HOW SAFE ARE YOU LIVING IN A SECURITY ESATATE

HOW SAFE ARE YOU LIVING IN A SECURITY ESTATE

How safe are you, living in a security estate. South Africa has a very high unbearable crime rate and it is now the target people living in the security estate. The towns on target are, Randburg, Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Sandton, Midrand and Pretoria. Why is the security estate being on target is because the burglars have now found a way of stealing. They use false documentation to rent a place in the estate and when people are at work, they help themselves to people’s property and store the stolen goods in same property, which they are renting in estate. One of the main factors why people tend to live in townhouses is for the security, considering the high boundary walls, the electric fence, the electric gate and sometimes security personnel. Burglars are now coming with ideas on how to gain access to such beefed up security townhouses. They will pretend to be the electrical meter guy who came to take readings, they can be the odd handyman called out for a piece job or even something silly as they came to pick up some clothing donations from a certain unit knowing that there is no one at home.

They also work in syndicates and are given inside information from your ordinary temporary gardener or maid. A resident buzzes someone in at the gate without checking who they are or what they want. Security codes used in estates for exit purposes, is another way of the burglars getting their way of stealing in estates. All secure codes should be treated as confidential. It is safer and good to ensure that security related systems are in good working order. Should you suspect that your intruder lives inside the complex. It is always better to be safe than sorry, alert neighbours, the security personal and police.

Another possibility is that, although the front of a townhouse complex is secure, the other perimeter walls might not be so well protected. Did you know that if you live on the outside borders of a security complex and you have the boundary wall with electric fence as security that at times your fence may not work properly? When the branches of a tree grown and tend to touch your fence, the security alarm system automatically goes off. The garden staff and caretaker will investigate what is causing the fault and can´t find out why it is happening, the system might be switched off completely leaving the whole complex vulnerable.”

Nowadays targeting electric fences seems to be the latest method that brazen thieves are using to gain perimeter access. It is believed that various other techniques are used to establish whether a resident is home or not, including ringing the door bell in early hours of the morning. Burglars tend to investigate and assess the situation of the place before moving in. When electric fencing is installed, the frame carrying the strands should be angled away from the protected area. If the strands are upright, thieves may be able to throw a heavy duty blanket over the wires and scramble across. Special attention should be given to the corners of secured walls as this could be a weak security spot. In order to prevent these bad people from succeeding, you may take precautions, such as activating the unit´s alarm if you are going out or to bed and remembering to close all windows. It is important to fully understand the workings of your alarm system and what it can do. If you don’t have an alarm system or it is faulty, visit our webpage for more info on affordable home alarm systems.

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SINGLE GARAGE DOORS IN SOUTH AFRICA

SINGLE GARAGE DOORS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Single panel doors are constructed from one monolithic panel. From the closed position a single panel door will slide up and overhead on rails to the fully open position. A disadvantage of monolithic panel doors is that the swing up arc of the door occurs partially outside the garage. Meaning a car should stop and park several feet in front of the door to avoid being hit by the garage door when it is opened. At Autogate, we sell and install the following types of single garage doors.

SINGLE 10 PANEL

SINGLE 20 PANEL

SINGLE 30 PANEL

SINGLE GOTHIC GARAGE DOOR

SINGLE STUDED GARAGE DOOR

BRICK GARAGE DOOR

HORIZONTAL GARAGE DOOR

The reason why garage doors  with extension springs are installed with a restraint cable running through the centre of springs is because, the springs the garage door spring snap, this may harm someone, therefore is advisable if your single garage torsion springs snap, please do not repair them yourself. Call a garage door professional to remove, replace or repair them

 

Kobus Labuschagne is the owner of Autogate South Africa and his company has branches in Sandton, Rosebank, Hyde Park, Midrand, Centurion and Pretoria, that will assist you with garage doors and other garage door parts.

www.autogate.co.za

 

 

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VIDEOPHONE

VIDEO PHONE

Article written by KOBUS LABUSCHAGNE.

He is the owner of Autogate, and they are major suppliers and installers of vidoephones in the Gauteng Region such as: Johannesburg, Midrand, Centurion and Pretoria.

