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Crime and Personal Safety in South Africa

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 affordable – 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 so […]

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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 […]

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6 Reasons you Need a CCTV System at Home

CCTV systems play a big role in deterring, apprehending and prosecuting criminals in South Africa. While having a CCTV system may not always stop criminals, it certainly helps deter, and in some instances, prosecute and convict criminals. While CCTV systems were once reserved for businesses and very wealthy residential homes or apartments this is no […]

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Security and Safety Precautions when Selling your Home in South Africa

With so many property scams and attacks on real estate agents and homeowners safety when selling your home has come under the spotlight. Under normal circumstances you would not let any strangers into your home. Allowing people to have a look around your home increases the chances that your home will be targeted for crime. […]

Guide to Safety, Security and Crime in South Africa for Foreign Students

This is a complete guide to safety and security in South Africa for foreign students as well as tourists and business travelers. Whether you’ve enrolled at a flight academy to pursue your dreams of becoming a pilot or are attending one of our many great universities – I welcome you to our beautiful country and […]

10 Safety and Security Precautions for People who Live Alone

Living on your own has countless numbers of perks but it also means that you have no one waiting for you to arrive home, no one to check to see if you’ve arrived home and no one to raise the alarm when you don’t arrive home or when something suspect is happening. It is therefore […]

Improve your Home Security with Light Timers

Light timers  are usually considered a convenient energy saving feature since you do not have to remember to turn the lights on and off but, in South Africa, they’re a necessity – particularly for anyone that takes frequent business trips or is going away on holiday. Essentially these timers, which can be either of the […]