Vision Tactical Launch Mobile Command Centre To Further Enhance Protection Services

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Private Security Company Vision Tactical has launched its latest edition to an already diverse fleet, dubbed ‘Mobile Command’.

The vehicle will be deployed in the Johannesburg area to better handle emergency and crisis situations.

Director Yaseen Theba says the unit will be used to proactively support the fight against crime in Johannesburg.

“The vehicle will be used for emergency operations as a command post and a communications center, further enhancing strategic partnerships with various stakeholders.”

Theba affirmed that law enforcement will have access to the vehicle including the South African Police Service and Metro Police Departments when attending crime scenes.”

According to Theba, the Mobile Command Centre will be dispatched to any emergency situation and can be utilized as a meeting area, radio command post, WIFI hub with various communication capabilities, and much more.

“Some of the features incorporated into the Mobile Command Centre include vehicle tracking software and hardware to assist our strategic partners Tracker Connect.”

Medical equipment and facilities including scene lights, restrooms, workstations, portable lighting, easy roof access and safe storage are just some of the additions that the vehicle carries.

The multipurpose seating area is designed to accommodate trauma counselling and recording of victim’s statements following an incident.

Theba says that the idea behind the Mobile Command Centre is to ensure that other Vision Tactical Units including the Intervention Unit, SWAT Unit, Patrol Vehicles and Houghton based control room become more efficient in proactively fighting against crime and criminals operating in the city.

The vehicle is a fully fledged C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) unit, a first for the private security industry.

C4ISR will ultimately increase situational awareness, giving the operational team the information they need as fast as possible, by using the right materials, equipment, and systems to make that happen.

ENDS

Journalists wanting to join in on a ride along can contact:

Vision Tactical Communications

Mohamed (074 772 33 33) / Email: comms@visiontactical.co.za

Vision Tactical & SAPS Apprehend Criminal Terrorizing Motorists and Pedestrians Along Louis Botha

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Together with the South African Police Service, Vision Tactical Units apprehended one armed suspect, believed to have been terrorizing motorists and pedestrians at the busy intersection of Louis Botha committing brazen ‘robot’ robberies and smash and grabs.

Officers also recovered one firearm.

The suspect was taken in to police custody, investigations are ongoing.

Green Team Dumps 30 000+ Dustbin Bags – Keeping Our Communities CLEAN

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Vision Tactical’s environmental initiative “The Green Team” engages in clean-up operations – making it one of the largest community-based environmental campaigns in Johannesburg.

Community groups, schools, businesses, and local governments are able to join the team as volunteers and assist the Green Team in carrying out activities that address local environmental issues.

By facilitating local action, the Green Team brings about much needed environmental change.

However, even good initiatives require assistance…

This is where residents can play their part in a much bigger way and become active citizens at the same time.

Since the Green Team was formed, over 30 000 dustbin bags have been used to collect rubbish / rubble around various areas.

Various collection points will be allocated so that residents / community are able to drop dustbin bags off for the Green Team to make use of:

Collection Point 1 – Shell Glenhove Filling Station

Background of the Green Team:

The Green Team was established in 2019 as a non-profit, non-government apolitical initiative that unites communities with a common focus to protect the environment.

The team’s footprint might be small, but the mandate is to empower people in communities all over Johannesburg to make a difference to their local environment.

The team collates and shares experiences on various social media platforms so that others can be inspired to take action.

Vision Tactical’s Green Team supports any type of activity which raise awareness, improves the local environment or contributes to solving of an environmental problem and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same.

The Green Team initiative has been put into motion as a result of an incredible collaboration with Freeway Toyota, Freeway Group, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, ER24,, Shell Glenhove, AL’s Hardware, Laher’s Silk Screen – and is associated with the Lower Houghton Residents Association and the Killarney Residents Association.

The Green Team – Keeping it clean…

Call the dedicated line on : 065 1 333 333

Web: www.greenteam.co.za

On twitter, Instagram, Facebook: @VTacGreenTeam

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Enquiries:

Vision Tactical Communications

+274 772 3333

Email: comms@visiontactical.co.za

 

South Africa’s New Driving Demerit System is Now Law

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill into law.

The legislation is perhaps known for its proposed introduction of a demerit system for South African drivers, and it is expected to fundamentally change driving in the country.

Some of the biggest changes include:

A new demerit system will be introduced. Depending on the severity of the offence, 1-6 points are allocated for offences. If an infringer has more than 12 points, it will result in the disqualification of the driving licence and three suspensions result in its cancellation;

Failing to pay traffic fines can lead to a block on obtaining driving and vehicle licences and an administrative fee – in addition to other penalties;

Where documents previously had to be delivered by registered mail through the post office, in terms of the amendment, authorities will now also be able to serve documents electronically and can send reminders via WhatsApp and SMS;

The establishment of a new Appeals Tribunal which will preside over issues that are raised under the new bill.

