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CPF Meetings: 

Monthly, on the 1st Thursday of the month.

Sector COMMUNITY meeting will be held at St Michael’s Church, 73 Mount Street, Bryanston.

This is an open invitation to all residents and business owners.  It is your opportunity to engage with SAPS, JMPD and other role players regarding any crime related issues that you may have. The Sandton Sector 2 CPF includes the areas of Bryanston, Riverclub, Petervale, Klevehill Park, Paulshof, Brecknock, Lonehill East and Rietfontein.  

It would be appreciated if you could please print out your own hard copy of the Agenda and Minutes to bring to the meeting.

 

Janet Sutherland

Secretary

 

Sandton Sector 2 CPF sub-forum

 

 

Security Tips - How to minimise the risk of a burglary?

You can never be too careful when it comes to home security. We'd like to offer you some home security tips to prevent your house from being targeted by criminals.

Perimeter Fencing & Doors

• Most Criminals would rather target properties that are easily accessible. Electric fencing is a well-known deterrent, once bridged or tampered with, an alarm should sound.
• Overgrown vegetation should be trimmed clear in front of the perimeter fence as well as inside the premises, to prevent intruders from hiding behind the foliage. • Trees should be trimmed away from the perimeter fence to prevent criminals from using these branches to climb into your premises without being detected.
• Always ensure perimeter gates are locked and secured when not in use.
• At night, lock perimeter doors and fasten windows securely. When retiring to bed, lock inter-leading doors to those rooms that are not occupied and set your alarm.

Early Warning Systems  

• Make use of outside passives to alert you of any movement within the perimeter, if breached by an intruder.
• Should you move around within the perimeter, only deactivate the areas you move in as the rest can still detect any unwanted movement.
• Clear the areas around the passive where movement should be detected from obstructions and dense foliage.
• Always test these passives once a week to ensure that they are working effectively.

General Security Tips


• Windows left open should not be visible from the street. Always lock perimeter doors and close windows that are far away from where the family activity is centered.
• Fit suitable "spacers", locks or bolts to all sliding doors to prevent them from being lifted off their tracks (this is the most common method used to open sliding doors, windows and driveway gates).

• When purchasing valuable items, don't throw the boxes in your refuse bin that show quality name brands - criminals are on the lookout for things to steal. Destroy the boxes, and seal in a black plastic bag for recycling perhaps.

• If you are expecting a service provider, do not allow entry unless their identity has been checked and confirmed.

• Ask all employees for a copy of their identity documents and keep them on file.

• Get to know your neighbours - they are additional eyes and ears while you are not around.

• Suspicious movement can be noted and reported to SAPS 

 

Let's all work together on making Paulshof a safe community to live in!

• SAPS 24-hour vehicle response: 071 675 6095 and 071 675 6094

• 7 Arrows: 0861 727 769 / Greedy (vehicle) - 072 747 6907

• Savika: 0861 728 452 / 011 234 7424

• JMPD Hot Line: 011 375 5911

• Anti-Corruption Hot Line: 0860 267 787

• Sandton CPF, SAPs Sector Commanders, SAPs Sector Vehicles: www.sandtoncpf.co.za

 

Security for Paulshof, as a whole, is managed by area committees: Paulshof East, Paulshof West, Paulshof Central, Paulshof Ext. 10 and Paulshof Hill.

For security enquiries, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

PCS 

Dear Residents,                        

You may recall that after three public meetings, the PCS was mandated to set up a non-profit company called Paulshof Community Services which was going to manage security for the entire suburb of Paulshof on behalf of residents. The idea was that if we set up our own body dedicated to managing an approved service provider we could achieve two things:

- improve security service provision for the entire village and 
- roll-out an enhanced security solution (motion sensor cameras, licence plate recognition, etc. for the whole of Paulshof) as presented at the three meetings.

For PCS to continue with this mandate, we required 500 families to sign up so that our planned budget could become a reality. Sadly this has not been the case and the numbers responding have fallen far short of our target. We are, therefore, suspending the activities of PCS until there are positive and encouraging signs of a growth in signed up members.

You might ask why suspension instead of shutting down. Chubb is nearing the completion of the purchase of the existing iMvula clients in the area, who represent the largest block of clients of a single service provider. They hope to increase their signed up subscribers from the current 300 odd to 500. When they have reached this target, we will resume discussions to see whether the proposed solution is viable or not. PCS will resume discussions with a security service provider who has the biggest market share in Paulshof once the target has been reached.

To those who attended the meeting and responded positively, a heartfelt thanks. The words of Ghandi come to mind, " You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Thank you for your support and best wishes to all for the future.

PCS is hereby falling in to abeyance.

PCS Trustees