Dead is too late
October 2013, Security Services & Risk Management
“If you have killed one person already, what difference does another twenty make?”
These are the words of a hardened criminal when asked during an interview why people are killed by offenders at the crime scene. Scary, shocking, but even more so when considering that this was his second reply when asked to elaborate on the question. His first answer was simply: “Because we can.”
A shocking statistic is that 30% of criminals have already committed murder and will do this again, as can be seen from the opening quote.
It is important to bear in mind that often these individuals are not thinking logically. They could be mentally imbalanced or unstable, or be fuelled solely by anger and hatred. Sometimes the misuse of drugs or alcohol affects their judgment which will make them less hesitant and braver when they commit these crimes. There have even been instances when the criminal is under the influence of witchdoctor’s medicines, which might lead him to believe in his delusion that he is, for example, invincible or invisible.
All of the reasons listed above will ultimately affect their thought processes or behaviour. Furthermore this makes these individuals highly unpredictable and therefore extremely dangerous.
Regular security methods will not deter these types of lawbreakers. It has occurred in a certain case where the criminal saw the CCTV camera and waved before attacking and killing his victim, while all the time this was being recorded.
As normal citizens when regarding ourselves we will not even entertain the idea that we will be capable of committing such a heinous crime against another. But unfortunately, we are not all cut from the same mould and desperation or delusion can cause people to act in extreme ways.
The only way to be in state to prevent these types of crimes from happening is to have the necessary knowledge and control of your security. If you are alerted to an intruder when they even just attempt to cross your perimeter, you will have more time to stop them. It’s too late if they are inside already.
An independent security risk assessment can provide you with the power and the means needed to prevent something like this from occurring and from you, your loved ones or your employees becoming another statistic.
The main goal of an assessment is actually to prevent the crime in the first place and to aid security awareness so that it can be discussed and that some sort of plan or reaction can be formulated in the worst case scenario should you find yourself in this type of position.
Prevention is better than cure, and if you’re dead … it’s definitely too late.
For more information contact Alwinco, +27 (0)71 319 4735, email@example.com, www.alwinco.co.za
- The IQ of a shrimp
April 2018, Naxian Systems, This Week's Editor's Pick, Integrated Solutions, IT infrastructure, Security Services & Risk Management
Amidst all the talk and confusion, Hi-Tech Security Solutions talks to Bernard Senekal to get a better understanding of what artificial intelligence really is.
- Droning on about compliance
April 2018, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Security Services & Risk Management
Drones are cool, but there are mountains of regulations for using them in an official business capacity.
- Social dynamics to stop crime before it happens
April 2018, Leaderware, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Security Services & Risk Management
If the value systems are strong in defining accepted behaviour and people subscribe to these values, violations are far less likely to occur, says Dr Craig Donald.
- Cloud backup market to grow
April 2018, IT infrastructure, Security Services & Risk Management
Scalability, flexibility, simplicity, pricing advantages and malware recovery all key factors as organisations optimise data protection over the next 12 months.
- Securing the city
April 2018, Huawei Technologies South Africa, Integrated Solutions, Security Services & Risk Management
Cloud and collaborative technologies transform cities into secure spaces that can think and evolve alongside the challenges of crime and efficient emergency response.
- See what’s inside
April 2018, ZKTeco, Entertainment and Hospitality (Industry), Security Services & Risk Management
With security being paramount, it is more important than ever to invest in the right kind of security X-ray inspection systems.
- Protecting property, patrons and security officers
April 2018, Active Track, Entertainment and Hospitality (Industry), Security Services & Risk Management
One of the key focuses when operating a business is creating and maintaining a sense of safety for your patrons.
- Managing security in the cloud
April 2018, This Week's Editor's Pick, Cyber Security, Security Services & Risk Management
According to BT’s CEO 2017 survey, cloud computing is cited as one of four critical technology trends that are likely to have the most significant impact on business over the next two to three years.
- Infrastructure in a virtual box
April 2018, Security Services & Risk Management, Integrated Solutions, IT infrastructure
Routed makes a virtual, secure and resilient infrastructure available to customers as a single package.
- Put a SOC in it
April 2018, Security Services & Risk Management, Cyber Security
Datacentrix takes on hacktivism and other vulnerabilities with two new services in its Security Operations Centre.
- New cloud security technology
April 2018, Check Point South Africa, This Week's Editor's Pick, Cyber Security, Security Services & Risk Management
We have moved past a threshold where the traditional security approaches don’t fit with the dynamic nature of the cloud, leaving businesses exposed to a whole host of new threats.
- Control console from Mimic
April 2018, Mimic Components, Security Services & Risk Management, Products
ALUTECH is an aluminium extrusion system designed for a wide range of products, including consoles, desks, wall-mount enclosures, floor-standing enclosures and cabinets.