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 […]

Keep Safe these holidays

June 30, 2016

Some useful tips if you are planning to be away:  Keep all valuables and spare keys out of sight  Always keep gates locked when not is use  Install time sensors for lights so that you can create the illusion of activity in the home Test your alarm before you leave. Simply phone in to the […]

Climate Change – Our biggest threat

June 1, 2016

Oscar winner and committed environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio, made a hard-hitting statement as part of his acceptance speech at the 2016 Academy Awards. “Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to […]