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10 Alarm monitoring in the 21st century


BIOMETRICS: THE GAME CHANGER IN ACCESS CONTROL IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has released its new MorphoWave™ Compact biometric terminal at ISC West in Las Vegas last month and will be previewing this new technology to the South African market at Securex Exhibition 22- 24 May, Gallagher Estate.


Stretching all the way from England’s River Tyne to the Solway Firth on the Irish Sea, Hadrian’s Wall is a 117.5 kilometre stone fortification built by the Romans from AD122. The inherent principle of keeping the enemy out remains the same in the 21st century, as attested to by the size of the global alarm monitoring market, which according to, is now worth around USD 45.70 billion and growing rapidly.

14 Home-grown Phangela S.W.A.T announces R240 million crime-fighting programme Formed in 2000 by entrepreneur Charl Jacobs, Phangela (“to work”) is a proudly South African success story that is changing lives. From humble beginnings, the company has grown into a multi-million rand national entity that offers high-level protection to its clients and hope to its employees. And the latest offering comes in the form of a R240 million crime-fighting commitment.


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REGULARS COMMENT 4 The darkness and the new dawn.

NEWS 8 News snippets from around the world.

9 SA Fraud statistics confirm higher levels of crime.

PERSONALITY PROFILE 9 In conversation with Costa Diavastos.

EXHIBITION NEWS 16 Supporting SA Guide-Dogs at Securex South Africa 2018.

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE 17 The real cost of unlicensed software.

COMPANY NEWS 18 Connected Conservation. 19 Next-generation LiDAR-based security solutions for SA. 20 Paxton to showcase new product at Securex. 20 Interactive security solutions at Securex 2018. 21 Fidelity ADT awarded for its work in Western Cape. 21 Hikvision 2017 annual report reveals revenue growth of 31.22 per cent.

ON THE MARKET 22 Range of winter gear to keep you warm and dry. 23 Outdoor biometric access control and time attendance. 23 Revolutionary sub-ducting solution for rapid fibre deployment.

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PRIVATE SECURITY SECTOR PROVIDENT FUND 24 Private security employers obligation towards PSSPF.

CASE STUDY 26 Intelligent smart surveillance from Hikvision.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS 28 Dallmeier presents innovative smart casino solutions.





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The darkness and the new dawn


or a country like South Africa, where tourism is a critical economic driver, the warning by Australian travel advisory website au for visitors to exercise a high degree of caution in light of the country’s shocking crime rate, isn’t good for business. But there’s no denying the veracity of the site’s assertion that crime, including violent crime, is a serious issue. While there are policing successes to report on, horror events such as the recent attack on the Imam Hussain Mosque in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, have shocked the country to its core. According to Major Bheki Langa, acting police commissioner in KZN, a team of investigators has been appointed to catch the perpetrators, who fled in a getaway car after knifing to death one person and setting fire to the Mosque. South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), commonly referred to as The Hawks, is leading the investigation and working closely with the South African Police (SAPS) and local security companies, and one can only hope that they’ll make arrests soon.

Is that light breaking on the horizon? Desperately under-resourced as a national entity, the police service in Johannesburg has been given a welcome gift in the form of 1 500 metro police officers, according to Mayor Herman Mashaba. Trained in crime fighting, they will hopefully help the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) continue improving its arrest rate. Hearteningly, the local police force has made more than 20 000 arrests since 2012, “more than were achieved between the years 2009 to 2012 combined," in Mayor Mashaba’s words. Another new tool in the country’s crimefighting kit is the Namola security app, which


is free and available to download nationally. Using the app, users will be able to contact a 24/7 emergency response call centre, which will immediately be able to locate them using GPS coordinates. The call centre will then contact the police or other relevant responders. Originally launched in Tshwane and then Gauteng, the app will allow crime victims to contact the police in a “new (and) innovative way,” according to Yusuf Abramjee, crime activist and Namola Chief Ambassador. Along similar lines, Vodacom has released its free 082 112 emergency SMS number for deaf and hearing- or speechimpaired prepaid, contract and top up / hybrid customers. The recent kidnapping and subsequent rescue of 13 month old baby Eden Laird of Brackendowns comes with mixed emotions. Thanks to the highly-skilled police task team which located him unharmed, five suspects are in custody, four of whom are foreign nationals. The downside is the trauma caused to his parents and family, along with a warning from research and global kidnapping monitoring organisation, Red24, that kidnapping is on the increase in South Africa. Could it be that a decision to install metal detectors at the entrances of the Mangosuthu University of Technology's (MUT) outsourced residences after the 2 May murder of a female student, will spearhead a move toward upgrading security systems throughout the country’s student accommodation facilities? Police have arrested a former electrical student, who was reportedly admitted to the facility by another student, and recovered an unlicensed gun and ammunition. And, with renewed input from the Provincial Organised Crime Task Team tasked with investigating ongoing murders and violence at the notorious Glebelands Hostel in KwaZulu-Natal, perhaps arrests really are imminent. Long a simmering cauldron of political tension, it has been the scene of 107

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Editor murders since 2014, a truly alarming statistic. SAPS Task Force members, in conjunction with informers, can pat themselves on the backs after the handing down of life sentences to a gang of 13 who attacked a cash-in-transit vehicle in the Free State in August 2014. All were found guilty of murder, attempted murder, robbery with aggravated circumstances, theft and being in possession of unlicensed firearms. Also recently arrested are three suspects alleged to have been involved in the violence that erupted at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban last month, causing an estimated R2.6 m worth of damage. And says Major Langa, more arrests are imminent. Barely 100 days into his presidency, Cyril Ramaphosa has placed the North West province under cabinet custodianship. A first for the country, his move follows ongoing protests by citizens who allege long-term corruption by its premier. A president who is walking the talk, he’s restructuring state owned entities such as Eskom, he’s getting rid of corruption in Parliament and law enforcement agencies from the top down, he’s moved contentious State Security Agency boss Arthur Fraser to the Department of Correctional Services, and he’s appointed the Zondo Commission to look into state capture. He’s also thrown his weight behind the prosecution of expresident Jacob Zuma on corruption and fraud charges. We have to hope that a new dawn is breaking over South Africa.


BIOMETRICS The game changer in access control

IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has released its new MorphoWave™ Compact biometric terminal at ISC West in Las Vegas last month and will be previewing this new technology to the South African market at Securex Exhibition 22- 24 May, Gallagher Estate.




ccess control is fundamental to protect not only physical facilities and employees but also valuable assets and information of any organisation. The access control market is shifting to biometrics. For security managers, the question is no longer, ‘should I use biometrics’, but rather, ‘which biometrics should I use?’ IDEMIA brings seamless access control to every access point with MorphoWave Compact by IDEMIA: a mind-blowing hightech touchless 3D fingerprint reader. Today the MorphoWave Compact by IDEMIA was awarded 1st place in the Security Industry Association, New Product Showcase (SIA NPS), User Authentication, Identification, Credentialing & Management category at ISCW in Las Vegas. What if taking an international flight was

as easy as going to the gym? What if going in to work was as simple as the wave of a hand?

Forget everything you know about access control and discover how biometrics can make your life both easier and safer Historically, access control was all about using keys and locks or, more recently, access cards. However, how much can we rely on keys and cards to protect us from intruders when we know how easily they can be borrowed, lost or stolen? In fact, they can never really offer valid assurance of who is accessing a building. This is where biometrics comes in. Every human being is already walking around with highly unique and measurable information on their being – fingerprints,


access points without any problems so that no time is lost and high productivity is maintained. As the user, on the other hand, when you think about going in and out of access points every day you always look for the most convenience, but at the same time you want to feel safe and know that not just anybody can get through the door. At IDEMIA we factor in all these expectations when we develop our biometric terminals.

A compact device for any location MorphoWave™ Compact is the newest addition to IDEMIA’s range of readers for frictionless biometric access control. This masterpiece of engineering delivers fieldproven performance of the MorphoWave™ contactless 3D fingerprint technology in a stylish and compact wall-mounted device. Convinced of the benefits of this technology, a number of enterprises across multiple

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and IP65 water and dustproof rating, the Compact’s reduced size makes it suitable for any location. The MorphoWave Compact is designed to ensure that Frictionless Access Everywhere is a genuine reality.

face and iris – not something you can forget. IDEMIA provides the tools that can leverage that unique data you carry around with you. Using this human factor, we make it possible to identify you with certainty in a frictionless and secure way. For unmatched security we can even combine who you are with something you own (your card or your phone).

