How clean are our schools?

January 19, 2017

FACT. Your child spends more time at school than anywhere else except home. FACT. Schools can have a major effect on children’s health. With hundreds of children gathered in one place day after day, schools are a breeding ground for illness and the spread of disease. Any mother will attest to the fact that once […]

Tips for holiday season shopping

December 9, 2016

You’ve probably heard it by now, the general consensus is to leave the children at home when you do your shopping. Not only will you be able to get in and out more quickly but you will end up spending less and won’t have to worry about their safety in the crowds. For many retailers, […]

What you need to know before you hit the road this holiday season

December 8, 2016

The facts are sobering and that’s why we’re sharing them with you. Road Safety, particularly over the holiday season is of paramount importance. The stats reveal that: • An estimated 1 in 4 crashes involve cell phone distraction, hand-held or hands free. (South African Guild of Motoring Journalists – SAGMJ) • More than 900 people […]

8 useful tips to guard your assets

November 11, 2016

It’s no secret that crime increases over the holiday periods – so make sure you’ve got yourself covered this year. Crime patterns change quite substantially from one month to the next. The bad news is that violent and property crimes tend to increase substantially during the festive season when compared with the rest of the […]

Get more than you expect

October 21, 2016

It is our business to understand criminal behaviour so let us help you make the most informed decision for your safety. Our Alarms Division operates in East London, KWT and Pietermaritzburg and offers reactive and proactive services to both domestic and commercial clients. As a value-added service to being a member of the Red Alert […]

Take action against absenteeism

September 13, 2016

The guideline for absenteeism is to work on a rate of 1.5% which means that in an average work year of 250 days, employees should only take 3.75 days off sick. In South Africa, the overall absenteeism rate is between 3.5% and 6%, way over the acceptable limit. The leading cause of absenteeism in both […]

5 Hygiene Traps at Home

August 5, 2016

So you thought you’d get through Winter with no colds or flu this year but then you realised that wherever you go, people are sneezing and coughing. There is no doubt that there is an increase in sinus related problems and most of it is caused by the long dry winter we’ve had and the […]

Pitching in for 67 minutes

August 4, 2016

The Red Alert offices nationwide each supported a local cause for 67 minutes to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day and make a difference. Our Cape Town office ran a soup kitchen for the homeless people around Paarden Eiland. They had long queues and managed to offer them a warm meal on another cold morning in Cape […]

Shopping centres and malls – Safety Tips

July 12, 2016

Some useful tips for your personal safety in malls and parking areas. Remember, the security officers are there for your safety so don’t hesitate to report any suspicious behaviour. Parking Areas Never park in an isolated area. Park as close to possible to entrances in a well-lit area. Make a note of where you park. […]

Keeping abreast of international trends

July 12, 2016

Our CEO, Peter Harvey, recently took to the skies with three key staff members from our Cleaning Division. The trip to the International Cleaning Expo in Amsterdam was aimed at keeping us abreast of international trends and standards so that we can continue to deliver world-class service. Feedback from our delegates is as follows: According […]


June 30, 2016

Green Tip Simply shut off all the lights before you leave in the morning, and unplug electrical equipment that you aren’t using during the day and while you sleep – especially your work and home computers. It’s as simple as that to make a lifestyle change that will help save our planet.


June 30, 2016

Meet Jason Iveson Ever think you’d be running on the beach to save a rhino? Join us as we support Jason Iveson in his mission to raise awareness of the plight of the African Rhino. Jason, sponsored by Red Alert, will be hosting training sessions at Nahoon Beach.  You are invited to join in and […]