• 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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10 Stolen Vehicles Identified with DataDot

10 Stolen Vehicles Recovered and Identified with DataDot

A Great Start to 2018!

Over 10 stolen vehicles were recovered and identified through the use of DataDot Technology during the Festive Season. The vehicles included a Hilux, Etios, UD Truck, H100, Polo and Yaris.

Over 3.9 million new vehicles in South Africa are now marked with DataDot Microdots. Vehicle Crime Syndicates are wary of motor vehicles fitted with a DataDot Microdot system because they are aware that the vehicle - or any part of it - can be identified by one of the tiny dots that are sprayed onto the vehicle.

Some facts you need to know:]

  • Our first client - Avis - applied microdots to their fleet of vehicles and not only realised a drop in theft, but also an increase in recovery of over 50% in both cases.
  • All new vehicles sold in South Africa must have microdot protection in terms of a 2012 government regulation.
  • These regulations also require a vehicle to be microdotted as part of the police clearance process – typically affecting any second-hand vehicle that has had, for example, a colour or engine change.
  • Statistics show that the theft rate of vehicles fitted with DataDot 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 in the recovery and identification of stolen vehicles. 
  • DataDot South Africa is a proud founding member of The Microdot Association of Southern Africa (MASA) which was established to ensure the successful implementation of the Department of Transport National Standard SANS534-1 and Regulation 56. MASA’s main principles are transparency and accountability to the industry and to the general public.

Find out more about microdots.

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

Apart from providing currently over 3.9 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.