A Videophone is a telephone, whereby you can have a video screen. It has functions of both video and audio. Videophones are a security feature to have in your home or business place. This is for the purpose of communication between people in our modern time. Most of the time, video phones are used for the deaf for reasons such as sign language, speech impared etc. The functions of a videocall can differ and they are frequently used instead of videocall for point-to-point calls between two units. Both videophone calls and videoconferencing are also now commonly referred to as a video link. Another popular video device being used is the webcam, they are relatively low cost devices which can provide live video and audio streams via personal computers, and can be used with many installers for both video calls and videoconferencing. This allows two or more locations to communicate via live, simultaneous two-way video and audio transmissions. This is often accomplished by the use of a multipoint control unit (a centralized distribution and call management system) or by a similar non-centralized multipoint capability embedded in each videoconferencing unit. Again, technology improvements have circumvented traditional definitions by allowing multiple party video conferencing via web-based applications.

For more information, on videophones and other security accessories, please visit my website,

www.autogate.co.za

 

 

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HIJACKERS IN JOHANNESBURG

HIJACKERS IN JOHANESBURG

 

ARTICLE: KOBUS LABUSCHAGNE

 

Hijackers in Johannesburg are growing rapidly.  What is this world coming to? Just when you think you are safe with tracker on your car, smash and grab features, well you are not. As hijackers are targeting you when you arrive home and want to enter your premises, that’s when they attack. Don’t be a victim of a driveway robbery, get yourself the security features such as an automated gate, a CCTV installation, intercom system, the security features, we offer are endless. Autogate Security is one of the major security companies in Johannesburg and Pretoria that will assist you in not becoming a victim of a driveway robbery.

 

Always be on the look out when approaching your destination. Turn off your radio when you’re 2km from home so you can be more aware of your environment. If ever you notice, you being followed, drive to the nearest police station or open public place such as a petrol station. In South Africa, and most countries it is ileagal to use the phone, whilst driving, but just this once, call someone and tell them, you suspect you are being followed and what is your exact location.

 

Hijacking in South Africa is serious problem we face and encourage all citizens to be on the look and try and be safe, by securing you and your loved ones. For an affordable fee, you can install a burglar alarm system in your home, work or vehicle, visit our website for more info. www.autogate.co.za 

 

AUTHOR: KOBUS LABUSCHAGNE.

www.autogate.co.za is experienced in driveway robbery tactics and have helped a lot of victims by adding security features such as CCTV.s installation, panic alarm buttons, burglar alarm systems, gate automation and many more.

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GATE MOTOR REPAIRS IN PRETORIA

GATE MOTOR REPAIRS IN PRETORIA

By Autogate – www.autogate.co.za

We are the major gate motor repair company in Pretoria. We offer our services; in repairs and servicing of CENTURION and HANSA gate motors and many other popular gate motors such as the Centurion D3, D5, D10, Vector and R series range and the Hansa Speedo, Deluxe 1 & 2, DC Blue, Gemini, Pro-Alpha and Elite models . Our aim is to refurbish motors, do upgrades and supply remote controls. We work on both swing and slide gates. We mostly use only the best products on the market. Battery backs are also available for the times or power failures and load shedding.

An important factor we take into consideration is that we concentrate on locally manufactured gate motors such as the Hansa and Centurion motors. These motors are locally manufactured for many years in South Africa, are reliable, fast and the spare parts are readily available.  

 

When called out for a job, we check the wear and tear, the safety devices are working well.

 

We have an emergency 24 hour service. Give us a call today for your routine inspections for your automated door for FREE.

 

www.autogate.co.za

 

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INVESTING IN AN ALARM SYSTEM

INVESTING IN AN ALARM SYSTEM

 

Author: KOBUS LABUSCHAGNE

 

Very good alarm systems are costly. Investing in an alarm system is another way in improving security in your premises because it is proven theft deterrence is one of the safest modes when it comes to security. You will need to take time in understanding the types of alarm systems and making a choice as there are a lot of them on the market. Another important factor to take into consideration is whether; you will install the alarm system yourself or hire a contractor. For more info on alarm contractors, visit our webpage http://www.autogate.co.za

 

Having a Monitored system and the Unmonitored System

This is the one whereby a security company monitors your system on a 24 hours daily basis, every day, alerting the police if something goes wrong, should you be unavailable  to be contacted. Unmonitored systems on the other hand are cost effective. They on-site sirens and flashing lights that alerts your neighbours of a break-in, or anything being tampered with in your premises. The system’s sensors are triggered in some way, such as a door opening.

