Belangrik om te weet:

Dertig gevangenes het tydens in-diepte onderhoude onthul hoe hulle te werk gaan wanneer hulle by jou huis inbreek. Die gevangenes, wat met dr. Rudolph Zinn van UNISA gesels het, is almal skuldig bevind aan roof met verswarende omstandighede.

Wat jy moet weet

• Agt uit tien huisinbrake word uitgevoer met die hulp van inligting van bediendes, tuinwerkers en voormalige werknemers.
• Rowers sal jou huis tot twee weke lank monitor voordat hulle inbreek.
• Die meeste aanvalle vind tussen 19:00 en middernag plaas. Dit is gewoonlik die tyd wanneer jy ontspan, slaap, kook of TV kyk, en jou alarmstelsel nie geaktiveer is nie. Inbrake kan tot 04:00 plaasvind.
• 97% van rowers is gewapen.
• ‘n Bende gewapende rowers bestaan gewoonlik uit vier lede.
• Die gemiddelde huisrower is tussen 19 en 26 jaar oud.
• Amper ‘n derde van alle huisrowers het óf al moord gepleeg, óf sal nie skroom om dit te doen nie.
• Slegs 17% van alle huisrowers is buitelanders.
• Die gemiddelde rower slaan 103 keer toe voordat hy vasgetrek word.
• Die meeste rowers se ‘basisse’ is slegs 10 tot 30 minute weg geleë vanaf die huis wat geteiken word.
• Rowers word nie afgeskrik deur alarms of gewapende reaksiespanne nie.

Hiérdie is groot afskrikmiddels vir rowers:

• Elektriese heinings
• Infrarooi-strale (detection beams) in jou tuin
• Kringtelevisie
• Klein hondjies wat in die huis slaap (rowers is die bangste hiervoor!)

Doen dít voordat jy jou huis verlaat

• Maak seker alle struike en bome is goed geknip sodat ‘n rower nie ‘n wegkruipplek het nie. Indien moontlik, plant doringbossies rondom dié areas.
• Moenie enigiets in jou tuin laat rondlê wat rowers kan help om toegang tot jou huis te verkry nie. Sluit lere, stapelbokse of enige tuingereedskap toe. Skuif ook enige buitemeubels binnetoe in die aande.
• Probeer om jou daaglikse roetine soveel as moontlik te verander, aangesien rowers jou bewegings vir lank kan dophou. Verlaat jou huis op verskillende tye, gebruik verskillende roetes en doen jou inkopies by ‘n ander winkelsentrum as gewoonlik.
• Wees uiters versigtig wanneer jy ‘n bediende of ander diensverskaffers aanstel. Doen ‘n agtergrond-ondersoek deur ABIS SI

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Be careful not to compromise a crime scene

Police have recently found that, in their eagerness to spread police successes on social media, members of the community can inadvertently compromise crime scenes and the investigation of the crime itself.

USA, New York State, New York City, Crime scene barrier tape

USA, New York State, New York City, Crime scene barrier tape

When suspects are arrested, it is important to remember that identity parades will form part of the investigation process. Therefore, photographs depicting the faces of suspects should not be distributed at all, since it can have a negative impact on the investigation and any identity parades to be held in connection with the case.

By preserving a crime scene, the evidence collected will be of a better quality, thereby ensuring a higher conviction rate. A crime scene not only includes the place where the crime was committed , but also the area surrounding the immediate crime scene and can cover a very large area.

In the investigation of a crime, police gather information and physical evidence which can be used to help solve the case. If you preserve the crime scene, then police will be able to gather uncontaminated evidence.

The more the crime scene is damaged, the less evidence can be collected and used.

