PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
sonofasoldier
 
Comments: 9
Article views: 1284
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all sonofasoldier's badges.
 

This article has been selected as an Editor’s Choice report. Articles are selected based on quality of writing, audience response, newsworthiness and originality, and is at the discretion of the MyNews24 editors.

South Africa 'Needs Crime'

01 June 2012, 07:26

Two years in the private security industry can show the reality of the stories we read in our daily newspaper. Crime does impact us in more ways than one can imagine, but we need it.

To wake every morning to list of break in attempts at local companies is a normal routine for me; it goes down as easily as my morning coffee, perhaps because the two have so many similarities, well they are both dark for starters, they both give me that early morning boost, and I do need both of them to get through my day.

Security is a vital part in the lives of most South Africans; we all need peace of mind. With crime statistics going through the roof, we find ourselves spending thousands on alarm systems, locks, security gates, and cameras. All these items have become essential in most South African business simply because theft and robbery is any South African companies greatest loss.

The methods that are used to get a quick buck are all the usual, which have been established, re – established, and published to the world over and over, yet we still struggle to prevent crime. The average smash and grab can cost a company 20 thousand and only take 3 minutes, while an average response company takes 3-4 minutes to respond to an alarm. The best way to prevent a break in is to slow the criminals down with locks and bars.

The entire existence of my career is based solely on the loss of others. A company will lose everything, contact their closest security provider and spend the last of their money securing their newly replaced stock.

The security industry is ever changing and will continue to grow at the same rate as crime. The technological breakthroughs that have spawned from the security industry are unbelievable, yet still continue to evolve. Hundreds of corporations are created for the sole purpose of preventing crime, and millions of criminals exist for the sole purpose of robbing those industries, is this the vicious circle that keeps our economy alive?

Crime is a worldwide problem and will never cease to exist, therefore, security will never cease to exist, and we cannot have one without the other.  The ugly truth of security is that it is based on the “bad” in life, though for a good cause.

You pay your insurance every month, insurance exists to replace goods that are stolen or damaged, usually as a result of crime, and hundreds of companies are created to make this possible. Jobs are created and families are fed all because somebody stole your personal items.

My question…. Is crime good or bad for our economy?

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
9 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
fransvisserdsb
The Fuel price rip-off.

If we assume an over recovery of R7/litre, we can build 2 Nkandlas per day.  Read more...

1 comments 138 views
Submitted by
Craig Pedersen
The man who destroyed the police

I shall mourn the passing of an institution that once served with pride and dignity. Read more...

50 comments 15461 views
Submitted by
R. Diedericks
The day our boat broke on the Mek...

After an hour the 1.5 litre bottle was finished. So was I, and that’s the beginning of how our boat broke on the Mekong Delta. More about that next time! Read more...

3 comments 854 views
Submitted by
Michelle Geldenhuys
War, Revenge & The EFF

My manifesto is simple: Love your fellow South African Read more...

26 comments 1281 views
Submitted by
Pierre Willemse
Cricket World Cup - can we do it?

Since the Proteas world cup squad has been announced the big question in everybody's lips has been can this team go all the way? Read more...

22 comments 1426 views
Submitted by
Thulane Che Trosky

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.