The right balance between security and convenience Amongst cost, ergonomics, aesthetic and speed, a security manager’s main concerns when they chose a biometric system are maximum user enrolment capabilities and the assurance of maximum, independently verified identification performance rate. Simply put, they need to make sure that as many people as possible can get through

verticals have already deployed it to secure their most recent and sensitive premises. These include corporate headquarters, large manufacturing sites, several prestigious universities, and some of the largest banks and financial institutions around the globe. With state-of-the-art optics performance, speed, accuracy

Visit the IDEMIA stand B08 to experience this new touchless technology. To find out more about MorphoWave™ Compact, please visit




News snippets from around the world KZN Mosque attack “heinous and unjustified”

ATM- related complaints at 18 percent, a 10 percent reduction from 2016. (Source: News24)

Cash-in-transit heists on the rise

KZN political murders highlight ongoing violence in the province

South African leaders have united in their condemnation of the 10 May attack on the Imam Hussain Mosque in Verulam, which has left one person dead and two people injured. Calling it “heinous attack” and “totally unjustified”, the Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa has vehemently condemned the attack, as has the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, saying it “condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack. Places of worship should always provide a safe space and its sanctity should be respected. Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police called the attack shocking and said everything should be done to bring the perpetrators to book. (Source: News24. Image: Netcare)

Police foil ATM robberies in Mother’s Day crime round-up

Continuing violence in KZN has hit a new low with the murders of ANC activist Musawenkosi Mchunu and Inkatha Freedom Party municipal councillor Sibuyiselo Dlamini on 11 May. (Source: News24)

Violent crime wave hits London

46 cars hijacked daily in SA per day The Mayor of London and the Metropolitan Police have been called to address a wave of violent crime in the UK’s capital city, where 62 murders have taken place since the beginning of 2018. Of the murders, 10 involved guns and 39 were knife-related. (Source:

Review panel to probe alleged rot in State Security Agency (SSA) and SAPS crime intelligence A number of explosive devices and conspirators linked to ATM crime were rounded up by South African Police Service (SAPS) officers in North West and Limpopo on Sunday 13 May, in the process preventing potential automated teller machine (ATM) robberies. (Source: The Citizen. Image: Pixabay)

Online security critical on the back of rising fraud Cell phone banking fraud and phishing comprised 77 percent of the complaints reported to the Ombudsman for Banking Services (OBS) in 2017. In second place were



Emergency assistance mobile app Namola has reported a “dramatic increase in cashin-transit heists” as well as an increase in violence by perpetrators. Kalyani Pillay‚ chief executive officer of the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) adds that the current operandi modus features large groups of heavily armed criminals using expensive stolen cars to carry out their crimes. (Image: Wikipedia)

In his second question and answer session in the National Assembly, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a review panel would be formed to look into allegations of corruption and other offences. Expressing deep concern “about allegations of corruption and other acts of wrongdoing in terms of our intelligence services,” he said the panel would probe the structure of the State Security Agency (SSA), its mandate, systems and capability.” Both the SSA and the police’s crime intelligence have been beset by allegations of corruption, political interference and other acts of wrongdoing in recent years. (Source: The Citizen)

Car hijackings are increasing in South Africa, reaching a 10-year high of 16 717 in the period 2016 / 2017, a frightening daily average of 46. (Source:

“Convincing” giveaway popups are actually harvesting people’s details

SAFREA (South African Freelance Association) has warned of the danger around giveaway popups in light of a recent and “very convincing popup that claims to be from Google Chrome”. By completing the quiz in exchange for a free Samsung S8, consumers’ details are being harvested. (Source: SAFREA and article/2015/1/14/beware-of-google-chromequiz-contest-scams)


SA Fraud statistics confirm

higher levels of crime Once believed to be the domain of government, high level economic crime has become more common in the corporate arena with exposure of the wrongdoing of many reputable companies such as Bell Pottinger, McKinsey, KPMG and more recently Steinhoff.


his level of economic crime has reached staggering heights, and trust among the average citizens of the country has been eroded. According to the Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey (2018) conducted by PWC, South Africa’s rate of reported economic crime at 77 per cent is higher than the global average at 49 per cent. According to the survey, reputational risk associated with fraud and economic crimes has led to an increase in demand for accountability in both public and private sectors, in addition to the normal compliance issues. The report claimed business misconduct and consumer fraud have also increased within the past two years. Of respondents, 28 per cent indicated they have been the victim of business misconduct, while 29 per cent of respondents have experienced fraud. The report says fraud committed by consumers ranks as the second most reported crime in South Africa, and that the chief executive officer and board are increasingly being held accountable for economic crime. Manie van Schalkwyk, head of South African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS), says that statistics supplied by the SAFPS show a similar trend. SAFPS is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates a database for member organisations to list confirmed fraud information. The organisation also assists consumers who are victims of identity fraud or offer additional protection for consumers

whose identity was compromised. These consumer services are free of charge. New fraud listings on the SAFPS database increased by 56 per cent in 2017, while victim listings were up by 52 per cent in 2017. According to SAFPS, males make up 70 per cent of the fraudsters and fall in the 26 to 35 age group. Female victims of fraud calculate to 33 per cent with most in the 36 to 45-years-old age segment. In terms of Protective Registration, the gender split is more even, with females representing 46 per cent and males 54 per cent in 2017. The age group across gender is the 36 to 45-year-olds who mostly register for the service. With regard to cases filed, SAFPS says, the highest category of fraud was in forged documents. The second highest category of fraud is employment application fraud. The sector most affected by fraud is banking, with micro finance, furniture retail,

clothing retail, asset finance and telecoms also affected, says Mr Van Schalkwyk. SAFPS members reported savings of more than R2.3 billion in 2017, which is an increase of 17 per cent compared to the previous year. These savings are directly attributed to using the SAFPS database, and members on average save R249 for every R1 spent. “There is a greater awareness around fraud which has helped to increase the rate of reporting and boosted stats in this area. There has also been training on compliance with the SAFPS Code of Practice which encouraged members to pay more attention to reporting,” says Mr Van Schalkwyk. “Victim awareness has increased substantially due to the proactive use of the media to make consumers more aware. Again, we stress the need for a collaborative effort from all stakeholders (banks, retailers, consumers, risk assessors) to ensure that fraudulent activities are identified and minimised.”

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Alarm monitoring in the 21st century By Ingrid Olivier

Stretching all the way from England’s River Tyne to the Solway Firth on the Irish Sea, Hadrian’s Wall is a 117.5 kilometre stone fortification built by the Romans from AD122. The inherent principle of keeping the enemy out remains the same in the 21st century, as attested to by the size of the global alarm monitoring market, which according to, is now worth around USD 45.70 billion and growing rapidly. 10



n South Africa, where armed robberies, home invasions and burglaries are a daily, and often tragic, occurrence, the country’s security market is on par with the world’s best, avers Charnel Hattingh, national marketing and communications manager at Fidelity ADT. “It’s a mature market in that its technology and armed response services go back as far as the 1950s, and it’s unique in that crime in South Africa is higher than in many other countries, which has forced it to embrace cutting-edge technology. As a result, we are world leaders in innovative crime solutions that consist of a mix of technology, alarm monitoring and armed response.”

Statistics… According to, in the period 2016/17, 53 418 common robberies took place in South Africa. That’s an average of 146.4 a day. During the same period, 140 956 robberies with aggravating circumstances were recorded, up by 6.4 per cent from

2015/16. (From 241.1 per day in 2015/16 to 252.4 a day in 2016/17.) In 2016/17, 22 343 incidents of house robbery (the most feared crime in South Africa, according to the 2016/17 Victims of Crime Survey) were recorded, translating to an average of 61.2 households robbed each day. Also during this time frame, 246 654 house burglaries or an average of 675.8 houses were robbed every day.

The past… The basic concept of the burglar alarm hasn’t changed over the decades, says Johan Booysen, national chairman of South African Intruder Detection Services Association (SAIDSA), but the type of equipment used and the monitoring thereof have changed significantly. In the not-too-distant past, a typical home alarm system was your family dog, says Ms Hattingh. “Then it moved up to burglar proofing your home, and eventually the burglar alarm, which has steadily evolved over time.”

