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    KeyPad TouchScreen release: Elevating Ajax system management

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    Ajax Systems proudly presents the product that seamlessly merges security and smart home devices’ management. Take charge of smart home security easily and confidently using KeyPad TouchScreen, now available for distribution.
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    Crime stats show property crimes are up. Is your home next?

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    Crime stats show property crimes are up. Is your home next?
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    Crime stats: property crimes are up; how safe is your home?

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    The Quarter 3 crime statistics released by Police Minister General Bheki Cele (in February) showed that all property-related crimes increased by 7.2%. These include burglaries at residential and non-residential properties, theft of motor vehicles, and theft out of motor vehicles.
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    ‘Rather safe than sorry’ should be your home security mantra

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    Hindsight is not something you want to be referring to when it comes to personal and home security.
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    Caution – Your domestic staff – Do you really know them?

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    The start of a new year is also often the time new domestic staff are employed. Employing staff to work on your property is not a decision to be taken lightly - for many reasons, says Charnel Hattingh, Group Head of Marketing and Communications at Fidelity ADT.
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    January: A perfect time to check your home and business security systems

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    The start of the year is the perfect time to consider whether security systems are still adequate and to decide if changes are needed. The easiest approach is to ask basic questions – the replies will determine what you need to do next, at home or work.
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    Home Security Resolutions for the New Year

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    The start of a new year is the perfect chance to think of all how you can live a better life. These New Year’s resolutions should include ways to live safer and more securely.
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    The 6 most common ways criminals get into our homes and more important –...

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    Our homes are supposed to be our safe havens, places of peace and relaxation, happy memories, and stability. Unfortunately, with crime levels as high as they are most South Africans actually live in a constant state of stress - at home, at work and even on holiday.
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    Changing Weather Patterns & Seasons – What this means for our critical home security...

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    Most people would agree that weather patterns everywhere are changing. Here at home, we are seeing rain in places where it does not normally fall while other regions are recording either much hotter or colder conditions than in the past.
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    How smart are smart homes really?

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    How smart are smart homes really?
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    Use your best security common sense during Census 2022

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    From 3 February until March, Census 2022 fieldworkers will be descending on suburbs to collect population and housing data. This is South Africa’s fourth population count post-democracy and the country’s first digital census where at least 165,000 fieldworkers will be deployed to count everyone within our borders.
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    Is your security system ready for heavy winds and summer heat waves?

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    The change in season brings changing weather patterns to all parts of the country. Depending on where you are located, it can involve bouts of strong winds or extended periods of increased temperatures. These can have serious implications for a home security system, and accordingly need to be considered when doing system maintenance.
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    Home Security: The best way not to fall victim to armed robbers is to...

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    One of the most common crimes in South Africa today is armed home robbery. No matter how prepared you think you will be in the event of this happening to your family, many home invasions end tragically when people panic or try to escape the situation.
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    How safe is your domestic worker in your home?

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    Domestic staff falling victim to criminals while at work in private homes is common. There have been many cases of gardeners robbed while working outside or domestic workers conned into opening the gate for “meter readers” and then being tied up and assaulted before the home is ransacked.
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    Being safe and healthy at your next “Show Day”

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    Open House or ‘Show Days’ is a valuable way of introducing your home to prospective buyers. The gradual relaxation of lockdown regulations means that estate agents can now start using this as a way of selling property. But understandably, safety and health measures are now more important than before.
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    Phasing out of lockdown is not a good time to downgrade security

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    The national lockdown has had a positive effect on crime levels in the country, with Police Minister Bheki Cele confirming early in April that there had been a significant drop in serious and violent crimes since lockdown started on March 27.
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    Housebound? Keep security top of mind

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    Many people have had to change their Easter travel plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Charnel Hattingh, national marketing and communications manager at Fidelity ADT, says crime picks up over Easter so whether staying home or travelling a short distance to visit family, homeowners must remain vigilant about home security.
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    New Year Priority – Make your home and business safe

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    The new year offers a new start. Perhaps the security of your home or business has been neglected and needs a fresh approach too.
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    Crime stats – 1.3 million incidents of housebreaking in 2018/19

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    Victims of crime in South Africa are apathetic to report their ordeals to police, the 2018/19 Governance, Public Safety and Justice Survey (Victims of Crime) report has suggested.
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    Eighty per cent of house robberies result from informants

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    In 2016, UNISA’s School of Criminal Justice conducted research into understanding and preventing house robbery in South Africa.