Entries by PeterA

SAPS Safety Tips for Parents, Guardians and Children

As children enjoy a well-deserved break we urge them to stay safe during the holidays. #SaferFestiveSeason The holiday season is a joyful time of year, but it’s also a time of year when you need to be extra-cautious when out and about with your child. Between frenzied trips to the mall for holiday shopping, crowded […]

Six hitmen arrested

An Operational Response Services intervention consisting of members of the Tactical Response Team, National Intervention Unit, Public Order Police and Air Wing is working tirelessly to curb senseless killings in this Province. The team is currently on detachment in the far North of KwaZulu-Natal where five people were fatally wounded a week ago. Yesterday, 28 […]

Police to increase farm protection this festive season

South African Police Service (SAPS) officers and reservists will be deployed as a force multiplier during this festive season to respond to farm murders and general safety in South Africa. This emerged on Wednesday following a meeting between Police Minister Fikile Mbalula and the leadership of the Transvaal Agricultural Union (TAU). The meeting, which was […]

Basic security precautions when you live in a remote area

Do the following to ensure safety and security in remote areas: Know your neighbours and maintain good relations with them. Know which security services and community-based crime prevention initiatives are available in your area, and know how to reach them in case of an emergency. Have the contact details of the security companies, community-based watches, […]

Namola Watch: How To Get Involved?

What is your Emergency? In an emergency situation, an exact location with accurate victim particulars and incident detail are vital in ensuring a quick response. When under the stress of a crime situation or medical emergency, these details very often get miscommunicated or lost in translation. Namola exists to solve this problem, providing you with […]

Are All Police Vehicles Linked to Namola?

In some places, Namola alerts go directly to officers. In other places, our control room will get hold of 10111, the fire station, EMS, traffic, etc. on the user’s behalf, depending on the need. In all cases, Namola has a dedicated command centre operator assigned to each incident who makes sure the user gets the […]

What happens when Namola cannot pinpoint your exact location?

Our command centre agents will ask for address confirmation when they call back within seconds, or you can send a chat message with a more accurate description after opening an incident in case you can’t talk. The phone also periodically sends through refined locations from the GPS during an open incident, in case the first […]