Security Services & Risk Management


Pre-employment screening as a critical risk-management tool
February 2008
In today’s competitive economic environment, companies cannot afford to be side-tracked by employee problems such as dishonesty, theft, false CVs, fraud or harassment. Employers have increasingly turned ...

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Customised security solutions showing success
February 2008, Fidelity ADT Security
Collaboration between communities, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the private sector is essential in the fight against crime. As the leading private security company in South Africa, ADT ...

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Employee honesty maintenance service based on voice analysis
February 2008
EMPS is offering customers, since August 2006, the Honesty Maintenance Service, based on Nemesysco's LVA 6.50 Investigation Focus Tool

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Loss prevention programmes - essential for retail
August 2007, Fidelity ADT Security
As the retail and supermarket sectors become increasingly competitive, with operating results becoming ever more important, it is essential for retailers to battle stock shrinkage. One of the key tools ...

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OnGuard
June 2007
OnGuard has just released its GSM modem which uses GPRS technology to remotely administer the guarding solution and the product will be launched to the local market at Securex. Systems are up and downloadable. Data ...

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Stun guns
June 2007
The Imperial Armour stun gun keys into the nervous system, dumping its energy into the muscles at a high pulse frequency that makes the muscles work very rapidly, but not very efficiently. This depletes ...

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Understanding and meeting the needs
March 2007, Fidelity Security Group
Fidelity Security Services now focuses its energies on guarding, armed response and alarm monitoring in amongst the other domestic, industrial, mining and banking sectors

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Safe while at work
November 2006
Domestic workers spend all day in homes while their employers are at work. It is therefore imperative that they are armed with information on how to protect themselves as well as their employers’ children ...

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Post-employment screening - a risk management tool
September 2006
Any company would be very mistaken to think that screening and due diligence stops or is complete once a person has signed his or her contract of employment and started working. It is very uncommon ...

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Changes loom for private security industry
April 2006
Managerial and technology skills training are set to polish the professionalism of the private security industry in South Africa. That is the word from Sammy Samson, technical training officer of ADT, ...

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Partnerships pay dividends
April 2006
The recent All Media and Products Survey (AMPS) shows that while there has only been a 2% drop in overall crime in South Africa over the last year, encouragingly the top end of the South African market ...

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Profiling
March 2006
There is a great discussion about profiling going on in the comments to the previous post. To help, here is what I wrote on the subject in the book Beyond Fear (pp. 133-7): Good security has people ...

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Chubb Security South Africa (SA)
March 2006
Strongly represented globally, Chubb is today one of the most powerful security concerns in South Africa, the economic and infrastructural powerhouse of Africa. 100% owned by multibillion dollar corporation, ...

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ADT
March 2006
Security company ADT offers manned security guards, access control, burglar alarms and alarm installations, CCTV security cameras and armed response, as well as business and residential fire systems. ...

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Khulani Fidelity Security Services
March 2006
With 54 branches and depots countrywide, Khulani Fidelity Security Services is now more than ever a household name in South African security and is backed by a comprehensive national infrastructure. The ...

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Stallion Security Group
March 2006
The Stallion Security Group began its corporate life as a guarding company in Johannesburg in 1991. From its inception, with a guard force comprised of 10 highly trained individuals, the Group has grown ...

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Lightning current arresters with 'wavebreaker'
November 2005, Surge Technology
Dehn's Dehnbloc Maxi range of Class 1 lightning current arresters are designed to reliably protect LV installations against surges, even with direct lightning strikes. The devices are used at the LPZ ...

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Rechargeable LED torch
July 2005
The Zartek TM-603X rechargeable LED torch introduces a new affordable option for security officers. The 3 W Luxeon LED bulb will last for 100 000 hours usage, needs no replacing and carries a lifetime ...

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Doing criminal record checks when hiring
May 2005
Employers' Mutual Protection Service (EMPS), South Africa's oldest reference checking company, reported its highest level on criminal record hits in three years, at 7,6% for the month of March 2005. At ...

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Effective risk management
April 2005
Operational risk and information security must agree to a contract of mutual support

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