• 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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Simplistic Solutions for the Mining Industry

Simplistic Identification Solutions for the Mining Industry

Asset Protection, Identification and Recovery
is still a main concern for the South African mining industry.

DataDot Technology SA Business Analyst - Chris Naude and Senior Project Manager - Charles Morley recently attended a mining expo that was presented by MTE (Mining and Technical Exhibitions) in Mooinooi, North West. The purpose behind this exhibition was to demonstrate what Identification Solutions DataDot can provide to the Platinum and Mining supply sector in South Africa.

Global Platinum Mine supply remains constrained, with South African producers facing the challenges of not only a low-price environment but also rising costs, regulatory uncertainties, safety stoppages and theft.

MTE has been in operation for the last 21 years. During 2017, 33 exhibitions and two golf days will have been held across South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. The main goal of every exhibition is to connect mine personnel with suppliers and potential suppliers - where product demonstrations can take place and business information can be exchanged.

Datadot Technology identified the following problems being faced by the mining sector:

  • Theft of equipment and tools
  • Misplacement of assets
  • Identification problems of assets
  • Rising costs due to replacement of stolen and misplaced assets
  • Authentication of mining minerals and materials due to theft of chrome and other raw materials

The DataDot Mining solution is utilised for authentication, theft reduction and asset management through a combined cost effective software and product solution. The main solutions are as follows:

Software Solutions which links the information of the microdot technology, the details of the load being transported, to the details of the driver and the vehicle. The vehicle is monitored and controlled by the client through this system with alerts should there be any deviation of the planned route.

Concentrate Material – made up of DNA Data Beads which contain UV trace and microdots.

Vehicle and Asset marking – This includes a variety of specifically designed products for vehicles, yellow metal, office equipment, tools and equipment. The products are either polymer or metal microdots dependent on the surface to which it is applied. The DataDot App is used to secure the identity of the owner of the asset to the asset itself through the system.

Transport Management – DataDot Powered Telematics Device – Robust, mobile, self-powered, movement sensor device that requires no installation.

Customised Microdots – Polymer microdots used in products are sequential and can be customised in certain circumstances per mine. This will be for integrity and authentication of loads or for asset marking. Due to legislation microdots cannot be customised for vehicles.

Theft Management – Securing the identity of the asset or product with unique covert identification as provided through our system provides the solution to law enforcement agencies that recover suspected stolen items but cannot prove who the owner is. Mining houses are also then able to prosecute alleged thieves due to the ability to confirm the identity of the asset or product.

Asset Management – Assets and product are managed through the software solution and the products aforementioned. Other asset management tools include RFID and Near Field communication Technology, metal tags, barcodes and QR Codes. We adapt and develop the asset management system in line with the solution required by the client to suit the mines need and address the challenges faced.

Read more on DataDot and the Mining Industry.

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.