Press Room 2011

 

23 December 2011 Krugersdorp News, Increase in alarm activity over the holiday period
THE END OF THE year holidays are getting closer with this in mind, one of South Africa’s leading fire and security organisations, Chubb Fire and Security has issued some tips…

20 December 2011 Rising Sun (Mid South Coast), Watch your gates
A MAN was arrested for stealing security and driveway gates on St Patricks Road, Umzinto. last Thursday at about 6am. He was caught by Chubb security guard, Reginald Gumede, who responded to an alarm and found a man with a spanner in his hand busy ta…..

16 December 2011 Bosvelder, Security tips for holiday makers
THE END OF THE year holidays are getting closer and with this in mind, one of South Africa’s leading fire and security organisations, Chubb Fire and Security has issued some tips for the public. Chubb Fire and Security is part of UTC Climate, Control…..

13 December 2011 Stellenbosch/Franschhoek/PNIEL Gazette, Check alarm equipment
WITH the end of year holidays upon us, police statistics predict a 20% rise in criminal activity. This problem is aggravated by a sharp increase in false alarms. To avoid the unnecessary dispatch of response officers, Chubb Fire and Security has the …..

9 December 2011 Oewernuus, Moenie stop nie
IV NNW WI. `MI JOHANNESBURG — Om in die komende vakansietyd veilig te reis in landelike gebiede is belangrik. Chubb Sekuriteitsdienste gee wenke vir ‘n vei lige reis. Moenie langs die pad stop om hulp aan gestrande motoriste te verleen…..

26 November 2011 Witness Weekend, Supplement C- Chubb Fire and Security Pietermaritzburg fights crime
CHUBB FIRE AND SECURITY Pietermaritzburg has seen an increase in its customer base and has put another armed response vehicle on the road.  Chubb Fire and Security is part of UTC Climate, Controls and Security Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp…

25 November 2011 THE TIMES, Supplement – Race against time brings down crime
THE MORE communities do to organise themselves in the fight against crime, the better protected they are against any criminal attack.  This according to criminalist Dr Rudolph Zinn of the department… (Continuation, pg 2)

17 November 2011 VISTA – Egpaar dankbaar
IN DIE OGGEND van 9 November 2011 het drie gewapende mans by pastoor Herman Viljoen, stigter van Eden-Christelike Bediening, en sy vrou Dr. Jana Viljoen, ingebreek en aangedring op kontant en vuurwapens…

8 November 2011 Tame Times (Jhb South) – Joint efforts catch thieves
TWO THIEVES were arrested after robbing a business in Tulisa Park on 2 November 2011 in a joint effort by Booysens SAPS, Chubb Security and a community member.  The third thief managed to escape.  Three unknown suspects…

8 November 2011 Southern Courier – Suspects shot after robbery
ON WEDNESDAY November 2, a suspect was shot in the leg while another was arrested after they robbed Tulisa Park Bottle store.  When Alberto Delgado, owner of the bottle store, opened the shop…

1 November 2011 Hi-Tech Security Solutions – FIRE-SECURE Malls
CHUBB FIRE AND SCURITY Durban has been awarded a contract to design and install an automatic fire sprinkler for the Oriental City Mall, situated in the centre of Durban, Kwa Zulu-Natal…

1 November 2011 Volksblad, Leefstyl – Maak buurt veiliger
JY HET ALARMS, die dienste van ‘n sekuriteitsmaatskappy, diefwering en heinings om jou huis.  Maar wat kan jy nog doen om jou gesin en jou eiendom te beskerm?  Maak ‘n verskil deur betrokke te raak en saam te staan…

28 October 2011 Zululand Observer – Golf day pools fund for disabled
A WHOPPING R20 000 raised during the Round Table uMhlathuze 261 and SADGA annual golf day will go a long way in assisting the South African Disabled Golfers Association (SADGA). The event held at the Richards Bay Country Club received much community …

27 October 2011 Weekly Gazette Westville – Woman arrested for house break in
A FEMALE SUSPECT was caught breaking into a home in Rockdale Road, Westville on 18 October, at 11:30am. According to Chubb Fire and Security Monitoring  Centre’s communication officer, Alison Bull, the centre received a call from a client reques…

