EDC, for those of you not familiar with the phrase, means EveryDay Carry. Everyday carry or every-day carry is a collection of useful items that are consistently carried on a person every day. The main reasons for having EDC are utility and preparedness; to help individuals overcome simple everyday problems, and to prepare someone for the unexpected and possibly dangerous situation

-A SOLID EVERYDAY CARRY KIT WILL HELP YOU BE PREPARED FOR WHATEVER LIFE THROWS AT YOU-

So you want to put together an everyday carry kit. You’ve chosen to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, from normal daily needs to life-threatening emergency situations. The question is, what should you include?

To begin with, there are basic items like a knife, a watch, a pen, a flashlight, a compass, a power bank and a phone, but there’s also a number of other products in various configurations that would be great for your kit

Did you know that in South-Africa, it is legal to carry a knife but the length of the blade must not exceed 10cm in length otherwise it is considered illegal

ONLY CARRY WHAT YOU NEED

This is no child’s play everyday carry and is no bug out bag for when the sh-t hits the fan. These are real, practical, durable items you should consider carrying every day

Two important things are frequently misunderstood by beginner EDC fans. The first is that EDC gear is about what you would carry every day of your life. The second is to make sure you do carry it, otherwise, what would be the point of getting it in the first place?

Has GAC inspired you to start carrying your EDC?

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On 18.08.2020 a joint operation between SAPS Organised Crime Unit and GAC Risk Solutions took place. We received information about a planned robbery of a well-known delivery company. The delivery vehicle was on-route delivering parcels in the Soshanguve area.

We noticed the delivery vehicle being followed by the charcoal-colored vehicle that matched the exact description of the suspect’s vehicle that was being used to commit numerous robberies.

At first, we kept our distance while following the suspects. The delivery vehicle made its way through a small suburb, not noticing the suspects were following them.

GOOD MEN WILL KNOW YOU, EVIL MEN WILL FEAR YOU

When the delivery vehicle pulled into a driveway of a house in Soshanguve, the charcoal-colored vehicle pulled in behind them in an attempt to rob them. We then acted swiftly and apprehend all 4 suspects.

The suspects were all taken to Soshanguve Police station for processing. Two of the four suspects were positively identified for committing a previous crime with that exact same vehicle.

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Van die oog af lyk dit net soos ‘n paar takkies wat op die grond lê, maar dié uitgepakte takkies op die grond staan bekend as Kriptografie

Kriptografie (vanuit Grieks kryptòs, “Weggesteek”, en gràphein, “om te skryf”) is tradisioneel. Dit is die studie van tegnieke om inligting vanaf die normale leesbare formaat na ‘n onbekende formaat om te skakel wat vir ongewenste partye wat mag toegang verkry tot die kommunikasiekanaal, onverstaanbaar te maak. Verder word gepoog om dit so moeilik as moontlik te maak om te ontsyfer sonder die geheime kennis (sleutel) wat as invoer tot die ontsyferingsalgoritme dien. In die verlede is kriptografie ingespan om geheimhouding tydens strategies belangrike kommunikasie te verseker (tipies kommunikasie van spioene, militêre leiers, en diplomate).

In die beeld hierbo was dié verdagte man vasgetrek deur GAC Sekuriteit op ‘n privaat perseel in die noorde van Pretoria. Na ondersoek het ons op verskeie merker items afgekom wat hierdie verdagte by hom gedra het. Hy het opslag gemaak of hy mal is en gladnie verstaan wat gebeur nie. Hy het selfs gemaak of hy gladnie weet wat die items in sy besit was nie. Maar met verdere ondersoek wat dit duidelik dat die verdagte presies verstaan het en geweet het waarvoor die items was.

Waar word Kriptografie gebruik?

  • Plaasaanvalle
  • Huisbrake
  • Vee diefstal
  • Oplaai punte
  • Vervoer roetes
  • Stap roetes
  • Transito Rooftogte

Die bogenoemde fotos is van die items wat in die merker plaaser se broeksakke gevind was. Soos te sien op die fotos was daar van baba skoene tot dooie slange en paddas, papiere met nommers, verkeie kleure ens gevind. Al hierdie items lyk op die oog af net soos gewonde rommel, maar dit is presies hoekom hierdie Kriptografie dien as ‘n strategiese kommunikasie middel tussen kriminele en kwaad doeners.

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What is Videofied?

Videofied is not a CCTV surveillance system that simply records videos that are accessed by the owner. Rather, Videofied is a complete video alarm system that sends a short video clip with the alarm notification to GAC Risk Solutions Control Room for immediate review.

