• Bicycles Secure Your Bicycle
  • Home Protection Protect Your Home
  • Secure Your Business Secure Your Business
  • Secure Your Bicycle

    The DataDot Bicycle Theft Deterrent and Recovery System is an EASY TO USE pen application which allows the fitment of over 2000 microdots to your bicycle to ensure that its identity is protected. It is available for the recommended retail price of R250.00 excluding delivery and fitment per kit.

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  • Protect Your Home

    Home burglary can be expensive, inconvenient and even frightening. That's why it's essential to take appropriate measures to protect your valuable belongings. DataDot Theft Deterrent and Recovery Solution is a popular choice for those who wish to protect household items such as cell phones, tablets, TVs, computers and cameras. Technologically advanced, easy to apply and cost effective, DataDot is the number one option for your theft prevention needs.

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  • Secure Your Business

    Commercial crime costs South Africa millions each year and it's not about to stop! All businesses are affected by theft with more often than not disasterous consequences. In addition a struggling economy increases the temptation to steal. Despite efforts to secure assets the number of incidents are increasing and often take a long time to be discovered.

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Donkeys Assist with Cross Border Theft

Donkeys Assist with Cross Border Thefts

Cross border thefts are on the increase with valuable vehicles being “towed” across the Limpopo by donkeys!! Minister of Police - Fikile Mbalula - has however set up tracking teams to deal with the vehicle theft syndicate and to pull in the reins on the smuggling of luxury vehicles into Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries. According to Mbalula’s spokesman, Vuyo Mhaga, "The team will work with other key stakeholders such as tactical response teams, public order police, the K9, and the South African National Defence Force." Areas to be targeted will be along the borderline between Pafuri, Beitbridge and Pontdrift.

Recently a white Mercedes Benz, belonging to a Durban rental company, was recovered when it got stuck in the river bed whilst being smuggled out of South Africa. In addition, a Range Rover, valued at R900,000, was intercepted on its way to Malawi. Limpopo police spokesman, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, said the smuggling of vehicles across the Limpopo was of great concern for the police. He said there was no specific model targeted. He added that other vehicles recovered included a Ford Ranger, an Audi A6, a Mercedes Benz C180 and a Datsun Go.

On Monday, the police found four abandoned donkeys together with a Mercedes Benz C220. Unable to pull the vehicle across the sandy river bed the donkeys and car were left while the suspects fled into Zimbabwe. Since January this year at least 88 stolen luxury vehicles have been recovered according to the SANDF. With increased police visibility on the borders the number of thefts has been reduced.

All new vehicles sold in South Africa must have microdot protection in terms of a 2012 government regulation. This ensures that vehicles stolen can be identified when recovered. Statistics show that the theft rate of vehicles fitted with microdots is lower than average, whilst the recovery of stolen microdotted vehicles is higher than average. Microdots are an essential protection for owners and have proved to be a huge benefit to police and insurance companies in assisting the recovery of stolen vehicles. DataDotSA now have representatives in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia.

For more information contact us on :

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Zimbabwe Tel | +263 77 773 8150
Botswana Tel | +267 311 516
Zambia Tel | +0977781376

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Did you know.........
Microdots can be applied to any item of value to uniquely identify an asset?

Apart from providing currently over 3.7 million vehicles with their own DNA - microdots, or as we like to call them DataDots, can be applied to any asset of value. This means that if the valuable item or asset is stolen and recovered it can be linked back to the owner provided the owner has registered on our DataDot app.


Executive Committee

Craig Wahl

Craig Wahl

Craig is an admitted attorney with experience in Business and Labour Law. After being admitted he worked as a Legal Advisor for SEESA, a business consultancy in East London and George. He joined DataDot Technology SA in 2013 and currently is the CEO of the company.
Derek Menday

Derek Menday

Derek was General Manager of Sales at Cargo Benoni prior to joining AVIS as National Sales Director in 1989. He joined DataDot Technology SA in 2003 and is currently an Executive Director, Executive Committee Member and a Shareholder of the company.
Chad Thomson

Chad Thomson

Chad started his career within the Commercial Security Sector. A change into commerce in 2000 saw him as Managing Director to African Independent Insurance Brokers after which he joined DataDot and currently holds the position of General Manager National Operations.
Chris Naude

Chris Naude

Chris is a Qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Datadot in 2016 he worked at Questus Chartered Accountants and Profert and Vrystaat Mielies in Potchefstroom. He currently holds the position of General Manager - Business Analysis and is the Company Secretary.