Cell phone stolen or lost?

In the past few months there have been quite a few break-ins and robberies. Among the items stolen are electronic items such as cell phones, iPads, laptops and desktop pc’s. Fortunately for us as residents we are able to track certain items using the software provided (Provided you activate this software) by several manufacturers. This means that you can possibly retrieve items such as Blackberry Cell phones, iPhones, Macbook’s, iMac’s, iPad’s, Samsung and more.

We suggest that every resident with one or more of these devices activates the software and makes sure that it is working correctly.

Find your device using Android Device Manager


How to activate ‘Find My iPhone’. (Works on macbook, iPad and iPhone)

  1. Make sure your device is running minimum iOS 5.

To update to the latest version of iOS, just connect your device to your Mac or PC and follow the onscreen instructions in iTunes. (Requires iTunes 10.5 or later.)

If you’re setting up a new iOS device, go to the Settings Menu, tap General and tap Software Update to see if there’s an update available.

  1. Turn on iCloud.

When you turn on a new iOS device or after you’ve completed the update to iOS 5, follow the instructions in the setup assistant to activate your device and set up iCloud.

If you skipped the setup process, tap the Settings icon on the Home screen, select iCloud, then enter your Apple ID.

  1. Customise your settings.

Tap the Settings icon and select iCloud. Tap the On/Off switches to enable individual iCloud services. To enable iCloud Backup, tap Storage & Backup and turn on iCloud Backup. Make sure that you switch ‘Find My iPhone’ to “ON”.

  1. Test ‘Find My iPhone’.


How to activate Blackberry Protect (Blackberry Devices)http://www.berrylocate.com/ .

  1. On the Home screen or in the Downloads folder, click the Blackberry Protect icon.
  2. To accept the terms of the license agreement, click I Agree.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Type your Blackberry® ID login information.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Complete the instructions on the screen.


Please make sure that these devices are secured with a password and please DO NOT block the SIM card through your provider until you/SAPS have tried to locate the device.