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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 [...]

Is your security system foolproof? (3 Min read)

As the days are becoming shorter and the weather is becoming colder, it’s time to take a look at your current security routine and consider whether it can be improved. Insurance companies are seeing a spike in claims during the winter months due to more crimes taking place. Read on to learn what you need to do to secure your property this winter and prevent unwanted intruders from entering your home. Test Each of Your System’s ComponentsOne of the first things you need to consider when securing your property is to discover what is working and what elements of your [...]

Locking up for the April Holidays (3 minute read)

Everyone deserves a relaxing holiday away from the stresses of our lives. The last thing you want to be worrying about while you’re away is your home; are your valuables safe, how will your pets be looked after, and will anyone uninvited get access to your property. Here is a security checklist to make sure that your home and valuables will be safe while you’re away with friends and loved ones. Choosing the Right House Sitter: Many people choose to employ a house sitter while they’re away to keep an eye on their home and look after their pets. This [...]

Your Right to Safety (4-minute read)

South Africans are not strangers to the dread of load shedding and many of us have a plan of action for when the lights go out, although we don’t always consider our safety plans during this time. With a load-shedding schedule being publicly announcing when the blackouts will occur, burglars are given the opportunity to schedule robberies far more easily. Here are a few tips to planning for load shedding beyond making sure your generator is in good working order and you have a supply of diesel to keep you going. Back up batteries:Make sure your gate, alarm system, and [...]

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. [...]

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