CRIMINALS are facing a new challenge that has the potential to make it more difficult to get away with certain crimes.

Pro-Active South Africa has an intelligence sharing database which instantly distributes pre-loaded information on any hijacked or stolen vehicle to 137 security service providers and enforcers – not just the one you’re signed up with.

If your vehicle is stolen or hijacked, you can enter the code by SMS or your internet browser and in less than 10 seconds, the information is circulated.

The managing director of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, said the technology puts more power in the hands of motorists.

“It is for this reason that we have joined forces with Pro-Active and encourage everyone to seriously consider empowering themselves and their employees with this technology. If we can considerably reduce the time it takes to put security forces on high alert, this could positively impact on South Africa’s crime levels.”

The managing director of Pro-Active, Ryno Schutte, is excited about what the future holds.

“By working together with a company which takes the safety of motorists seriously, we have the potential to change the hijacking crisis South Africans face. The more people empower themselves with us, the greater the change.

“For companies which operate fleets, possible recovery of vehicles can reduce the impact on productivity and the financial loss hijacking and theft causes.”

For more information about the system or related driver training courses, contact MasterDrive on 086 110 0618, or Pro-Active South Africa at or