Dear Valued CBAR client CBAR has updated its policies and procedures in line with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act. Please take note of the following in this regard: By virtue of the agreement which exists between CBAR and you, the Client, certain personal information is required to carry out the contracted service and ... more

CBAR Newsflash-June 2021 - 2021-06-18

                                             Dear Valued CBAR clients,   Are you being given the best security advice for yourself and your assets? Currently there are thousands of companies offering some sort of secur... more

CBAR Newsflash – 30 April 2021 - 2021-04-30

Dear Valued CBAR clients, As an area bound Security Service Provider, we at CBAR closely monitor the criminal activity in our area of operation. We have again taken note that the crime along the border of Table Mountain National Park has increased.  This is not a new phenomenon, as there are times where it peaks proceeded by less active ... more

CBAR-Newsflash February/March 2021 - 2021-02-24

  Dear Valued CBAR Clients, This month of February marks 23 years of operation by our company in your area.  CBAR has continued to operate according to its mission statement. “In order to fight crime successfully, we need to use our specialised knowledge of our area, to work closely with the community whilst offeri... more

CBAR-Newsflash December 2020 - 2020-12-14

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CBAR-Newsflash October/November 2020 - 2020-10-16

Dear Valued CBAR Clients, The most recent survey from Statistics South Africa show that almost 70% of property related theft was that of mobile phones.  Considering that this survey was conducted almost 2 years ago and all that has transpired since on an economic level with a further 2.2 million people being unemployed since the outbrea... more

Security advisory August 2020 - 2020-08-28

Dear Valued CBAR client,   Our current statistics have shown an increase in break-ins into, primarily residential garages. This is not something new, however there are periods when this type of crime peaks, such as at present.   Please ensure you always remember to check that your garage door has physically closed once yo... more

CBAR- News Flash July / August 2020 - 2020-07-31

Dear Valued CBAR client Since the first day of level 5 lockdown, CBAR has, like most other security service providers, continued to provide a rapid response to all situations requiring our services. It was quite a surreal experience for all our CBAR officers to drive through our usually busy suburbs and find them almost completely deserted. T... more

CBAR SMS Notifications - January 2020 - 2020-01-13

Dear Valued CBAR Client, Load shedding has continued to disrupt our SMS service as CBAR is reliant on 3rd party Network service providers sending out SMS notifications.  This adversely affects service levels to clients. Due to these SMS’s being received late or not at all, CBAR has decided to only send out the following SMS’s... more

CBAR Load shedding advisory –Keeping you in the Loop- December 2019 - 2020-01-06

Dear Valued CBAR Client, CBAR has received various notifications from Alarm Communication service providers, as well as from Vodacom with regard to the load shedding currently being experienced. A national supplier of GPRS communication on the Vodacom and MTN network stated that some clients might experience slow, limited or no signal communi... more


Dear Valued CBAR clients Telkom is currently moving away from copper technology to focus on wireless and fibre moving forward. If you have switched your analogue telephone line to fibre, this may result in the alarm communicator signal not being received by the monitoring centre. To ensure your alarm continues to function without a landlin... more

CBAR Quarterly Newsflash- December 2019 - 2019-12-03

Dear Valued CBAR Clients, Its December yet again and the end of the year and decade are but days away.  Before your holiday begins:-  Please ensure that you have checked and tested your alarm system!  Ensure it is fully functional: Check that alarm signals are reaching our Monitoring Centre when triggered. That all sen... more

CBAR Quarterly Newsflash - September 2019 - 2019-09-20

Dear Valued CBAR Clients, Many South Africans are acutely aware, that one of the major concerns for all is the continued increase in crime as a whole throughout the country, which was confirmed with the release of the latest crime statistics by the minister of police, Bheki Cele. There are typically two types of criminal activity, nam... more

CBAR Quarterly Newsflash - June 2019 - 2019-07-08

Dear Valued CBAR Clients, Based on our statistics from the past few months, we have noticed an increase in the number of clients being surprised by intruders on their property.  In most instances clients have not had security gates locked or failed to arm their alarm systems especially at night. Importance of access to property and the r... more

CBAR Quarterly Newsflash-March 2019 - 2019-04-03

Dear Valued CBAR Clients, Many homes and businesses have felt the impact and additional burden of increased load shedding. The Cape Town CBD and surrounding areas have been excluded from load shedding due to “the sheer volume of the population”, as stated by a member of the mayoral committee for Energy and Climate change, giving a... more

CBAR Quarterly Newsflash-March 2019 - 2019-04-03

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CBAR Quarterly Newsflash -December 2018 - 2018-11-23

