Farm attacks – Farmers need protection

IMPERIAL ARMOUR is part of the solution. Let us empower you!


Once again attacks on Farmers are making the news.  Being a farmer in South Africa right now takes a great deal of courage and we at Imperial Armour salute you.

There are two factors contributing to the uncertain future that farmers face.  The call for expropriation of Farm Land without compensation and the continued violence against Farmers.

Every week we read about another attack on a farmer.  It’s just the location and the level of brutality that differs.  Whatever the motive, be in political, racial or economic, we condemn the violence on this sector of our country.

Without farmers, South Africa cannot survive.  Farmers are the unsung heroes of our country, working long hours often for little reward, dependent on the uncertainty of the weather for the success or failure of their crops.  Our hearts go out to the farmers in the Cape who are struggling under the worst drought in recorded history in the area.

According to AgriForum Commercial Farmers are 4.5 times more likely to be murdered than the average South African.  It’s no wonder that some Farmers are looking for solutions which are not solely dependent on the South African police services.  Being part of an active farm watch group, being equipped and receiving military training are all some of the solutions.

For those farmers that have elected to get military training to protect themselves and their families, remember it’s not only the weapon in your hands that keeps you safe.  It’s the clothing that you wear and the equipment that you carry that can make all the difference.

At Imperial Armour our motto is:

Be Prepared

Be Protected

Be Safe

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Tel: +27 31 700 2650



We read about the latest school shooting in America or a school stabbing that occurs in Britain and we are horrified. We mourn with these countries as we just can’t understand why this phenomenon occurs. We comfort ourselves by saying that this could never happen in South Africa.

The truth is school violence does occur in South Africa. Fortunately, not the mass shootings that we too often see in the news but the violence that does occur is just as frightening.

The CJCP’s National School Violence Study has recently released shocking statistics. 15.3% of our children have experienced some form of violence at school, most commonly robbery, assault or threats of assault. In fact, if you google school violence in South Africa you are bound to come across some very graphic video’s showing school kids beating up other kids.

As a parent no doubt you are horrified. And you console yourself with the thought that it is not your child that is the victim……. or the bully! Don’t be so sure of this. Its someone’s child.

Well what can we do as parents to protect our children?

The reality is kids learn most of their education at home. Kids observe. How do you deal with rage? Do you lash out or reach for the bottle? Do you practice dialogue, or do you inflict damage?

Kids want to be like us. They will imitate us. If they see you resorting to violence they will resort to violence. If they see you bowing down to a bully, they will be the victim. As much as violence is seldom the answer, we need to equip our children with the tools that they need to survive. Walk away, Engage in dialogue, Seek help, Speak Out. Teach your child that to be a bully is wrong and that whilst they may one day become a victim in a particular situation, they do not have to remain one. The bullies win when we fail to teach our children to speak up – to ask for help. As a parent you can only hope that you child is not part of the 15.3%.

Imperial Armour believes that every child should be taught basic self-defense. As a company, we want to do our part in combating violence in schools. We want to be part of the dialogue – part of the solution. Please contact our sales team should you need to equip your home or your car with any of the basic self-protection tools – Pepper Spray, Baton, Torches.

And as hard it is to comprehend ,our newest range of protective equipment includes Bullet / Stab Proof Children’s Jackets, Bullet / Stab proof Sleeveless Vests for children, Bullet proof School Bags and Rucksacks. In 2017 there were numerous reports of stabbings at schools in South Africa. More and more parents are now requesting us to provide Bullet proof clothing for their children – for them to wear to school and on the farms. The sleeveless vest in particular has become the biggest seller as it is undetectable yet provides the maximum protection for your child.

Imperial Armour – making your security our priority!


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Fire can be mesmerising, and it can be deadly.  It can create new life, but it can also take life.

Our country is in the grips of a drought with parties calling for both the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape being declared disaster areas.

This raises a very important question.  When day zero hits in Cape Town what will the impact be on firefighting?  What happens is you have a fire at home and your water is cut off?

Well so far, the Western Cape government has been quiet on what provisions have been made to counter domestic or industrial fires.  They are however saying that there is no cause to panic and that firefighting crews will be fully equipped to deal with fires.  There is no doubt however that the absence of running water will cause a tremendous problem for communities, companies and domestic households.

It is up to companies to take as many preventative measures as possible.


This means:

  • Ensuring that you have a trained and well equipped on site firefighting team.
  • Did you know that South African legislation requires that 1 per 50 employees and or 2 people per building are required to be trained in basic firefighting?
  • That these employees should be equipped with the correct gear to ensure that they are effective in what they do.

Annually up to 600 South Africans lose their lives to fire every year with up to 4000 people suffering injuries.

Every employer in South Africa should keep the following fire fighting kit on site as a standard.

  • Up to date serviced fire extinguishers
  • Fire suit (for fire fighters)
  • Fire helmet
  • Firefighting gloves
  • Axe
  • Emergency torches


There are difficult times ahead for us as water becomes a very precious commodity.  It is your company’s responsibility to ensure that in the event of a fire or an emergency situation, that you have the necessary trained personnel and equipment.

Contact imperial Armour at to discuss your firefighting needs or visit our website.


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Wildlands Fire Suit

Are you safe when you wear your bullet proof vest?

