How to make your house more secure

  Yale Security and ADT have provided guidance on how to make your home more secure. June was National Home Security Month, a new initiative aimed at educating South Africans on matters relating to security in and around the home. “National Home Security Month (NHSM) will meet that need by providing South Africans with impartial, independent information and advice and guidance on home security and safety,” said the initiative’s spokesperson Hayley […]

 

The best defense against house robberies in South-Africa

Professor Rudolph Zinn and Brigadier Piet Byleveld shed light on how criminals plan and execute a house robbery, and what can be done to prevent this happening to you. The best way to prevent a house robbery in South Africa includes keeping small dogs inside your house, electric fences, alarms and security sensors, and employing an armed response service. This is according to research by professor Rudolph Zinn from UNISA’s […]

 

This is how they jam your car in Melville

Car jammers are always on the lookout for an opportunity to jam cars in public parking areas in order to steal valuable items inside their victim’s vehicles. Security company CSS Tactical‘s Melville area manager, Sonnyboy Masuku, was adamant that if residents, security companies, and police work together, this crime can be minimised. “Suspects usually sit in their vehicles at the parking lot with remotes. They then wait for victims to […]

 

Tips from Brixton SAPS, motor vehicle related crimes

Brixton SAPS say theft of motor vehicle, theft out of motor vehicle and residential burglary are the most prevalent crimes in their precinct. They have highlighted crime spots and trends in their area, they have also provided tips on how to minimise and prevent crimes.   Theft of Motor Vehicle Problematic areas Melville, Braamfontein Werd, Crosby, Brixton & Mayfair West Focus times Throughout the day, especially 20:00 until 00:00, 04:00 […]

 

Reporting of a Missing Person

When a person goes missing, it is of the utmost importance for the SAPS to fulfill their mandate to serve and protect the citizens of South Africa. It is essential to take steps and start the investigation into a missing person’s case immediately. Let us be vigilant and work collectively to keep families together and safe. THERE IS NO WAITING PERIOD TO REPORT A MISSING PERSON! You can assist the […]

 

Personal Safety

Certainly, present crime statistics are frighteningly high, but you do not need to walk around in fear, provided that the necessary care is taken to behave in a commonsensical manner, thereby not becoming an easy target for criminals. Take care of yourself by just staying aware of your surroundings, and just take a second or two to think about what you are doing. Walk in well-lit busy streets and in […]

 

Smash & Grabs

What is a smash and grab? A smash and grab is usually characterized by the criminal smashing through a vehicle window while the car is stationary at traffic lights or stuck in slow moving traffic and grabbing something of value (jackets, handbags, laptops, cellphones etc). Smash and grab culprits usually play on the element of speed and surprise; violently smashing of the window at the passenger side places the motorist […]

 

Home Safety

With the release of the latest crime statistics in South Africa, it has never been more important to take ownership and secure your home as it is simply not enough to expect SAPS or your local security company to keep you safe. General: Make sure that your chosen security provider is a registered member of the South African Intruder Detection Service Associations (SAIDSA) as this is a guarantee that any […]

 

Hijacking

YOUR LIFE IS MORE WORTH THAN YOUR VEHICLE   Take Precautions : Know your environment. Get to know who belongs in the vicinity of your home or workplace and who does not. Keep your eyes open for anything out of the ordinary. Lock all doors and close windows before driving off. Try to vary your route to places you visit regularly. Ensure all your mirrors are adjusted to give you […]

 

ATM Safety

The ATM is one of the most convenient ways of banking made available to bank customers by the banks. This innovative service mechanism provides bank customers with the ability to conduct their banking 24 hours a day at any ATM nationally. When you bank at any banking institution’s ATMs across South Africa, you need to ensure that you are vigilant and aware of your surroundings when approaching the ATM and […]