SPECIAL FEATURE The present … Technology is where it’s at, says Mr Booysen. “Way back when, a typical intruder system consisted of a blind alarm with a number of zones, indoor passive infrared detectors and magnetic contacts on the doors and windows. These were linked to a telemetry radio that provided very little information about the actual point of breach. Burglar alarm systems were controlled via keypads and basic simple remotes without user identification.” Today, in the face of a frightening threat landscape and gigantic strides in technology, alarm monitoring has undergone a major facelift. “Modern-day burglar alarm systems are intelligent and smart, and can be tailored to suit individual needs,” says Mr Booysen. “Visual verification, app technology, home automation and outdoor early warning detection is in huge demand by crime-wary consumers. Smart user-identified key fobs combined with smartphone apps allow for heightened control and self-monitoring. Detectors, too, have become far more sophisticated, with the emphasis on reliability, fewer false alarms and less vulnerability to tampering and cloaking by intruders.” He adds that visual verification has the added benefit of allowing the control centre to distinguish between false alarms and real security threats. With its advent, more and better information is being sent to control room operators, allowing them to see who is arming or disarming the system and to check on zone bypassing as well as receive maintenance signals around mains supply and battery status. “We’re seeing a strong move to smart home technology and the Internet of Things (IoT),” says Ms Hattingh. She adds that there’s also growing consumer demand for mobile phone applications to counter new criminal technologies such as thermal imaging cameras, electric fence cutting devices, cell phone signal detectors and remote car jamming detectors. Smart analytics, where cameras can differentiate between normal and abnormal behaviour, is gaining popularity too, as are outdoor detection beams, add-ons for electric fencing, CCTV, video alarm verification, remote viewing and integrated alarm systems with new features such as microwave detection and pet-friendly devices.

The cell phone … As with many industries, the trend is towards harnessing the power of the cell phone, says Ms Hattingh. “In the South African security market, this is leading to innovation in two areas, namely personal

safety (protection and emergency response), and security management technology, both of which are supported by 24-hour monitoring stations and responded to by armed and trained personnel.” To this end, home alarms are increasingly being integrated with mobile device technology. “As one manufacturer described it, the keypad is moving to your cell phone,” she says. “Alarm systems can now be armed and disarmed, zones bypassed, trouble conditions viewed and activations received, all on a mobile phone.” More sophisticated solutions allow for in-home and external video cameras as well as remote control of lights and switches, no matter where in the world the user is based. “In many parts of the world, owner monitoring via these apps is both the norm and sufficient, she notes, but due to South Africa’s high crime levels, consumers need to combine app technology with security industry accredited and compliant central monitoring stations with armed response. “South Africans generally understand that security needs to be layered around their properties and lives. In simple terms, this extends from physical security such as fences, gates and burglar bars, to indoor electronic solutions like alarm systems with passive infrareds and door contacts, and external detection devices including beams for early warning,” says Ms Hattingh.

Residential, commercial and industrial… When it comes to alarm monitoring in the various sectors, one of the biggest differences is not technology but rather price, says Mr Booysen. Residential, commercial and industrial clients all have similar needs, but with homeowners, the cost factor usually plays a major role in the decision of the level of security. “And we often see that in the commercial and industrial sectors, the emphasis is more on protection of possessions than on lives, when the priority should always be to protect lives first.”

Crime and vulnerability in SA… Despite South Africa’s headline-grabbing crime levels, Mr Booysen says there are still many people who don’t do enough to avoid becoming statistics. “It’s more important than ever to invest in a proper security system installed and maintained by a SAIDSAapproved security service provider,” he says. And sometime less is more when it comes to the design of an alarm security system. “Whether it’s for a commercial, industrial or residential property, trying to cover each and every corner will only end up creating a

false alarm monster. It’s better to rather focus on getting professional installations with visual verification.” And don’t believe that criminals only strike at night. My Booysen says he’s seeing more and more homes and businesses being hit by criminals during the day rather than trying to break in at night when they have to face-off with sophisticated burglar alarm systems. Ms Hattingh agrees, citing one of many recent incidents that could have ended tragically for the property owner. “Two suspects recently broke into a house in Richmond. They smashed the burglar bars on the front door and then, once inside, they ripped the alarm system off the wall. Fortunately, a signal had already been sent to Fidelity ADT and reaction officers were immediately dispatched to the scene. Hearing sounds in the roof, they climbed up and found the two suspects hiding. They apprehended them and the Brixton SAPS took the suspects into custody. Says Fidelity ADT Community Development Manager, Natasha Springfield: “This incident highlights just how important it is to ensure that your alarm is set, even during the day. This burglary took place at midday.”

And the future… Criminals are always on the lookout for new ways to access homes and commercial properties, so we need to continuously be innovating and staying ahead of the curve, says Ms Hattingh. On the cards is drone technology (not applicable in South Africa at the moment) as well as increased applications around the Internet of Things, and public space protection, which extends beyond protecting homes to actual communities. “We will definitely see the current technology advancing,” she says. “I would say that within the next five years, smartphone integration will play a major role as well as self-monitoring of intruder systems. Armed response will always be there but the end user will be more involved in this part of the security solution.” Going green is also likely to speed up. “With the global focus on keeping the carbon footprint as small as possible, security will need to go green,” she believes. “So while the combustion engine will always be around, and electric cars are still too expensive to use in this industry, end users will be under increasing pressure to play an active role in their security systems by preventing unnecessary callouts to their properties. And the solution lies in smart and intelligent security systems to reduce the number of false alarms.”




In conversation with…

Costa Diavastos By Ingrid Olivier

“Life is never dull in the security industry… just when you think you’ve seen it all, you can be both pleasantly surprised and totally horrified within minutes of each other!”


o says Costa Diavastos, newly appointed chief executive officer of Bidvest Protea Coin, who describes his entry into the industry nearly 20 years ago as a “lucky accident”. After finishing his BComm degree at Wits University in 1998, and unsure of whether to study further or start working, he went for an “exploratory” interview one Friday morning with Callguard Security. This turned into a series of back-toback interviews which culminated in him reporting for duty the following Monday morning. Starting out in the human resources department, he moved up through the ranks from IR officer to HR director, becoming increasingly involved in the running of the business, and over the years working for a number of companies. In 2015 he was appointed managing director of Servest Security. Then, earlier this year, he was approached by Bidvest Protea Coin and offered the position of chief executive officer. “I was surprised and honoured when I was approached to take over the helm at Bidvest Protea Coin,” he says. “It is an immense, diverse and complex company with many interesting divisions, products and services, and it delivers on its strapline of security excellence. I have an absolute passion for creating value and satisfaction for customers and I could not be in a better position to deliver this than being in world-class, industryleading organisation.”

Day-to-day… Aside from managing company strategy and organisational development, Costa spends his time focussing on new business, product and service development, managing accounts, and the financial



wellbeing and growth of the company. With an unwavering commitment to operational excellence and customer satisfaction, he’s a big picture thinker who believes these are inextricably tied to people performance. Taking his passion for the industry and its positive growth further, he also works extensively as an advocate for the security sector, both in his capacity as the former national president of Security Association of South Africa (SASA) and executive director of the Security Industry Alliance (SIA).

Challenges… “The industry is plagued by many problems,” he notes. “Economic circumstances and relatively low barriers to entry when it comes to services have created a highly commoditised and competitive market. “In normal circumstances, this would be positive because it would, and indeed does, force companies to innovate and seek out creative solutions regarding customers’ risk, safety and security problems. “In our environment, however, we have a pervasive and appalling combination of worker exploitation and tender irregularities that have damaged the very fibre of the industry, with its reputation suffering as a result. “Added to this is the number of noncompliant companies operating with legal impunity, whose guards are poorly paid, not well trained and who accordingly cannot provide the requisite safety and protection services to clients, and we have a huge problem that needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.”

Goals… Costa’s determined to meet industry challenges head-on. “From a business perspective, we will continually strive for excellence, innovation,

find creative solutions, diversify our products and services, employ the very best and most talented people, and lead the industry from the front. “Resolving these problems and uplifting the industry’s reputation are the main reasons I’ve chosen to be so active with regard to industry advocacy initiatives over the years.”

Interests outside of work… His Twitter handle @costa_diavastos combines his career and two of his greatest interests. A lifelong student of the Japan Karate Association, Costa holds a Japanese Graded 5th Dan in karate. And, as a world traveller as often as possible, he loves visiting new and interesting places as often as time allows. Japan, which he’s been to numerous times, will always remain his first choice of destination.

Business goals… Costa thrives on building customer and stakeholder relationship capital to achieve business success. Describing himself as a driven team architect with a passion for creating successful people who, in turn, create more successful people, he says he’s been extremely fortunate to have had a great number of mentors and role models in his life, all of whom have enriched him as a person along the way.

The things he will least tolerate in others… A lack of integrity and duplicity.

Books he’s reading right now… Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William Thorndike Jnr.


