Parents Cautioned Against Posting Pictures of Children’s First Day of School

Vision Tactical –

Parents and guardians have been warned of taking pictures of their children and posting on social media platforms.

Vision Tactical received reports of concern from the public on Wednesday morning, urging parents and guardians to refrain from posting pictures of children with school emblems and logo’s.

Various warnings are being circulating on social media as well as precautionary advice being given.

Director of Vision Tactical, Yaseen Theba says that before you know it, your personal photos can end up somewhere you least expect it to.

“Screen shots, sharing, reposting, can mean these pictures unintentionally end up in places we never imagined.”

Theba adds that excited parents can unknowingly place their children in danger.

“This can happen by posting pictures of their school uniform and giving information of their schools and where the child can be traced to and since there are so many users on social media, and technology moves so quickly, it’s often hard to contain posts that get out.”

Theba Shared A Few Tips On How To Post Photos Of Your Children Safely.

-Avoid Geotagging

There’s no easier way to tell the world where you are, or were, than geotagging.

“Tagging your kids at their school allows those posts to come up in searches, so we advise people not to tag locations.”

-Erase Location Clues

Make sure any sort of personal way of identifying you or your children, such as your address, your kid’s school’s name, or a uniform that might identify what school they go to, is out of sight in any photo you post.

-Limit Your Audience

The easiest and most important step to keep your photos away from strangers who are potential threats is to simply adjust your privacy settings. Make your profiles restrictive or fully private.


For more information, contact Mohamed on 074 772 333 3 or email: comms@visiontactical.co.za

Back To School Safety Tips For Parents & Kids

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It’s time for parents to start preparing for another school year.

Along with a hectic schedule of back to school shopping, practices, and meetings, and the exciting prospects of another school year, parents (and kids) also find themselves facing the return to school with unsettling fears and anxieties about school safety.

Director of Vision Tactical Yaseen Theba says that school safety is about more than just school violence, and that making sure your child is safe at school is not just the job of educators.

“As a parent, crossing your fingers and hoping for the best is not good enough. It takes collaboration between all school stakeholders – educators, parents, students, and emergency responders – to make our schools safer.”

Theba outlined a few tips you can follow to keep your child safe returning to school.

See Something, Say Something Is Not Just For Adults.

Kids are often told not to tattle on each other. But disclosing information related to safety is critically important – and kids need to know that. Talk with your child about what to do when they see or hear concerning statements or social media posts, or witness behaviours that are odd or unsettling. Emphasize to your child that they are not being asked to make a judgement or decision about whether something is dangerous or threatening, rather they are being asked to disclose incidents, actions, and statements that are suspicious, disturbing, or just “off” in some way. Discuss ways to report threats or incidents to adults – not just sharing concerns via social media or talking with other students. If your child reports information to you, make sure to share it quickly, accurately, and confidentially, not with other parents in the stands at a game or on social media, but directly with school or law enforcement officials.

Another Reason To Think Before You Post.

Research by the Educator’s School Safety Network indicates that in the 2017-18 school year, more than 50 percent of school-based threats of violence were made, distributed, and shared via social media. Talk with your child about the appropriate use of social media (and technology in general) and don’t be afraid to limit and/or monitor their use. In particular, make sure your child understands that making what they might consider “jokes” about shootings, bombs, or other violence is not acceptable – and has dire consequences.

Be Active, Not Passive.

No matter what their age, your child needs to be an active participant in keeping themselves safe, not simply a passive bystander or someone waiting for help. Make sure your child understands and can apply basic safety procedures. Things like “stop, drop, and roll,” public transport safety, or “stranger danger” might be taught in school, but should also be reviewed and reinforced at home. Emphasize that no matter the situation they must act quickly to move away from the danger to safety.

Family Emergency Plans.

Develop and discuss a family emergency plan. Make sure your child knows (and has access to) important emergency contact information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. Your child should know and understand who is authorized to pick them up, who they are allowed to go with, and how they should get in contact with you in the event of an emergency. Make sure the school has the most updated and current information for emergency contacts – and update them every time it changes.

Advocate For School Safety Every Day.

Parents are powerful advocates for important improvements in school safety. Don’t know where to start? Ask your school critical questions about safety such as:

Have all school staff members been trained in all aspects of crisis response (such as medical emergencies, severe weather etc.), not just active shooter?

Is the school’s crisis plan or emergency operations plan reviewed and revised each year? Does it deal with all hazards, or just an active shooter?

