The UCSI is gaining momentum and there has been a lot of community interest. The UCSI welcomes Stanley van der Merwe to the team as the Operations Coordinator. Stan is the contact person who will facilitate the Law Enforcement and other appropriate responses to SNIPR “hits” received by the UCSI ANPR SNIPR CCTV camera mounted gantries.
The great news is that the UCSI has received praise and endorsement from the uMngeni Municipality. Contact with all Municipal departments has been made as well as the Department of Transport and SANRAL. Read on further and see the encouraging support the UCSI is getting from all Law Enforcement agencies. Two security companies have now signed up as Affiliated Members to the UCSI, namely Knight Security Solutions and Ballid Security and they are contributing monthly.
BUT … We need to now grow our affiliated membership and start getting in regular monthly contributions to ensure the sustainability of the UCSI. The UCSI is also very open to receiving once-off CAPEX donations of any amount. Along with this newsletter, I have attached the monthly Affiliation Forms and the Individual CAPEX pledge forms. YOUR support will go a long way to making the community even safer. You can also download the forms from the UCSI website at www.ucsi.org.za.
Please share this newsletter with family and friends as well. NOTE: You need to be affiliated to the UCSI as a contributing member in order to receive support in the event of a crime taking place involves vehicle.
UCSI Operations Update (a quick snippet)
Monday 25 March 2019 saw Stanley van der Merwe of the UCSI NPC very busy following up on SNIPR hits from the Lower Karkloof Gantry and the Knight Security Solutions Gantry. Earlier in the day the UCSI received a SAPS Global alert about a hi-jacked vehicle entering Howick at the Lower Karkloof Road. This meant Stan had to go out looking for the vehicle (hence we need more cameras up) but he was able to locate it in a Howick shopping centre parking lot. Stan requested Howick SAPS and KSS back-up and the matter was managed professionally. The vehicle had been recovered by SAPS but not cleared off CAS. The driver was advised to follow-up with SAPS and ensure that the correct paperwork was submitted in order to remove the vehicle from the CAS system. This is good news as hits like these help us “clean up” the CAS and SNIPR databases.
THEN… at 12.23pm on the same day Stan got a SAPS Global alert from the KSS Gantry of a vehicle reported hi-jacked in Pretoria West last month. Stan and I happened to be mobile and managed to pick up this vehicle as it came through Merrivale onto the N3 towards PMB. The PMB Flying Squad were immediately alerted. We were able to give the Flying Squad members updates of the vehicles location as it entered PMB. We following it to a PMB Mall where North and South Cluster SAPS Flying Squad units were able to make the arrest. This was a positive and the perpetrator and vehicle were removed from the scene by SAPS. It was brilliant and very professional. (I need to just add that 10 flying squad vehicles arrived with at least 27 SAPS Officers. As Brian Jones of TrackBox always says “we are not short on resources, we are short on knowing one another” and this is the objective of the UCSI – to make the communication of reliable information through to Law Enforcement a priority).
The UCSI NPC wishes to thank Howick SAPS, Hilton SAPS, Radio Control 10111, SAPS Flying Squad, SAPS Dog unit, KSS and all those involved for their responses and support.
On Sunday 24 March 2019 Stanley of the UCSI NPC was contacted to assist with a hi-jacking and murder in a neighbouring area. The UCSI NPC were able to facilitate a working relationship and synergy between SAPS Crime Intelligence, TrackBox SNIPR, SANRAL and numerous other SAPS entities. The crime was solved within 10 hours of being reported. Communication was key to solving this crime.
Please support the UCSI and join for as little as R30 per month. Go to www.ucsi.org.za and download the Affiliation Form to make a monthly donation.
The UCSI is also looking for CAPEX funding to get the ANPR SNIPR CCTV camera mounted gantries erected. With the support and endorsement of the uMngeni Municipality let’s make our areas safer. These area are (but not limited to) Hilton, Howick, Howick West, Howick South, Kwa Mevana, Merrivale, Merrivale Heights, Birnamwood, Mpophomeni, Karkloof, Curry’s Post and surrounds.
The UCSI is a Not-for-Profit Company that champions empowering Law Enforcement agencies.
Thank you for your support and interest. Please help us drive membership.
Yours in good old crime fighting spirit.
The UCSI team
Debbie Preston, Stan van der Merwe and the UCSI Board of Directors
Please download TrackBox onto your phones. You can go to www.trackbox.world to read more about TrackBox and MDDR.
With the occurrence of violent crimes at an all-time high and theft on the rise, you need to be prepared to protect yourself, your loved ones and your belongings. That’s where MDDR comes in to save the day – and potentially your life.
Ever wondered how your loved ones could come to your aid in an emergency situation if you weren’t able to call for help yourself? Or vice versa? TrackBox have made it easier than ever with the Mobile Device Data Recorder (MDDR) App. Using the same technology as in-flight aircraft data recorders, missing persons and hostages can be tracked through their mobile phones with this ground-breaking app. It is designed to support the TrackBox Emergency app.
The app also aids recovery of stolen mobile devices that have the app installed on them. The device essentially becomes a mobile ‘black box’ that allows us to trace its whereabouts and access data recordings that provide us with further valuable insight into its location – and the thieves themselves.
MDDR has been created to function as your ‘mobile device data recorder’. None of this data is stored anywhere other than as it normally would be on your phone, it simply allows us access to that data in the event of an emergency. We then use that data as best as possible to help track you, your device or assailants in the crime committed against you.
News supplied by UCSI.