Are you safe when you wear your bullet proof vest?

Does your bullet proof vest have the necessary protection against your threat level you face on a daily basis?  If the answer is NO, you are putting your life at risk!

Imperial Armour provides quality and never cuts corners. We are the experts and will work with you to ensure you have the necessary protection. Please check out our video (AA lightweight body armour vest Vs. The Biggest Baddest Calibres in Town )

This year we have received many requests for stand alone NIJ Level III steel plates which insert into the tactical vest.  The size of the plate is 250mm x 300mm.  The plate is positioned in the plate pocket in the front and back.

Why have we received so many requests?
The main reason being is because it is cost effective, only selling at R1850.00 per vest.   However it must be noted that the area of cover is only 250mm x 300mm.  Where guarding companies are required by law to provide body Armour to their guards, they have a minimum budget

Please also check out our video (Ensure your Body Armour Fits Correctly) and make sure your body armour fits your properly!

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Fire – do’s & don’ts

Beautiful and hypnotic to watch… deadly as it ravages through South Africa’s beautiful landscape, destroying everything in its path. A natural phenomenon Fire causes untold damage and loss of lives to South Africans daily.

There are two fire seasons in South Africa.  The deadly dry summer months in the Western Cape that threaten our wine lands and our beautiful Table Mountain and the dry winter months in the rest of the country. The beauty of fire rests in its use to manage veld and forests, to restore grazing, to restore life to a previous barren landscape.  The use of fire is part of the holistic management of the environment in South Africa.

On the other side, uncontrolled wildfires cause billions of Rand of damage each and every year.  And lead to loss of livestock and human life.

Closer to home, fires devastate communities, homes and families.  The South African medical research council estimates that 3.2 % of South Africans – 1.6 million South Africans suffer burns annually caused by fire, with the vast majority of the sufferers coming from our poorer communities.


How many of you know what to do in the event that a fire breaks out in your home?  And more importantly, do you know what to do to safeguard your home from fire?


The leading cause of fires in the home are:

  • Electrical wires and plugs that are damaged and frayed
  • Candles left unguarded
  • Heaters / Electric blankets
  • Coal stoves
  • Cigarettes not properly disposed of
  • Gas leaks
  • Children playing with matches
  • Stove plate left on
  • Braai fires left unattended


As a start to safeguard your home never leave an open flame unguarded.

  • Dispose of your cigarette butts properly and make sure that it is out.
  • Teach children the dangers of playing with matches.
  • Always replace frayed cords and check your plugs to make sure that they are in good condition.
  • Install fire alarms throughout your house (as a minimum you should install one in the kitchen)
  • Have a fully serviced and tested small fire extinguisher – to keep in your home and your car.
  • Make sure that everyone in your family knows the fire emergency number: 10177


Do Not:

  • Try and put an oil fire out with water
  • Enter a room that is on fire or open a closed door of a room suspected to be on fire.
  • Never re-enter a burning building


  • Get out of the house or building as soon a possible
  • When exiting a room filled with smoke stay low to the ground
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a damp cloth
  • Make sure that everyone is out of the home
  • Raise the alarm!
  • Call the Fire Department – even for small fires that may still continue to smoulder
  • If someone has been injured only put water on the burns and try and remove any tight clothing. Immediately call an ambulance.


Keep protected with imperials Latest Product : Wildland Fire Suit


Neighbourhood Watch

Are you ready to take your place?

It’s late at night and you are cruising around your neighbourhood in your car flashing your green light – a proud member of your local neighbourhood watch.
Suddenly you see movement in front of you but typically the street lights are not working. What do you do?
This is a question that more and more people are facing. People who are good neighbours. People who are electing to be part of the solution by joining their neighbourhood watch programmes.
Driving around the streets with the green light flashing can make you feel good about yourself. You are actively electing to be part of the solution. It would be a real pity if you became part of the statistics because you did not know how to respond to a potential threat or did not carry the right equipment.

Visit Imperial Armour website – Imperial Armour Online to make sure that you have the right gear.

Do not be a dead hero – rather be a live prepared Survivor, who is making a difference.

Neighbourhood watch programmes have become part of the South African Landscape and have been proven to significantly reduce crime in an area where they are set up. Statistics have shown a steep reduction in crime in an area running a well-organised and active neighbourhood watch programme.
Good neighbourhood watch programmes work hand in hand with the SAPS and Armed response Security companies. Serving as an early warning system members of neighbourhood watches are the eyes on the ground. Neighbourhood watch members are NOT vigilantes. Rather they are there to monitor, patrol, and report and to assist where required.
Neighbourhood watch programmes promote community spirit and care in a community. After all, it is the people living in the community playing an active role in caring for the community.
It is vital that you yourself don’t become a statistic. You promised your wife, your husband, and your child that you would come home safe.

Do you have?

• A heavy duty torch
• Baton
• Handcuffs
• Pepper Spray
• Reflective Jacket and or Protective Vests
• Appropriate identification?

If not, please visit Imperial Armour website. We offer significant discounts to legitimate members of Neighbourhood watches.

Remember: We do not advocate confrontation or vigilantism. That is not the role of Neighbourhood watch members.

Be vigilant – Be prepared – Be safe – Stay Alive.

Imperial Armour – working together with the community to make South Africa safer.

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