HOME SECURITY

Few people really bother about security until something happens to them or a neighbor. Little do people know know that the public’s complacent attitude is the burglar’s best friend and your worst enemy. There are many things the average person can do to make their home less of a target. The tips below will get you started on the right road.

Considering the amount of time we spend in our homes, there is no doubt to why we should spend so much time worrying about the safety and security within our homes.

 An easy way to make your home feel safe is to lock your doors and close your windows. Always ensure that all you take time every week or fortnight to make sure all your external doors and windows are intact and cannot be easily forced open. If someone is scouting your home, they will see that you always use keys to enter, which is a good deterrent for burglars.

 Invest in an external motion sensor system to trigger a main external light to light up your front step, which is an easy to afford option – lights scare prowlers off and they are also a sign to show that you are security conscious.

 Investing in a basic home security system is worthwhile – if any exterior windows are doors are opened while the system is active, sirens will sound. Having your alarm monitored by an alarm monitoring company ensures you will have adequate help whenever it is needed. NB* Rapid response services are very affordable prior to contrary belief.

 Consider investing in a fire-proof and water-proof safe if you have a higher end need for safety and valuable assets to protect. If you want to keep any irreplaceable documents, they need to be kept in a waterproof environment. Your safe should be bolted down to the floor; a burglar might not have enough time to break into the safe but he will carry it with him to open it later.

 Learn about your neighborhood, and if your home is in a neighborhood with a higher rate of crime, consider installing burglar bars on windows. They are a visible sign of physical security. They say “Knowledge is power” knowing about the type of crimes that take place in your neighborhood better positions you to protect your family and valuables.

 Keep your curtains closed – they make it harder to see in if someone is trying to figure out if you have anything worth stealing. By being private about what you have in your house you reduce your risk of having a break inn; burglars will never break in if they are not certain that they will find something worth their while to steal.

 The safest home is one in a safe community. Be involved in your community – a strong community has a better chance of rejecting any negative criminal elements as well as supporting positive ones. Community programs like Neighborhood Watch encourage each member of a community to watch out for each other, and as a result, common crime in those neighborhoods is dramatically lower. Community programs help communities know each other making it easier to recognize those that do not belong.

 Be Proactive – Planning ahead is how you stay ahead of the enemy. Before they strike, tighten your security. At home, get the necessary security in place. Feel free to contact us for a threat assessment of your residence.

 Never Give Out Information Carelessly – This seems rather normal for most Zimbabweans, secret memos and data leak out of our lips either willingly, in pubs or even in an atmosphere of hysteria. Always ensure cogent information about you or members of your family are shared amongst those trustworthy. Never give vital information to persons unfamiliar to you.

Remember, the two things a burglar fears most are being seen and having to take too much time to complete the crime. Your security is in your hands and just as charity begins at home, Security begins with You!!

NB: when implementing community neighborhood watch programs, call on us – we can sit in and give you professional advice for no charge.

For more info: http://www.securico.co.zw | info@securico.co.zw

SECURITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

In today’s world, change and uncertainty are constants. The application of technology is now an integral part of security solutions.
Many organisations are now faced with many different types of risk.

Modern multiple risk profiles of companies now demand a coordinated, systematic and integrated approach to enable companies to increase their ability to achieve their goals.

Security equipment such as CCTV cameras, recorders, access control, perimeter fencing and intruder alarms can be integrated. While it was expensive and difficult in the past for these varied systems to talk to each other, the technology has now become an inexpensive “plug and play” solution – the in built technology manages all aspects of integration.

With these systems though, it is imparative that they be installed correctly to ensure that they can serve the purpose they were installed for. For example a CCTV system installed in a way that leaves a lot of blind spots is a wasted investment in that it cannot fully carryout its purpose. When installing security systems please use seasoned proffesionals in the security industry with contactable references.

Call in a professional to carryout a security survey for you and give reccomendations (you can contact us for these). This ensures that you have value for your investment. Different security systems serve different purposes in different environments, hence the wrong or cheapest system might be of no value to your particular security needs.

Corporates and home owners need to know that its not just having a security system that will reduce security risk but its having the right security system. The wrong security system will as a matter of fact increase risk due to giving you a false sense of security.

Take into mind your security needs before installing security systems and always get professional advice in order for you to make a solid investment.
Always remember “SECURITY BEGINS WITH YOU”.
NB: SECURICO will conduct a security survey for you at no cost.