27 October 2011 Witness – Judge cancels bail for missing accused
PIETERMARITZBURG regional court magistrate Riaan de Wet yesterday finally cancelled the bail of alleged “five minute gang” member Mdeni Vilakazi, who has absconded and is being sought by the police. Vilakazi failed to appear in cour…

21 October 2011 North Coast Courier – Crime Roundup
UMHLALI SAPS HAVE the following incidents to report this week. A Woolworths Ballito Bay Mall employee was caught with fingers in the till to the tune of R11 000 and was arrested with the cash after making an appearance on the CCTV cameras. While walk…

21 October 2011 Mid South Coast Mail – Community meeting
NX COMMUNITY WATCH chairman Sarah Brown has called a meeting at Umkomaas Town Hall on Saturday, October 22 at noon.  Her aim is to give the SAP, Chubb and Hutts a five-minute spot, and she will make a presentation to the public, filling them in on …

18 October 2011 Ladysmith Herald – MC Varman is “putting out fires”
CHUBB ARMED RESPONSE’S Ahmed Sayed pictured with Operations Manager Rubert Walker and Response Officers Donald Nhlapo and Theunis Bekker handed over …

14 October 2011 Mid South Coast Mail – Armed robbery at the mall
A LARGE SUM of money was stolen from a petrol station employee, sent to the Scottburgh Mall to do banking on Monday afternoon.  Following a familiar routine, the employee arrived at the parking lot …

14 October 2011 Mid South Coast Mail – New 24 hour security patrol for NX community
NX COMMUNITY WATCH chairman, Sarah Brown reports that Chubb has offered to patrol the NX areas, day and night, for the next two months.  Instead of remaining in one parking spot, they will patrol the streets by car.  Included is the security patrol of the parking areas…

7 October 2011 Mercury – Applause for swift service
I WOULD LIKE to applaud the speedy reaction of my security service provider. On Sunday my vehicle broke down after midnight, 5km from home. One call to the emergency number got me the help I needed. A security officer arrived within minutes, armed wi…

1 October 2011 Hi-Tech Security Solutions – Chubb SA strategic changes in Management team
CHUBB FIRE AND SECURITY South Africa has made some strategic changes to its management team. Neville Rothfusz has been promoted to regional managing director of the inland region, while James Havenga has been promote…

30 September 2011 South Coast Herald – No interest is shown
DEAR EDITOR, It is most disconcerting to see the lack of  interest and participation in the monthly Uvongo pc Community Safety Forum meetings by both or HCM Protection Services and private security companies operating in this area. or Send Not only …

30 September 2011 South Coast Sun – Door kicked in during daylight robbery
AN ATHLONE PARK couple received a nasty surprise when an armed robber  burst into their Kingsway home on Heritage Day, September 24. “We laid down for a quiet rest at about 2.30pm with doors locked but access within the house. A robber with a gu…

27 September 2011 Daily News – Accused members of 5-minute gang in court
THREE MEN ALLEGED to be members of the infamous Pietermaritzburg “five-minute gang” appeared in the city’s magistrate’s court yesterday where their trial was again adjourned. Their alleged accomplice, a fourth accused, wa…

24 September 2011 Volksblad – Dankie vir die Goeie diens
EK WEET DAT MENSE  net geneig is om te kla in briewe, maar vandag wil ek ‘n paar mense bedank…..

23 September 2011 – Zululand Fever
DOMESTIC WORKER STABBED just for a television a domestic worker was assaulted and stabbed in the leg when intruders entered a home in Meerensee, Richards Bay, Tuesday. However thanks to a vigilant neighbour and the suburb’s operational Community Police Forum (CPF), four sus…

20 September 2011 Rising Sun (Mid South Coast) – Cables Stolen
ABOUT 32 METERS of electricity cable was stolen from Roseville Secondary School last Wednesday. The cover to the main electricity supply cable for the school was removed, and a tyre used to burn the cable located along the school’s driveway. Once bur…

20 September 2011 – People’s Post Grassy Park – Parkwood Primary School back on track
LLIAN AMOS  PARKWOOD PRIMARY has been going from  strength to strength after being burgled seven times  in little over a week.  At the end of July, the Parkwood school was heavily vandalised by burglars, and the estimated damage done w…

20 September 2011 – People’s Post False Bay – Property-related crime on the increase
MP – THE SIMON’S TOWN police announced last  week that crimes like burglaries and thefts E out of cars have become a concern in the greater Simon’s Town area. The areas worst hit are Gleincairn, Scarborough and Simon’s Kloof. “We believe that ( perp…

18 September 2011 – Sunday Times
NEVILLE ROTHFUSZ Regional managing director & James Havenga  Group operations director ..