It is not yet clear when the new law will officially come into effect, or whether parts of the bill will be introduced retrospectively.

Controversy

In June, the Automobile Association penned an open letter to new transport minister, Fikile Mbalula, pointing to a number of areas that need urgent attention – including the new demerit system.

“The AA believes in a points-based system, and the original concept is good. It will punish the bad, warn the middle, and leave the good,” it said.

The association warned however, that the system in its current form – if implemented – will not in any way reshape the country’s roads to become safer – one of the original benefits.

“Instead, this system seems to have morphed into a better way for revenue collection by authorities, with no regard for safety or proper application of laws. The implementation of Aarto should be prioritised but weighed against a review of its original objectives,” the AA said.

The association said that law enforcement on the country’s roads remains splintered, uncoordinated, and largely ineffective.

“Proper, effective licensing of prospective drivers, a more comprehensive approach to rooting out corruption and bribery at vehicle testing centres, and better application of vehicle roadworthiness is a start,” it said.

“Speeding, cellphone usage while driving, reckless and negligent road behaviour, and disregarding other drivers, are among the main problems.

“Yet these issues seem secondary and less important than checking for expired discs (a task, we believe, which is better managed through the eNATIS licensing system),” it said.

Horrific Scenes As Ten People Die in N1 Taxi Crash

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A 10th person has died in hospital following a crash on the N1 South near the Buccleuch Interchange, in Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon.

Nine other people died on the scene.

Four people were injured and transported to a hospital.

JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said that there’s definitely a factor of high speed.

“Because of the impact…the taxi collided with the concrete barricade. One of the passengers was ejected from the taxi and was flung on to the northern side of the N1 freeway.”

A taxi driver is believed to have lost control of his vehicle before it hit into the concrete barricade.

Minnaar said traffic is still heavy on both sides and urged motorists to be cautious.

Source: eNCA

Back in June,  Vision Tactical posed this to the Minister of Transport…

 

Apartment Safety 101: Tips from Vision Tactical to Keep You & Your Apartment Safe and Secure

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  1. Never hesitate to report any suspicious activity you may see in and around your properties. Program numbers into your phone and keep them somewhere visible so you can quickly call for help if needed.  (Vision Tactical Emergency Control 084 222 222 2)
  2. This may seem obvious, but it remains an important tip: NEVER leave your apartment door unlocked, even if you are leaving for a few moments to obtain something from your car, get the mail or take out the trash. Someone lurking nearby could gain access quickly.
  3. Never open your door to a stranger. Require all utility/repair men to provide identification before opening the door, or at security. If still uncertain, look up the telephone number, and call to verify the information.
  4. A well-lit area is one way to deter crime so keep a light on at night if possible. If you notice that a light is out on our property or parking lots, please notify your body corporate.
  5. Do not leave valuable items visible in your home or car. Close your blinds at night and keep your car doors locked and park in well lighted areas if possible.
  6. Get to know your neighbours. Introduce yourself to them, get to know who they are and try look out for each other. If your neighbours know who you are, they are more likely to report possible criminal activity and get some help.
  7. Try to use common area facilities during high-traffic hours.

Enquiries:

Vision Tactical Communications

Mobile: 074 772 333 3

Email: comms@visiontactical.co.za

Trust Your Instinct! Tips From Vision Tactical To Prevent Smash-and-Grab Incidents

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Criminals have taken to pouncing on unsuspecting motorists through “Smash-and- Grab”, breaking a window in order to gain access to any valuables in a vehicle.

Perpetrators have the element of surprise to their advantage, stunning their victim with the unsuspected smash, leaving them enough time to grab any valuables.

These thieves target valuable items such as cellphones, handbags, wallets, purses, laptops, shopping bags, keys etc. Drivers are most at risk the when the presence of these items is on display.

What is a smash-and-grab crime?

Car burglaries can be expensive, from the cost of repairs to the vehicle and windows to replacing your belongings.

The victims will most likely be traumatised and feel victimised for quite some time.

Vision Tactical Director Yaseen Theba says that thieves are usually after valuables which they can easily identify from outside the vehicle and sell as easily once removed from the possession of the motorists.

“Items targeted include purses, handbags and wallets, laptop bags, briefcases and backpacks, cell phones.”

Theba adds that the media warns of so-called “hot spots” but even without warning signs, the cautious driver would be able to identify areas where he/ she would be most at risk.

