Smart safety for the festive season

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Smart safety for the festive season

The December holidays are in sight, and we are all looking forward to some downtime with family and friends. Sadly, crime is a daily occurrence in our country. According to Statistics South Africa, crimes like housebreaking and robbery increased during the 2021/2022 period. Ensuring the safety and security of your home is therefore one of the most important items you need to tick off before you kick back and relax.

One of the main attractions of community scheme living is often the sense of safety. The desirability of a community scheme therefore greatly depends on the level of security it offers. Electric fences and security gates are a good start but are not enough to keep determined criminals at bay. As we discussed last month, a multi-layered approach is needed to ensure you cover as many bases as possible. Experts advise that you have a combination of the following in place:

  • Perimeter protection,
  • access control and visitor management,
  • beams and alarms,
  • closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance, and
  • security personnel.

If all of this seems overwhelming and you don’t know where to start, we are here to assist.

Our Smart Technology suite includes turnkey safety and security solutions to keep your scheme and residents protected. We take care of the site design, installation, 24/7/365 monitoring and maintenance of the system.

State-of-the-art Visitor Management and Remote Security and Surveillance solutions are tailored to the unique needs of your community. These solutions will not only boost the desirability of your scheme to prospective buyers and tenants, reduce (and even eliminate) common on-site guarding problems, but also help save costs on the following:

  • Onsite security hardware,
  • IT management, and
  • the number of security personnel required to monitor your community scheme.

Best of all, the systems can be integrated into existing or new fibre connection and CCTV equipment that offers:

  • Stable and secure high-quality video transmission,
  • dedicated on-site storage of high-definition security footage,
  • remote access to cameras from smart devices, and
  • off-site AI camera monitoring.

Our team will guide you through the whole process; from getting the necessary body corporate and/or homeowners association approvals, right through to set-up and handovers. Get in touch to find out how we can help you have peace of mind while you enjoy your well-deserved festive break.