Have you heard about our new AA lightweight body armour vest?

Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene AA lightweight vest

Trademarked as the world’s strongest fibre, Imperial Armour is pleased to announce the launch of its new AA lightweight body armour vest, made with Polyethylene fibre.

When one thinks of armour immediately your mind jumps to images of knights wearing very uncomfortable bulky suits of armour.  Surely nothing can be stronger?  Well the reality is that through many years of research scientists have manufactured synthetic fibres which are much stronger than metal.  Military organisations, law enforcement and leading private security company are now using synthetic fibres to protect lives and equipment.  One of its key selling points is that Body Armour manufactured with polyethylene fibre is that it offers the same level of protection with far less weight to carry around.

The fibre is made up of Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (called DCZ)This is an exciting innovation in body armour as it is a very tough material, with the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic presently made.


  • High Strength
  • Super Light-Weight
  • Flexible
  • Water repellent
  • Highly resistant to any corrosive chemicals
  • Its fitted with a molle system which allows you to place the modules where you wish
  • Comfortable breathable mesh


The Imperial Armour vest can be customised to fit all sizes.  It has Velcro on the back for your logo placement and has quick release buckles for a comfortable fit.

Most importantly the vest protects against NIJ Level 11 (347 and 9mm) armour.

Stylish, affordable and life-protecting… can you afford to be without it?

On special until the 31st of December 2016 at a launch price of R2600 per vest.


AA Lightweight Body Armour Vest


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Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women of all races, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 29 in South Africa. Almost every woman has a story about someone she knows or a family member falling foul to this dreadful disease. But breast cancer does not have to be a death sentence. Early detection is the key to surviving.


Imperial Armour believes that every company should play an active role in encouraging all its employees to go for regular check-ups – especially in October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month! ‘The success of a company is equally found in the health and welfare of its employees as it is in the quality of its products’, says Imperial Armour Managing Director, Ms Louisa Garland-Els.

Every woman should be educated about doing a self-breast examination and should know what to look out for at the first sign of a problem. A woman over the age of 40 should be encouraged to go for a mammogram annually. A mammogram machine can detect a lump up to two years before you or your Doctor may physically feel it.

Breast Cancer prevention starts with healthy habits. These include limiting your consumption of alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight and staying physically active. Having a family history of breast cancer can’t be changed. However, staying aware of the signs and taking deliberate steps to reduce your risk can play a huge role in the management of the disease.

As much as we would like to deny it, the following factors contribute significantly to increase your risk of developing breast cancer.

    • Excessive Consumption of Alcohol: The more you drink the greater your risk of developing breast cancer.
    • Smoking: There is a significantly higher risk for a woman who smokes, particularly in a premenopausal woman.
    • Being Overweight: This increases your risk of breast cancer, especially if the obesity occurs after menopause.
    • Staying Sedentary: Lack of physical activity leads to obesity which increases your risk of Breast Cancer!

So what steps can a woman take to lower her risk?

  • Do regular self-breast examinations
  • Go for a mammogram at the earliest signs of a problem
  • From the age of 40 (or earlier if Breast Cancer is in your immediate family) go for a mammogram on an annual basis.
  • Breast-feed as long as possible as it has been shown to reduce your risk
  • Maintain a healthy weight (BMI), exercise regularly and stop smoking.

Breast Cancer is one of the most serious illnesses a woman may ever face, but it does not have to be fatal. Being proactive, educated and aware can make the difference between being a breast cancer survivor or a breast cancer victim.

Why Imperial Uniforms is the company you can trust


Why Imperial Uniforms is the company you can trust:

  1. We pride ourselves with offering customised uniforms
  2. Our uniforms are of the highest quality
  3. We guarantee that the materials that we use do not fade
  4. We ensure the colour shades of your uniforms do not change when new orders are received.
  5. The uniformity of your staff will remain
  6. You will no longer have headaches with buying from 6 different suppliers as we are a one stop shop for uniforms – We will supply all divisions in your company from you cleaning division to top management
  7. Our embroidery is second to none
  8. Stock will be held so no longer will there be the stress of waiting for an order to arrive
  9. Dedicated staff handling our new division

Send your enquiries to sales@imperial-uniforms.com so we can give your pricing!


Here are 5 solid reasons for work uniforms:

  1. Employee pride:

    Employees who wear uniforms report an increased sense of responsibility and pride in the work they do. A uniform implies that they are a valued member of the organisation, trusted to sport their logo and represent the team.

  2. A professional impression:

    Whether it’s right or wrong, we tend to judge people on their appearance. A uniform (with rules on how to wear it) will create a sense of order and continuity across the appearance of all your staff members, helping to reassure clients of a professional product and service. With a uniform, you don’t have to worry about inappropriate or impractical workwear choices!

  3. A sense of belonging:

    Employees who wear a daily uniform report quickly feeling a sense of belonging and community with others in the same gear. Uniforms also have the advantage of bringing all employees onto the same platform, connecting them as equals regardless of how they act (or dress) outside of the office.

  4. Advertising on the go:

    When your employees ‘wear’ your brand, displaying your corporate logo, they take it everywhere with them, before and after work. This can help to increase your brand’s exposure and reach – it’s essentially free advertising.

  5. It’s essential to the job:

    Some professions, especially those in the safety, hazardous work, and protection industries, require that employees wear particular (branded) uniforms and use specialised gear. This is essential to both their own and other’s safety.

Need uniforms for your crew? We can help!

Browse our new uniform range here – our made-to-order uniforms are durable, comfortable, and can be branded with logos.



Now in its 23rd year, Securex is Africa’s leading security and fire exhibition. Every year, it brings together over 6 000 visitors and 160 exhibitors, representing 13 countries, for a weekend devoted to the security industry.

The exhibition features security providers and suppliers as well as an industry-based education programme, and provides the ideal platform for security and fire companies to promote their latest technology.

The show was highly successful for the Imperial Armour team who left with 161 new business enquires!

We look forward to attending again next year.

Imperial Armour supports South African Community Crime Watch

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SACCW was formulated mid 2012 by myself, Steven King. Services then comprised only of relaying criminal events and warnings to a very small member base of 1600 via BBM. Relationships were built with SAPS and associated law services and as information relayed to members and public became more pertinent so our growth spurt began, with SAPS, Metro and vehicle tracking companies relying more and more on our members for information. By end 2013 SACCW alone had put together and assisted in 82 arrests, ranging from suspects wanted for armed robbery, vehicle theft, child kidnapping, tax fraud all the way down to petty theft. Today we are a well respected crime fighting and community support unit and also one of the biggest in the country with a network second to none.
Our member base has grown to more than
140 000 and our operational structure has grown with representatives in all 9 provinces.

S.A. C.A.R.E.S consist of the following divisions:

K9 Search and Rescue
Trauma Counseling
Missing Children/Persons Retrieval Unit
Community Support All Levels
Cell phone panic button.
24hr control room.
Medical Call Assist – In Partnership with ER24
All SACCW personnel (22) are field active responding to members in need 24/7. We are passionate about our service and all our volunteers are selected with great care.

For more on our organisation please visit us on one of our Facebook Pages – S.A Crime Watch.

Imperial Armour launches the safest vests on the market!

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Louisa Garland-Els, Managing Director of Imperial Armour, has proudly announced the introduction of new standards for the manufacturing of body armour.

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