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How to Secure Your Business (5 minute read)

Many businesses whether a storefront, in an office park, runs out of the home, or a stand-alone building, house many valuables that may cost tens or hundreds of thousands in stock or assets. Regardless of what type of business you operate, securing the premises is an essential step to securing your livelihood and safety in the workplace. Here are five key points to remember when you consider securing your business premises. Have a Risk Assessment Done: The first and probably most important step in securing your business and its premises is to have a risk assessment carried out. This will [...]

Living Safety Smart in South Africa: 5 Ways to Secure Your Peace of Mind (5 Minute Read)

With the unemployment stats on the rise and the pressure building, many residents in South Africa need to take extra precautions when making sure that their properties can fend off any intruder! Home invasions are a reality which can affect anyone and everyone, find out more about how to keep you, your family and your property safe. How do you live Safety Smart in SA? 1. Family Safety Family safety is important for all parents and ensuring your children know a couple of safety tips can help in an emergency situation. Teach your children to be aware of their surroundings [...]

How to Secure Your Property (3 minute read)

Many residents in South Africa are aware of the high crime statistics that we face in our country. We know that regardless of age, race, location, or income status, home invasions are a reality which can affect anyone and everyone. House robberies are a job and career choice for some people, it is the way they provide for their families, but that does not mean your home should be a target. For ways to effectively secure your home and keep your loved ones safe, follow these six steps and ensure your home is safe from home invasions. • Ensure that [...]

The Future of Home Security (5 Minute Read)

The predictions which have been made in what the future holds for home security is exciting, to say the least, and here are the top five home security technology predictions for 2020-2030. 1. Smart Fences: Our perimeter security is often our first line of defence against home intruders. New technology in polymer-coated fences will be able to detect when an intruder attempts to climb the fence and alert the rest of the smart homes integrated security system. This will alert you on your mobile device or an alarm within your home environment. 2. Smart Markers: Spray systems will be alerted [...]

FIRST “IQ”, then “EQ”… How’s Your “CRIME Q”?

In a dangerous situation, it may seem like time speeds up. Knowing how to avoid a bad situation and how to handle yourself in one can be the difference in that event's outcome, so here are 13 tips on how to stay safe, stay calm, and stay alive. Trust your instincts. If something feels wrong, something is probably wrong! Head for a crowded place or to the nearest police station as quickly as possible if you think you might be in danger. Always be aware of your surroundings, both in and out of the home, and take note if anything [...]

How to Choose a Reputable Security Company? (3 Minute Read)

Regardless of where you live or where your business is situated, private security assurance is an investment in the protection of your property, possessions, and those within, whether they are family or employees. In South Africa, there are approximately 900 security companies available for the public to make use of, so it can be a little daunting to choose the right one. Here are the five primary elements you need to consider before you decide. 1. Reputation & Accreditation: Search online to find out which security companies have been highly recommended and which have poor reviews. Security companies who are [...]

Let’s Talk Safety Zones (5 minute read)

South Africa, unfortunately, has a high crime rate which causes concern for families when we consider home robberies. We have all heard or read the horror stories of a family caught up in a home robbery and what can happen to them. Here is how you can create a safety zone at home to prevent the worst from happening to your loved ones. The first thing you will need to do when creating a safety zone in your home is select the best area for your family to be safe in. The safety zone will need to be easily accessible [...]

Get to know your Neighbours this New Year (3 Minute Read)

As the festive season can be a hazardous time with spikes in crime, increased road accidents and probably some family drama, getting ready for the year ahead may seem like a breeze. With the hustle and bustle of December coming to a close it’s time to get back into your daily flow, but it’s also a great time to get to know your neighbours. Here are a few reasons why you should! 1. Long Lasting friendships Many friendships strike up over a wall or a friendly chat in the driveway and getting to know your closest neighbours could be the [...]

Preparing for the December Crime Spike (3 minute read)

For many, December is a time for rest and recuperation with some much needed time off. However, there are those who see December as the busiest time of the year, home intruders. Nothing can ruin a great holiday like returning home to find your house has been broken into. This frightening thought is a reality for many South Africans, and many victims and burglars alike believe there is no justice after these crimes are committed. The best way to ensure your home and possessions are safe while you’re away this December is to make sure your home is burglar proof. [...]