You can preserve a crime scene by doing the following:

  • Take care of the injured,
  • Limit your movement on the crime scene,
  • Avoid contact with visible evidence,
  • Leave the scene undisturbed,
  • Don’t move around the scene to establish what damage or losses were incurred,
  • Don’t touch or move any items at the scene,

Leave the crime scene, but be available for questioning by police,

Use an alternative route, not the ones used by criminals,

If possible, lock the premises but be on hand to unlock for police,

Do not distribute facial images of the suspects.

Every person at, or in the vicinity of a crime scene, is a potential witness.

Tell police everything you know, no matter how small or insignificant you think your input will be.

Entrust the crime scene to police because, in doing so, you have taken the first step in enabling police to identify the criminals, arrest them and bring about their conviction.

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(1) For the purposes of this section・ “photograph” includes any picture, visually perceptible image, depiction or any other similar representation of the person concerned; and “publish”, in relation to a photograph or sketch, includes to exhibit, show, televise, represent or reproduce.south-african-police-service-act_-prohibition-on-publication-of-photographs-or-sketches-of-certain-persons-in-custody

(2) No person may, without the written permission of the National or Provincial Commissioner, publish a photograph or sketch of a person—

(a) who is suspected of having committed an offence and who is in custody pending a decision to institute criminal proceedings against him or her;

(b) who is in custody pending the commencement of criminal proceedings in which he or she is an accused; or

(c) who is or may reasonably be expected to be a witness in criminal proceedings and who is in custody pending the commencement of his or her testimony in such proceedings.

(3) Any person who publishes a photograph or sketch inh contravention of subsection

(2), shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 12 months.

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  • Before posting online, take a second to think about how it could be used to your detriment should the info fall into the wrong handssafety-on-social-media
  • NEVER post pictures of your home, workplace, school or anything that reveals personal info about yourself.
  • Never choose a passport style photo of yourself as a profile pic. Can be used to commit Identity Theft.
  • Never check in at home, people don’t need to know where you live.
  • Never check in when you are out. That allows people to know your house is vulnerable for a robbery.
  • Keep an eye open for friends posting personal details about you and make sure you approve of publications that tag you.
  • Companies conduct a social media audit before hiring. Consider your reputation before posting. It could jeopardize your future.
  • Teach your children to value their personal information. Not everyone in cyberspace is who they say they are. Regularly check who they are interacting with.
  • DO NOT post naked pictures of young children. Besides being stolen by predators for their own use and widespread publication, the NPA issued a statement in June 2014 that to do so, is a criminal offence.

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At 22h57 on 2016/09/02 a panic button on the SACCW system was activated by a SACCW member Scott Henderson. Scott reported a oil refinery on fire on D819 Road near Fischer Rd Waterfall Area KZN.

SACCW Dispatched their Medical division CEMS (COMMUNITY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES) Headed by Alan Cutten to the scene as there were reportedly medical assistance required for burn wounds to 2 people. Our control room also dispatched Netcare 911, Metro fire Department and SAPS to the scene.

At 23h21 control contacted Scott Henderson to obtain a situation report and it was confirmed that all services attended and that the fire was under control and the patients taken to hospital for further treatment. A huge thank you to all services for their excellent work last night.

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Child safety tips for parents

Very use full for especially over the Festive Period….

– Children must know their full names, age, home telephone number and address. Children must know how to contact their parents, the police or another close relative in an emergency.

– When children are alone at home and an unfamiliar person calls, they should say you are home, but you are too busy to take the call.

– Teach your children to end any telephone call with a stranger quickly.

– Teach your children to avoid opening the door for strangers. If a stranger is at the door, teach your children to tell the stranger you are busy and he/she should come back later

– If the child feels threatened, teach him/her to phone an emergency number. Emergency numbers could be your telephone number at work, that of the police or a trusted neighbour who will be at home.

– If at all possible, children should play and walk with other children.

– Children should always ask your permission before accepting gifts from strangers.

– Children should be taught to avoid unsupervised play areas, empty lots, abandoned buildings and bushy areas at parks or riverbeds.

– Children should run home from places such as school or a friend’s house if they feel they are being followed.