Have students been given all hazards crisis response training that is appropriate to their age and developmental level?

Does your school have a parent reunification plan to reunite parents and students after an emergency event?

Better still, there is so much that can be done to increase the safety of children in schools and in public – don’t underestimate your power as a parent to make it happen.


Further information or enquiries:

Mohamed on 074 772 333 3 or email: comms@visiontactical.co.za

 

Reset… Refocus… Act… Managing Personal Safety After a Holiday & Getting Back To Work

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Holiday time is almost over and majority of South Africans are already going back to work.

Are you 100% focused on what you are about to do? Was it a relaxing Holiday or one filled with stress? Whichever one, it’s not always easy to get it out of our minds.

Work can have its own issues.  How often do we get frustrated when priorities change or when equipment is not operating as we expect it to?

As a result, your mind may not be 100% on the job.  We may feel fatigued if a personal issue is keeping us awake at night.

You may be thinking about how a job should be going instead of thinking in the present about what’s in front of you.

You know the rules. You know the procedures. You have the skills and knowledge to work safely.  You know what the correct tools are for a job.  But, let’s face it; there are times when your head just is not in the game.  And losing focus is not a good thing.

But we all need to know when this is happening and then Reset, Refocus, and Act.

That’s what “4 Seconds to Safety” is all about.  It’s recognizing that you can lose our focus, acknowledging it when it happens, and then doing something about it.

When you catch yourselves with your head not in the game, you need to stop and take 4 Seconds to Safety.

In those 4 seconds clear your head, refocus, check your surroundings, and review the job.

Ask yourselves the following questions…

Am I putting myself or others at risk?

Am I prepared to continue to work safely?

Am I focused on what needs to get done?

Am I ready to act to do it safely?

Only proceed after you know with certainty that the job will get done safely.

Kickstart The New Year In Peace, Knowing That Your Assets Are Secured & Protected

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You can start the New Year off in many ways, but being able to kick start the year knowing that your assets in your home and business are reliably protected will allow you to focus on other important things in life.

The New Year offers one and all a fresh start, a time to reflect on what didn’t work in the previous year, and being able to change that for the better.

And, security is no different.

Director of Vision Tactical, Yaseen Theba says that Vision Tactical understands that customers rely on the company to safeguard their homes as well as businesses and that’s why the company offers existing and potential clients a holistic approach to security.

“Vision Tactical is firmly positioned among the most respected security companies in Gauteng, our expertise include: Manned guarding, Key holding, Alarm response, Personal as well as front-of-house Security, Control room, CCTV, Dog handling and Events.”

Theba adds that the skills have enabled the company to successfully protect the assets of countless private as well as public sector organisations.

“We commit ourselves to exceed our clients’ expectations. Because of this we always track our performance to ensure the delivery of exceptional service.”

To request a quote call: 084 222 222 2 or email info@visiontactical.co.za

 

 

Three Suspects Apprehended On New Years Eve in Woodmead, Gauteng

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Three suspects were apprehended and detained after Vision Tactical received reliable information of the suspects that will be committing a crime on New Years Eve in the Woodmead Area.

Teams were placed strategically & as the suspects were spotted, the teams pounced on the criminals.

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📌SUSPECTS
•3 suspects detained at Sandton SAPS.
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📌SEIZURES
•Suspects vehicle displaying false plates seized and booked at Aeroton for safekeeping
•Cellphones
•Safe grinding tools and house breaking implements
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Possible links to other crime incidents, investigations are on going.
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Well done to all role players including:
•EMPD SWAT
•VISION TACTICAL
•JMPD K9
•SAPS JHB K9
•ER24

 

Vision Tactical Prepares For A Busy New Year’s Eve

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Private Security Company Vision Tactical is reminding those celebrating New Year’s Eve to stay safe and know their limits.

As with Black Friday, Vision Tactical have its medical partners ER24 on standby throughout the night for any medical emergencies and Tracker Connect on call to ensure one of the busiest nights of the year goes off without a hitch.

Director of Vision Tactical, Yaseen Theba said that after a busy Christmas period all units are fully prepared for New Year’s Eve with a plea to those celebrating to start 2020 safe and well.

“The traditional party night puts more demand on emergency services, security companies, police, ambulance dispatchers, doctors and medical staff and ambulance crews than any other time of the year.”

Theba adds that whilst most people will drink responsibly, unfortunately there are some who will overdo it.

“But we urge everyone to stop and think before they do anything and remember that their actions will have consequences.”

