National News

Stand Together, Team Work

Safety and security starts at home, and an effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones is by working closely with your neighbours to make your suburb safe.

 

“Well coordinated community safety efforts allow the police and other law enforcement agencies to better deploy their resources in a way that protects larger areas. It boils down to a teamwork approach to driving crime out of suburbs,” says Charnel Hattingh, Head of Marketing and Communications at Fidelity ADT.

 

“The best start is to make sure you know everyone in your immediate vicinity and have their contact details. You can look out for one another, and you are best placed to immediately see if anything out of the ordinary is happening. If something seems to be amiss, raise the alarm,” says Hattingh.

 

“Take note of any potential safety issues and raise it with your neighbours. This includes everything from broken fences, to open gates, to valuable items left unattended. The same goes for children or vulnerable members of your community – by simply caring for their safety, you can already make a difference.”

 

A practical way of staying in touch with neighbours, she adds, is to consider forming WhatsApp groups for every street. This can be a quick and effective way of sharing safety related information with neighbours. Hattingh also warns against the sharing of unverified information or fake news on any community platforms or social media pages.

 

“Make sure everyone in your household – and in your street – also receives the correct contact details for all police, law enforcement and security partners in your area. In case of any emergency, please ensure that everyone knows exactly who to call so that valuable time is not wasted,” says Hattingh.

 

Ends

 

Issued on behalf of Fidelity ADT

Latest articles

FIDELITY ADT | 21 Jul 2021

Three suspects involved in business robbery apprehended

Three suspects involved in a cross pavement cash robbery this morning at a garage ...

Read More
FIDELITY ADT | 21 Jul 2021

Stolen vehicle located by security cameras outside Stellenbosch

A suspected stolen vehicle was seized by police outside Stellenbosch this week aft...

Read More
FIDELITY ADT | 12 Jul 2021

Stand Together, Team Work

Safety and security starts at home, and an effective way to protect yourself and y...

Read More
FIDELITY ADT | 12 Jul 2021

Private security under pressure

Fidelity Specialised teams and air support mobilised to assist with the current si...

Read More

Make the right move. Let us keep you safe.

Just because you’re moving doesn’t mean you can’t take us with you. Keep Fidelity ADT as your security company by reconnecting with us when you relocate or sign up as a new customer now.