Top holiday crimes to watch out for

December 13, 2018

Unless you’re in the top 1 percentile of the global population who don’t need to work and who generally get to travel anywhere anytime, you can probably relate to the anticipation that the rest of us mere mortals feel as we approach our annual holiday. The hard slog is behind us for a few weeks […]

Safety tips for tourists in SA

November 26, 2018

If you’re welcoming guests from abroad, please make sure that you keep them informed of potential security risks in your vicinity. Feel free to share our advice with them and make sure they know the emergency number for SA! If you’re reading this yourself and you’re a visitor to our beautiful shores, welcome to SA! […]

What you need to know about protecting children from sexual abuse

November 13, 2018

We promised to share information that will help you protect your children from potential risk arising from the increase in child trafficking and related violent crimes against children. Today, we explore the realm of sexual abuse. There is no foolproof way to guard against sexual predators and abuse but you can mitigate the risk by […]

TRAVEL SECURITY TIPS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY ABROAD

November 5, 2018

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – […]

Technological hygiene trends that’ll blow your mind

October 18, 2018

According to blogger Nathalie Leblond, technological hygiene trends might be coming our way in the not so distant future. That’s right, stick with us and read on to see what she has to say on the subject. Internet of Things: Like everything else, hygiene is going to further enter the age of the Internet of […]

Safety tips for parents

October 15, 2018

Schools around the country opened their doors last week to welcome pupils for the last stretch of the year. Parents should take a few minutes to sit down and talk about safety concerns leading up to what is typically a season of increased criminal activity. Here’s what you need to do: TAKE RESPONSIBILITY Parents need […]

The rise of child-related trafficking, murder and rape

October 12, 2018

We’ve promised to share information about child-related trafficking and found this opinion piece on TheSouthAfrican.com. Please remember to share any information you may have that could help find these criminals. As South Africa continues to reel after the blatant, daylight rape of a six-year-old old victim in a Dros bathroom, the question arises: are instances […]

Safety tips for the elderly

October 11, 2018

It’s no secret that we’re living longer lives and beyond the financial and medical implications for families, the security concerns for the elderly are matters rarely discussed or considered. With a growing number of older adults living independently, it’s increasingly important to make sure that they’re safe at home. Falls, burns, and poisonings are among […]

Biometric authentication has a solution for every business

October 11, 2018

The mobile generation is all about technology and convenience. With more and more people taking to their mobile devices to make transactions, the need for secure mobile transactional services is in demand. The heavy dependence on smartphones and other mobile devices has lead to cyber threats and subsequently, heavy investment into security. Apple has embraced […]

The media’s role in reporting crime

October 1, 2018

The tragic reality is that each day just over 64 children are sexually assaulted (SAPS 2017/18 figures) and these are the ones that make it to the SAPS. In the majority of cases (approximately 60%) the perpetrators are known to the children and are within their social circle. The case of the child being raped […]

MTN introduces biometric system to reduce consumer fraud

September 26, 2018

MTN has introduced a fingerprint biometric solution in order to strengthen its security and reduce consumer fraud and identity theft. The biometrics will be used to authenticate the identity of post-paid subscribers when they undertake a range of transactions, including applying for a new contract or an additional SIM, performing an upgrade or SIM swap […]

Violent crime in London to be tackled by new unit

September 19, 2018

The BBC reports that tackling serious violence in London is to be treated as a public health issue, the city’s mayor has said. Sadiq Khan has set up a Violence Reduction Unit to include public health staff, police, and local government, with £500,000 in initial funding. He said it “will not deliver results overnight”, but […]