Dear Valued CBAR Clients, With 2018 rapidly drawing to a close, CBAR is planning its crime prevention strategies for the festive season.  No operational staff take leave during this period, ensuring full compliments in each shift with additional resources being added during this peak time. CBAR has also taken delivery of 3 new vehicles, ... more

CBAR Quarterly Newsflash - September 2018 - 2018-09-20

Dear Valued Clients, As Capetonians, we have all been blessed with a truly wonderful Cape Town winter, which has contributed to our dam levels reaching a capacity of almost 70% on average.  It was a mere 6 months ago that day zero was a reality that dominated most conversations. Recently the South African Minister of Police, Mr Bheki Cel... more

CBAR Quarterly Newsflash- June 2018 - 2018-06-28

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CBAR Quarterly Newsflash-March 2018 - 2018-03-28

Dear Valued Clients, As the year 2018 began, I’m sure many of you escalated the Water Crisis and Day zero to the number one topic of discussion, followed by the changes happening within the political realm in South Africa. It was almost refreshing in a way to attend a dinner party and not have security as the “hot topic”:&nb... more

CBAR- Quarterly Newsflash December 2017 - 2017-12-12

Dear Valued Clients, Its December yet again!  The south easter is blowing, the traffic congestion has increased and the schools and businesses are closing down after a busy 2017.  As usual, CBAR, like most security companies enter into the busiest period of the year.  It’s all hands on deck here at CBAR, with no staff taking... more

CBAR Quarterly Newsletter - 2017-08-31

Dear Valued Clients, Many of the neighbourhoods within the City Bowl area have been experiencing unprecedented levels of crime, especially over the last number of months.  These include all types of crimes from housebreaking, theft of and out of motor vehicles as well as contact crimes. We at CBAR have been contacted by numerous resident... more

CBAR Quarterly Newsflash March 2017 - 2017-03-29

Dear Valued Client, CBAR proudly celebrated its 18th birthday in February 2017.  Hence, for the past 18 years, the operation involving alarm monitoring and armed response has continued non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, since the company’s inception in 1999. This is no mean feat, and the fact that all 7 managers in the variou... more

CBAR-News flash- November/December 2016 - 2016-12-02

Dear Valued Clients, We have just entered the last month of 2016 and most people are focusing on winding down their businesses and looking forward to their forthcoming holidays and some quiet time.  CBAR, on the other hand is entering its busiest time of the year, as this is when clients call upon us the most. The traffic congestion is a... more

CBAR- Newsflash August/September 2016 - 2016-10-12

Dear valued clients, The past few months have again shown a marked increase in criminal activity in our area of operation. The residents in certain areas have even resorted to calling emergency meetings to try and find solutions to this increase in crime. Devils Peak is currently experiencing the highest number of break-ins with the crowba... more

CBAR-Newsflash May/June/July 2016 - 2016-07-27

Dear valued clients, Having been involved in the security industry for more than 2 decades, written numerous articles on various, if not all aspects of security ranging from armed response, electronic alarm systems etc, you would think I would have a good idea on how to handle security related situations. If I might add, I spent 8 years as a ... more

CBAR- Newsflash March/April 2016 - 2016-05-12

Dear valued clients, In previous newsflash communications, various topics pertaining to security issues have been canvassed, some on an on-going basis. We encourage all clients to please test their alarm systems at least once a month.  To simply switch it on and off and assume it must be working may be a bit naïve.  A low volta... more

CBAR - Newsflash October / November 2015 - 2015-11-06

October / November 2015 Newsflash Dear all valued clients, CBAR was recently approached by a neighbourhood watch to give the exact procedure that is followed once a burglary / panic alarm has been triggered. Here follows the procedure following a burglary (alarm) activation from a client’s alarm. The control centre operator will r... more

CBAR- Newsflash July/August 2015 - 2015-08-27

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CBAR- May / June 2015 Newsflash - 2015-06-04

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CBAR- March / April 2015 Newsflash - 2015-04-01

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News Flash -January/ February 2015 - 2015-02-04

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News Flash - December 2014 - 2014-12-05

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News Flash- October 2014 - 2014-11-06

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News Flash- August / September 2014 - 2014-10-01

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News Flash- Important Notification - 2014-09-30

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News Flash July 2014 - 2014-08-08

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June 2014 Newsflash – Important Security Information - 2014-07-03

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Newsflash April & May 2014 - 2014-06-05

