Specializing in providing our clients with sufficient protection in order to avoid and deter any serious criminal element that wish to make financial gains through the abduction of a person
Specializing in the recovery of a person once they have been abducted and ransom has been issued for their safe return
The recovery of a person which has been abducted is conducted with highly trained personal which is in our elite STARR team | Special Tactics and Rescue Response, whom have worked side by side of the South African Special Task force.
Remember when kidnapped/abducted: Remain calm, stay focused, observe and mentally note your surroundings for key noises/sounds, views & most important the descriptions of your abductors by nationality, accent, builds, dress, tattoo's, skin colour etc
A family who has close protection all the time should be taught sign language that can assist in signalling in certain circumstances. For security reasons -refer to a consultant for further info
What's been happening at Transport Protection Services
Transport Protection Services STARR members worked with the South African Task force in a covert operation in order to prevent a kidnapping of a client by criminals.
Transport Protection Services provides our clients with a overall protection services from monitoring of the house alarm, armed response to the alarm activation, static security guards, mobile armed escorts of assets, close protection of the client and family members- all of this done in house.
Why choose Us?
Transport Protection Services is internationally known, internationally registered and is the preferred supplier of two of the main K & R insurance companies in South Africa
Tel: 0861 87 88 77
Fax: 086 655 10 13
Email: info@ transprotect.co.za
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Legal | Consumer liability act from PSIRA
Did you know:
That it is legally bidding for a company who offers a armed response service has to display this on their boards as ARMED RESPONSE- not “24 hour reaction”, “response” or “tactical response”- if they advertise it that way then there are two problems –it is illegal if they provide armed response service to advertise it that way or they simple do not have company firearms to render the service- this endangering you and your families safety-
YOU AS THE CLIENT CAN BE HELD CRIMINAL LIABLE AS PER THE CONSUMERLIABILITY ACT FROM PSIRA FOR NOT CHECKING UP ON THE COMPANY YOU ARE HIRING.
To verify that the company that your are using is legitimate, conduct the following questionnaire with them :
1. Call them telephonically - not by email as they will avoid the response.
2. Speak to the General Manger or even better the owner of the company as you are right at the source- he or she cannot say I will have to check as they have to know either they are registered or not.
3. Ask them for the following information : ask them for their PSIRA number.
4. Ask them for their FAR number if you are under the impression that you are paying for any armed services wether it be an armed guard , armed response, bodyguard or cash in transit. If they are providing you with any of these s services which involves a firearm then they have to have one. This number is usually 5 digits long. Tell them that you are going to verify the details with your area DFO (Designated Firearm Officer) to verify if they have firearms.
5. Then go one step further when you see the armed response officer ask to see his firearm - let him stand in a safe place. Do not let him take the firearm out the “thumb break” holster- ask him to eject the magazine - you would like to inspect the rounds. This will tell you if he has a firearm or not and what type of ammunition the company gives him to protect you and your family with.
6. Then ask him you would like to see the license- turn it around - if it does not say “LICENCE FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES” you will be held accountable as per the consumer liability act. -See below.
7. Lastly call your DFO (Designated Firearm Officer) and ask him to check the FAR number if the said company has firearms on the system and what their status is- i.e. if they have had their firearms removed by the state or if they in fact have firearms and how many. - Tell him you are protecting yourself as per the consumer liability act.
And remember he cannot deny you the information. Also a security officer cannot with hold his PSIRA number from you if asked. He has to supply you with it, this goes the same for the security company- if they refuse to give you the information or give you false information - you may exercise your rights as per the new consumer protection act. The have falsified information and cannot protect you as per your contract with them.
THERE ARE A LOT OF COMPANIES WHICH YOU SEE EVERY DAY ON THE ROAD WHICH ARE NOT REGISTERED- BEWARE YOU ARE PUTTING YOUR FAMILY AT RISK-
20 March 2002
CONSUMERS CAN BE CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED FOR USING NON-COMPLIANT SECURITY SERVICE PROVIDERS.
The new Private Security Industry Regulation Act, 2001 (Act No 56 of 2001) has placed an explicit legal onus on consumers of private security services to only use legitimate and registered security service providers. In terms of section 38(3)(g) of the Act consumers can be criminally prosecuted for intentionally or negligently using the services of security businesses which are non-compliant with this Act that came into force on 14 February 2002.
In terms of this new legislation, a client of a security business will thus have to make a reasonable enquiry as to the legitimacy of the security business, its officials and persons deployed by it to provide a security service, before making use of its service.
In light of the above, the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority strongly recommends that consumers and clients of security service providers put the following questions to security businesses before concluding a contract with them:
1. Is your security business registered with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority? (A registration certificate to this effect must be made available on request).
2. Are all of your employees deployed to render a security service registered with the Authority? (Registration certificates to this effect must be made available on request).
3. Are all your security officers deployed to provide a security service, in possession of the necessary training certificates from accredited training establishments?
4. Are all your security officers deployed to provide a security service, paid at least the minimum statutory wage applicable in terms of the Sectoral Determination 6 for the private security industry issued by the Minister for Labour? (Copies of pay-slips of security officers that would be deployed must be made available on request).
5. Do you guarantee that all the security officers deployed on your premises will adhere to the statutory code of conduct applicable to all security service providers?
6. Do you guarantee that your security officers are specifically trained for the task that they have been allocated to do?
The Authority invites all users of security service providers to contact the Helpdesk at tel (012) 012-337 5500
for more information or to visit Authority’s website at www.psira.co.za.
FIREARMS CONTROL ACT NOTES
These very brief notes are based on the Firearms Control Act (Act No. 60 of 2000) and the Regulations, which came into effect on 1 July 2004.
See also Firearms Control Act Comments
The number of firearms you can own and the amount of ammunition you can possess are
now limited. Licences are now divided into different categories based on the reason
for needing the firearm.
Licences are issued for limited periods, after which they must be renewed.
There are a number of new provisions and requirements for firearm owners, some of which will incur heavy penalties if not adhered to.
One handgun (not fully automatic) or one manually operated shotgun (not fully or
Licence will be valid for five years.
Privately owned firearms licensed for self-defence may not be used by security officers for business purposes.
There is provision for more than one person in the same household to have a licence for the same firearm. This is called an Additional Licence and must be applied for in the same way as other licences.
There is provision for one ‘restricted ‘ firearm for self-defence e.g. a semi-automatic shotgun or rifle. But only if you can prove that a handgun is not adequate. This licence will be valid for two years and will be difficult to obtain.