Make security a priority


ADT Security, a private security company, provides their services to households and businesses across the nation.

With the new year well on its way, ADT has urged residents to upgrade their security. “The whole point of having a security provider is so they can assist in your moment of need. To be able to assist, they need to be able to contact you and have access to your property. Only by keeping your details updated, is this possible,” said Theunis Kotze, general manager of ADT inland region.

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He added that it is of vital importance that your security company can access your property during an emergency situation. This means they need to be up-to-date with your information and personal security measures.

“High walls and electric fences are a great deterrent to keep criminals out, but they can also have the reverse effect if they prevent security officers from accessing your property.” Homeowners are also encouraged to notify their security company of any vicious dogs on the property.

“We rely on our clients to tell us whether they have dogs, especially vicious dogs, at their premises. We really try and avoid any harm to animals or our officers, so we ask that our customers keep us up to date on their pets.”

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Kotze urged residents to be vigilant about who they allow into their residences. “Doing the necessary background checks on domestic staff before hiring them may seem like a time-consuming exercise, but could make all the difference to your home security. In many cases of break-ins and house robberies, we find that there has been inside information shared with criminals.”

According to Kotze, criminal records can be obtained from the police, provided the prospective employee has given consent. “Ask questions about dismissals, responsibilities, any security issues, tardiness and so on. It’s important to speak to more than one previous employer so you can get a good idea of the employee’s track record.”

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