 

How an alarm system works

Most of the time the system, will allow you to deactivate it by being on the silent mode for 30 to 45 seconds. Should this alarm be not deactivated, it then signals a message to the monitoring company over the phone or a using a wireless device. The company responsible for your monitoring of alarm system should receive the call and verify the incoming alarm, and immediately, they should get hold of you to alert you of your alarm system. Remember they supposed to ask you for a password, which you should be able to provide them with and if the password is incorrect, they then alert the police.

 

For more information about alarm systems, visit our website.

www.autogate.co.za

 

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CRIME IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS

CRIME IN RESIDENTAL AREAS

Author: KOBUS LABUSCHAGNE

Crime is mostly very common in residential areas as burglars think that is very easy to break into a residential home. Most of this crime is in the Johannesburg and Pretoria areas. Did you know that burglars have a new tactic whereby they will rent a home in a security complex, which give them full and easy access to gain entrance? These not so clever thieves actually store the stolen goods in those rented units. So if you do live in security complex, take necessary precautions when it comes to your home security. Do not rely on the fact that live in a security estate with electrical fencing, driveway gates, gate motors and security personnel.

At Autogate, we make provide that extra care of security at affordable prices. Our products range from electric fencing to vehicle barriers with access via card readers, fingerprint identification, gate motors, intercom systems and CCTV measures.

Maintenance: we specialise in maintenance for all your

Swimming Pool pumps

Driveway gates

Garage door gates

Gate motors

Solar Systems

Burglar alarms

Electrical Fencing

AND even your in house products such as stoves and all electrical problems

For more information about our residential security, and maintenance, please contact our sales staff. 086 111 2929 (24 hours a day)

 

 

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INVESTING IN AN ALARM SYSTEM

INVESTING IN AN ALARM SYSTEM

 

Author: KOBUS LABUSCHAGNE

 

Very good alarm systems are costly. Investing in an alarm system is another way in improving security in your premises because it is proven theft deterrence is one of the safest modes when it comes to security. You will need to take time in understanding the types of alarm systems and making a choice as there are a lot of them on the market. Another important factor to take into consideration is whether; you will install the alarm system yourself or hire a contractor. For more info on alarm contractors, visit our webpage http://www.autogate.co.za

 

Having a Monitored system and the Unmonitored System

This is the one whereby a security company monitors your system on a 24 hours daily basis, every day, alerting the police if something goes wrong, should you be unavailable  to be contacted. Unmonitored systems on the other hand are cost effective. They on-site sirens and flashing lights that alerts your neighbours of a break-in, or anything being tampered with in your premises. The system’s sensors are triggered in some way, such as a door opening.

 

How an alarm system works

Most of the time the system, will allow you to deactivate it by being on the silent mode for 30 to 45 seconds. Should this alarm be not deactivated, it then signals a message to the monitoring company over the phone or a using a wireless device. The company responsible for your monitoring of alarm system should receive the call and verify the incoming alarm, and immediately, they should get hold of you to alert you of your alarm system. Remember they supposed to ask you for a password, which you should be able to provide them with and if the password is incorrect, they then alert the police.

 

For more information about alarm systems, visit our website.

www.autogate.co.za

 

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GATE MOTOR REPAIRS IN PRETORIA

GATE MOTOR REPAIRS IN PRETORIA

By Autogate – www.autogate.co.za

We are the major gate motor repair company in Pretoria. We offer our services; in repairs and servicing of CENTURION and HANSA gate motors and many other popular gate motors such as the Centurion D3, D5, D10, Vector and R series range and the Hansa Speedo, Deluxe 1 & 2, DC Blue, Gemini, Pro-Alpha and Elite models . Our aim is to refurbish motors, do upgrades and supply remote controls. We work on both swing and slide gates. We mostly use only the best products on the market. Battery backs are also available for the times or power failures and load shedding.

An important factor we take into consideration is that we concentrate on locally manufactured gate motors such as the Hansa and Centurion motors. These motors are locally manufactured for many years in South Africa, are reliable, fast and the spare parts are readily available.  

 

When called out for a job, we check the wear and tear, the safety devices are working well.

 

We have an emergency 24 hour service. Give us a call today for your routine inspections for your automated door for FREE.

 

www.autogate.co.za

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