Bruneians turn to security systems

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

MORE people are installing security systems to prevent criminal activities at their homes.

Siti Nurmuhassanah Mustafa, the marketing executive at Oregon Systems, told The Brunei Times during the launch of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) exhibition yesterday that they were receiving around 50 sales of security systems monthly.

The three-day exhibition is held in conjunction with the 95th anniversary of the Royal Brunei Police Force.

She said the public response showed that more residents in Brunei are now taking actions to ensure their families and properties are safe.

“It is important to have a security system because it could help protect your homes. The alarm systems help scare intruders away while the CCTV provides them the ability to record,” she said.

Siti Nurmuhassanah said security systems can also help the police carry out investigation.

She encouraged the public to take the necessary steps to improve their security and safety.

“The cost of buying things to protect your family shouldn’t be an issue because it is for their protection,” she said.

Hartunnoo Md Soud, the owner of Mateen Store Enterprise, said security systems are beneficial as they can help police investigations and deter crime.

“CCTV allows you to record and playback if something happens. You can place it at the location you want and connect to the Internet. It can send you notifications on your phone if there is any motion,” he said.

The business has been receiving around 20 sales of security systems monthly.

Hartunnoo believes this is a positive response from the public.

“Right now, the most sales we have are from alarm systems. From my observation, security systems are needed at home,” he said.

“It is better to take action and prepare early because we never know what might happen.”

Shahul Navas, a technician at CSMS Enterprise, said they usually receive around 20 to 25 customers monthly.

“CCTVs are beneficial because you can have 24-hour surveillance. It might help prevent crime and aid police investigations,” he said.

Staff Sergeant Ependi Abdullah from RBPF’s Criminal Investigation Department said security systems will help house owners protect themselves from crime, but they are not a 100 per cent deterrent.

He said security systems will help slow down the culprits’ actions, citing the examples of a security gate and window railings.

“They will have to break through the gate, it does take time and the neighbours will be alerted so they can help,” he said.

He went on to say that the public should seek cooperation from their families, neighbours and the police as it will further strengthen the community’s security.

He advised the public to seek assistance from the nearest police station if they witness a crime or see a suspicious person at a house.

Commissioner of Police Dato Paduka Seri Hj Bahrin Md Noor was present to officially launch the exhibition at the Airport Mall.

The exhibition, which will conclude on May 1, carries the theme ‘Preventing Crime with the Community’.

It hopes to provide the community with awareness and education to help curb and prevent crime from occurring.

The exhibition is also aimed to provide the public with information on criminal cases in the sultanate.

The Brunei Times