As a landlord you need to make sure your asset is properly secure not only for your . Having these added amenities is also an attractive proposition for renters and could have you commanding a premium free for your property. You can secure your properties in various ways from physical barriers to alarm systems and of course with armed response.
Armed response in South Africa
Armed response refers to the Armed Reaction Unit that is dispatched when the security service provider that you are contracted to is notified of some unusual activity at your home or business. The security service provider can be alerted in several ways; the two most common being when potential intruders trigger an alarm or when a panic button is pressed.
Armed Response has proven to be a highly effective method of discouraging crime in South African, proving that armed forces are an effective adversary when a would-be intruder considers entering your premises illegally. The fast times of armed response units greatly increase the chance of catching the criminal and ensuring the safety of your family.
Here is a list of 6 armed response options for your home:
The American District Telegraph Company, A-D-T was moulded through the merger of several small telegraph delivery companies. Every ADT team member endures a strict recruitment and selection process to safeguard only the best applicant is chosen. They then undergo at least two security clearance checks as well as a certified psychoanalysis test prior to being presented a job.
Once employed, all candidates undergo rigorous training, which is upheld throughout their time with ADT. All Armed Response Officers are all professionally trained in firearms, crime scene management and basic medical first aid, equipping them to serve you in any situation that may arise.
Today, ADT Security provides fire and security services to thousands of households and businesses across South Africa’s diverse communities and to millions more across the world.
Represented globally, Chubb Fire & Security is one of the most recognised security companies in South Africa. Chubb offers one of the world’s most wide-ranging portfolios of life safety and security solutions offered from a single company, and are a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp, a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.
Chubb provides integrated and independent system solutions for asset and people protection, access control, closed-circuit television (CCTV), electric fencing as well as public address and voice evacuation.
Chubb’s fire offering covers the full range of detection, protection and suppression selections. The company has the capability to provide a total solution for all risk management requirements and in addition has an in-house design and commissioning office.
As the Western Capes local electronic security provider, Sniper offers your residences or company property a comprehensive range of security products along with 15 years in operation behind their name.
Sniper offers 5 different services for their clients:
Should someone try to enter your home or office whilst the system is on, the alarm will be triggered and a signal will be sent to our Alarm Receiving Centre for an emergency response. The alarm system can also be programmed to help provide protection for you while you are at home.
- Threat of Fire
They provide a monitored alarm system which alerts you to fire before it may be detected by a sensor. An emergency response can be sent by pressing the Fire button on your keypad.
- 24-hour Medical
In the case of an accident or medical emergency where an ambulance is required, you only need to press the “Ambulance” button to activate the 24-hour emergency response.
- 24-hour Armed Response
The 24- hour Emergency channel allows you to activate an emergency response at the simple press of a button, especially if the fear is that the intruder in your house while you are.
- Hostage / Ambush
The Sniper monitored alarm system has an inbuilt duress feature should burglars even force you to turn your security system off. A silent signal will be sent from the alarm system, while you can still give the impression you have turned the system off.
CSS Tactical began as a community initiative that was effective beyond the hopes of the founding community. Part of the success of the resourcefulness was a clear understanding of South African security conditions through the eyes of South Africans.
Another factor was the successful integration from the outset, of technology and manpower. They live on the principles of DETECT, REACT and DEFLECT.
- DETECT crime or potential crime and intervene before negative consequences occur
- REACT in time to neutralise crime.
- DEFLECT crime away from areas they service.
This began with electronic alarm systems coupled with 24- hour monitoring and armed response services. It established Maser Security as a leading security provider, which now asserts excellent reaction times, friendly staff and efficient service delivery.
They have live camera systems in all their vehicles as well as live tracking systems and all-new Glock firearms. In addition, they have taken a policy to employ ex-military and SAP members who are security-minded and motivated individuals.
City Bowl Armed Response
C.B.A.R is in its 18th year of operation in the City Bowl District, environs and Woodstock is a security company which provides 24-hour Alarm Monitoring and Armed Response.
With the motto “An alarm without a response is just noise” they work closely with the community and offer them the best security solutions. These solutions are formed by using the newest technology, having a tailored service and a devoted, fast acting response team for all security and medical emergencies.
With such options available, you can feel safer, knowing that help is there when you need it. All with the intention of being ready with an armed response for anything they face.
Take the legal route
If you’re looking to evict a tenant from your property and want to avoid a long drawn out case or want to limit your risk then present your case to an eviction lawyer. As a specialist in the field of evictions, our team of lawyers will evaluate your case and give you solid advice if you have a case that will hold up in a court of law.
If you need advice on your eviction case or would like us to represent your case, get in touch with Le Roux