Vision Tactical joins the Namola Watch Responder network

Vision Tactical, the innovative South African private security company, has joined Namola’s latest innovation, Namola Watch. Namola Watch allows established Neighbourhood Watch teams to respond to reported incidents in their communities faster than before.

“At Namola we understand that the police are sometimes stretched thin,” says Peter Matthaei, CEO of Namola, the free emergency safety app, supported by Dialdirect Insurance. ”That’s why we launched Namola Watch — to allow community members to help each other, even better and faster than before.”

As well as being a security company, Vision Tactical is also supported by ER24 for medical emergencies Vehicles are equipped with responders to provide medical assistance as well as help combat crime in their community. Vision Tactical also recently joined forces with Tracker SA, assisting with a faster response time on tracking stolen cars.

Vision Tactical decision to join Namola Watch is to ensure that more of Namola’s 215,000 users have access to another source, ensuring help is delivered, fast.

“Vision Tactical is a company that strives to deliver progressive and proactive security to the communities it serves. Namola Watch gives us a platform to deliver this,” said Yaseen Theba, Director of Vision Tactical. “Sharing our resources, to help more members of our community paves the path for a safer South Africa.”

Namola Watch assists organisations tackling crime by providing vital information in an emergency. After a Namola user has requested assistance and a Namola Operator has followed it up with a confirmation call, nearby online Watch Responders are alerted. The Namola user’s emergency information, location and the type of incident is then available to the Namola Watch Responders. Having this information allows responders to cut down their response time as well as be ready to provide the correct assistance.

Theba encourages other crime-fighting organisations to download and sign up to Namola Watch as well as South Africans in his community, who do not have Namola, to download the application.
“Namola is the future to making our communities a safer place to live and for our children to grow up,” says Theba.

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4 Suspects Apprehended in Killarney


Vtac intervention unit (IU17) was on crime prevention patrol in the Killarney area earlier today. They were approached by a lady leaving the Killarney mall and informed the team that she had her phone snatched. She gave them the vehicle details. A chase ensued and IU17 blocked the suspects. He called for back up and ST01 and IU03 proceeded to assist.

IU17 sole handedly arrested 4 suspects and recovered the vehicle.
JMPD Crime Prevention and SAPS Hillbrow attended the scene.

Vtac, Victim and Suspects are at Hillbrow Police Station.

If you have had your cell phone snatched recently and have case numbers, please proceed to the police station to assist with more case numbers.

Well Done to All.


Recently released security footage in which young children are seen taken by a strangers is disturbing.

According to Missing Children South Africa & The South African Police, the alarming reality is that in South Africa, one child goes missing every five hours.

Here’s how you can protect your family.

  • At a very early age, teach your child their name, address and telephone number and your first and last name.
  • Make sure children know how to make telephone calls.
  • Teach them how to call 10111 for help
  • Teach your child to never ever leave home without your permission. Very small children should play only in areas away from the street, such as a backyard, or in a play area supervised by a responsible adult.
  • Teach your child never wander off, to avoid lonely places, and to avoid shortcuts through alleys or deserted areas. They are safer walking or playing with friends.
  • Make sure your child goes straight home from school unless you have made other arrangements.
  • Establish strict procedures for picking up children at school, after movies, at friends’ homes, etc.
  • Teach your child to never enter anyone’s home without your approval.Teach your children to scream as loudly as possible, and that it is okay to do so when afraid.
  • If accosted by a stranger in a mall or any other public space, scream ‘This is NOT my PARENT!’
  • Teach your child to scream, run away and tell you or a trusted adult if anyone attempts to touch or grab them, of if a stranger offers them a ride.
  • Teach your child to never give any information over the telephone including their name and address, or indicate they are alone.
  • Teach your child to keep doors locked and admit only authorized people into the house.
  • Never leave children alone in a car, not even for a few seconds.
  • Have photographs taken of your children at least four times a year (especially for pre-schoolers). Make note of birthmarks or other distinguishing features.
  • Have your child fingerprinted and store the prints in a safe, easily accessible place in your home.
  • Talk to your children about child abduction in a simple, non-threatening way.
  • Listen to your child when he or she discusses anyone they have met or spoken with when you weren’t around.


Johannesburg fire chief Arthur Mqwa says the blaze that engulfed the upper levels of a building in the Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday has since spread to lower levels through ducts filled with paper and boxes. “The fire spread through the ducts to the 16th floor because there were papers and boxes in those ducts‚” he said during a briefing at Milpark Hospital‚ where four firefighters were undergoing treatment for burn wounds and smoke inhalation. “What I am trying to say is that the building was not sealed. It did not comply with the [emergency services] bylaws‚” said Mqwa.

Three firefighters died fighting the blaze on Wednesday.

Vision Tactical assisted with resources on the ground and supported The City of Joburg EMS and JMPD Teams.

Swift response by Vision Tactical results in arrest of five wanted suspects.

On 31 August 2018, guards noticed suspicious activities at a neighbouring property in Houghton. They requested assistance and tactical units responded and started chasing the suspicious persons on foot and in a white Hyundai up Munro Drive out of Houghton. 

Within three minutes five persons were apprehended and a firearm was discovered. Suspects were handed over to SAPS. 

The victims remain traumatized after the suspects tied them up and beat them while they were on the property. 

It was later discovered that the suspects were using a stolen vehicle. The driver was also charged for possession of a stolen vehicle. 

Suspects are possibly linked to other cases.


VISION TACTICAL has increased their INTERVENTION UNIT fleet with new SUV vehicles to support the high performance vehicles that will intensify the fight against armed robberies and hijackings and other serious crimes across the city.

These vehicles are adapted to provide exactly what tactical officers need in their role of keeping public safe, crime prevention operations and incidents. The specialised units are equipped and supported with the latest technology, including drones and vehicle tracking, that will ensure that we are able to meet the demands of the community and provide the best possible tools for our frontline officers and emergency medical partners.

“Criminals need to feel the heat and the recent confrontations with criminals is just an indication of things to come”


Time to combine Vision & Action ! #MandelaDay #Mandela100
‪@visiontactical will be participating in a number of events today to mark #MandelaDay2018! Updates from locals schools, hospitals & shelters, let’s make this day the biggest ever! ‬
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Johannesburg residents fed up with power cuts


Johannesburg MMC for environment and infrastructure, Nico de Jager, on Wednesday night addressed angry residents after the city implemented load rotation leading to power cuts to thousands of residents. The power cuts have been blamed on a blown transformer at the Sebenza sub-station. SABC reporter NoziNtombi Miya attended the town hall meeting.