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7Arrows Newsflash May 2019

Security Update

This newsletter contains important information for all 7Arrows Security clients, and those that live in areas secured by 7Arrows. We encourage you to read it, take in the information and, act on advice given. In this edition:


  • FIVE House robbers ARRESTED in numerous areas!

  • Suspect arrested after trying to break into vehicles!

  • Trespasser Chased!Business robbery halted and suspect arrested

  • School Crime Syndicate stopped!

  • 85% of contact crimes start at your driveway gate!

  • 7Arrows GateSafe alerts you!

  • DID YOU KNOW? 7Arrows "tuck in" service


House robbers ARRESTED in numerous areas!

Last Friday morning saw the apprehension of TWO suspects following the attentiveness of two officers in Bruma. While on patrol our officers found two individuals trying to gain access into a home in the area. On approach our officers found the individuals with house break-in tools in their possession.During the arrest on suspect managed to flee while two were arrested.

Both have been handed to SAPS.


Suspect arrested with weapon

Officers again made us proud when they were able to stop an individual from robbing a home in Morningside. Following an alert from nearby security CCTV surveillance our officers responded to the scene where they were able to chase down and apprehend the individual. The suspect had stolen items on his person along with a very big knife. 

The suspect was handed to SAPS. Well done to our officers and 24/7 Security for this arrest.


House Robber arrested

Last Tuesday lunchtime led to a successful arrest. After receiving a panic our brave officer responded to a home in Cyrildene within minutes. On arrival our officer came face to face with criminals loading stolen items onto a bakkie. Our officer jumped into action and within minutes the criminals had dropped the stolen items. A fight ensued with the criminals trying to drive over our officer. Quick thinking and training allowed our officer to eventually pull the driver of the bakkie out of the vehicle.

Unfortunately the other suspects fled the scene. The bakkie, and house break in tools along with the driver were arrested and handed over to SAPS.


Potential House Robber arrested

A resident in JHB North called in a suspicious person roaming by his house. The resident was also able to send our control room footage which was deemed to be suspicious.

A 7Arrows vehicle was immediately dispatched and after driving around the area the suspect was spotted.

While further questioning the individual a SAPs vehicle happened to drive by, the suspect was handed over to them.


Suspect arrested after trying to break into vehicles!

Tuesday evening, while on routine patrol our alert officer noticed an individual trying to break into vehicles in the Wendywood area. Back up was immediately called and within minutes the suspect was arrested.

Well done to our brave men!

Proactive patrolling AND back up is highly important for security to be able to have all necessary resources to keep those types of people out of our areas



Business robbery halted and suspect arrested

Another arrest took place in Kew when a 7Arrows officer noticed a suspicious individual in the area. A nearby resident was also able to assist and point our officer in the direction of where the suspect had fled. Following a chase and assistance from Savika the suspect was successfully arrested.

He too was handed to SAPS.

85% of contact crimes start at your driveway gate!


Statistics from 2018 to date from 7Arrows monitored areas show 85% of all residential contact crimes start at the driveway gate. In 60% of soft crimes that have taken place, suspects have used the driveway gate at their point of access.


Take a weekend walk through your suburb and when you arrive home, stop and look at your property from the outside. The driveway gate stands as the most common point of entry for burglaries and armed robberies


For homes with sliding gates, start by adding a sturdy bracket to your gate motor. This prevents forced entry and gate motor theft, a crime that has come into prominence throughout Johannesburg.


Next look at the tooth bar that connects the motor’s cog to the gate. Criminals often use garden picks to bend this bar. The tooth bar can be protected by welding some flat bar in the space between the bar and the gate. Sheeting can also be added to the gate to prevent access to this bar or even to the motor. A bracket that prevents the gate from being lifted is also important, the bracket should be designed to limit upward and lateral movement.

Swing gates are harder to secure. Add plates onto the gate that prevent tampering with the connection between the gate and its mechanical arms.


When the gates close, the edges should be flush with one another. The gate arms should be fitted with good padlocks, and a magnetic lock that activates when the gates close can prevent house breakers from pushing the gates apart by hand.


It is now possible to add a device that will notify your response company that your gate has been forced open. This can either link to your home alarm or acts as a stand alone device linked to an alarm transmitter.


The last step comes down to habit and procedure. Our officers often report that residents accidentally leave their gates open.


Warning devices can also be installed to notify you that the gate is open, but visually verifying that the gate is closed is a crime stopping habit.

Get in touch and see how we can assist in making your driveway gate safe! 010 140 770 info@7arrows.co.za 






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