A Soft approach to crime doesn’t work.

The widespread lack of awareness

Security Risk Consultant – About risk assessments and current crime trends among individuals and property owners is a concerning issue. Many rely solely on filtered news and media portrayals for their understanding, which often downplay the harsh realities of criminal activity.

This tendency to minimize or sugarcoat crime stems from a misconception that direct information might be alarming or unpalatable. However, the truth is that crime is a harsh and often violent reality. Crime and property crimes, for example, are not intended solely to instill fear for sales purposes; they serve as stark reminders of the need for proactive self-protection.

Over the years,

There has been a misguided attempt to soften the narrative surrounding crime. This approach is not only ineffective, but also dangerous. Violent crimes are not isolated incidents; they happen every day.  Individuals face the very real danger of hijackings, kidnappings, rape, torture, criminal acts with children and shootings, also the crime with the least impact on a life such as theft, burglary, and death.

Without proper knowledge and awareness, people remain vulnerable and ill-equipped to protect themselves and their property. Speak to your independent security risk consultant to receive more information.

Security Risk assessments play a crucial role in dispelling myths and fostering informed preparedness. By understanding their specific vulnerabilities and the potential threats they face, individuals and businesses can take proactive measures to mitigate risks and safeguard themselves.

Ignoring the harsh realities of crime

And employing a soft touch does not diminish its impact. It simply allows the “evil beast” of crime to continue its detrimental effect on society. Knowledge is power, and equipping ourselves with the necessary information about crime is the first step towards conquering its harmful influence.

Let us move beyond the sanitized narratives and confront the harsh realities of crime head-on. By embracing open communication and proactive risk assessment, we can empower ourselves and our communities to combat this pervasive threat.

The client’s statement,

“We’ve always done security this way, and nothing’s happened,” unfortunately holds little water. Past performance is no guarantee of future success, especially in the ever-evolving landscape of crime and security. A key aspect of risk assessment involves anticipating potential threats and vulnerabilities, not just dwelling on past incidents.

When considering security updates, it’s crucial to account for the unknowns that the future may hold. Investing in outdated equipment that demands constant upgrades and replacements is simply throwing money down the drain. Alwinco’s Security Risk Assessment takes a proactive approach, factoring in all potential scenarios to deliver future-proof solutions that protect your property against evolving threats.

An independent security risk assessment first and foremost means that we are not associated with anything. An independent security risk assessment is a comprehensive assessment of security to get a sense of the risk that exists. Security cameras and security access cards do not always cover the risks involved.

When it comes to security in South Africa,

The requirements vary by property, as well as between personal and corporate directions.

Criminals disregard these differences; they are indifferent to gender, race, children, and adults. While business follow guidelines and established, or justify security measures, determine the appropriate individuals for such roles. We are losing the battle against crime significantly, and I bear witness to this. Reflect on the past 25 years, and it becomes evident that previous efforts have proven ineffective.

That is why crime has continued to increase for the past 60 years.

Reading about the theft, hijacking, and other occurrences reveals that the victims did spend money on security, or at least what they see as security. Read more on High-jackings increased by 55%. 

On the other hand, when it comes to crime, I generally understand why it is happening, since most of the time, the security does not cover the risk.

  • As a result, please read our documents that explain the security risk assessment.

Independent security risk assessment is a crucial tool that can help identify potential threats and vulnerabilities before they manifest into tragic events. By conducting thorough evaluations, we can proactively address security gaps and implement preventive measures to mitigate risks effectively. Written by Andre Mundell.

Major cities, including Bloemfontein, Durban, Cape Town, and Gauteng (including Pretoria, Johannesburg, Midrand, Sandton, and Centurion), are served by our security risk assessment services and security risk consultant.

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Written by Andre Mundell

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