Videofied links the video with GAC Staff in the control room – self-surveillance does not offer this option or layer of security. Our monitored video alarm delivers quicker police dispatch.

Monitoring Validation

False alarm fines can be a huge expense in the retail world and impact the bottom-line. Videofied is a great way to help address eliminate fines and provide greater protection to the business! Videofied can be installed as a cost-effective add-on to an existing alarm system so employees do not need to learn a new system at all. In addition to the front doors, loading docks and warehouse, Videofied can be used in non-traditional places like an outdoor storage lot or on the rooftop, or even the vacant adjacent space in the strip mall

Benefits for Retail Locations

  • Videofied can upgrade an existing alarm or CCTV system to video verification
  • Videofied complete burglar alarm to protect your business.
  • Wireless installation keeps costs down
  • Business owners can use the mobile app for remote Look-in from a smartphone
  • Remote smartphone arming/disarm available
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How does Videofied work?

When the MotionViewer sensor is tripped, a 10-second video clip of the event is captured and sent to the GAC control room. The wireless, passive infrared sensor (PIR) works with a digital video camera to record color video during the daytime, monochrome at night, all in full VGA resolution. Verification of the event is key – and so is swift, rapid video transfer to the Central Station for review and dispatch. The video clip can also be configured for a lower-resolution, smaller file

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If you have a Traditional Alarm not monitored by GAC Risk Solutions

Response Time : + 20 Minutes

If you have a Videofied Alarm System monitored by GAC Risk Soutions

Response Time : 10 Minutes

Why choose Videofied over another alarm system?

A traditional alarm system notifies you that a sensor was tripped, but can’t verify who or what tripped the alarm. Videofied MotionViewers send a short video clip every time the built-in PIR motion sensor trips, providing immediate verification to the operator at the central monitoring station and enabling Priority Response from the police to make an arrest and stop the intruder

How does Videofied work?

When the MotionViewer sensor is tripped, a 10 second video clip of the event is captured and sent through cell or IP network to a central monitoring station (ARC). The wireless, passive infrared sensor (PIR) works with a digital video camera to record color video during the daytime, monochrome at night, all in full VGA resolution. Verification of the event is key – and so is swift, rapid video transfer to the Central Station for review and dispatch. The video clip can also be configured for a lower-resolution, smaller file

Where can I install a Videofied system?

The entire Videofied system is wireless and capable of running on batteries, so it can be installed anywhere there is cellular reception. Control panels communicate to monitoring stations over the 3G/4G cell network or a wired Ethernet connection. For remote sites where the cellular signal may be weaker, a directional Yagi antenna kit is available.

Do I need lighting? How far do the illuminators reach?

You don’t need to purchase additional lighting. MotionViewers have built-in infrared illuminators with an outdoor range of 30 feet (just over 9 meters), and an indoor range of 23 feet (just over 7 meters).

What if someone grabs the Motion Viewer?

If theft of the system is a major concern, remember that the devices don’t require wiring or power; they can be installed in subtle locations. Even if someone approaches an armed MotionViewer, the event is captured and transmitted to the panel, which may be hundreds of feet away.

Does inclement weather affect the system?

No. Advanced algorithmic technology in the PIR means the MotionViewer doesn’t trip on rain, snow or lightning, except in extreme cases.

What is Videofied?

Videofied is not a CCTV surveillance system that simply records videos that are accessed by the owner. Rather, Videofied is a complete video alarm system that sends a short video clip with the alarm notification to the central station for immediate review. Videofied links the video with the central station – self-surveillance does not. A monitored video alarm delivers quicker police dispatch.

Videofied delivers faster police response to an actual crime because the human operators filter out false alarms. Videofied systems provide responsive security to a large variety of residential, commercial, and industrial sites and applications from large homes and small offices to remote mining plants and urban substations.

Video-verified alarms lead to quicker dispatch and more arrests

The truth is undeniable: video-verified alarms are drastically more effective than traditional alarm systems. Time and again, the benefits reinforce each other:

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The intrusion:

The Police arriving on site:

Intruder detained on his way to the patrol car:

Where can you use Videofied?

