A recent study from the Durban University of Technology (DUT) has found that high walls don't necessarily guarantee the home security that South Africans are looking for.
South Africa has the highest number of security companies in the world, with customers opting for high technology gadgets as security measures to deter criminals from house break-ins.
702's Azania Mosaka spoke to the university's Head of Urban Futures Centre, Monique Marks, regarding her findings.
Listen to the conversation below:
Walls don't serve much of a purpose besides keeping children and animals safe inside, because young kids tend to wander.— Monique Marks, Head of Urban Futures Centre
People who are seriously armed, violent and organised will get into your house regardless of whether you have a wall or not.— Monique Marks, Head of Urban Futures Centre