– Children must know that adults, especially strangers, rarely ask children for help to find things or for directions. Explain to your child that men and women are strangers.

– Children must know if they become separated from their parents in a store or shopping mall, they must go to a store employee or cashier for help immediately.

– Parents must know where their children are at all times; know their children’s friends and be clear about places and homes they may visit.

– Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, whether it is running or not.

– Pay attention if your children tell you they do not want to be or go somewhere with someone.

– Take note when anyone shows your child a great deal of attention or starts giving gifts. Ask your child about the person and find out why that person is behaving that way.

– Teach your children they have the right to reject any unwelcome, uncomfortable or confusing actions by others. If they cannot leave, children should be taught to kick, scream and resist by yelling loudly, “This person is not my father/mother/guardian.” and then immediately tell you what happened.

– Be sensitive to any changes in your child’s behaviour or attitude. Encourage open communication and learn how to be an active listener. If your child tells you about problems, try to stay calm; be reassuring and non-judgemental. Work with the child to get help to resolve the problem.

– Practise basic safety skills with your children.

– Do not let your children wear clothing or carry items that bear their name in public. It makes it too easy for a stranger to approach them.

– Develop code words with your children to use in an emergency teach them that only people who understand them have authority from you, for example – someone who comes to pick them up from school must use the code to show that you sent that person. Teach them to respect the codes and never share them with friends.’