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Home-grown Phangela S.W.A.T announces R240 million crime-fighting programme Formed in 2000 by entrepreneur Charl Jacobs, Phangela (“to work”) is a proudly South African success story that is changing lives. From humble beginnings, the company has grown into a multimillion rand national entity that offers high-level protection to its clients and hope to its employees. And the latest offering comes in the form of a R240 million crime-fighting commitment.


nveiled in Cape Town on 25 April 2018, the Phangela S.W.A.T. expansion programme is a threepronged approach that will increase its national footprint, upskill and triple its employee base, and elevate the safety of its clients with new technology. Explains Phangela SWAT CEO Charl Jacobs: “The private security industry in SA has quadrupled in numbers over the last six years, growing from 3 500 to 10 500 companies. Over half a million people are employed in the industry as a result of this growth, with the total household spend on security around R80 billion per annum.” “With the private security industry in South Africa outnumbering the total number of SAPS, navy and defence force personnel combined, it is becoming a force on which more and more consumers are depending for their safety and security. If we are to fight crime effectively as an industry, we need people who are not afraid of the criminals and who have the tools and might to deal with them head-on.” This is at the heart of Phangela’s three-year expansion plan. “We will be establishing a network of branches around the country, and we’ll be developing



an urban army of highly-trained, wellsupported security warriors. We’ll be using technology to provide the tools for protection and armed response.” Divided into three components, the plan comprises the following:

focus of our expansion must be,” says Mr Jacobs, “because we need highly motivated professionals out there, not people who are ill-equipped and insufficiently trained. You can’t fight violent crime with people who are not equipped to deal with it.”

1. People

2. Technology Its new RSPD App

Phangela S.W.A.T. will be tripling its employee base from 4 500 to 13 500 by 2023. Further, firmly believing that the South African security guard of the future should no longer be a minimal wage earner, Mr Jacobs says the company will be allocating at least 10% of the R240-million to training, upskilling and leadership development. “Rigorous task force training is critical to gear our armed response officers to become the ‘urban soldiers’ of the future while remaining within the boundaries of the law.” To this end, the company is launching a new programme with Biz Premier to coach around 2 000 staff over three years in order to harness and develop leadership skills - an investment worth R6 million. Further, it will be spending R250 000 a month on monthly training programmes for 60 people. “This is where our core

Phangela S.W.A.T has developed and released a new cell phone-based app called “RSPD”, which stands for “Response | Secure | Prevent | Detect”. A world-first for the armed response industry, according to Mr Jacobs, it’s a personal safety management portal that gives registered clients access while preventing criminals from exploiting it for their own ends. “The app will provide users with vital information around vehicles on their way to an alarm situation and allow users to call for help no matter where they are through the use of GPS.

Features of the app: • It provides information on incidents at users’ premises. • It identifies the armed response officer dispatched and tracks his ETA in real time via Google Maps.


Who is Charl Jacobs?


orn and raised in the Eastern Cape, Charl moved to Cape Town after completing high school at Dale College. His entrepreneurial characteristics were evident from an early age; from growing and selling his own vegetables to making and distributing mixed music tapes as a teenager, and then going on to coach unknown rugby teams and turn them into league winners. His dream of becoming an international sportsman scuppered by injury, he turned his focus to business. “My dream itself did not change, only the landscape in which it was happening,” he says. “Although the security industry was not something I originally saw myself in, an opportunity presented itself, and I took it with both hands.” Phangela’s first contract was clearing the railway lines near the V & A Waterfront. In his little Uno, Charl would transport his staff to site and back home. Charl and his business partner Zane then went on to rent a tiny office with five employees. Today, Phangela has its own head office in Bellville and branches in all the country’s major metros as well as in Namibia. “Proudly measurable” in every way, Mr Jacobs also attributes the company’s success to technology, employing hands-on management solutions and ensuring that the brand is a trusted household name.

On crime… “Crime doesn’t just affect individual victims but everyone in the country. Our lifestyles are hugely influenced by safety. Recently we were in the USA for a conference, where we spent time with the Los Angeles and New York Police Departments, discussing at length security measures and protocols. And Americans for the most part feel safe, and are safe, which allows them to focus on their daily priorities, work and family. For South Africans, however, crime is pivotal in every decision we make, from where we live, socialise and vacation to where our kids go to school, where they can play in safety, where and what time we can walk on the street, whether to have animals or not. Whether we’re consciously aware of it or not, crime and safety is at the forefront of our everyday lives.”

And the solution… “As with anything, we need to address the problem at grassroots level. Education, and proper education at that, are crucial to this country’s future. But this also presents another challenge: the cost of proper education. The youth are the future of this country, and it is imperative that they become the change that all of us want to see. More policing is an absolute necessity in the short-term, and because of the shortages faced by the South African Police Service (SAPS), it’s going to fall increasingly

to the private security firms to protect people and property. “Technology is undoubtedly going to change the landscape of the security industry. RSPD, our first online application is already proving to be a game changer in this regard.

And the next big thing… “We firmly believe that cyber security is going to become a worldwide phenomenon. Today everything is done online: people are shopping and banking online, which means that the focus of security has to shift to where the requirements are.

• It has a home emergency button which can be used when clients cannot reach or access their panic buttons. • The remote emergency button will geo-locate a client when they are not at home, giving their exact coordinates to emergency services. • It has a community chat/watch group facility for the sharing of security-related information and images. • The app, which is free to clients, can be shared with family or friends so that tracking of armed response assistance can be viewed as it heads to the scene.

A new control room A new control room at Phangela Group Bellville headquarters has been established in order to not only respond 24/7 to the app requirements, but also to gear up for the company’s expansion across the country. This control room will remain the national nerve centre and all national responses will

run through the servers with multiple back and redundancies in case of any eventuality.

Cyber crime unit On the back of rising cybercrime in South Africa, Mr Jacobs says Phangela will be launching a new cybercrime security unit by the end of 2018. “We feel so strongly about this enormous threat to South African

business and personal security that we’ve allocated R10m over the next three years to tackle the problem.”

3. Places Headquartered in Cape Town, the Phangela Group has opened offices in Johannesburg, Durban, Nelspruit, Bloemfontein, George, Kathu and Vredenberg.




Supporting SA Guide-Dogs at Securex South Africa 2018 SA Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind is this year’s charity partner at the colocated trade exhibitions, Securex South Africa, the continent’s largest security and fire trade expo, and A-OSH EXPO, Africa’s leading occupational health and safety (OHS) trade exhibition.


he SA Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind was founded in 1953 by Gladys Evans, and it is the only seeing-eye dog operation in Africa. Sven Smit, portfolio director for both A-OSH EXPO and Securex South Africa, says, “There is a quote, source unknown, which says, ‘A guide dog is almost equal in many ways to giving a blind man sight itself.’ “The trained guide dog helps the owner to avoid obstacles, prevent accidents in traffic and find destinations. In addition, a guide dog becomes a constant companion to a visually impaired person, enhancing their quality of life and providing a measure of independence and mobility, as well as unconditional love and companionship.” Mmabatho Koena, marketing coordinator at SA Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind, notes that the association wants guide dogs to be available to any visually impaired person, regardless of their financial position. Therefore, the visually impaired person pays R100 towards their board and lodging for a two-week stay at the SA GuideDogs Association for the Blind’s training residence, and R5 to buy the dog. Koena says, “SA Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind will be selling raffle tickets at the shows on all three days to generate income, with tickets costing just R25 each for your chance to win a Suzuki Ignis. We’ll also be selling our promo stock, in the form of soft-toy puppies for R120 each. They



come in three different colours, namely black, beige and brown. “Additionally, we’ll bring some of our puppies-in-training to the shows, making sure, for the sake of their well-being, that our young dogs work shifts, so that different dogs will be at the show at different times. “We’ll also be distributing our magazine, which is named Friend in Harness, during the show days, as well as other information on how the general public can help our association.” It costs around R100 000 to train a guide dog, and a puppy can be sponsored from R5 000. SA Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind breeds Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, cross Labrador/Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds to be guide dogs. The association is entirely self-funded and does not receive any form of assistance from the government, gaining its funds through donations as well as its own fundraising initiatives. “We at A-OSH EXPO and Securex South Africa are truly

proud to be associated with the SA GuideDogs Association for the Blind as our charity partner for 2018. “We’re looking forward to seeing this noble organisation represented at the colocated shows and trust that the show days will be truly rewarding for their fund-raising efforts,” concludes Smit. For more information on the two shows, and to register for your free attendance, please visit or


Connected Conservation A winning collaboration between Dimension Data and Cisco is saving South Africa rhinos.