Contact us: info@securico.co.zw | http://www.securico.co.zw

Divine Ndhlukula recognised at Africa’s Titans and Most Influential Women Gala in Johannesburg

CEO Communications recognises Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government and Titans – Building Nations
30 October 2014. Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg was the perfect venue for the powerhouse of top-tier executives who attended. Everyone gathered for the Gala Dinner, Continental event, celebrating Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government and Titans – Building Nations, hosted by CEO Communications.
The Gala Dinner was one to remember as the African roadshow was ended off by recognising the Continental Winners in each economic sector. The event was attended by most finalists from across the continent. Regional Winners were recognised at regional events in South Africa, Mauritius, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, Ghana and Cameroon. The Gala Dinner aimed to give these individuals a chance to be recognised alongside their continental counterparts. With over 600 attendees this was truly the opportune time for Africa to Unite. Hosted by Derek Watts and Entertainment by Yvonne Chaka Chaka added much to an already star-studded event!

CEO Communications partnered with SAMSA, Air Mauritius, Aramex, Mabatho Events, Aston Martin and CEOS Technologies for a truly memorable event. Different business sectors were recognised and only to mention a few of the winners:
• Business and Professional Winner: Divine Ndhlukula & Alon Raiz,
• Agencies and Regulatory Winner: Khoudijah Maudarbocus-Boodoo,
• Agriculture Winner: Josephine Okot,
• Arts and Culture Winner: Mumbi Kaigwa,
• Aviation Winner: Kate Odendaal,
• Building and Construction Winner: Amina Hersi Moghe,

And a lot of other sectors with winners from across the African Continent.

We are proud as TEAM SECURICO to have such an astounding and inspiring award winning leader. This comes barely two weeks after Divine won 1st Runner Up UNCTAD women in business award in Geneva.

TEAM SECURICO

HOME SECURITY

Considering the amount of time we spend in our homes, there is no doubt to why we spend so much time worrying about the safety and security within our homes.

 An easy way to make your home feel safe is to lock your doors – if someone is scouting your home, they will see that you always use keys to enter.

 Invest in an external motion sensor system to trigger a main external light to light up your front step, which is an easy to afford option – lights scare prowlers off.

 Investing in a basic home security system is worthwhile – if any exterior windows are doors are opened while the system is active, sirens will sound and a signal will be sent to an alarm monitoring company.

 Consider investing in a fire-proof and water-proof safe if you have a higher end need for safety and valuable assets to protect. If you want to keep any irreplaceable documents, they need to be kept in a waterproof environment.

 Learn about your neighborhood, and if your home is in a neighborhood with a higher rate of crime, consider installing burglar bars on windows. They are a visible sign of physical security.

 Keep your curtains closed – they make it harder to see in if someone is trying to figure out if you have anything worth stealing.

 The safest home is one in a safe community. Be involved in your community – a strong community has a better chance of rejecting any negative criminal elements as well as supporting positive ones. Community programs like Neighborhood Watch encourage each member of a community to watch out for each other, and as a result, common crime in those neighborhoods is dramatically lower.

Few people really bother about security until something happens to them or a neighbor. The public’s complacent attitude is the burglar’s best friend and your worst enemy. There are many things the average person can do to make their home less of a target. The above tips will get you started on the right road. Remember, the two things a burglar fears most are being seen and having to take too much time to complete the crime.
NB: when implementing community neighborhood watch programs, call on us – we can sit in and give you professional advice for no charge.

