For Sale Scam
A new scam which could have deadly consequences has come to our attention.
Home owners selling their homes, please be aware Suspects are knocking on doors of homes with For Sale signs and requesting to view the property. Some even go as far as to explain that the estate agent (Whose name often appears on the board) has sent them. Unsuspecting home owners then welcome these suspects into their homes where the suspects freely roam around viewing the home and sometimes even taking photos on their cell phones.
Majority of the time the suspects leave and return at a later stage knowing the ins and outs of your home and any weaknesses which they may have spotted in your security whilst viewing the house. Sometimes, tragically, they attack once they have been welcomed into the home.
Please do not let anyone into your home unless you have confirmed their visit with an estate agent. If you cannot contact your estate agent, get B-SECURE armed response to escort you while you show your home.
These types of situations are exactly the type of situations remote panics were designed for.
For further information or if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us on 033 342 4222
Festive Season Spike
It is a well-known fact that crime spikes during the Festive Season. This can be attributed to a number of factors. From people falling into a holiday mode and being relaxed about security or criminals just doing their usual Christmas Shopping.
It is vitally important to keep your alarm in a working condition throughout the year by testing it regularly.
Additional security such as outside beams or CCTV systems are never a bad idea or a waste of money.
When going on holiday, make sure that the normal precautions are taken care of cancel the paper or ask that a neighbour keep an eye on your house. And more important than anything else arm your alarm system.
Having a criminal break into your house is a traumatic stress which no one should need to deal with over the festive season.
Take precautions and you will not regret it.
Montrose the new hot spot
Please be advised that over the last few nights, Montrose and Chase Valley in Pietermaritzburg have been most hit. Mostly with vehicle theft. Please ensure that your vehicles are locked up safely and do not hesitate to press your panic button or phone in if you suspect anything in either your own yard.