joint venture between Dimension Data and Cisco, aimed at protecting the rhino population in a private game reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park, has seen poaching drop by 96 per cent. On the back of this resounding success, the two companies will now be rolling out the ‘Connected Conservation’ project into Zambia and Mozambique. A unique approach to wildlife protection, the Connected Conservation project was launched in the game reserve in 2015 by Dimension Data and Cisco, on the back of their shared passion for protecting wildlife heritage through technology. According to the companies, more than 1 000 rhinos are poached in South Africa each year. At three killings a day, if this number continues, rhinos face extinction by the year 2025. And it’s not only rhinos that are under threat: an estimated 27 000 elephants are slaughtered annually. Put another way, that’s an elephant being poached every 15 minutes. “Unlike any other solution ever used, the endangered animals remain undisturbed and free to roam in their natural habitat,” they say. “Many organisations have committed to protecting animals through various reactive initiatives, such as dehorning, or inserting sensors in the horn and subcutaneously. However, the problem with reactive initiatives is that by the time the reserve rangers reach the animal, it has been killed and the rhino horn or elephant tusks have been hacked off. “In using a combination of Cisco digital infrastructure technology, hybrid cloud, digital workplace, and cybersecurity,



the Connected Conservation Pilot was able to overcome many limitations often faced by game reserves in these remote locations. These include manual security processes (lock and key), very basic access control, a lack of basic IT infrastructure, limited communications capabilities, and harsh environment and changing weather patterns. “More than ever before, technology has given us the ability to change the world – not tomorrow, not someday, but now. We’re dedicated to making a difference by connecting the world and protecting the oldest and most vulnerable animals with some of the newest connectivity technology. We are extremely proud to be part of the expansion of Connected Conservation into Africa, to save more endangered species. “We will continue to roll out the project in as many reserves as possible and hope to make the difference we have seen with the success of the pilot project. A remote unnamed game reserve near the Kruger National Park is the last place you’d expect to find leading-edge technology in action. But that’s exactly where you’ll find the Connected Conservation solution, which proves that digital innovation such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, and data analytics aren’t just for big business anymore. “We weren’t the only ones who cared. Top international entrepreneurs and global corporates had also invested to protect our rhinos”.

Working together “First, we met with the rangers, security personnel, people working in the control

centres, and communities at the reserve to plot out what we needed to plan for a remote location with basic IT infrastructure and access control, manual security processes, and very limited communication”. This is where the US Cisco team showed the value of partnership. Working with a Dimension Data team in South Africa, they created a Reserve Area Network (RAN) that underpinned the overarching security ‘net’ of the area. In March, Cisco and Dimension Data commenced phase one of the pilot Connected Conservation. “Our first step was to create a highly secure Reserve Area Network (RAN) using Cisco technology. In addition, we installed Wi-Fi hotspots around key points, so that our people on the ground could collaborate in real-time on mobile devices and share live video footage to counter incursions. “Then we digitised the security process. Staff can now collect data on people and vehicles entering the reserve such as biometrics (fingerprint recognition of staff ), ID and passport scans of visitors, and license plate numbers. They can reliably estimate when an individual or vehicle will be leaving the reserve for tighter control. The security team can also share information on known or suspected criminals with a national database – keeping them away from the rhino”. Phase two of the Connected Conservation which will be completed in October, will incorporate CCTV, drones with infrared cameras; thermal imaging, vehicle tracking sensors, as well as seismic sensors on a highly secure intelligent network. In fact, it’s no longer the Internet of Things, but truly the Internet of Everything.


Next-generation LiDAR-based security solutions for SA Quanergy Systems, a leading innovator and provider of next-generation 3D LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and perception software, is to make its Q-Guard smart security solutions available in South Africa through local distribution specialist, Duxbury Networking.


-Guard is a complete LiDARbased security system for perimeter fence monitoring and intrusion detection. It enables real-time 3D mapping, object detection, tracking and classification. “Simulating a virtual fence, Q-Guard substantially reinforces perimeter security for critical infrastructure and valuable resources,” says Teresa Huysamen, a business unit manager at Duxbury Networking. “It comes complete with one or multiple LiDAR-based detection sensors and a perception software module for object tracking and classification.” The system is designed to analyse the object detected, track its movement, classify

its type to determine whether it’s human or non-human, and alert the security agent. Q-Guard also has ‘slew-to-queue’ capability to alert and guide cameras to the area of detection. Huysamen says the Q-Guard solution includes the M8 long-range LiDAR sensor enabling the use of smart sensing in a wide range of situations. The M8 sensor boasts a 360-degree field of view, long measurement range, high accuracy, fine resolution and works well in light or dark environments, in addition to operating effectively in all weather conditions. Qortex is Quanergy's next generation perception software

platform. Pioneering a new level of smart awareness, the core platform serves as the main technology framework compatible with Quanergy’s full suite of LiDAR sensors Qortex is modular, scalable and incorporates machine vision, deep learning and 3D perception proprietary algorithms to produce one of the first integrated security-targeted software and hardware platform solutions.


Paxton to showcase new product at Securex See the latest addition to Paxton’s award-winning video door entry system at Securex South Africa.


axton, the global brand of electronic IP access control and door entry solutions, will showcase its new Net2 Entry Premium Monitor at Securex, taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, 22-24 May 2018. The show will be the first opportunity for installers to see the new addition to the company’s award-winning video door entry system, Net2 Entry. With an emphasis on design aesthetics plus excellent build quality, the premium monitor has a host of new features including a concierge function at no charge, enhanced call administration, and increased customisable options. The new monitor is ideal for residential and commercial applications. Visitors to the stand (C11, Hall 2) can meet Paxton’s full South African sales team who will be offering information about exciting new additions to the company’s product portfolio, and advice on the free installer training programme. Paxton’s practical installer training workshops are now held in

partnership with its exclusive distributor, the Regal Group. Sessions are hosted by Regal Security and Reditron at their bases across South Africa. Installers who visit the Paxton stand will also be entered in a daily prize draw promotion and have a chance to win a Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker worth over R3 500. Dan Drayton, international sales manager, said: “This will be our third consecutive year at Securex and the show continues to provide an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our ever-growing innovative product range, which this year, will include our latest release, the Net2 Entry premium monitor. “We will also be demonstrating the latest integrations available with our Net2 access control system including biometric solutions from Idemia Morpho and Virdi. I’d encourage delegates to visit the Paxton stand for

the opportunity to meet with our team of industry experts plus be in with a chance to win excellent tech prizes as part of our daily competition.” Also, on the Paxton stand will be: • Paxton’s networked access control system, Net2 • The full range of the Net2 Entry, video door entry solution • Information about Net2 integrations • Preview of exciting new Paxton products coming in 2018.

Interactive security solutions at Securex 2018

Duxbury Networking will showcase a range of leading-edge, interactive security solutions at the Securex South Africa exhibition.


isitors to the Duxbury stand will be able to examine the most recent global advances in technologies poised to strengthen the overall security blanket



demanded by many organisations today. The latest security-focused offerings from some of the world’s leading vendors including Milestone, Axis and Quanergy, will be highlighted.

Specialists will be on hand to demonstrate a wide variety of products, analytics, solutions and professionalgrade systems. Of interest should be license plate recognition systems, physical access control solutions for high-security locations, perimeter defence applications, LiDAR (light detection and ranging) smart sensing technology which enables real-time 3D mapping, object detection, tracking, classification and more. In addition, network troubleshooting methods, efficient network management (with a wide range of application integration options), together with smart audio systems able to be networkintegrated without overhead to enhance security, will come under the spotlight.


Fidelity ADT awarded for its work in Western Cape One of South Africa’s largest private security companies has again walked away with the top prizes at this year’s Western Cape Provincial Survey Business Excellence Awards. The event was held at Century City in April.


idelity ADT won two Diamond Awards, the highest accolade, as the first overall security company and also in the category “companies doing the most to fight crime”. The company’s regional executive: coastal, Adrian Good, says the awards recognise the work and dedication of the company’s personnel. Winners are selected on points scored after surveys are conducted with business and corporate leaders. “The PMR awards focus on team work. Our team have worked long and hard to make sure our customers are safe and secure. To

this end, we have maintained and built on our community partnerships and have rolled out more hi-tech security projects, such as licence plate recognition camera networks,” says Good. The recent amalgamation between the Fidelity Security Group and ADT Security has also resulted in customers having access to more specialised security services, including tactical response vehicles. "As an organisation, we continue to invest in both the training of our staff as well as the technology we use in everything we do. The end-goal will always be the safety

Jade Hanning (district manager, Cape Town South) and Verena Hulme (district manager, Cape Town North) accepting the awards.

and security of our customers. These two awards tell us we are on the right track,” says Good.

