Red Alert extends community patrol initiative in BCM metro

September 17, 2020

East London based facilities management company, Red Alert Service Solutions, has erected another CCTV security eye on the busy Pearce Street intersection in Berea, East London to monitor criminal movement and activity in the area. The latest installation is an extension of our community patrol initiative launched in January 2018 to erect a network of […]

R62 million e-commerce sales related to spike in courier vehicle theft

September 14, 2020

While the spike in online shopping has significantly boosted the e-commerce sector, there are widespread fears that criminals are growing accustomed to targeting courier vehicles which transport goods. This week, a White Nissan X Trail hand-to-hand courier service RAM vehicle was robbed of the cell phones it was transporting in Radiokop, Roodepoort. An industry insider, […]

Online crime in Africa is a threat for law enforcement

September 11, 2020

Pretoria – A new report by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) on online organised crime in Africa shows how digitalisation is transforming almost every major crime area across the continent. “Online crime now represents a bigger security issue for law enforcement in Africa than ever before,” said the report. According to the report, Africa […]

How to Help Someone With a Hoarding Disorder Clean Their Home

September 4, 2020

If you have a loved one with hoarding tendencies, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to cleaning and organizing their home. Hoarding is a serious psychological disorder that makes throwing away anything a challenge. Before you help a hoarder clean up, you should learn about the disorder and seek […]

What you need to know about vehicle hijackings

September 4, 2020

Carjacking is big business in South Africa. This disturbing trend is fueled by greed and run by organised syndicates.  As with all things crime-related, a keen understanding of the motives and methods behind the crimes allows us to reduce our risk. Modus Operandi used by the hijackers: Most hijackings take place in the driveways of […]

Protecting women on campuses is a priority

August 25, 2020

The University of the Witwatersrand and the country at large, mourn the death of Asithandile “Kwasa” Zozo, a 20-year-old student who was stabbed to death on August 17 by a man alleged to be her partner. Her crime? She refused to commit to a relationship with him. In August 2019, South Africans took to the […]

Hostage-taking, hijacking a ­disturbing trend

August 10, 2020

Hijacking is taking place any time of the day and on any day of the week, while hostage-taking has become a disturbing trend. These were two of the shifts in crime noted in vehicle crime statistics in the latest Tracker Vehicle Crime Index, released by the vehicle tracking company this week. Previous hijacking trends indicated […]

Crimes in churches a new low for SA

August 9, 2020

Perception, as the saying goes, is reality. And often that is based on the worst possible lived experiences of people. The good is often not remembered at quite the same degree as that which had rubbed people the wrong way. This country, rightly or otherwise, has often been named as the crime capital of the […]

This is how convicted criminals planned house burglaries

August 9, 2020

In his book, Home Invasion: Robbers disclose what you should know, Prof Rudolph Zinn gives inside info about how convicted perpetrators planned and executed house burglaries. Zinn is a senior lecturer in forensic and crime investigation at Unisa. This is what you need to know: Profiling perpetrators Thirty research subjects who were interviewed during Zinn’s research conformed to […]

The bottom line is employee wellness

August 3, 2020

Workplace wellness is a significant contributor to healthy profits and this year has highlighted the importance of employee wellness as an indicator of business health.  Employee wellness programs have become a staple in many companies as a way to attract top talent, keep them happy and productive, and decrease employee turnover. In fact, 80% of employees at […]

The dos and dont’s of shooting in self-defence

July 29, 2020

Shooting a person who threatens your life seems like a clear-cut case, but legally, it’s never that simple.  This past weekend, Pieter van der Westhuizen – a former police officer and brother of late Springbok Joost – shot and killed two attackers when they stormed into the Querencia Ministries church in Wierda Park, Centurion, during a […]

Expert security tips for load shedding

July 15, 2020

Load shedding is back and South Africans are not happy. 2020 has been a difficult year for South Africans. Before we heard about coronavirus, discontent was brewing as businesses bled out from the impact of rolling blackouts around the country. When lockdown was announced, ESKOM stepped up and promised to keep the lights on whilst […]