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●Hierdie wenke hou verband met wanneer ‘n plaasaanval dreig, maar die meerderheid kan en moet ook daagliks en permanent toegepas word op plase (en ook net so in die dorp of stad)ABIS Security Investegations list of points to keep farmers save - BOERE SE VEILIGHEID DREIGENDE PLAASAANVAL
●Inwoners van plaashuis moet hul binnevertrek hul slaapkamer maak, al beteken dit matrasse eetkamer of sitkamer toe dra elke aand, as ‘n plaasaanval dreig.
●Moenie dat jou werkers hiervan weet nie!!! Vermy kamers met buitevensters.
●Maak seker alle vensters, deure en hekke is gesluit en alarm is aan (ook elektriese heining). Beveilig ook jou huis met versterkte binne-hekke en deure, veral waar jy slaap / skuil.
●Moet geen brandstof binne bereik in buitegeboue stoor nie, tensy dit goed toegesluit is. Koppel ‘n tuinslang aan ‘n binnekraan en hou brandblussers reg om vuur te kan blus in die huis. Dis vir as hulle jou huis aan die brand steek om jou uit te kry.
●Maak altyd seker dat alle selfone in die huis vol gelaai is en genoeg lugtyd het. Maak seker dat jy ALLE noodnommers en bure se nommers op ALLE selfone het. 2-Rigting radios en rekenaars se batterye moet ook vol gelaai wees.
●Gebruik Facebook as jy dit het – skakel met Stop Misdaad SA of enige ander Noodblad – dit het al talle lewens gered!!!
●RAAK ONTSLAE VAN ALLE VREEMDES OP JOU EIENDOM!!! Onthou hulle kuier oor en weer en is gasvry teenoor vreemdes en GEE INLIGTING UIT!!! Werkers kan ook geintimideer word om jou kwesbaar te maak of hulle het dalk ‘n wrok teen jou.
●Moenie vreemdes in diens neem nie. Kontak eers vorige werkgewer en kry verwysings – as daar nie verwysings is nie, is daar nie werk nie!!!
●Kry een of twee betroubare werkers aan jou kant en gebruik hulle as informante. Loof ordentlike belongings uit as hulle met lewens-reddende inligting vorendag kom. Dril dit by hulle in dat as die Baas dood is, is die werk ook klaar.
●Moenie jou werkers op die perseel lone betaal nie. Betaal hulle opgemaakte lone binne die bank waar jy geld getrek het of nog beter, betaal hulle elektronies in hul eie rekeninge in. Verplaas die risiko van kontant na hulle toe.
●Wanneer jou werkers wil geld leen, moenie dit dadelik gee nie, sê vir hulle jy het nie geld op die plaas nie, sodra jy terugkom van die dorp (bank) af sal jy kan help.
●Moet nooit jou finansies bespreek of kontant hanteer waar jou huis- of ander werker(s) naby of by is nie.
●Bel jou bure, Plotwag of Plaaswag as jy iets vreemds gewaar, al is dit net oor ‘n deurloper of vee wat bondel of honde wat onrustig is.
●Vergewis jou met jou bure se bewegings en verwittig hulle van jou doen en late. Jou beste hulp bly reg langs jou!!! (2-Rigting radios is eintlik absoluut noodsaaklik hier!!!)
●Raak van alle oortollige los eiendom ontslae wat “begeerlike trekpleisters” kan wees. Vermy dit om produkte op die plaas te verkoop. Verkoop jou vee eerder direk aan koper / slagpale / vendusie, ens.
●Verkoop vrugte en groente slegs sekere ure, met streng voorwaardes OF beter nog, verkoop dit by die hoofpad / stalletjie. Vermy kontant besighede soos ‘n plaaswinkel of sjebeen – dis nie die risiko werd nie!!!
● ‘n Ordentlike alarm-sisteem met Infrarooi-strale of Infrarooi-“ogies” buite in tuin, maar ook by vensters en deure is deesdae ABSOLUUT NOODSAAKLIK!!! Sisteem moet gekoppel wees aan veiligheids-maatskappy vir monitering en met gewapende reaksie of instansie soos Plaaswag en jou bure per SMS stelsel.
●Kry ‘n kundige se raad en ontwerp hier in – mens is geneig om belangrike punte mis te kyk by jou eie plek. Koppel alarm-sisteem ook aan skerp buiteligte en ‘n “strobe” lig op jou dak .. as alarm “afgaan”, gaan ligte aan.
●Laat slaap klein hondjies, maar ook ‘n groot hond of twee in die huis as jy ‘n aanval verwag. Hou ook ganse buite aan om die buitehonde te help alarm maak – ganse is nie baie goeie wagte nie, want hulle is geneig om baie te raas, maar dis wel ‘n goeie afskrikmiddel.
●Die kombinasie van Infrarooi-alarmstrale, buite alarm sensors, elektriese heining (gekoppel aan alarm), honde en ganse is natuurlik die heel beste.
