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The Low Down on Remote Jamming

The Low Down on Remote Jamming

Remote or car jamming is a practice where criminals use a signal-jamming device to prevent a car’s central locking and alarm systems from being activated, leaving the car exposed to theft and vandalism. Although certainly not a new phenomenon in South Africa, it...

Community Watch Initiatives: Why you should get Involved

Community Watch Initiatives: Why you should get Involved

Neighbourhood or Community Watch groups play an important role in serving as the eyes and ears of their community; offering additional support for law enforcement or sometimes acting in place of them. These are groups of individuals who have come together to take a...

How Thieves may be using Bluetooth to Track you and your Gadgets

How Thieves may be using Bluetooth to Track you and your Gadgets

It’s the 21st century which means ‘smart devices’ are everywhere, from smart phones and smart TVs to smart kitchen appliances. Everything is connected, and the chances are very high that many of these devices will have Bluetooth wireless technology.Bluetooth makes our...

Security Measures during Lockdown

Security Measures during Lockdown

Living in Lockdown poses many novel challenges as try to come to terms with this lifestyle. As if worrying about the virus and enduring the associated stress and anxiety of financial and emotional implications wasn’t enough, we also need to stay security smart. As it...

How Artificial Intelligence is making Security Smart

How Artificial Intelligence is making Security Smart

Video surveillance cameras are the electronic eyes of any security operation. In the past, human supervision was needed to make sense of the images captured, and to assess whether certain events posed a security risk or not. With some organisations using hundreds or...

Staying Vigilant Throughout and After Lockdown

Staying Vigilant Throughout and After Lockdown

The nationwide lockdown has seen South Africans under ‘house arrest’ since 27th March 2020. These are unprecedented times as the world attempts to take the reins and gain control of the COVID-19 pandemic.During this time, most of the population (aside from essential...

Using technology to manage your security systems

Using technology to manage your security systems

Crime in South Africa is a big problem. Between April 2018 and March 2019, the SAPS, together with Stats SA, recorded the country’s crime statistics. A total of 2.01 million crimes were recorded during this time, the highest of which were in the category of ‘contact...

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for surveillance security

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for surveillance security

There is a fine line between wanting to feel ‘watched over’ and feeling ‘watched’ which is why advances in security technology, such as smart CCTV cameras integrated with AI, leave many people on the fence. However, in a country rife with crime such as South Africa,...

Top tips to ensure your home and valuables are safe while away

Top tips to ensure your home and valuables are safe while away

As we near the festive season and start making plans to go on long-awaited holidays, we also have to ensure that our properties and valuables are kept safe until our return. Yes, a bit of a dampening thought, but with the right preparation it can make for a much less...