If you have an Electric Fence, you need to watch this!
SANDTON CRIME NEWS IN BRIEF: CCTV clip shows electric fence tampering; Randburg burglary arrests take place near Pick n Pay on Nicol; suspect claiming to be electrician named Isaac attempts to gain entry to properties.
CCTV clip shows electric fence tampering
Footage that is believed to have been recorded in Parkhurst shows how easy it is for an electric fence to be tampered with.
According to Francois Marais, CEO of Ghost Squad Security, “The twig lengths used by the intruder are calculated to lift the first strand high enough (to approximately 8cm) without touching the second strand. All in all, this gives the slim-built criminal an 18 – 20 cm gap to slide through.”
Marais suggests the following precautions if you would like to ensure your electric fence provides as much security as possible:
- Consider having your fence serviced / re-tensioned.
- Ensure that you have in-line tamper loops installed, which restrict the movement of the strands to approximately 2cm instead of 8cm.
- Alternatively, you can install wall or gate-mounted loops instead of in-line loops.
- Properly mounted and strong wall spikes are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as they will prevent intruders from sliding over that gap between the wall and first strand (once lifted).
- An electric fence is the first layer in your security protection and should of course be linked to your alarm system.
- Layer 2 in your security protection should be outdoor PIR detectors, which give early warning of an attempt at intrusion.
Randburg burglary arrests take place near Pick n Pay on Nicol
(Friday 2 November) – A armed robbery on the corner of Bram Fischer Drive and Dover Street in Ferndale resulted in three suspects being arrested. According to reports, a car chase took place, followed by suspects attempting to flee on foot. A number of suspects were arrested on the corner of Peter Place and William Nicol, as well as the corner of 14th and Mattie.
Several items were recovered, including a loaded firearm.
Suspect claiming to be electrician named Isaac attempts to gain entry to properties
A man calling himself Isaac has reportedly tried to gain access to a number of properties claiming that he is an electrician. Please stay vigilant and warn your domestic staff !
Please also check your alarms, fences and other security arrangements in good time if you are going on holiday. Snatching of cellphones in public areas and at restaurants has recently increased. Please put your phones away. Do not leave valuables in your car.