Security within the estate
Tactical Guarding advises estate residents to install burglar bars or close windows, lock doors and also install alarm systems – linked to an armed response company and the on-site control centre, if desired. These alarms should be tested at least once a week and armed religiously, but especially when going away for extended periods on holiday. This is because the stats warn us that a large percentage of break-ins within estates are at the hands of teenagers and young adults, who either live on the estate or are friends of other child residents. While the violence element may not come into such break-ins, residents can still suffer petite theft at the hands of such youngsters, due to peer pressure, drug and/or alcohol use. Tactical Guarding, specialists in provide estate guarding services, also offers pre-employment vetting of domestic workers and gardeners upon request.
Estate security guards out on patrol
To keep the estate as safe as possible, a reputable company will send out regular circulars to residents, that offer tips and keep everyone updated on matters pertaining to security within the grounds. For example:
- ensure that you and your family members know where the alarm-linked panic button is in your home – in case of an incident; and
get to know your neighbours so you can watch each other’s homes for signs of anything amiss – especially over the holidays.
- Stay off your cellphone when driving up to the entrance of the estate and your own drive way.
These factors should add hugely to the multi-layered approach taken by security personnel, from detection technology and cameras, to regular perimeter patrols, scheduled estate patrols, and individual house alarms linked to their systems or an external source.
Sound the alarm to alert your estate security guards
Did you know: the perimeter fence acts as a deterrent to would-be intruders;
- a CCTV camera system provides immediate data, often with thermal detection these days, on which security staff are able to act without delay and ensuring that ambush situations do not occur;
- access control measures should ideally consist of individual access cards or, even better, biometrics, with no access being permitted to any visitor without telephonic verification from a resident; and
- This needs to be accompanied by a vehicle license scanner to ensure that there is an audit trail of who enters and exits the estate. This comes in very handy with contractors.
security guards should be highly trained in the estate’s unique system, so they are never at a loss as to what to do when an incident occurs.
Each and every estate has rules and regulations within the premises to which each resident, visitor and contractors needs to abide to. Who will enforce these rules as you do not want neighbours policing one another. We offer a complete security solution where we do not just place boots on the ground, we help you with the day to day running of your estate.
Here are some of the items we can equip the security officer with:
- Bodyworn Camerawith audio and visual
- Noise level meter
- Transgression book for record keeping
- Speed trapping
- Security drones
So you have a security officer, what happens when a fire breaks out and there is a medical incident and he is first on the scene?
We offer specialised training specifically designed to suite each estates requirements:
- First aid – Level 1
- Snake catching
- Survival Swimming
- Dealing with domestic disputes
- Health and safety
- Crime scene management
- High risk patrol duties
- Firearm handling
- Defensive driving
- Client liason
- Snake catching
- Telephone etiquette
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2 Karee Lane, Kyalami Midrand, 1684
087 727 1911