House robbers ‘not ADT officers’

2016-10-04 06:00

The ADT security company says it is aware of social media messages doing the rounds that warn people to be aware of five men in ADT uniforms who come to houses and rob the inhabitants.

An ADT representative advises people to never open their homes to anyone claiming to be ADT technicians (or any other contractor) unless they have a set appointment for them to be visiting their homes.

Adrian Good of ADT says technicians work on an appointment-only system and carry identification.

The social media message reads: “Please be aware of five males, dressed in full ADT uniforms. They approach houses with ADT boards to come and check on your system, ‘as system needs to be updated’. Once they are in your house, they rob you. This exact incident has been reported in Rondebosch. Please be vigilant. Always clear with ADT control room before allowing any strangers onto your premises.”

Good says they are aware of an incident in Rondebosch earlier this month, but the robbers involved were not in ADT uniforms.

“We investigated this incident and can confirm that these were not ADT personnel. We are not aware of any other similar incidents or approaches.

“If people have any doubt about the authenticity or identity of anyone – regardless of who the service provider claims to be – they must call that company’s main switchboard to verify the identities of the people wanting access to their properties.

“No-one should be allowed to enter unless they can prove proof of their identity and their bona fides for visiting the property.”

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