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Residential Estate Security Handbook 2020 Residential Estate (Industry)

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Axis Communications SA

Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban

An Axis Communications intrusion protection solution reliably protects any residential estate, through visual and thermal cameras with built-in analytics, combined with radar tracking to alert control room operators. They automatically trigger pre-recorded warnings to potential intruders, who can then be identified via PTZ cameras.

Contact: Vanessa Tyne

Tel: +27 11 548 6780


Paarl, Midrand

Betafence, a PRAESIDIAD brand, is a leader in perimeter security. Its fences and technology solutions are tailored to meet the needs of the South African market. Its Betaview and Securifor products have been trusted for many years to protect and secure people and assets.

Contact: Glenn Schluter

Tel: +27 21 868 7300

Bidvest Protea Coin

Johannesburg, Centurion, Rustenburg, Potchefstroom, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, George, Durban, Richards Bay, Pietermaritzburg, Ladysmith, Witbank, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Kimberley, Bloemfontein

Bidvest Protea Coin operates a separate and highly specialised estates division, which caters to the specific needs of residential estates. Its national footprint and track record in providing a range of multi-faceted security services to a number of residential estates, golf estates, resorts, hotels and game farms speaks for itself.

Contact: Karin Schoeler

Tel: +27 12 665 8000

Boomgate Systems

Cape Town

Manufacturer of vehicle and pedestrian access control equipment and high-security equipment like boomgates, spike barriers, turnstiles, goosenecks, camera posts, sanitisation walk-through spray booths, and automated hand sanitisation dispensers that can be used with a Boomgate.

Contact: Shane Van Dam

Tel: +27 11 674 4441

Bosch Building Technologies

Midrand (head office), Cape Town (satellite office)

Bosch Building Technologies has its own range of security, safety, communications and sound solutions, and is open to integration with third-party software platforms. Estate security technology from Bosch encompasses optical and thermal video systems with built-in IVA and high dynamic ranges, access control, alarm monitoring and integration management systems.

Contact: Quintin van den Berg

Tel: +27 11 651 9600/4

Came Bpt South Africa

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria

Came Bpt South Africa is a branch of the Came Group which incorporates companies like Came, BPT, Urbaco, Parkare and Ozak. It provides a wide range of access control technologies: audio and video intercom, gate and door automation, traffic barriers, turnstiles, parking systems, access control systems and automatic bollards.

Contact: Riccardo Battaini

Tel: +27 11 616 3222

Cathexis Technologies

Durban, Centurion

CathexisVision Video Management Software, with its extensive range of features, provides clients with efficient and effective security solutions to satisfy all infrastructure and management requirements in the residential estate environment. Clients access a plethora of benefits, and receive outstanding value on their security investment.

Contact: Dene Alkema

Tel: +27 31 240 0800

Clearline Protection Systems

Clearline endeavours to supply the latest protection to safely protect its customers’ equipment from the damaging effects of lightning and power surges. Clearline boasts over 30 years of design and supply experience of more than 300 specifically designed protection solutions for power, telecommunications, security, CCTV, visual communication and consumer applications.

Contact: Eaghan Lai-Thom

Tel: +27 11 848 1100

ClickOn Communications


Specialises in the design and implementation of electronic visitor and resident access control solutions including integrated dialling systems, card and biometric solutions, driver and vehicle licence scanners, cloud-based access control portal, resident smartphone app, reporting facilities, bulk email and SMS communication, visitor preclearance access codes, and rental and maintenance services.

Contact: Mark Watt

Tel: +27 12 803 6783

Dahua Technology South Africa

Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Nationwide

Committed to the mission of ‘Enabling a safer society and smarter living,’ Dahua adheres to its core value of ‘customer-oriented,’ in order to provide the market with excellent quality and service, to create more value for customers, and make unremitting efforts to build a safe, intelligent, convenient and efficient society.