●As jou buite honde in nag blaf – gaan stel volgende dag ondersoek in, in die rigting waarin hulle geblaf het. Kyk vir spore, sit plekke, vuurhoutjies, sigaretstompies, urineer plekke, ens. (GAAN KYK ELKE KEER – dit sal later ‘n patroon begin volg om jou te waarsku!!!)
●As jy wel sulke “tekens” of sit plekke optel, gaan sit daar en kyk terug na jou huis. Heel moontlik gaan jy ‘n swak plek sien in jou beveiliging. Dalk ‘n oorklim plek in/by jou elektriese heining, ‘n donker kol op jou werf in die nag, ‘n swak diefwering, ens??
●Kyk deeglik en stap ook in ‘n reguit lyn terug na jou huis toe. Let veral op vir “Afrika tekens” op daardie lyn. Dalk ‘n klip in ‘n boom se mik, ‘n tou of garing of sakkie of lap op jou heining, ens ?? As jy so iets sien kry dadelik kundiges se hulp in en wees paraat !!
●Vervang badkamerdeur (of ander veilige vertek) met ‘n sterk staaldeur, koëlvas met ordentlike skuifslotte binne – vir klein kinders en oumense om in te skuil indien nodig. Versterk ook die vensters (“intruder-proof” glas) en diefwering hier.
●Al het vensters diefwering, sit aan die buitekant “expanded metal” sif diefwering op – dit bemoeilik petrolbom aanval (om die mense uit die huis te kry) Hou een of twee nooduitgange waardeur julle kan ontsnap indien nodig.
●Moenie in die aand rondry nie, neem gedurig fotos met selfoon van enige lewe op die pad in die omgewing. Hou altyd ‘n pen en notaboek byderhand vir inligting soos registrasienommers en voetganger beskrywings. (deel gereeld hierdie info met jou bure)
● Kyk vir “tekens” by hekke, heinings en paaie!!! Kyk daagliks vir vreemde voertuig- en voetspore.
●Patrolleer veral buite-paaie daagliks en “vee” met ‘n tak of ketting of sakke agter jou voertuig. “Vee” veral as julle almal die plaas verlaat agter jou op pad hoofpad toe .. dan kan jy sien wat aangaan as jy terugkeer.
●As almal uit was en julle die opstal nader, kyk vir iets wat nie daar was toe jy gery het nie – voertuigspore, voetspore, sigaretpakkies, stompies, takkies, gras, urineer plekke, ens.
●Kyk of jou honde jou kom verwelkom en kyk na hulle gedrag – waai hulle hulle sterte? Is hulle bang? Is hulle nie daar nie? As jy enige onraad vermoed – maak ‘n U-draai en kry spoed en kry hulp in!!!
●As alles veilig lyk en jy ry erf binne, as jou alarm aan is, bly in voertuig en toets eers met “remote” of alarm dalk ge-”trigger” was voordat jy parkeer en uit voertuig uitklim .. hou jou opsies oop te alle tye.
●As alles veilig lyk en jy nader die huis te voet, hou jou vuurwapen(s) gereed!!! Kyk steeds vir “iets verdags” en moedig jou honde aan om te snuffel. Kyk of daar niemand in moontlike skuilplekke is nie.
●Met die oopsluit – as jy ‘n alarm het behoort dit veilig te wees, maar laat in elk geval jou honde eers deur die huis gaan voordat jy ingaan.
●Koppel ‘n paar buiteligte aan ‘n groot 12-volt trekker battery vir noodgeval, sou die krag afgaan. Sorg dat jou alarm battery deur die nag kan hou in noodgeval. Koppel ook ‘n baie harde sirene, asook “strobe” lig (flitsende noodlig) of twee hieraan.
●Moet vir GEEN REDE uit jou huis uitgelok word nie!!! Moenie uitgaan na “krag-box” om te kyk wat aangaan as jou krag afgaan nie – kry eers hulp van buite.
●Selfde reel geld as jy water hoor loop in tuin of as iemand “om hulp roep”.
●Moet GEEN vreemdes by plaashuis (of dorpshuis) toelaat nie (dag of nag) Hanteer dit altyd as ‘n moontlike plaasaanval / roof as daar vreemdes per voertuig of voet aankom Roep onmiddelik hulp van buite af in voordat hulle naby jou kom!!! (Reel hierdie dril met jou bure en help mekaar so)
●Moenie reageer op “hulproep” van jou werkers in die nag nie !!! Maak ‘n alternatiewe reeling met hulle – in mediese noodgeval byvoorbeeld kan hulle jou bel en jy kan ambulans reel, ens.
●Moet ook nie goedsmoeds vir die “polisie” oopmaak nie – kontak jou naaste polisiestasie en bevestig eers alle detail voor jy reageer. Roep dadelik hulp in as dit verdag voorkom!!!
●Volwasse inwoners moet om die beurt slaap om wag te staan indien nodig.
●Moenie helder ligte binne die huis brand nie. Maak seker dat gordyne goed toegetrek is.
●Vervang badkamerdeur (of ander veilige vertek) met ‘n sterk staaldeur, koëlvas met ordentlike skuifslotte binne – vir klein kinders en oumense om in te skuil indien nodig. Versterk ook die vensters (“intruder-proof” glas) en diefwering hier.

