• 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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Microdot Technology and the Police

Microdot Technology and the Police Working Together

DataDot Technology are committed to providing a constant support function to the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the fight against crime. We work closely with the Police and are passionate about providing a safe and secure environment for all South Africans. This can only be achieved by ensuring the police are equipped with the knowledge and skills to identify vehicles and assets fitted with microdots.

Since its inception in 2001 DataDot Technology has been committed to providing professional and effective training to SAP members and investigating officials. Our team of trainers are not only experienced but are also specialists in their field of expertise. The training aids the Police in detecting, finding, removing and confirming information found on a microdot in order to positively identify a tampered or stolen vehicle, vehicle part or asset. Well over 17,000 Police Kits have been distributed free of charge throughout the SAPS to enable officers to find and read microdots. In cases where stolen goods are recovered our DataDot App is also available to aid the police in linking those recovered items to specific cases and owners.

Numerous successes have been achieved and in some instances only by means of a single microdot. In one reported case a stolen black Honda Ballade was completely dismantled (chopped) and one single microdot was found on an engine mounting bracket linking the vehicle to the chop shop and ultimately the crime.

Statistics have proven that criminals do not appreciate “good housekeeping”, meaning when items are well marked the criminals are less interested. As a result the benefits of using microdot technology have been conveyed to neighborhood watch groups, individuals attending CPF meetings and the general public.

It is of paramount importance to DataDot that the correct processes and procedures are continuously followed to ensure that our microdot products do not only comply with, but EXCEED all expectations in the microdot industry.

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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.