Hikvision 2017 annual report reveals revenue growth of 31.22 per cent Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has published its annual report for 2017. This shows a 31.22 per cent growth in overall revenues, with sales revenue up from RMB 31.93 billion in 2016 to RMB 41.91 billion in 2017. Collectively, the figures demonstrate an increase in operating profits of 26.77 per cent.


ikvision was able to achieve these impressive financial results due to a number of factors. These include optimised research and development (R&D) systems and processes, development of solutions for vertical industry sectors, and customisation of solutions in line with changing market needs. Improved product delivery

capabilities and strengthened sales and service networks have also contributed to the company’s success in 2017. Keen Yao, vice president at Hikvision International Business Centre, says, “Our investments in R&D, both in Internet of things technologies and video surveillance, enable us to continuously innovate our solutions and provide innovative, cutting-

The rugged, reliable device that optimises your security services

edge technology and products that are tailored to the needs of worldwide partners and customers.” In addition to major investments in R&D, Hikvision is setting up a threelayered service system, with a global customer service centre, regional customer service departments in branch offices, and authorised Hikvision customer service stations. “Our new service model will enable us to better support customers around the world with multi-dimensional services including product delivery, project delivery, software deployment, system operation, maintenance and support, and more,” says Keen Yao.

• GPS and GSM functionality to track and communicate with your guard in real-time. • No additional maintenance costs. • User-friendly. • RFID reader. • Panic button. • Man-down function. • Access to Active View, a live web interface.

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Range of winter gear to keep you warm and dry With autumn already making its presence felt, it is imperative that your staff are well equipped to face winter’s cold and wet weather.


parks & Ellis is continually striving to offer its clients the most protective and comfortable clothing items so that employees are able to work at their highest performance levels whilst being exposed to the seasonal elements. Our range of jackets and rain gear offers warmth, comfort and protection, among many other features. Sparks & Ellis uses high quality fabric and employs a highly skilled and experienced manufacturing team to guarantee the best workmanship and ensure the most durable garments. We pride ourselves in producing uniforms and hard-wearing gear of superior quality

with ultimate attention to detail. We use insulation and waterproofing materials with the option of adding a strip of revolutionary fabric that is luminous (glows in the dark), thereby making the wearer visible in total darkness, which adds an additional level of protection.

See examples of some of our items listed below. For more information and specifications, please see the online Sparks & Ellis catalogue: uploads/2015/04/catalogue.pdf.


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Outdoor biometric access control and time attendance Suprema recently announced the global launch of BioLite N2, a mulliontype access control and time attendance terminal featuring the world’s most advanced fingerprint technology and a rugged IP67 weather-proof structure.


ioLite N2 perfectly blends Suprema’s industry-leading technologies and innovative features, bringing to you a biometric reader that is suited to enterprise access control systems and time attendance applications. With its powerful 1.2 GHz CPU and a massive 4 GB memory, BioLite N2 achieves an incredible matching speed of up to 20 000 matches per second and accommodates up to 10 000 users – providing instant matching results with minimal lag time. For reliable operation under extreme conditions such as outdoor installation and harsh climate, BioLite N2 features a rugged IP67 structure with a class-leading operating

temperature range between -20°C~50°C. The device also features an illuminated keypad and high-contrast GUI for better visibility under various lighting conditions. In addition, BioLite N2 provides exceptional performance and accuracy for dry finger skins, which often become problematic in the winter season when humidity drops. With Suprema’s recent advancements in image processing and sensor technology, the company’s current 2nd generation fingerprint terminals yield up to 5 times better accuracy over dry skins (or under cold weather) than its competitors in terms of FRR (false rejection rate). “The new BioLite N2 is designed to provide the best reliable fingerprint matching

performance over dynamic environments such as outdoor installation and extreme weather conditions. In common with Suprema’s other 2nd generation fingerprint IP readers, BioLite N2 provides up to 200 per cent faster matching speed than its predecessor, which easily far outperforms competing products,” said HC Kim, Director of Global Business at Suprema.

Revolutionary sub-ducting solution for rapid fibre deployment Jasco has brought a new, advanced fibre optic ducting solution to the South African market that promises to revolutionise the implementation of fibre optic networks, increasing the speed and ease of deployment and lowering costs significantly.


vailable nationally since February 2018, Jasco believes the unique sub-ducting features of the product will enjoy rapid adoption by all major and minor fibre implementers. “Demand for fibre in South Africa continues to grow and fibre providers are keen to find ways to lower the cost and effort involved in trenching and putting fibre in the ground,” says Martin Ferreira, executive head of Jasco Carrier Solutions. “This solution will deliver both, with early adopters achieving significant advantage.” What makes this solution so revolutionary? Is that where traditional 110 mm pipes are laid into the ground,

additional 35 mm sub-ducting would need to be hauled into the 110 mm pipe (where multi-type cables are sharing one pipe) to prevent twisting and breakage. “With 35 mm sub-ducting already built into the main pipe, this saves on effort, and breakage challenges can be minimised,” explains Ferreira. “As soon as the ducting is laid, the fibre can be blown in. This translates to faster implementation, less maintenance and faster rollout of services. It reduces time to market and cost to implement.” The new 110 mm fibre sleeve with sub-ducting is available from Jasco Carrier Solutions with three to seven way subducts. The company will also be offering

a range of fibre sleeves from this portfolio with micro ducts, ranging from 2-way up to 14-way micro ducts. Produced in the Middle East as a byproduct of the oil industry, the fibre ducting is highly cost-effective. It is rugged and reliable, and meets all required standards. Jasco is currently the only vendor supplying the solution to the South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa markets. The product is available nationally, with stockholding and distribution from Jasco’s Cape Town, Midrand and Durban offices.




Private security employers obligation towards PSSPF The main aim of the Private Security Sector Provident Fund is to provide benefits for security employees when they retire from employment. The PSSPF also pays benefits when a member dies while still working, or is unable to work because of illness, is retrenched, or resigns. In full, these benefits can be categorised as follows: • Withdrawal benefits paid to workers who resign or are dismissed. • Retrenchment benefits paid to workers who are retrenched. • Retirement benefits paid to workers when they retire. • Insured benefits, including benefits paid to a worker who is disabled and benefits paid to the dependants of a worker who dies. Section 13 A of the Pension Funds Act (PFA) requires that employers pay contributions for a particular month within seven days after month end, that they provide member schedules in respect of contribution payments to the fund, and that the compound interest is paid on late contributions. Therefore, the submission of correct contributions and schedules, as stipulated by law, will be of great value to the seamless administration of the fund. It is imperative that on the 15th of every month, the administrator, SALT Employee Benefits, receives the schedule that tallies with the contribution amount which must be paid by the 7th of each month. If this does not match, then the administrator will be unable to allocate the monies accordingly as this is checked against the schedule submitted by the respective employer. The PSSPF currently receives contributions from some 800 employers equating to R1 billion annually. This is despite another 250 000 security employees’ contributions not being received by the fund from some employers. The loss to members translates to approximately R1.5 billion on contributions held back. The effect of non-compliance is evident with security employees and their families,



who should be benefiting from various benefits offered by the Fund, are unable to receive what is due to them. Their claims are repudiated because of noncontributions and non-compliance. Some of the employees whose money has not been paid to the Fund have forfeited their benefits. This has also affected thousands of outstanding withdrawal claims. This includes, since the inception of the Fund, over 3 289 funeral claims that have been repudiated which amounts to the value of R30.4 million. On the latter, 1 855 of these claims are entitled to lump sum death benefits of approximately R102 million. The above figure excludes many employees working in administration and support services that are also supposed to belong to the Fund. Of this number, less than 300 000 security employees are members of the Fund, while the rest remain unaccounted for. To ensure monitoring and compliance, with Section 13 A of the PFA, the Fund’s principal officer has a duty to report to the board of the fund on the non-payment of contributions by any employer. The recent amendments of this Act introduced provisions which allow for the directors of a company to be held personally as well

as criminally liable for the company’s non-payment of contributions where the company is in default. It is therefore important that companies strictly adhere to section 13A, even when undergoing business rescue proceedings. Within the prescribed time limits within which the employers should make contributions, should 90 days pass without contributions being made by the employer to the fund, Regulation (33)5 to the PFA authorises the principal officer or any authorised person thereto to report the matter to the National Prosecuting Authority within a further 14 days after the end of the 90-day period and advise the Financial Services Board (FSB) of such non-payment. In short, the regulation 33 empowers the Principal Officer to open a case against defaulting employers, as the conduct of some employers that are not paying over contributions to the fund despite having made deductions from their employees’ salaries is a punishable offence in terms of Section 37 (1) of the PFA. In terms of the Financial Services Board, Circular PF NO. 110, the principal officer or the authorised person should also report non-payment of contributions to the South African Police Service at the commercial branch nearest to the fund’s registered address so that a docket can be opened, and a case number issued. Such docket will be allocated an investigating officer who will also report the matter to the director of Public Prosecutions. When investigations are complete, anyone found guilty of contravening or failing to comply with Section 13 A, will be liable upon conviction to a fine. Visit for more information.

