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Residential Estate Security Handbook 2017


Safeguarding warehouse contents
June 2016, Security Services & Risk Management, Asset Management, EAS, RFID

During April 2016, an armed robbery took place at a warehouse in Gauteng. At the time of the robbery, a security guard – armed with an Active Track device – was patrolling the perimeter of the warehouse. After attempting to overcome the robbers, the security guard was tied up, thereafter the assailants fled with an array of high value goods, and the Active Track device.

Amidst the commotion, the guard had dropped his Active Track device. The guard was aware that by dropping the device, an alarm would be triggered in the Active Track 24-hour support centre.

In response to the alarm, a support centre operator listened in on the scene, through the silent call function, and immediately alerted the security company. Within minutes, a response vehicle of the security company was dispatched to the warehouse. Upon arrival, the member of the response team notified the police of the robbery.

In an effort to locate the stolen goods and robbers, the security company logged on to Activeview, Active Track’s online portal, and examined the profile of the Active Track device. Through the Active Track device’s GPS functionality, it transpired that the device was on the move.

The security company monitored the device in real-time and constantly updated the police on its whereabouts. This assisted the police in tracking down the Active Track device, and consequently the robbers and high value goods.

After an hour of pursuing the Active Track device, it came to a standstill at a residential address in the south of Johannesburg. Moments later, the police arrived at the address. It transpired that they had arrived at the headquarters of a syndicate which had been targeting warehouses storing high-value goods, for some time. The robbers were consequently arrested, and the stolen goods seized.

For more information contact Active Track, +27 (0)11 551 1687.


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Supplied By: Active Track
Tel: +27 11 551 1687
Fax: 086 218 2928
Email: info@activetrack.co.za
www: www.activetrack.co.za
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