsh, but in many cases it has been found that a robbery was instigated by a current or ex-employee. 10. Finally, if you have done the above but still feel restless about your security situation, do not hesitate to contact a security specialist in your area to come and professionally assess your situation.
A special thank you for the entire team for making this installation possible at such short notice. I would like to convey a word of praise for the two gentlemen who did the installation, Grant & Len I have recently had to do with many different types of contractors and must admit their methodical and neat way of working and their professional approach goes a long way and I would like to congratulate them personally for a job well done.
It’s a huge pleasure for me to give praise when it is due as complaints about shoddy service and products seem to overshadow great service and reliable suppliers these days! The mere fact you were willing to try and sort my gate problems on new years eve is testimony enough to someone who takes their business as seriously as I do…and of course, to install by a deadline date is also something I really appreciate in my business in particular as deadlines are a daily stress and I am very proud to say we haven’t missed a deadline is 25 years! So…let’s consider this the start to hopefully a long and mutually appreciative relationship! Even though…the less I call on you, the safer I am supposedly! Keep well , keep happy and keep on doing a great job!