The Private Security Sector Provident Fund (“the Fund�) is a Privately Administered Fund, registered in terms of the Pension Funds Act of 1956 established through Sectoral Determination 3: Private Security Sector South Africa published under Government Gazette Notice R196 of 25 February 2000 and amended by Government Notice R306 on 30 March 2001. PSSPF came into effect in 2002 giving a range of benefits to members and their families. These benefits include retirement, disability, death and funeral benefits, and apply to all employees of the Private Security Sector as per the provisions of the Sectoral Determination and the rules of the Fund.


The promulgation of the Provident Fund by the Minister of Labour was to ensure that it becomes compulsory for every employee and employer in the Private Security Sector to contribute to the Fund. It was also to ensure that employers comply with the latter and gave effect to the enforcement provisions to enable a better life for security employees and their families.

Accidental disability Death benefit Funeral benefit Permanent disability Retirement benefit Withdrawal benefit CONTACT THE FUND Private Security Sector Provident Fund @PSSPFund 082 053 0245 SMS line: 082 053 0245 Fax number: 086 613 1901 Email:

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Intelligent smart surveillance from Hikvision Senegal’s new International Airport chooses smart surveillance & car park management from Hikvision


enegal’s new Blaise Diagne International Airport has chosen to minimise its parking lot headaches and secure its massive freight zone with intelligent smart surveillance, from the world’s leading supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, Hikvision. Officially opened by Senegalese president Macky Sall in December 2017, Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) covers 4 500 ha of land located near the town of Diass, 47 km from the capital of Dakar. Built at a cost of $575 million, the new airport is one of the largest travel hubs in West Africa, with a main runway designed to accommodate long-haul aircraft such as the A380 and B787. Approximately 3 million passengers are expected to travel through AIBD annually, increasing to 10 million by 2035. Served by leading airlines including Air Algérie, Air Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopian Airlines, Air France, Kenya Airways, Tunisair,



Iberia and South African Airways, catering for passengers with state-of-the-art infrastructure, the airport’s car parking and freight zone are being secured and managed with the help of a Hikvision intelligent surveillance system. With a two level 42 000 m2 main passenger terminal and 12 800 m² cargo terminal building designed to handle 50 000 tons of cargo and 80 000 aircraft movements annually, the new airport offers a long-term solution to intra-African economic activity, providing excellent levels of aviation connectivity.

Parking management To address the security, efficient management and profitability objectives of the airport’s 17 car park entrances and exits, operator Senecar enlisted the help of Hikvision Authorised Distributor, CST Securite. As a Hikvision authorised distributor, CST Securite capitalised on the support of the Hikvision technical team, and all parties worked to confirm the final specification to meet the needs of the airport’s car parking and freight zone security surveillance, and site management requirements.


Drawing on specialist products from Hikvision’s Smart Parking Management Solution, for the airport’s car park areas, CST Securite installed 17 x DS-TCG225 2MP HD resolution ANPR cameras, featuring built-in whitelist, LPR identification support, barrier/gate control and audio output.

Effective access management The Hikvision Smart Parking Management System employed at AIBD uses the latest barrier technology combined with Hikvision industry-standard ANPR (automatic number plate recognition), to ensure seamless, managed vehicular entrance and exit from parking lots. Fast vehicle identification and integrated barrier control software means queues are kept to a minimum, which means greater vehicle flow can be handled to increase the productivity and efficiency of the car parks. The industry-leading Hikvision Darkfighter and True WDR imaging technologies employed in the airport’s ANPR system were specified to deliver crisp and clear recognition, alongside a recording of every vehicle using the car parks day and night. A development beyond traditional technology, the airport’s car park barrier activation is not driven by traditional sensor coils in the floor (that detect a vehicle waiting to enter or exit), but by highly accurate ‘radar’ sensors. This technology enables far simpler installation and maintenance, as no ground works are required to dig across roadways or pedestrian pavements to install the traditional sensing coils and their cables. Additionally, the Hikvision radar solution is not affected by local environmental influences such as light, dust or rain, that can inhibit the performance of traditional sensing coil based solutions. Radar is also a much more reliable technology, as pedestrians as well as vehicles can be detected far more accurately, ensuring a much safer operation within the airport’s busy vehicular and pedestrian traffic environment. Helping Senecar to maximise their operation, the system provides invaluable statistical and analytical parking lot information, supplying status history, parking usage rate and parking vehicle flow, to name but a few. Underlining the advanced performance capability of the Hikvision Smart Parking Management System, a range of configurable alarms helps the

EFFECTIVE ACCESS MANAGEMENT: The Hikvision Smart Parking Management System.

ANPR system operators to manage daily activity, such as unauthorised parking, over-time parking and illegal access, which all helps to support highly-effective vehicle and security management.

High-level freight security Designed to handle 50 000 tons of cargo and 80 000 aircraft movements annually, AIBD’s 12 800 m² cargo terminal building located to the south-west of the runway accommodates the airport’s freight handling, and incorporates a number of storage areas, freezers, office facilities and electromechanical service areas. To integrate with the airport’s mix of security measures and site management, CST Securite liaised with the airport security team to identify the most advantageous locations to install the freight zone cameras. Designed to capture a comprehensive view of all key internal and external areas, a mix of Hikvision DS-2CD2T42WD 4MP / DS-2CD2T22WD 2MP full HD EXIR Bullet

Network Cameras with built-in IR to 50m, and DS-2CD2142FWD 4MP / DS2CD2122FWD 2MP full HD Vandal-resistant Network Dome Cameras with built-in IR to 30 m and edge storage, all with IP67 protection were installed. Supporting the Hikvision cameras’ highperformance imaging, their on-board VCA alarm activation parameters was set-up for individual camera scenes, to provide automated alarm activations and situation awareness of any predetermined set of events within each camera’s view. To provide the airport’s security and management teams with effective realtime and playback monitoring, at the control room, Hikvision NVR-7332NI-E4/16P Embedded Plug & Play NVR’s and a DS7716NI-I4 NVR were installed to provide up to 6 MP resolution recording. Simple and intuitive systems control is provided by Hikvision’s iVMS-5200E Control Software, enabling all aspects of the surveillance system to be managed effectively. Commenting on the AIBD installation, Kevin Zhu, general manager of CST Securite, said: “Having used their products many times before on other high-profile projects, we had no doubt that the choice of Hikvision surveillance products would provide the customer with an efficient, and reliable intelligent surveillance solution. “We can confirm the good reputation of Hikvision products’ quality is backed by an equally good experience of their after-sales service.”




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Dallmeier presents innovative smart casino solutions Dallmeier, a worldwide acknowledged solutions provider for the casino industry, will be participating at the forthcoming G2E Asia show, to be held at the Venetian Macau from 15-17 May 2018.


e are ready to return to G2E Asia with our new and innovative smart casino solutions”, said Konrad Hechtbauer, project & application development director of Dallmeier and managing director of Dallmeier International. “Asia, and especially Macau, is our key market for the casino industry and we are glad to reveal our newly-released technologies to the Asian operators first.” In recent years Dallmeier has worked diligently and invested heavily in research and development, aiming to create innovative flexible solutions for the gaming industry as a whole, delivering comprehensive real-time hands on results. Dallmeier is establishing itself as a complete turnkey solution provider with a wide offering of innovative smart casino products that could easily be combined or presented as individual modules and/ or interfaced with third party technologies to meet the needs of the end user in their environment. “Our vision is to create innovative operational systems which could in real-



time manage different business areas and concepts, giving the operators complete control of all areas of their properties, such as gaming, security, surveillance, hotel, retail and strategic marketing, etc.”, added Mr Hechtbauer. “Security, traceability, overall operations’ management from every angle and aspect, and a complete detailed analysis of the obtained data are the key elements building our innovative systems”. Dallmeier’s casino team will be conducting dedicated personal demonstrations, where invited guests will be able to see and experience all new developments recently introduced by the company to enhance their innovative smart casino solutions covering various aspects of the casino industry. “For years Dallmeier was worldwide known for their advanced surveillance technology, and we are now ready to pursue different business opportunities and strategies, aiming to place Dallmeier as a leading strategic partner for the casino operators”, said Mr Hechtbauer.


