Corporate Security

5 Ways to Improve Security on Your Commercial Property

Your commercial property is an extremely vulnerable place. Your staff, as well as every valuable asset your company owns, are on the premises almost all the time. Therefore, building powerful security measures is an extremely worthwhile investment. Here are five things you can do to improve your security:

Secure the Perimeter Thoroughly

The obvious place to start is at your points of entry. Secure all doors and windows with security gates and/or bars as well as contact sensors that are connected to your alarm system. There are always going to be entrances that are seldom or never used. Pay special attention to these, and secure them thoroughly. That rear fire exit could easily be a soft target for burglars.

Install CCTV

The next most important aspect of your security is your electronic eye. Cover as much of your property as you can. Also, make sure that you have good digital storage for all the footage and that you can easily access it and play it back when you need to. It won’t necessarily help you prevent a crime but it could help you catch a culprit and possibly get stolen property back. It is also a fairly effective deterrent.

Make your cameras part of a wide-ranging wireless security system that includes your entrance sensors, motion detectors and alarm sirens. Alarm systems, especially ones that involve the number of components you need on your commercial property, are very complex to install and maintain. A wireless system eliminates much of the hassle of installation and also makes the system more scalable and flexible.

Upgrade Your Access Control

Whatever your security budget may be, you would do well to devote a large portion of it to your access control system. There are many sophisticated options available at a variety of price points, making use of everything from key cards to biometrics and face recognition. It ensures that only those authorised to come and go are allowed to do so, and your visitors can be carefully monitored.

Link Your System to an Armed Response Service

Your alarm system, in spite of all its sophisticated accessories, is meaningless if there is nobody to respond to its call. You need to subscribe to a reputable tactical reaction company who can respond with force when necessary for your protection. Many of these companies also offer guarding services for that extra bit of assurance, as well as having access to your CCTV footage around the clock.

Don’t Forget Cyber Security

You don’t only have to worry about the security of your building and physical belongings. Your information is quite possibly the most valuable asset your company has. You should invest considerable resources in protecting your data with various anti-hacking measures, anti-virus software, offline and off-site storage, careful password protection and authentication software and firewalls, amongst other things.

TRSS can provide all of these security services and more. Contact us to give your commercial security the extra anti-crime barrier it needs.

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How to Layer Your Home Security System for Maximum Protection

Strong home security is never achieved through one single layer of protection. If your yard is vulnerable, then only having an alarm system with motion sensors and mags on your doors and windows, is not likely to keep you entirely safe. 

Keeping your home as safe and secure as possible requires building layers of security; starting at your gates and perimeter walls and moving inwards towards your bedrooms and living areas. Think of it as a suit of armour where you need to be sure to fill in all the gaps and chinks. Here’s how to go about it.

Start at the Perimeter 

Whether you opt for high walls or palisade fencing is not the most important factor. A determined burglar will find his way through or over any barrier. The point is to be alerted should any such breach occur, meaning that it can be stopped quickly. Start with a good electric fence going all the way around the property, and connect it to an alarm that will let you know whenever someone or something touches it.

Maintain Your Yard

Keeping your yard in tip-top shape announces to would-be invaders that you are present and conscientious, which makes their job more difficult. Also be sure to make sure all trees and other plants near your perimeter are clear of your electric fence and don’t offer criminals a means of access.

Install Motion Sensor Beams

This is the next layer after your electric fence. Set up beams around your yard to ensure that every part of it is covered. If someone does get past your fence, you will still be alerted to their presence before they gain access to your house.

Secure Your Entrances And Interior, Add Cameras

Install contact sensors on every single point of entry to your house – doors and windows. Make sure there is not a single point of entry that isn’t being “watched”. Then, as well as burglar guards on your windows and security gates, you can also add extra security by reinforcing your doors with bars or additional locks. Also, install cameras to keep an eye on all angles of the property, both inside and outside.

Link to Armed Response

The best alarm system will have very little benefit if it alerts nobody but you. If criminals gain access to your property, you may not have the ability to repel them or to call for help. Link your alarm system to an armed response company such as TRSS and make sure that effective assistance will be on the scene within minutes of an incident.

Contact TRSS for help with designing your layered security system to keep you, your family and your property safe.

