Where were you born and where do you stay?
I was born in Johannesburg and raised in KwaZulu-Natal. I went to boarding school in Estcourt and thereafter moved to Durban. I now live in George with my wife and two kids. I am 39 years old.
Why do you love working and living in this area?
The town of George falls under the Garden Route and truly lives up to its name in every way. The town is clean, well-run and safe; I have also found that the people here are very friendly while the scenery is simply amazing. There is no doubt that there would be no other place I would rather live and work, and consider myself to be very fortunate.
What is your wish for the security and safety of the people of the Garden Route?
Fidelity ADT wish to partner with the SAPS, NHWs and other like-minded organisations in order to combine and coordinate our efforts in fighting crime. It’s only through a combined effort that we can succeed; hence we are currently involved with several NHWs and have invested substantial resources in creating safer communities. This will be an on-going priority for us, both now and in the future. I would to encourage anyone looking to partner with us to give me a call at our George offices on 044 801 8600 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
How long have you been with Fidelity ADT?
This is my 15th year with Fidelity ADT and 20th year working in the security industry.
What tips do you have for residents when it comes to securing their homes?
Create as many barriers between you and a would-be criminal as possible, not only will this make it extremely difficult for them to gain entry, but will also give you enough time and opportunity to prepare for the intrusion.
Some of the barriers you could use are the following;
- Perimeter fencing or walls
- Adequate lighting at night
- Barrier beams linked to your alarm system
- Burglar bars and security gates
- Alarm system armed and partitioned, covering the rest of the house whilst you are asleep in your bedroom
- Seal off access to your bedroom by sealing off the passage with a security gate
- Have remote panic buttons you can carry around the house and put next to your bed at night.
- Join your local neighbourhood watch WhatsApp group so that you know what’s going on in the neighbourhood.
- And most importantly if you hear a noise outside or some other disturbances, don’t go outside. Rather get your armed response company to investigate as your safety and security is their job and number priority.