South Africa has made significant progress in the last 20+ years, however, one area that it has failed is the implementation of effective security measures, leaving its citizens and businesses vulnerable to crime. With the SAPS spread thin, South Africans have come to rely on private security solutions for protection. We at Gravity Risk Consultants understand the needs of our clients and have made it our business to ensure the safety of both people and property.

In 2018 Business Insider South Africa released a report showing that The South African Police Service (SAPS) received R3.49-billion in 2016-17. This is a huge budget being spent on crime fighting efforts, and every year the budget increases. Meanwhile, businesses across South Africa have increased their spending on private security measures, indicating the business sector feels that government efforts to crack down on crime are not effective. As it stands, South Africa’s private security industry is worth over R40 billion. That’s more than the government spends on the police budget, with the SAPS currently employing around 193,000 officers.

While security firms are becoming increasingly militarized and heavily armed, private security officers don’t have the same authority as the police when it comes to handling suspects. This means that whatever private security measures businesses employ, they still need to work with the SAPS to ensure that any security risks are handled properly.

Here at Gravity Risk Consultants, we work with some of the country’s most experienced security experts and employ a team of hardworking and skilled security officers. Our company offers a range of services including security guarding, close protection services and electronics and monitoring. With us, you can rest easy knowing that your assets and interests are protected by some of the best. Contact us today and we will work with you to find your ideal security solution.