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6 Signs Your Business Needs Help from a Top Security Company

Crime is prevalent everywhere you go. Unfortunately, matters may be so bad, that for some business owners it may be necessary to obtain the professional assistance offered by corporate security services to help protect their assets, staff and customers. Many factors influence whether you’ll need the assistance of professional security services. Below, we’ve listed 6 of the most important signs that indicate it is time to secure your business from crime. 

Are You Worried About Crime?

If you’re worried about crime or if you’re located in an area where crime is prevalent, then you will need help from one of the reputable security companies in Johannesburg. 

You’re Concerned about the Response Time in an Emergency

Calling the police is a good thing. But, it often takes time for them to arrive at the scene. 

Theft by Staff or Customers

A reputable security company in Johannesburg can set up advanced security systems in order to limit theft on-site by staff members as well as customers. 

Vandalism 

You may be located in an area where vandalism is rife. Corporate security services can help to reduce these risks or even prevent these types of acts of vandalism to your building. 

Are You Worried about Your Employers Working Late? 

The safety of your employers is important. That is why hiring a reliable security company in Johannesburg to set up a safer environment for staff while they work late is absolutely vital. This will also make the staff feel more comfortable and safe at work. 

You Serve Alcohol at Your Business

Alcohol consumption can lead to many adverse reactions; one of which may include trouble with drunk customers such as “acting out” or fights and brawls – and the list goes on. Having security guards and appropriate systems in place will greatly reduce the chaos which can be caused by alcohol consumption. 

For more information contact us today!

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What Is the Role of Tactical Security?

When you think about tactical security, SWAT is what most often comes to mind. And, that is indeed what it is. The abbreviation for SWAT is “Special Weapons and Tactics”. These very specially trained forces brave each day to help protect their clients. The role of SWAT in corporate security consists of many things. Needless to say, it is an extremely high-risk job.

What Does a Tactical Security Team Do?

Protective service companies undergo intensive and very specialised training. They provide services in a variety of areas such as armed response, SWAT services and off-site monitoring to name a few.

Armed Response

Armed response has to be on standby in any dangerous event or incident. Highly trained teams are continuously kept up to date with the latest criminal activities and threats and are always improving on their current skills.

Comprehensive training includes working with various weapons, night vision equipment and target practice. Physical training is essential to keep fit, so as to be able to react to any dangerous situation including house penetrations, hostage situations, driveway hijackings and lots more. They need to stay prepared every second of every day.

SWAT

SWAT teams are sometimes comprised of groups of skilled and professional ex-military operatives who also stay in shape and up to date with military training. Security companies sometimes deploy a SWAT team to provide extra security measures and support to an already existing tactical security team.

Tactical Off-Site Monitoring

Off-site monitoring is vital to ensure that an area or areas are secured at all times. Tactical teams will continue to guard the place and be on standby in case of an emergency.

Protecting citizens are one of the most important roles that tactical securities play. They will continue to be the first in line when it comes to stopping criminal activity.

For more information, contact us today!

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Why You Need Predictive Residential Security Services – Not Reactive

Criminals are becoming smarter. They are coming up with new ways to gain access to homes and cause harm. If you want to secure your property and ensure the safety of your household, you’ll need to be a step ahead of these intruders. This is where predictive residential security services come in.

Predictive residential security services go beyond simply installing home alarm systems or an electric fence. These services work to better understand your security needs and vulnerabilities. They rely on years of security data to respond to events and, therefore, ensure the safety of your property.

For example, off-site security personnel monitoring your property are trained to spot specific conditions such as the same car parked outside your home or a person with suspicious behaviour walking by your home. This ensures that security personnel is able to respond faster and thus prevent damage or injury.

Predictive residential security services also ensure that areas of vulnerability are prioritised in the design of home alarm systems. These services do not apply a one-size-fits-all model to the installation of the security system. They design the system based on your specific needs following an inspection of your property. This ensures greater security for your household.

Bespoke security systems ensure more efficient use of resources. They also improve the chances of intercepting criminals. These systems reduce the chances of false alarms and, therefore, ensure that security personnel is available to respond to actual emergency situations.

If you’re looking to secure your property, contact us, TRSS. We’ll provide you with bespoke security services to meet your specific needs.

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How to Keep Your Business Secure During Load Shedding

Since mid-February, large parts of South Africa have experienced rolling blackouts. As one of the leading commercial security companies in the country, TRSS Security would like to warn clients, readers and citizens to make sure their businesses are secure when the power is off.