Contact Us on: info@securico.co.zw | http://www.securico.co.zw

CRIMINALS GETTING SMARTER

With the low employment rate we are currently experiencing, Zimbabwe has just started experiencing some of crimes that we have never anticipated before. Criminals are getting smarter as educated people are being left jobless hence resorting to crime. As Corporates you have to position yourselves to deal with the risks in your business. We are experiencing major break in’s that are intelligently executed and have various con artists in the country with bogus businesses, out to fleece Corporate organizations. First and foremost, a company must come up with a Comprehensive Security Plan which should have the following key aspects:
– Communication: All employees who deal with external organisations should be cautioned to assess who they deal with and raise an alarm if they is any suspicion.
– Risk Analysis: analyse key areas in your organization were risk is greater and work on minimizing those risks. We can carry out a security survey on your behalf and provide you with tailor made ways to mitigate those risks.
– Implementation: is key to successfully preventing loses. This should be done with the aid of security professionals to make it full proof.
– Monitoring: constant monitoring of proceedings is imperative to ensure the system is being implemented as planned.
– Security Reviews: These should be done quarterly in order to replace failed systems with better ones and to upgrade systems as knowledge base increases as a way of continual improvement.
Top management must take the first step to produce and implement security plans through the development of a comprehensive security policies involving the above key aspects. The plan must be documented, communicated to all stakeholders and should be reviewed periodically. There should be definite measures put in place to mitigate the risks identified. It must have the implementation aspect clearly spelt out. In all this, management involvement is critical.

Contact us on: info@securico.co.zw | http://www.securico.co.zw

BENEFITS OF A CCTV SYSTEM

Having a CCTV system installed at you premise has major advantages. Not only does it act as a deterrent to would-be thieves, it also captures visuals which can be used as evidence to unearth criminal activities. Below are facts why an investment in a CCTV system can be worthwhile.
 Security and Surveillance: You do not need eyes at the back of your head these days. Strategically placed cameras can be both monitored and recorded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Digital recorders can record all your cameras for up to 3 months or even more if you need it. Remote monitored CCTV systems allows you or manned guards to watch over your premises from anywhere in the world.
 Deterrent: A CCTV system can be an enough deterrent to put off a potential intruder.
 They work around the clock: During daylight hours cameras provide color images before automatically switching to Infra-Red providing monochrome images in zero light condition. For critical Asset Protection, Perimeter Monitoring, and Threat Detection in the environments like Mines , Thermal cameras can be used which have the ability to detect movement and capture images over long distances.
 Prosecution: CCTV evidence can be vital in prosecution of offenders (thieves, terrorist, vandals, arsonists, looters, burglars, and any other criminals). It’s much easier to identify and initiate legal procedures against offenders with visual evidence from the CCTV footage. This on its own provides an ultimate criminal deterrent that is both visible and effective
 Reduced Insurance Premiums: With a CCTV system, the insurer will regard your premise more secure therefore will reduce or charge less premiums for insurance.
 Home Security: Home CCTV systems are increasingly becoming more popular as a more cost-effective way of protecting homes, outdoor areas, such as driveways and gardens from intrusion and other crimes.
 Protects employees: Employees might be subjected to abuse by a client and CCTV cameras would help get evidence of this.
 Price: CCTV systems are now very affordable. Take advantage of the CCTV Promotion we are offering for your home or work premise. Send an email to info@securico.co.zw for further details.

CORPORATE SECURITY

With the current economic status, we are at the moment in the country experiencing increased levels of crime particularly in office and industrial areas. Security in the corporate world has become imperative. There are a number of operational things that can improve your security situation, we have listed these below
1. Key Security: Know which keys you have and to which locks, making sure that keys issued on a temporary basis are returned. Assign someone to keep a record of key movement. This can either be a security guard at your premise or maybe your receptionist. It becomes easier to track.
2. Locking Doors and Windows: Have someone responsible for locking interior and exterior doors and checking if all window have been closed. If there is an alarm, make sure that it is armed by the last person leaving the building You can liaise with your Rapid Response to notify you if your alarm has not been armed by a certain time.
3. Securing Office: Use inventory control and keep detailed records (Tag and inventory property) and place follow up policies.
4. Petty Cash: Use a locked cash box and never write down safe combinations. Don’t let cash accumulate; set an amount at which it is to be deposited. If you handle large sums of money, engage a Cash In Transit service provider to secure your cash until it is banked.
5. Service personnel: Ask for positive identification from service personnel and verify their purpose in your area by checking work orders.

Enforce a “No Solicitation” policy as these can be a trick to scope out your building interior. Alarms connected to offsite monitoring will prove to be helpful at night to signal for aid from Rapid Response teams incase security guards have been over powered by armed burglars. Carry out regular security surveys internally on a monthly basis and please do not hesitate to contact us for some Professional advice, it might be the difference between a secure and unsecure premise.
Always remember: A thief can be anyone! A thief is an opportunist! A thief wants to be quick! Be aware, be proactive. If you think something might be amiss, then seriously look into it; because SECURITY BEGINS WITH YOU!!