Security Services & Risk Management


Crime factors affecting restaurants
August 2003
A robbery event may have serious consequences not only for the direct victims but also for the restaurant itself, its name and reputation

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Competitive intelligence - key to corporate risk management
July 2003
Risk has always been part of the operational environment of organisations. It is something that neither the SMME owner, nor the large multinational can escape. As we all know, events are interconnected, ...

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Role of internal audit in fraud investigations
July 2003
Internal audit is ideally placed to discover the anomalies that may be symptomatic of fraud - internal auditors should receive fraud aware-ness training and be at the forefront of management efforts to ...

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Corporate counterintelligence
July 2003
In the first issue of SafeGuard we provided a brief understanding what counterintelligence is, its role in the corporate environment and how it can support management to protect business secrets and valuable ...

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Reducing risk by changing behaviour
June 2003, Government and Parastatal (Industry)
Intra-organisational fraud and theft - business' single largest problem - can be cut significantly through the directed use of sophisticated group psychology and consistent follow up programmes. So ...

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King II's take on risk management
May 2003
The recently published King II Code on corporate governance advocates that companies develop risk management and internal control systems. Effective corporate governance must, therefore, incorporate ...

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Efficient management - key to client satisfaction
May 2003
Efficient management of a company-wide security policy is the key to making security a positive player in the corporate market, and will single-handedly cut out the negative connotations that some corporates ...

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Enterprise-wide risk management
May 2003
Effective risk assessment and management, implemented across the complete risk spectrum, needs to be a more integral component of all businesses. The previous focus on insurable-type risk exposures ...

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Preventing crime during jewellery trade shows
May 2003
There are effective crime preventative strategies that can be adopted before, during and immediately after a jewellery trade show, which can help minimise the risk for potentially very damaging losses

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Guarding partnership launched
May 2003
A new approach to guarding is set to change the face of what has long been viewed as the 'poor relation' of the local security industry. To date, guarding has always been viewed as the low end of the ...

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Countering credit card fraud
April 2003
A new standard is being introduced worldwide, called EMV, which should go a long way to countering skimming and forged card practices

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The hidden cost of white-collar crime
April 2003
According to the KPMG fraud awareness survey, only 20% of respondents reported detected fraud to the police, meaning that 80% of detected fraudulent activity went unrecorded

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Write-once storage system
April 2003, Sherlotronics SA
JVC has designed and manufactured a write-once storage system, the high-speed WORM appliance. This new system incorporates mass permanent storage and fast access inside one individual unit. Easily integrated ...

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Security at airports - an overview of the solutions in place
April 2003
Trace detectors are remarkably sensitive to small traces of explosive and explosive residue is like a fingerprint on a window, hard to completely remove

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The threat of industrial and commercial espionage
April 2003
Industrial and commercial espionage can be defined as a predetermined and unauthorised attempt to obtain information, from individuals, companies and organisations that would normally be withheld

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Stun-guns to be tested by UK police
April 2003
Five police forces in the United Kingdom are to take part in operational trials of a stun-gun that can incapacitate a suspect temporarily with a high-voltage shock in dangerous situations where, previously, ...

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Trac-Tech releases disposable guard monitoring baton
April 2003
Trac-Tech has launched South Africa's first disposable guard monitoring baton. According to Jonathan Kahn, managing director of Trac-Tech, the security industry has a serious problem managing the ongoing ...

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SA ID book 'one of the easiest in world' to forge
March 2003
The South African ID book is one of the easiest in the world to forge due to its lack of security features, and with at the very least several thousand such fakes in circulation, has become a serious ...

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85% of 'worst frauds' committed by employees
March 2003
A shocking 85% of the worst frauds in business worldwide were committed by employees, an increase of over 3% on the previous year, says Mariaan van Kaam, executive director of VoiceIT South Africa, and ...

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Behavioural strategies during business robberies
March 2003
During a robbery it is vital for the victims to avoid irrational forms of behaviour that may seriously compromise theirs and others' safety

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