If your alarm system has been installed by a professional, correctly programmed and coupled to a battery system, it will continue to protect your property and premises – even if there is a blackout. To make sure that you, your staff and visitors to your offices and premises aren’t left unprotected, double-check the quality and power level of your backup batteries often. Another proactive step that business owners can take is to alert security guards when the power is off so that they can be extra vigilant. Train them to report any suspicious activity and to be particularly watchful of trespassers during rolling blackouts.

If your business premise is exposed to extended load shedding, be sure to check the alarm system every three or four hours. Other systems that should be checked include the fire systems as well as the batteries. Issue a communiqué to employees to avoid using gas and candles as this can increase the risk of fires. It is wise to install energy saving lights such as LEDs to reduce your demand on battery power during these times.

Another step that companies can take is to contact TRSS for armed response security systems and door access control systems. Not only can our guards be on call 24/7, but we can ensure that the right people get access to the right areas through our quality access control systems. Contact TRSS security for more information about commercial security companies in South Africa today.

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Real-Time Offsite Monitoring And Remote Viewing Services For Your Business

With the steady rise in crime rates over the past few years, taking additional security measures have become crucial. TRSS, along with many other security companies in South Africa, has found that a wireless security camera system is one of the most effective security measures that a person or business can take to secure their homes or offices.

All types of property crimes, including break-ins and motor vehicle thefts and larceny-thefts, can be curbed and minimized with a high-quality video security system. If you live in Gauteng, then you are all too familiar with how common burglaries have become. To avoid incurring financial losses, you need to be proactive about the security measures in and around your property.

Here Are A Few Ways A Wireless Security Camera System Can Help:

Prevent Thefts:

When criminals become aware that a house or business is being watched, chances are they will leave the property alone. This is simply due to the fact that it is too high a risk to break into and enter a property where there will be recordings of their faces and their interactions with fellow burglars.

Instill A Sense Of Security:

Most people who have a video security system in their home and offices say that they feel more secure as a result of the added security.

Record Every Detail:

If you need to review a particular series of events, a video security system documents all the footage including the dates and times.

Enables Remote Monitoring:

Today’s state-of-the-art wireless security camera systems allow you to keep an eye on your home and business while you are not there.

Advanced Warning:

The latest video security systems will alert you to any suspicious activity that it captures.

Increased Professionalism:

Many companies have testified that a camera system increases professionalism at the workplace.

Are you ready to make your business more secure? Then get in touch with TRSS for wireless security camera systems and tactical reaction services today.

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TRSS is fighting crime on William Nicol

William Nicol is a renowned road in Johannesburg. If you are not hearing about it in the news because of the traffic, then you are likely hearing about a hi-jacking, smash-and-grab, or other criminal activity.

Many residents of Fourways are hypervigilant when they travel along William Nicol. Even with visible police activity, people are scared and they don’t feel protected. Blueheart.africa recently reported that CEO of Nashua Central, Phil McDiarmid, launched a site to investigate the crime on William Nicol and see how his company could assist. TRSS, along with RSS and OSM joined forces with Phil to provide security solutions on William Nicol and Leslie Roads, the two roads that were identified as areas of immediate concern.

TRSS installed industry-leading ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras to monitor all passing vehicles on these roads. The IP cameras are linked to amazing software that alerts our security teams and the SAPS of potential criminals and criminals that have been involved in crime so that they can be stopped and apprehended before more crimes are committed.

An issue that hits close to home

Brett Fisher, CEO – RSS Security Services & Executive Director for TRSS Reaction, as one of the first students to attend Fourways High School when it opened and is currently raising his family in Fourways.

“I have lived in the Fourways area for over 30 years, I have 4 boys, the eldest is 14 years old and attends Fourways High with some of my old teachers! It is no secret that we have been hit with a crime wave. I hope to see more businesses, estates and the community getting behind this initiative. I would like them to engage with Nashua and OSM or ourselves to get on board with cameras and OSM so we can blanket the entire area and get the crime under control – as mentioned, we have the technology at our fingertips – let’s use it and make Fourways a great place for our families to grow up in,” says Brett.

This is just one of the many ways that TRSS supports and protects their community. If you need residential or commercial security services, contact us today.