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The Security Industry In South Africa: A History On The Business Enterprise.

1345 words - 5 pages

Security in South Africa started when the 1820 settlers arrived, they had people in charge of watching orguarding the ships and the contents of the ships while the rest of the crew were out searching for the benefits of the lands. My father started our business Q Security Services in the early 1980's at the age of 24, starting of only in Durban with just 7 guards in his employment. Our company has grown over the years and to date we have exactly 675 staff as permanent guards and we have clients from Cape Town, Johannesburg, the north and south coasts of Kwa-Zulu? Natal and also in the Mpumalanga province. I have been involved in the company for the past 6 years. Its a risky business but it's worth it in terms of earning and making money.The topic I have chosen for my project is one that I think is one of the most important sectors in life that affects everyone. Everyone needs to be safe. South Africa has one of the highest crime rates in the world as a result of the unemployment of in the country. The S.A.P.S do the best they can to prevent and lower the crimes like hijacking in the country but they can only do so much, they just like any other human being won't put their life on the line to recover a motor vehicle. The statistics show that hijacking is occurs mainly in residential areas where the police rarely patrol, unless needed. If residential chose to hike up their security by employing guards on every street corner or having a patrol car in the vicinity then the chances of crime would decrease dramatically.In my essay I will focus on the need for security in South Africa with media research. I will also focus on the services that people receive from security companies in South Africa and compare them to the services abroad. I will concentrate on the different devices used in the security industry . I will discuss the security technology in South Africa, the role that the Internet has in the security industry and also how South Africa should keep in touch with the changing information technology developments.With the increase inbank robberies and car-jacking I am of the firm belief that security is of great demand is South Africa. In Durban alone a car is either hijacked or stolen every 2.9 minutes according to the S.A.P.S reports. Due to the lack of control the in the policing front I think that the next best crime solution is an increase in security. In domestic, industrial, commercial and private security there should be an increase in demand, and compared to recent years there is a huge demand for security. From my experience and observations more homes have alarms today than they did twenty years ago. More homes have security guards posted at their homes, its like they've become a prisoner in their own homes. Even though the public has all of this, it is still insufficient. South Africa seems to have grown accustomed to learning how to protect themselves but there still are many people out there who have heard but do not no what the...

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