In a step to halt the escalating cases of crime in Gauteng, the mandate of the Gauteng Department of e-Government (e-Gov) has been refined to include fighting crime through the use of technology. This entails the deployment of cutting-edge technologies to enhance crime intelligence gathering to alert law enforcement personnel before a crime takes place. The department has adopted the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) strategy to ensure that Gauteng is at the forefront of South Africa’s efforts to be the continent’s hub of innovation and digital transformation. Part of the strategy involves crime fighting using e-security and the implementation of an integrated intelligence operations centre which will include an e-Panic Button. This means Gauteng residents will have a device connected to all law enforcement operatives in the unfortunate event that a crime takes place.