Greenlight for risk detection, mitigation and reaction in transport logistics

Transport logistics companies are increasingly working with private security professionals to help them detect, mitigate and react to risk. Certainly, the more recent spate of truck hijackings at the Port of Durban, the largest and busiest shipping terminal on the continent, has again exposed severe vulnerabilities in supply chains. The Hawks have been investigating syndicates…

Testing the boundaries of personal-protection service

The personal-protection industry has responded to a plethora of new challenges brought about by changing landscapes, as well as new targets and environments. For example, the modern executive-protection agent’s knowledge now extends beyond security to also provide clients with strategic advice that has greatly assisted in keeping them safe in a digital era where personal…

Zooming in on solid business security tactics

Businesses are taking proactive steps to mitigate exposure to incidents, including break-ins and robberies. In the past, security guards were mainly deployed to physically patrol premises, while more enterprising companies would also bolster these steps by using closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to monitor their property from control rooms located on their site. An inherent weakness…

Affluent business people targeted in SA

The South African authorities are investigating sophisticated crime syndicates who have been involved in a series of kidnappings over recent years. These organisations have specifically targeted affluent members of South Africa’s Indian Muslim community, and have recently also turned their attention to Pakistani, Chinese, Bangladeshi, Zimbabwean and Mozambican nationals who live in the country. According to…