News Flash-May 2013
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 14.04pm, our control centre received a call from an unknown female who reported a housebreaking in progress in Sir George Grey Street, Oranjezicht. 2 vehicles were dispatched, R26 and R27 and the control centre also notified SAPS, as well as the neighbourhood watch. Our first vehicle arrived on scene in just over 2 minutes and spotted 2 male suspects drop a number of items and run in the direction of Breda and Prince Street. The suspects were chased and apprehended by our armed reaction officers. Upon investigation it was found that they had broken into a unit in Marynin Court. Access had been gained via the rear sliding door. The flat was alarmed, but the alarm was not armed at the time of the housebreaking. CBAR officers recovered 2 laptops, 2 digital cameras, 1 PS3 and 1 flat screen TV set. The result was 2 nice arrests and one very happy homeowner.
Please visit our web-site each Friday as updated crime statistics are posted weekly on www.cbar.co.za.
Important points to note;
The average life span of a battery is approximately 3 years depending on how often the mains power has been down. Under normal circumstances the control centre would send an sms out to the designated key holder stating that there has been an AC fail (mains power) or a low battery signal which indicates that the voltage on the battery is low.
With the approach of winter we may or may not have power outages, but it is not the right time to discover whether your battery backup will support the functioning of your alarm.
An additional power pack comprising of a secondary battery and transformer is an additional backup which should be in place, especially when an alarm has a number of outside beams that are hardwired to the system due to the fact that these draw a fair amount of current.
Should you have any doubts about your battery backup, please contact our technical department for advice on 0860 151515.
On that note, I would like to wish you all a warm and safe weekend.
Alan Kusevitsky and the CBAR Team