“These tend to be places where criminals know that vehicles will be stationary, where drivers can be easily distracted and where the criminal can make a quick and effective escape.”

Theba says that motorists need to be made aware of the modus operandi used by the criminals.

“These criminals also will often work in pairs where one will pose as a vendor, distracting the attention of the driver while the other party will perform the smash-and-grab from the passenger side.”

Theba advises the following measures:

  • Lock all your doors and close the windows when driving – Never open vehicle windows or doors for strangers.
  • Avoid opening your windows or getting involved in discussions with street vendors or anyone handing out flyers.
  • Be constantly on the lookout for suspicious looking characters.
  • Always be conscious of your surroundings and remain alert when coming to an intersection or stopping your vehicle.

Finally, trust your instincts. If you see suspicious activity, find somewhere else to park.

Vision Tactical would like to urge motorists to report suspicious activity to the proper authorities – you can help prevent others from becoming a victim of a smash-and-grab or another crime!

VTAC Emergency Control: 084 222 222 2

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Vision Tactical Members Assist The Houghton Community In Delivering Smiles To An Old Age Home in Alexandra

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Following weeks of mobilizing the community of Houghton, the Muslim Association of South Africa gave back to the elderly as individuals spent their morning at the Ithokomeleng Old Age Home in Alexandra on Tuesday the 6th of August.

The association, together with the Al Imdaad Foundation and Houghton’s West Street Mosque have been mobilizing individuals in the locality to play their part and assist in distributing much needed items for the underprivileged since the beginning of this year’s bitterly cold winter period.

The elderly residents were so pleased by the kind gesture that they invited the Association to come again in the near future.

A hot nutritious meal was served for lunch which consisted of rice and lamb stew, while the Al Imdaad Foundation handed over blankets to each and every senior citizen.

The Associations Yaseen Theba says that the next step is to build on the relationship with the management of the Old Age Home.

“This is not a once off thing, we should keep in contact and discuss some of the challenges that the home has and we will then be able to work out solutions.”

Theba thanked the sponsors who were involved in giving and sacrificing their time to ensure the day went smoothly.

FAQ’s About Vision Tactical’s Life Saving App!

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How will the App Help?

The app is designed to help you in emergency situations. Instead of searching for the correct number to call in an emergency situation and giving exact details of your location, the app will do all this for you. VISION TACTICAL will call the required emergency respondents and will be able to pinpoint your location via live GPS tracking. In stressful situations, it’s easy to activate the panic and let professionals handle the rest.

What if Vision Tactical’s Control room cannot reach you telephonically?

If the VISION TACTICAL control room cannot reach you telephonically once you have activated the panic, we will be able to track your location using live GPS tracking. VISION TACTICAL will dispatch the appropriate emergency response to your location immediately.

What’s an emergency situation or when should you press the panic?

Any emergency situation – from an armed robbery or hijacking, car accident, or fire – any situation in which you need emergency assistance. The VISION TACTICAL Control Room will assist by calling the right respondents immediately – wherever you are nationally.

What’s the price of the App?

The app is completely FREE, once your number is registered on the Vision Tactical database, functionality of the app will be unlocked and you will be able to use the app in an emergency situation.

Is the App using data or GPS in the background?

The app doesn’t use services (such as GPS or data) in the background. It only does so when the app is open and a panic is activated. The VISION TACTICAL control room and staff CANNOT see your details including the location unless a panic is open.


For more information regarding the app contact:

Vision Tactical Communications via email (comms@visiontacticla.co.za) or send a Whatsapp to 074 772 333 3

Modus Operandi Used By Hijackers, What To Look Out For!

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It has become increasingly difficult to steal motor vehicles, with all the anti-theft devices, such as immobilisers, gear-locks, etc.

These steps have resulted in a dramatic increase in vehicle hijackings.

This is easy earned money and the already well-established syndicates will buy these vehicles from the hijacker.

Vehicle hijacking is an organised business, run according to business principles and based on thorough planning.

Modus Operandi:

  • Most hijackings take place in the driveways of residential areas. These hijackers prefer areas with accessible escape routes.
  • Hijackings take place while stationed at any traffic sign or intersection.
  • Hijackings take place while stationary next to the road, e.g. to answer a cell phone.
  • Hijackings also occur at post offices and parking areas or you may be followed leaving the filling station with the objective to hijack your vehicle where it is quiet.
  • The hijackers sometimes use a vehicle to force the victim off the road.
  • Hijackings take place at schools when dropping off / picking up children.
  • Hijackings take place while the vehicle is idling when off-loading / loading passengers.
  • Hijackings take place when advertising your vehicle for sale (Test drive method).
  • Bogus Police or Traffic Officers also conduct hijackings (Blue light scenario).