News and views from the Guarding South Africa team

Share the benefit of Guarding South Africa’s insights into the ever-evolving risks facing our clients and the guidance and solutions that we offer them.

We share lessons learned across the diverse sectors and operations that we protect, so that our clients can apply proven best practices in securing the safety of their people and property.

November 26, 2019
Protect Your Premises From Surge In After-Hours Armed Attacks
There has been a recent surge in the theft of large quantities of product and equipment from business premises by armed robbers, and Guarding South Africa is sharing the advice we are giving our clients on how to foil such attacks. This is especially important information for those of you who for budget reasons are […]
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June 3, 2019
Be aware: Syndicates targeting Durban business premises after-hours
Providing our services across multiple locations, Guarding South Africa is well-placed to monitor crime patterns and has the added advantage of tapping into the expertise of the Justicia Investigations team to evaluate risk and provide preventative solutions. This helps us bring our clients’ attention to new and increased security risks, meaning that they can take steps to prevent avoidable loss.
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June 22, 2015
Guarding SA security guard praised for exceptional service
An alert GSA Security Officer saved a construction company he was hired to protect from suffering a substantial loss of building material. This occurred in the early hours of the morning when an 8 ton truck arrived to remove building material. The security officer bravely confronted the would be thieves even though he was out numbered. They made a hasty retreat but not before the GSA security officer got the registration of the truck.
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April 10, 2014
Guarding South Africa (GSA) Security Officer Prevents Client’s Premises From Burning Down
Guarding South Africa (GSA) security officer’s awareness prevented a client’s premises from burning down. One of the security officers on his routine patrol noticed an adaptor sparking. The sparking soon turned into a fire and was immediately extinguished by the security officer. Further checks by additional security officers followed and popping sounds were heard in the reception, second floor, change room and workshop area on the premises. The security officer used his initiative and immediately switched off the main switch on the distribution board preventing possible serious damage. This took place after hours and the emergency procedure was actioned. The premises
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April 4, 2014
The Different Grading Of Security Guards
How does it work? The South African private security sector is governed by the Private Security Regulation Act, which states that all guarding security officers must be registered before they may be employed. Companies that employ their own in-house security offices need to be registered with PSIRA as a security provider. Security guards are graded according to their qualifications, experience and training. Guarding South Africa goes one step further by conducting the following:
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February 20, 2014
Why You Should Choose Guarding South Africa (GSA)
Our Group’s foundation in the field of intelligence gathering is always evident in the manner in which we recruit and deploy our staff including our security guards. Below we cover the areas that are considered when we employ our guarding staff: Security Risk Assessment Undercover Agents Guarding Recruitment & Selection Process Polygraph Tests Training & […]
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January 15, 2014
What To Consider When Choosing A Guarding Company
Choosing a guarding company that is right for your business is crucial in combating crime within your company. A guarding company needs to be honest and reliable so that you can have peace of mind knowing that they are there to help you and your business eradicate crime.
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November 20, 2013
Desperate Escape Attempt Halted By Brave Female Security Officer Of GSA
During a normal search process at an industrial site, a would be employee thief was surprised by GSA security when a security officer located items, stolen from the factory, strapped to his ankles.
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November 20, 2013
Surprise blitz by Guarding SA security leads to arrest of subcontractor for theft of cabling
GSA secures a construction site by having security officers strategically placed, as well as controlling access and egress.
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July 11, 2013
Polygraph Case Study
GSA polygraphs all potential applicants. Many candidates make it through the initial interview process but are turned away after failing a polygraph examination.
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