Videofied is proven for protecting remote sites, outdoor locations and assets in harsh environments. We protect cell towers in the heat of the Arizona desert and oil wells during the cold winters of Alberta. Videofied is equally suited for interior residential and commercial applications. Videofied can be used anywhere security is needed: as an upgrade to existing security or standalone

Nyaope (also known as whoonga or wunga) is a highly addictive, dangerous and destructive street drug, unique to South Africa

A single hit can cost as little as R30 for a parcel or straw and is smoked by heating the cocktail of ingredients and inhaling the fumes or to inject it with a needle in their feigns. The blood drug solutions are then extracted from the feigns and injected into their partner to save money. this process is called “BLUETOOTH”

The drug Nyaope is widely sold on most corners in rural areas

Nyaope is a cocktail of illegal drugs

Both heroin and dagga, which are the main narcotic ingredients of nyaope, are listed as undesirable dependence-producing substances in the Drugs Act.

The effects of nyaope include:

Severe body aches, shivering, anxiety, insomnia, glazed eyes, hot and cold flushes

The low-grade heroin used means one can get toxic side effects such as skin diseases, frequent infections and lowered immunity.

Because nyaope is smoked with dagga, the user becomes addicted to dagga as well.

Dagga can have side effects such as hallucinations, paranoia, flashbacks, changes in eating habits, weight loss, and restlessness

Nyaope users usually begin to neglect their school work or their jobs, and may eventually quit work or school altogether.

Users need extra money to pay for the drugs also increases, and this often leads to criminal behavior when they no longer have legal access to money.

Because nyaope is so addictive, addicts may become violent when they are unable to access the drug, and may commit violent crimes even against family members or friends in order to get money.

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What is Videofied?

Videofied is not a CCTV surveillance system that simply records videos that are accessed by the owner. Rather, Videofied is a complete video alarm system that sends a short video clip with the alarm notification to GAC Risk Solutions Control Room for immediate review.

Videofied links the video with GAC Staff in the control room – self-surveillance does not offer this option or layer of security. Our monitored video alarm delivers quicker police dispatch

Monitoring Validation:

Videofied can be installed anywhere there is a cell signal–no need for power cords, phone lines or internet services that construction sites often lack, especially in the early stages. Since construction sites are usually uncontrolled environments, video verification is especially important to eliminate costly false alarms and deliver priority police response when there is an actual crime.

Videofied’s portability means it can be moved around as the project evolves–even if that means being installed months later at a brand new site!

Features:

  • The Outdoor MotionViewer is a battery-powered wireless camera and PIR detector infrared illuminators for true night visionInstant installation in harsh outdoor environments
  • No wires and no powerBattery powered (including panel).
    The entire system operates for years on batteriesCell communication of alarm and video for immediate review and dispatch to 24
  • MotionViewers on a single cell communicator/panelMany arming options: scheduled, remote control, proximity card, cell phone 500 foot effective range between battery-powered MotionViewer and communicator/pane

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During the early morning hours of 25 June, we heard a radio alert call and received an alert message on PCPF Response Group about two vehicles and a trailer that were stolen during a farm attack

We immediately responded by collaborating with Tracker in the pursuit to recover the stolen vehicles. After the vehicles were recovered we backtracked movements.

We came past a residence in the Winterveld area. At first, we passed the residence and couldn’t find any trace of the trailer or the stolen items. We turned around at the corner of the street Upon doing so we noticed 2 vehicles with at least 4 people standing outside the house given us more attention than most people, we were busy passing them when we noticed a piece of the trailer.


The only part of trailer that we re noticeable

We immediately made contact with the owner to ask about the description of the trailer. The owner did identify his trailer over the phone and it matched the description of the trailer that we saw. During this time we were busy notifying the owner, the suspects started to make a run for it. The first vehicle pulled out the yard and drove off, when the 2nd vehicle wanted to drive off we blocked his escape route. The suspect climbed out of the vehicle and ran behind the house.

We had no other choice but to wait for back-up because we were outnumbered in an unknown terrain for us. SAPS and Bidvest Protea Coin National Task Team ground units and Airwing responded within minutes of the call

We cautiously approached the house. We entered the premises and searched the property for the suspect. Upon searching for the suspect we noticed all household items in the house. We searched the house and vehicle. In the vehicle, we found a lot of female jewelry. We made contact with the owner so that he can describe all the items that were taken from them. It all matched up.

The Police immediately started with their investigation, no arrests have been made as of yet. All the stolen items were handed back to the owner

The stolen items that were recovered inside the house

A special thanks to all involved:
PCPF RESPONSE GROUP
TRACKER SA
BIDVEST PROTEA COIN NATIONAL TASK TEAM
AFRIFORUM
SOUTH-AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
GAC RISK SOLUTIONS

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