Vision Tactical urges people to consider these tips to have a good time and keep safe:

  • Don’t drink and drive – pre-book your Uber home or arrange a lift.
  • Think carefully about when you jump in the car the following day – tiredness itself can impede your ability to drive.
  • Keep away from hostile situations.
  • Look after yourself and your friends.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.

Vision Tactical Emergency Control: 084 222 2222

For more information, contact Head of Communications Mohamed on 074 772 33 33 or email comms@visiontactical.co.za

Vision Tactical Makes Huge Strides in The Fight Against Crime

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Since inception in 2014, Vision Tactical has made huge strides in the private security industry.

Having been recognized as one of the fastest and strongest growing security service providers in Gauteng, the mandate of the company still remains the same.

Under the leadership and guidance of its Directors – Yaseen Theba and Feroz Essay, the security company built its stronghold in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg.

Theba says that Vision Tactical understands that customers rely on the company to safeguard their homes as well as businesses which is why every security contract is personally managed by one of the directors.

“This ensures we consistently deliver the very highest professional standards. Vision Tactical is firmly positioned among the most respected security companies in Johannesburg. We recruit trained specialists with highest standards and accreditations offering our clients a unique range of security services.”

In August this year, Vision Tactical launched its latest edition to an already diverse fleet, dubbed ‘Mobile Command’.

The unit is used to proactively sup- port the fight against crime in Johan- nesburg with the unique Mobile Command Centredispatched to any emergency situation and also utilized as a meeting area, radio command post, WIFI hub with various communi- cation capabilities, and much more.

The idea behind the Mobile Command Centre has ensured 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.

Vision Tactical has also built strong relationships with various departments in Gauteng, namely;

  • The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD)
  • The South African Police Service (SAPS)
  • Community Policing Forums (CPF’s)
  • Johannesburg City Parks
  • City of Johannesburg

In addition to this, Vision Tactical forged long standing working partner- ships with companies and institutions, namely;

  • Namola
  • ER24, Emergency Medical Partners
  • Tracker Connect
  • Sefeko

While the focus for Vision Tactical has solely been on protecting various communities at large, the company always wanted to give back to the community in more ways than one, this is how and when the GREEN TEAM was born.

In February 2019, Theba and Essay co – founded the ‘Green Team’, an ini- tiative started for the community by the community.

The mandate and sole objective of the Green Team is to #KeepItClean.

Vision Tactical noticed the rapid increase of illegal dumping incidents in areas such as Houghton, Killarney and Norwood and hopes that the presence of the ‘green bakkie’ around hotspot areas will deter residents and businesses from doing so, that way ensuring no more illegal dumping while protecting the environment at the same time.

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Female Employee Shot Dead At Killarney Mall

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A female employee at Killarney Mall, in Johannesburg, was shot dead on Tuesday afternoon.

According to eyewitness accounts, the armed male entered the store and began arguing with the female victim, it’s believed that he then shoved her in to the office at the back of the store together with the other employee, and shot the female victim numerous times.

The armed suspect then turned the gun on himself and subsequently died on scene.

Vision Tactical Units responded immediately after being dispatched by our emergency control and arrived within minutes.

Director Yaseen Theba who was one of the first responders on scene said that upon arrival, it was discovered that the patients had already succumbed to their wounds.

“We then  alerted our emergency control room to contact the SAPS, JMPD and emergency services who responded to the scene.”

Theba adds that the scene was handed over to the South African Police Service for further investigations.

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Media Enquiries:

Contact Mohamed on 074 772 333 3

Email: comms@visiontactical.co.za

Safety Tips To Keep Your Homes Safe This Festive Season – Vision Tactical Live on eNCA

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It is that time of the year where millions of South Africans will soon be heading to various holiday destinations across the country and abroad.

While the holidays are supposed to be a happy and carefree time, there are tips you need to keep in mind before you leave your home in order to ensure that it is secure.

Vision Tactical Director Yaseen Theba outlined these tips in an interview on eNCA recently.

[SAfm Interview] ‘Active Citizenry’ Will Help Move South Africa Forward

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Director of Vision Tactical Yaseen Theba has encouraged community activism, including the efforts to promote and direct social & environmental reform allowing for positive change in society.

Theba was speaking during a live interview on SAfm’s afternoon show, Life Happens with KG Moeketsi on Wednesday.

He says that each and every citizen has a role to play in creating a safer environment for our future generations to live in.

Listen to the full interview below: