10 ways to improve your home security in an hour or less

Improve your home security quickly with these 10 tips. From locking your security gate to adjusting CCTV camera angles and locking your garage, these are the simplest expert tips from South African security professionals who’ve seen it all!

Should you use a personal alarm in South Africa?

Personal alarms have been making quite a splash recently, with more and more South Africans wondering if they should get one. Personal alarms are generally small, battery powered alarms that can be activated with a small button, switch or pull-chord or pull tab. The purpose is to alert anyone within hearing distance that you are […]

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Tourist safety in South Africa – a comprehensive guide

Educating yourself on crime and personal safety in South Africa – specifically on what types of crimes are commonly perpetrated against tourists and locals – should be one of the most important parts of planning your trip to South Africa. While Johannesburg has the highest crime rates among the nine provinces, crime is rife throughout […]

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Be Prepared with the TUSKFORCE Self Defence Belt

A BIG thanks to Tony Austin from Grumpy Warthog Enterprises who is the creator of the TUSKFORCE self defence belt and was kind enough to provide the detailed content for this article. Many South Africans buy pepper spray, tasers and other self-defence products but, sadly they are neither prepared nor able to quickly access them […]

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ADT’s Special Offers – Home Security Basics

With South Africa having one of the largest private security industries in the world, when it comes to finding a security company to protect your home and family there are no shortage of contenders. I will discuss a few practical aspects that you need to consider when choosing a security company in South Africa below. […]

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Lighting for Outdoor Security and LED Floodlights

While doing massive security upgrades like installing a complete alarm system or electric fence are not budget friendly – installing outdoor lighting is. Whether you install simple LED floodlights or more complex Solar LED lights with motion sensing capabilities – it will significantly improve the safety and security of your home. I will even go […]

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Crime statistics in South Africa

This article aims to give South Africans a basic understanding of crime statistics in South Africa. We will briefly look at how crime is classified, the different types of crime statistics, the shortfalls of official crime statistics and what the dark figure of crime actually is. It is my hope that in gaining a better […]