Why Soaring Crime In South Africa Requires You To Better Your Security Game

What is happening to our beautiful country? Crime rates are increasing by the day. Some people choose to stay oblivious while others do everything in their power to keep their homes and families safe. For those who’d rather get the facts and deal with the reality of the situation, here are some statistics for the crime in South Africa.

In 2018, 20 336 murders were recorded. That’s around 57 a day. Just take a moment to let that sink in. Nearly 60 people die every day in South Africa at the hand of cold-blooded criminals. Additionally, 18 233 cases were opened for attempted murder. That’s a further 49 people per day that survive to tell the story.

As for rape, 110 cases are recorded per day. Since not all rape victims make a statement, the amount can easily be double. More than 300 000 cases of assault were recorded in 2018, 50% of which were with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm. Robberies, where property is forcefully removed from the victim amounts to more than 500 cases per day. Nearly 70% of these happen with aggravating circumstances.

House robberies and burglaries are on the rise. Every day 625 homes are burgled with an added 61 cases per day where the occupants are confronted in their homes. It seems we aren’t even safe in our own homes any more. What can we do to reduce the risk of becoming a victim? We need to up our security game.

Protect Your Home with High-Quality Security Palisade Fencing

TopFence can assist you by installing quality palisade fencing. With more than 10 years of experience in the fencing industry, we have the knowledge and skills to secure your property and keep your family safe. For more information about security fencing Cape Town, speak to the team at TopFence today!

 

Secure Employee Safety With Palisade Fencing For Your Business

It’s no secret that the crime in South Africa is rife and we don’t foresee it getting better any time soon. While there are many motivations for crimes, one of the biggest seems to be the high unemployment rate which is currently sitting at 27.6% This means that nearly a third of this country doesn’t have an income, thus can’t provide for themselves or their family.

Criminals are also getting more angry and vicious and killing someone for a cellphone has become customary. Obviously, our history doesn’t help the case. But, it is up to us as South Africans to keep ourselves and loved ones safe. We need to take every measure possible to protect our homes and businesses from these criminals.

Business robberies amounted to 20 047 in 2018. These are the type of invasions where employees are present and in broad daylight. That’s 55 businesses being robbed a day! Business burglaries were even more – 71 195 reported cases for 2018. That’s nearly 200 business break-ins a day. If these statistics don’t scare you, nothing will!

Reduce the Risk of Falling Victim to Business Robberies and Burglaries by Installing Steel Palisade Fencing

While palisade fencing alone won’t guarantee the safety of your employees, it will deter potential criminals. Making it more difficult for them to enter and exit your property will make them think twice and they’ll possibly find another easier target.

Every step you take towards securing your property is a step closer to saving the lives of your employees.

The first step is to get in touch with a reliable palisade fencing contractor in your area. TopFence has been securing premises since 2008. We offer affordable, durable steel palisade fencing in Cape Town and surrounding areas. Give us a call for a free quote today!

Make Your Palisade Fencing Last Longer In 3 Easy Steps

Anything that’s worth buying these days isn’t cheap. The same goes for palisade fencing. In fact, if your offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The quality might be poor. And while poor quality isn’t life threatening when it comes to household items or clothing, your palisade fencing should be of the highest quality. Or you’ll risk the safety of your family.

Since you’ll be spending money on installing high-quality palisade fencing, you’ll probably want to make it last as long as you possibly can. You can extend the lifespan of your palisade fencing with regular maintenance. Here’s how:

Step 1: Regular Inspections

Performing regular inspections will reveal any signs of rust. And while we only use galvanised steel at TopFence, the winters in Cape Town can be harsh. Exposure to rain and storms for long periods of time will take its toll on your fence. Keep your eyes open for water accumulation after a storm and regularly check for signs of rust.

Step 2: Address Rust and Flaking Paint

If you come across damage due to rust or flaking paint during your inspection, you’ll want to sort it out right away. If you wait too long, the damage might spread to other parts of the steel fence. You can eliminate water damage by sanding off the flaking paint or rust with a wire brush before applying paint.

Step 3: Limit Plant Growth near Palisade Fence

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – palisade fencing doesn’t mix well with water over long periods of time. This includes plants growing beside your fence. The plant itself isn’t a problem, it’s the accumulation of moisture that can cause damage to your fence.

Maintaining your palisade fencing isn’t complicated and you and your fence can have many happy years together. Just make sure you hire professional fencing contractors in Cape Town for the installation. Topfence will never compromise on quality and you can be sure your fence will keep you safe for many years to come. Give us a call for a free quote today!

 

4 Security Measures That Will Protect Your Home In South Africa

Did you know that last year 250 355 cases of residential robbery and burglary were reported to the SAPD? That’s nearly 700 house break-ins a day! 10% of these happen with the occupants at home.

And since 57 people lose their lives every day in South Africa due to cold-blooded murder, it’s safe to say that these house robberies are one of the ways in which it happens. Every day we hear people say “You aren’t even safe in your own home anymore” and that’s the reality of what’s left of our beautiful country.

Unfortunately, we can’t all pack up and leave. We have to stay and stand our ground. We also have to do everything in our power to protect our homes from these repulsive criminals. These 4 security measures will significantly lower your risk of becoming a victim in your own home.

Automated Garage/Gate

Gate and garage automation isn’t a nice to have. Nearly all reported cases of hijacking happen in the driveway of the victims home. Getting out of your car to open a gate or garage door is a definite no-no.

Security Alarm

No home is safe without a security alarm and no insurance company will pay out without it. And if you link it with reliable armed response, you’re halfway there.

Electric Fencing

What good is a high fence without electric fencing? They’ll find a way over them without any effort. While some even have tricks up their sleeve to bypass electric fencing, it significantly reduces the likelihood of them targeting your home in the first place.

Palisade Fencing

Palisade fencing is the preferred enclosure option for South Africans. Mainly because it’s durable but also because it doesn’t offer thieves a place to hide in your yard.

If you had to choose one safety solution, we’d suggest palisade fencing to start with. But to lower the risk of falling victim to a home invasion, you might want to consider all of the above.

Topfence offers reliable and affordable palisade fencing in Cape Town and surrounds. Get in touch for a free quote.