• 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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DataDot Microdots Help Curb Trade in Stolen Goods

How to Avoid Buying Second- Hand Stolen Goods

The second-hand goods market has been flourishing in South Africa since statistics have shown a decline in the real net wealth of South Africans.

BUT BEWARE - If you are found in possession of stolen goods you will be charged.

DataDot microdots can assist in meeting legal obligations important in the second-hand market and prevent you as the buyer being charged as an accomplice or a thief if you are found in possession of suspected stolen goods. Microdots are a “distinguishing mark or feature” on a motor vehicle, on scrap metal or any other second-hand item whether purchased through an auctioneer or a second-hand dealer.

In terms of the Act you may want to keep the following in mind:


  • A dealer "must keep a register in the prescribed form and record in the register the prescribed particulars regarding every acquisition or disposal of second-hand goods.”
  • The particulars must include “a description of the second-hand goods and serial number or distinguishing mark or feature of the second-hand goods”

Motor Vehicles

  • A motor vehicle dealer “dealing in second-hand motor vehicles must also record in the prescribed register the particulars regarding every acquisition or disposal of a motor vehicle”
  • The particulars are to “include any distinguishing mark or feature, such as microdot particulars.”

Communication Equipment

  • A dealer "dealing in second-hand communication equipment must also record in the prescribed register the particulars regrading every acquisition or disposal of communication equipment”
  • The particulars are to include “any other distinguishing mark or feature, including serial number.”

So remember …..

  1. Second-hand dealers are required by law to keep proper records of the goods in their possession.
  2. When purchasing second-hand goods members of the public have the right to verify that the goods are not stolen.
  3. If you are found in possession of stolen goods you will be charged.

Read more on how we can assist Households or Businesses with identification solutions.

Photo by Kaique Rocha

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.