16 September 2011 Eastern Express
POLICE TAKE CRIME to the streets with roadshow appealing to shoppers, residents and the community at large NOSIPHO MKHIZE »nosipharnkhize@witness.co.za PINETOWN Community Policing  Forum (CPF) with the Pinetown  SAPS embarked a crime awa..

15 September 2011 – George Herald
CHUBB HAS THE  following advice for homeowners prior to setting leaving their homes unattended: Test your alarm before you go away, however, notify your monitoring centre beforehand. If your alarm is faulty, don’t leave it to the last minute to reques…

13 September 2011 – Cape Argus – Aid boosts vandalised school
STAFF REPORTER THERE has been a vast improvement in the learning environment at Parkwood Primary School since it was renovated after falling prey to vandals recently, according to the principal. Randal Phillips said there had been a notable change in…

09 September 2011 – South Coast Fever – Thanks to Chubb and SAP
DEAR FEVER, Thanks to Chubb and the SAPS of Port Edward for their quick response and professional assistance on Sunday 28 August 2011 when we were attacked and robbed. If it were not for their promptness, we could have found ourselves in a much worse….

26 August 2011 – Hillcrest Fever – Taking back their streets
A DEDICATED COMMUNITY  project is keeping families safe and reducing crime PETA LEE » peta.lee©expressmedia.co.za THERE’S no point in whingeing about crime while doing nothing about it. Instead, “We have to take responsibility for our properties a…

16 August 2011 – Ladysmith Herald – Joint community project
AACL’s ANNA_MARIE accepts a pet food donation that was made possible by Chubb Security. Handing over the goods is branch manager, Gerhard Jacobs and operations manager, Rupert Walker. According to Jacobs, this is part of the upliftment community proj…

05 August 2011 – Northern KwaZulu Natal Courier – The cruelty of Crime
SIR, IT IS with regret that I have to write this letter. In our country the crime rate is so high, it’s like a mountain. Even the accident rate is so high. So many innocent people are losing their lives. It’s so cruel. There are so many reckless drive…

05 August 2011 – Newcastle Advertisier – Thief nabbed after using stolen vehicle
ESTELLA NAIKER A correctional services vehicle undergoing a routine service, was stolen from a mechanic’s workshop, used to commit a robbery and returned before business hours the next morning in the hope that nobody would realise it had ever been …

05 August 2011 – Roodepoort Northsider – Robbed by 10 men
SAM MEDHURST (email): Last night (30 July) my family and I were robbed in our home. Five armed men entered our home and tied us up. Later that night, five more armed men joined in to help remove our valuables. I Just want to share my deepest gratit…

01 August 2011 – Eastern Times – Control Room almost up and running
RIVONINGO NDHAMBI Garscom have taken further steps to ensure the safety of residents in the area. Together with Chubb Security they are about a month away from getting their security camera’s and control room ready for business. “We started about ni…

01 August 2011 – BrainStorm Working together Part 1 of 4 Part 2 of 4 Part 3 of 4 Part 4 of 4
CIO ROUNDTABLE COLLABORATION Brought to you by 6111’111s CISCO Business Connexion WORKING TOGETHER HOW DOES THE MODERN CIO ENSURE THAT THOSE WHO NEED TO CAN COLLABORATE? words PAUL FURBER photos KAROLINA KOMENDERA 0 ne of the more difficult challenge…

01 August 2011 – HI-TECH Security Solutions
CHUBB APPOINTMENT Jeremy Thompson has been appointed regional business development manager at Chubb Fire and Security Durban where he will be responsible for managing all new corporate business within the Durban branch. In addition he will provide …