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Crime prevention safety tips for children

Emergency tips for children to do in any situationCrime prevention safety tips for children

PARENTS or children caretakers must take responsibility for their children and ensure their safety at all times. Keep an open line of communication and trust between parents and children, children and the school, and know childrens friends.

Teach your children:

Basic safety rules and to follow the rules and instructions well.
To trust the police and that they are their friends.To only approach uniformed police officials and/or marked police cars.

Never to approach a vehicle unless they are absolutely sure they know the occupants.
Never to accept a lift from strangers.
Not to talk to adults they do not know.

Never to accept sweets, money or ice cream from a stranger.
To avoid giving your home telephone number to strangers.
To walk to and from school and bus stops in groups.

To stay close to you, especially at swimming pools, beaches and busy shopping centres.
Not to wander off, to avoid lonely places and not to take short cuts through alleys or deserted areas, and not to hitchhike.

Parents must be observant so that they can identify any abnormal behavior from their children. When you go to crowded public places such as shopping malls or beaches ensure that your children have your cellphone or telephone number with them in case they get lost.

Home alone: for children to be less vulnerable to dangerous situations they must:
Not be left alone at home or where they can become susceptible to abuse, alcohol and drugs.

Be taught how to give directions to your home in case of emergency.
Be taught to carry a house key with them in a safe place; don’t leave it under a mat or on a ledge outside the house.

Be taught never to let a caller at the door or phone know that they are alone. Teach children to say mom or dad can’t come to the phone or door right now.

Children must:
Be taught to keep the doors and windows closed/locked.
Know their parents and the police numbers.
Know their homes street address.
Know that its fine to say no when they are faced with uncomfortable situations.
If threatened or in an emergency, teach children to respond appropriately.

They should:
Run away.
Yell loudly.
Tell you exactly what is happening.

Help, this is not my dad or mother!
Help, I am being kidnapped!
Help, call the police!

Inform police of any suspicious characters who you consider to pose a threat.

Emergency numbers:

Flying squad: 10111 fraud and corruption 0800 701 701

SAPS crime stop 08600 1011 trauma center 083 923 1967/083 923 1978

Crime line SMS 32211 child line 0800 055 555

ABIS Security Investigations Truth Verification, Risk Services & Investigations wants you to be safe. We offer services

  • Certified Voice Polygraph Analyser APAVSA WEL 060 completed 2010
  • Certified finger print analysis Visit
  • Security grade E to A
  • Security Reaction
  • Security Cash In Transit
  • Security Commercial Retail
  • Private Security Industry Regulating Authority 2210519

Give us a call on any of the following numbers if we can assist you in any of the above named areas;
Paul Van Der Merwe: 071 426 1211
Yolanda: 082 430 2937
Office Number: 011 813 0092

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Seven safety tips in flash floods

Did you know that as little as 30cm of water can float your car!

Drivers often underestimate the dangers of flooding‚ especially at low-lying bridges‚ where as little as 30 centimetres of water can float vehicles and result in the driver losing control.

Seven tips that might save your life during heavy rains:

* Do not attempt to drive through flooded areas‚ even if the water looks shallow enough to cross;

* Leave your vehicle if it stalls and move immediately to higher ground;

* Never drive into water that covers the road, you do not know how deep it is or whether the road underneath has been washed away;

* During heavy rains be on special alert near dips in the highway and near low-lying bridges;

* Exercise caution‚ especially at night when visibility is poor;

* Pedestrians must avoid areas where water is flowing rapidly;

* Keep children away from playing in drainage ditches or storm water drains or areas where water is easily accumulated.

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As a result of Voice Polygraph testing a guard was charged and dismissed for theft of copper cables in Boksburg

Charged for stealing sensitive information as a security guard in JHB area. Information was handed to outside criminals who used information for identity theft.

As a result of Voice Polygraph testing charged for stealing sensitive information as a security guard in JHB area. Information was handed to outside criminals who used information for identity theft

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