Dear Clients, As is evident by our weekly crime stats, there has been a dramatic increase of criminal activity within our area of operation. These are posted on our web-site at , under weekly stats, as they are updated each Friday.  As mentioned in a previous newsletter, these house robberies and armed robberies involving fir... more

Newsflash-March 2014 - 2014-04-09

3rd April 2014 Dear Clients, CBAR has had an exceptionally busy March with numerous call-ins to report suspicious persons or behaviour  witnessed by members of neighbourhood watches and homeowners in general, having become more aware that there is an increase in crime, especially in the residential areas Our officers have approac... more

News Flash-February 2014 - 2014-03-26

   Dear Clients, For the past 22 years I have been involved in the armed reaction industry, within the City Bowl area. In the early 90’s, approximately 1 in every 10 households had an alarm linked to a monitoring company and upon activation SAPS were dispatched to investigate.  Eventually as the number of alarms increased, S... more

News Flash-January 2014 - 2014-01-30

Dear Clients, The festive season came and went rather quickly and thankfully it appears that most of the intruders took a break over Christmas time.  January, on the other hand, kicked off with a bang and house-breakings and theft out, and of motor vehicles shot up again, specifically in Oranjezicht. A few nice arrests were made in Decem... more

News Flash-December 2013 - 2013-12-09

Dear Clients, We have just entered into the last month of 2013 and most people are focusing on winding down their businesses and looking forward to their forthcoming holidays and some quiet time.  CBAR, on the other hand is entering its busiest time of the year, as this is when clients call upon us the most. Here are a few tips to make y... more

News Flash-November 2013 - 2013-11-07

Dear Clients, It finally appears that more of our clients have been reading these newsletters and are taking heed of the advice being given.  During the month of October, 4 of our clients’ premises at which house breakings occurred, were of the same MO as in the past few months where a window pane is removed to gain access.  Each... more

News Flash-September 2013 - 2013-09-13

Dear Clients, On the 22nd August 2013 at approximately 07.45am an interesting occurrence happened outside our offices whilst I was sitting at my desk, which overlooks the corner of Myrtle and Upper Buitenkant Streets. There was a screeching of tyres followed by a loud bang.  This is fairly much the norm as there is usually one accident a... more

News Flash-August 2013 - 2013-08-08

Dear Client, For the month of July there was a fairly significant increase of criminal activity in our area of operation.  Particularly in the residential areas of Oranjezicht, Higgovale and Tamboerskloof.  A number of houses bordering Table Mountain / Nature Reserve as well as Signal Hill have been targeted. In one incident a prope... more

Fuel Price Increase - 2013-08-02

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News Flash-July 2013 - 2013-07-05

Dear Clients, Our records reflect that for the 2 weeks preceding 27th June 2013 there was very little criminal activity to report.  This could largely be attributed to the fact that SAPS had an operation in the City Bowl area from the 17th – 24th June 2013 during which 53 persons were arrested for various offences.  A further ope... more

News Flash-May 2013 - 2013-05-31

Dear Clients, Our statistics have shown that for the past 3 years, May month has been the month with the highest criminal incidents and this month has been no exception.  Tamboerskloof in particular have had more than 16 housebreakings and more than a dozen cars broken into this month. On a more positive note, on the 18th May 2013 at 14.... more

News Flash and Signboards - 2013-04-29

Dear Clients, On the 22nd April 2013 at approximately 15.34pm, CBAR control centre received a distress call from a member of the public that alerted us to the fact that a male person had just jumped over into their neighbours property in Leeukloof Drive Tamboerskloof.  An armed reaction vehicle R24 was immediately dispatched and arrived ... more

News Flash-April 2013 - 2013-04-19

Dear Clients, After the first real winter storm pushed through Cape Town earlier this week, bringing with it strong winds and heavy rains, we were inundated with alarm signals from clients that were experiencing an unusually high number of alarm activations.  CBAR would just to like to advise that the predominate wind direction in the summe... more

New Vehicles, Incidents & Wishes 28 March 2013 - 2013-03-28

News flash: We are very proud to announce the acquisition of 2 additional response vehicles to bolster our fleet. These will increase the visibility of CBAR’s vehicles and reduce our response times even further, which are according to industry standards, already exceptionally fast. Please keep an eye out for our shiny new CBAR ve... more

Security and Alarm Information - 2012-10-31

  31st October 2012 Dear Valued Client, As the year is drawing to an end, the essence of this letter should be to wish all our clients a fantastic festive season and a safe and prosperous new year.  These wishes would normally be conveyed a little closer to the end of the year, however there are certain urgent issues, pertaining to ala... more