LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
R2,000,000,000 bank heist!
That’s quite a jump from the last big South African bank heist of R400,000 that happened 40 years ago in Krugersdorp. The criminals are better dressed too! Still, it’s almost insignificant compared to the amounts “lost” by SOEs and municipalities. Imagine where we could have been without all that…
So much more could have been done to reduce unemployment and poverty. The great news is that change is in the air. Slowly the people responsible for these disasters who were once untouchable are now being removed from their positions and are being replaced. I’m encouraged by these changes and remain optimistic about the future of our great country. There is growing political excitement about the upcoming elections. Let’s hope that following these elections the new government will tackle these problems with increased determination, urgency and effectiveness.
An encouraging start has been made but there is also a fight back which must not be allowed to prevail. How much of a storm is brewing remains to be seen… for now, let’s learn to dance in the rain!
In our neighbourhoods crime has increased and is not yet showing any signs of reducing. We all need to take personal responsibility for our families and homes by being more aware of the risks, modifying our behaviour to avoid those risks, regularly checking our technical equipment and beefing up our defences. Effective perimeter security is important. Locked gates, electric fences and outdoor beams are good deterrents and give you more time to react against any attempt to get into your house or to reach you. Regularly making sure that these perimeter defences are working is vital; particularly in complexes and estates.
The Fourways area is growing like topsy and is certainly the ‘New North’. The Fourways Mall will become the second largest in South Africa with 175,000sm of retail space. In the greater Fourways area there are expectations and plans to build 40,000 additional household units over the next 20 years. Add to that the further development of Lanseria Airport, including a Gautrain station linked to a station in Fourways and on into the rest of the Gautrain network and you have an ambitious and impressive development plan.
All this exciting growth throughout our TRSS geographical footprint will, of course, create opportunities for criminal networks to up their game – security companies need to stay ahead of the criminals by continuing to find more effective ways to combine technology and manpower to keep them out of our areas.
Please make sure all of you have tested your alarm systems and perimeter protection to keep your families and valuables safe. For those of you lucky enough to be going on holiday, travel safe and let’s look forward to 2019!
TRSS IN 2018!
Multi discipline training is a joint effort between TRSS and some of its partners designed to ensure that all parties are able to work together in any situation to ensure the best possible solutions.
TRSS goes above and beyond standard training, to make sure that our staff are at the pinnacle of the industry. We pride ourselves on being the best, and we aim to bring everyone else along with us to the top. Security in South Africa is always a concern and TRSS like to ensure that security companies and their support structure are all fully capable of handling any situation.
Training this year has been a huge success with SAPS, JMPD, Customs, CPF, Pikitup and residents of the areas. Some of the training has led to the seizure of many illegal items, contrabands and arrests. TRSS is always striving to be the very best.
TRSS is forever increasing awareness to help protect our communities.
This year we have partnered with various security companies as well as SAPS and JMPD to help reduce crime at troubling intersections, participated in crime awareness days with SAPS, clean up operations, search opeations and many other initiatives.
By creating awareness, we aim to ensure the public know we’re here to protect and to make sure the bad guys know we are fully committed to crime prevention.
Some of our projects to build awareness in 2018 included our Crime Awareness Day with SAPS and various projects to help reduce hijacking attempts.
A LITTLE IN HOUSE NEWS!
Introducing Auto-Dispatch! Each of our Armed Response Vehicles have been outfitted with a Tom-Tom Device tablet, designed to immediately pick up a panic button being pressed and direct the closest vehicle to the emergency via the shortest possible route. Our control centre is notified by the device allowing for full synchro- nisation in communications, creating the fastest possible response times.
Our teams never sleep! But they do take shifts!
While our communities are fast asleep, our teams are hard at work to make sure we all sleep with some peace. Here is an example of the actions report from a team in Bryanston over night. We don’t miss a spot!
Please find the following report from the site Bryanston:
BRYANSTON 18h33 A lady spotted walking Berkley South.
BRYANSTON 18h56 People spotted standing Berkley 4.
BRYANSTON 19h06 Man spotted standing at Berkley 4.
TRSS Contacted spoke to Thapelo OB No 8919.
BRYANSTON 19h13 TRSS Reaction Vehicle arrived on site.
FEEDBACK A woman working along 6 Berkley visited girlfriend at 4
BRYANSTON 19h43 Reaction Vehicle passing along Berkley
BRYANSTON 21h28 TRSS Reaction passing along Berkley South.
BRYANSTON 23h43 Car spotted passing along Berkley 4.
BRYANSTON 00h08 Car spotted passing along Berkley Cottsmore
BRYANSTON 05h39 A lady spotted walking along Berkley South.