Why is crime still thriving?

 Why is there still so much crime in this technologically advanced age?

Crime and Technology - Why is crime still thriving in the technologically advanced age?
What is the correct solution? Crime is still thriving despite ever advancing and evolving technology.

This question is to point out that the type of technology doesn’t mean that the right security measures are in place.

When I ask clients why they installed or purchased specific security equipment. I always get the same answer: ‘this is what the salesperson advised us to purchase.’

The Research

This leads me to my next question. What research was done to verify if the suggested solution is in actual fact the correct solution? The answer: None.

How did they get to the conclusion that the specific solution is appropriate? The answer: They recommend what they sell. Ensuring that the solution is risk-specific is completely irrelevant to them. Sales targets are the only driving force behind the decision.

Not a single company, to date, has provided me with the research that was conducted by the ‘assessor’ to ensure that the solutions are risk-specific.

The Reason

The reason companies, Estates, Shopping Centers, Schools and the like, contact an Independent Security Risk Assessors is that their current security measures have failed. If the entities conduct the Security Risk Assessment correctly the first time, they would not need to call upon an expert for assistance.

A qualified mechanic will be the best person to take a broken vehicle to, in order to identify the problem as well as to supply a solution for the problem.

You won’t take your vehicle to a car dealership and expect them to tell you what the problem is. The salesmen’s aim is to sell you a new vehicle,  the problem might have an inexpensive, fixable solution.

Wrong Approach

People tend to take the wrong approach when it comes to security. They don’t go to the people that will tell them what is really wrong with the security. They go to the people that will sell them something new in an attempt to fix the problem,  costing more money without solving the problem.

The REAL Question

The question; ‘What is wrong with my security?’ but sadly this question is hardly ever asked, let alone answered.

Why do companies, homes and the like still fall victim to crime but they have ample security measures in place?

They don’t have the correct security measures in place, that’s why.

A Security Risk Assessment is the ONLY way to truly identify all risks.
why is crime still thriving the correct solution
Security Risk Assessment – The only way to mitigate and eliminate the opportunity for crime

The only way to ensure that you have the correct security measures in place is to have an Independent Security Risk Assessment conducted on the property. This way you will find the correct solution to all of your security related risks.

always read your risk assessment report.

All throughout South Africa, Alwinco offers Security Risk Assessment services. However, the Gauteng region—which includes Pretoria, Johannesburg, Midrand, Sandton, and Centurion—as well as Bloemfontein, Durban, and Cape Town, have a particularly robust network.

written by Andre Mundell

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