A tale of two strikes Economics and the harsh reality of social circumstances are drivers of action and reaction with regrettable frequency in South Africa. Previous mention has been made of social unrest and service delivery protest actions in South Africa and their frequency. Protest action is cyclical and, given that there is a national election in the offing, there is likely to be another spike in action aimed at highlighting dissatisfaction to political parties by their constituents.


qually, strike action, and particularly strike action in unionised industries, is likely to follow a spike, but this will be driven more by economic necessity. Both have an equal implication for security and South African Police Services (SAPS) members deployed in the areas of action, as well as on the public at large. It is my intention to review an example of a strike action and an example of delivery protest (albeit one with a twist) and look at the parallels in these actions as well as the difference in role player stances.

The national bus drivers strike The national bus drivers strike, has at the time of writing, been ongoing for some three weeks and, apparently, the union and employers are close to finding common ground. Initial demands when the strike started on 18 April 2018 were for a 12 per cent wage increase, pay for all hours drivers spent on the bus whether driving or not, subsistence allowance for drivers who do long distance travel and have to sleep on the road, night shift allowances to be compliant with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, and an allowance for workers who qualify to drive buses with two or three coaches. The Bargaining Council and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration have put a new offer of 8.75 per cent for the first year and 8.25 per cent for the second to the parties, and this has been taken to the members of the five unions involved in the strike. The strike has been largely orderly with a notable absence of violence. From an economic perspective the strikes have, according to economist Mike Schussler, lost some R5 520 per capita and a total of around R287.5 million as an industry. The sector, which has low profit margins, would have suffered even higher levels of loss and some long distance transporters have indicated that closures may be necessary.

North West Province strike action Looking at the North West Province, the ongoing strike action has involved members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union in respect of the Provincial Health Care system, which is largely dysfunctional, together with service delivery protest driven by a local grouping known as the Revolutionary Council with support from the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the South African Communist Party. The service delivery protests are, to a large extent, geared around calls for the removal of North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo, with allegations of corruption and maladministration being levelled against him. These include the placing of the provincial health care system into administration on a national level, a three-year contract given to an allegedly Gupta-linked health care company Mediosa without going to tender, the payment of an advance to Mediosa, the parking of ambulances to favour private suppliers, the donation of a herd of cattle to former President Zuma paid for out of provincial funds, and the general failure of service delivery in North West Province which is the platinum-producing hub of South Africa. A parliamentary task team chaired by Nkosana Dlamini-Zuma has been established to review the extent of ill governance, maladministration and corruption within the province, and is expected to report to Parliament shortly. This protest action has been violent (in direct contrast to the bus strike), with the main road access route into Mahikeng being blockaded with burning tyres, while multiple reports of intimidation, looting and arson have been seen which has necessitated the deployment of the SAPS to maintain order. Reports of the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon have been made in this regard.

The most concerning action on the part of strikers and protestors took place at Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp, where protesters blocked the entrance of the hospital and refused to let healthcare workers enter the hospital. They also forced non-striking medical staff and workers to leave the hospital premises, effectively denying treatment to the community. Irrespective of any underlying circumstances, this action is completely unacceptable, and to mitigate the situation Health Minister Aaron Motsoledi instructed the deployment of the South African Defence Force to normalise the supply chain and ensure the provision of health care. Historically, Mahumapelo was seen as a member of the so called “Premier’s League,” together with Ace Magashule (now African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General) and current Deputy President David Mabuza, who were all seen as being in the Zuma camp. During the election of the ANC President, this grouping seems to have split, with Mabuza voting his provincial block in favour of current ANC and State President Cyril Ramaphosa. Mahumapelo is seen as being marginalised within the power grouping, and has attributed the demonstrations and calls for his resignation to political manoeuvring, and a purge of the supporters of former President Zuma. Political divisions led to the “on againoff again” resignation of Mahumapelo, which was withdrawn on the instructions of the ANC’s North West Provincial Executive Council, with Mahumapelo then announcing that he had decided to take a leave of absence. Wendy Nelson has been appointed Acting North West Premier during this period. The situation in North West Province remains tense, with expectations that protests will continue.



LAW & SECURITY A stand against corruption

Justice Roshenie Allie held that corruption in the police force cannot be tolerated, and believed jail terms to be appropriate despite an plea agreement entered into with the State, that recommended non-custodial sentences for the four accused who entered guilty pleas. In addition, the Asset Forfeiture Unit has launched a confiscation application to recover some R67 000 that Lamoer received from Dawjee, in excess of R3 000 from Van der Ross and R24 000 from Govender. A recovery action by the Asset Forfeiture Unit is also expected against Dawjee. The action taken in quelling violence in the North West Province, deploying the South African Defence Force, establishing the Task Force to review the Province’s

Turning to corruption, former Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer was sentenced by the Western Cape High Court to an effective six years imprisonment for corruption, while Cape Town businessman and co-accused Salim Dawjee received the same sentence following their conviction on corruption. Co-accused former Brigadier Darius van der Ross received an effective two years in jail, while former Brigadier Collin Govender received a sentence of four years imprisonment. The four referred to above and one additional co-accused (who was found not guilty) had faced 109 charges of corruption, racketeering and money laundering involving R1.6 million.


situation and leading up to the leave of absence taken by Supra Mahumapelo are all short term solutions. A test of political will and clarity of direction will be the long term resolution of North West’s deficiencies. Over and above this the stance taken by Justice Roshenie Allie of the Western Cape High Court is a strong indication of the stance that needs to be taken in respect of corruption, and it is hoped that this will continue in future matters involving corruption that are brought before the courts. Peter Bagshawe holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the former University of Rhodesia and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Conferences, events & exhibitions of interest to the security industry LOCAL EVENTS: 2018 May 22-24: SECUREX SOUTH AFRICA 2018 Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg | Tel: +27 (0)11 835 1565 May 22-24: A-OSH EXPO Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg Tel: +27 (0)11 835 1565 | July 27: TAPA 2018 conference | Venue: Emperors Palace, Gauteng Contact: Andre Du Venage +27 (0)11 391 6268 July 27-29: Global Trade Show of South Africa 2018 | Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg South Africa August 3: ESDA: Ladies in the security industry Contact: August 22: ESDA Expo: Windhoek, Namibia Venue: Windhoek, Namibia Contact: September 16-19: 2018 CAMPROSA Conference Venue: Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch

September 20: ESDA Charity Golf Day Venue: Benoni Country Club | Contact:

June 27-28: SIA GovSummit | Venue: Washington, DC |

October 24: ESDA annual general meeting

July 25-27: Security Exhibition & Conference Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS: 2018 14-17 May: CNP Expo | Venue: Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, United States

September 9 -12: 21st Information Security Conference | Venue: London, UK |

17-18 May: Homeland Security Expo Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi-India

23-27 September 2018: Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2018 Venue: Las Vegas, United States of America

May 23 – 24: Infosecurity Mexico 2018 Venue: Centro Citibanamex, Mexico

25-28 September 2018: Security Essen 2018 | Venue: Essen, Germany

30 May - 1 Jun 2018: IFSEC Philippines 2018 | Venue: Pasay City, Philippines |

October 3-4: Infosecurity North America 2018 | Venue: Hynes Convention Centre, Boston, US

June 5-7: Infosecurity Europe | Venue: London, UK | 19-21 June: IFSEC 2018 | Venue: ExCeL London, United Kingdom |

November 6-8: Expoprotection Venue: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France | Events/6502/Expoprotection.

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DRIVING COMPLIANCE in South Africa’s Private Security Industry

With a five decade legacy, SASA is the greatest advocate of industry compliance, serving as resource for its members, an educational platform for consumers of security services, and an essential link between the private security industry and government. The Security Association of South Africa (SASA) is nationally recognised by the Government, South African Police Service and all Municipalities as having members with a proven track record within the industry and a Code of Ethics by which members must abide. SASA Gold Membership promotes compliance not only to the industry role-players, but to the end-users of security services as well. Join SASA today and find out more about how we can fight the scourge of non-compliance, promoting SASA Gold Membership as an essential requirement for all security service providers, ensuring industry excellence for the private security industry.

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Security Focus Africa May 2018  

The official industry journal for professional risk practitioners: security, safety, health, environment and quality assurance

Security Focus Africa May 2018  

The official industry journal for professional risk practitioners: security, safety, health, environment and quality assurance