Pressure mounts on cash-in-transit firms to improve protection measures

Officials in Gauteng are looking to introduce legislation forcing cash-in-transit companies to use more advanced safety technologies.

Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi Malobane attended a panel discussion and demonstration by manufacturer of protection equipment- “All Cash” on Tuesday.

This comes amid the increased heists in the province, with 180 this year alone.

Eyewitness News reporter Kgomotso Modise attended the demonstrations where two types of possible protection were showcased.

There was a polyurethane dispensing unit, which is, in effect, a foam - the substance starts to harden, covering the cash that is inside the van. This foam, once it is hardened cannot be penetrated by a gun. It will have to be hammered away.

Kgomotso Modise, EWN reporter

The second system is called the cash defender system - an ink dye cross-pavement carrier. It is used when the cash is being moved from an ATM machine or a store. The money is put in this box and once there is a sign of any criminal activity, the men carrying the cash are able to press a button the box that releases ink that causes money to be stained...

Kgomotso Modise, EWN reporter

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