Contact: Janis Le Roux

Tel: +27 62 341 3792


Powerful AI video analytics enabling efficient perimeter protection of estates. DeepAlert helps CCTV controllers monitor more effectively and respond quicker to real threats by reducing false alarms by over 95%. Accurate, real-time detection of threats mean better utilisation of guarding resources and significant cost savings using existing surveillance infrastructure.

Contact: Ryan Bromfield

Tel: +27 82 465 9590

Elf Rentals

Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban (service team), Cape Town (service team), East London (service team)

Elf Rentals started in 1995 as a specialist security provider of full maintenance operating leases of electric fences, CCTV, access control and related power supply and network equipment. The offering includes a 24-hour service solution with a guarantee on all equipment and insurance cover for the duration of the agreement.

Contact: Jonathan Krebs

Tel: +27 81 740 2342

Elvey Security Technologies

Greenstone, West Rand, East Rand, Pretoria, Polokwane, Nelspruit, Rustenburg, Bloemfontein, Bellville, Cape Town, George, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban

Elvey is a distributor of a wide range of intruder detection, access control, surveillance and fire detection equipment. All Elvey products are backed by the highest levels of training and technical support provided by an extensive branch network. Elvey also offers financing of security systems.

Tel: +27 11 401 6700

Entry Pro

Head office in Johannesburg, servicing SA nationally

Entry Pro, a leader in estate access control and visitor management solutions for over a decade, has extensive experience in the security industry and a deep understanding of its clients’ requirements. Through constant innovation and advancement in technology and systems, it strives to provide unsurpassed solutions encompassing excellence and reliability.

Contact: Brett Wray

Tel: +27 11 267 0720

Fidelity ADT

Fidellity ADT has branches across South Africa. Its online branch locator is at

The cornerstone of all security starts at home. This is why Fidelity ADT has ensured a hands-on and immediate response service to assist with any incident related queries, around the clock. Its home security services extend beyond just alarm monitoring and armed response.

Contact: Fidelity ADT

Tel: 0861 212 300 or 0861 212 400

Gallagher Africa


Organisations face complex security challenges and business risks. Understanding these challenges and responding with innovative solutions is the cornerstone of what Gallagher does. Gallagher creates and delivers integrated security solutions to meet the varying needs of customers, from basic access control, to critical sites with today’s highest security requirements.

Contact: Morne Grobler

Tel: +27 11 971 4200 or +27 79 494 9147

Hikvision South Africa

Johannesburg, Cape Town

Hikvision provides smart and proactive CCTV system, access control with face identification, flexible visitor management, smart parking with ANPR, building solutions unified with CCTV, access control, video intercoms, alarms and much more.

Contact: Nick Wang

Tel: +27 72 238 8274



IDEMIA, the global leader in ‘Augmented Identity’, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect and travel), in the physical as well as digital space.

Contact: Ingo Mutinelli

Tel: +27 82 554 4504


Cape Town, Pretoria, Durban

With the implementation and rollout of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act, paper-based access control registers are no longer compliant and will soon become obsolete. Identiscan has developed a modern solution for their replacement called Identiscan, a handheld mobile data terminal for scanning both motor vehicle and drivers’ licences.

Contact: Jamie Bell

Tel: +27 72 123 8104

Impro Technologies

Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town

A proudly South African manufacturer, Impro has been pioneering the access control industry for over 30 years. It offers off-the-shelf solutions which can be tailored to your specific needs – from controllers, readers, tags and software, to biometrics and a host of integrations. Everything you need from one trusted supplier.

Contact: Tim Timmins

Tel: +27 31 717 0700

Mantis Risk Solutions

Johannesburg, Pretoria

Mantis Risk Solutions is a security specialist in the analysis, planning, design, supervision and implementation of integrated security systems, with security officers carefully selected and trained to provide the best, latest and safest security measures to ensure the client’s wellbeing and peace of mind.

Contact: Craig Peel

Tel: +27 79 895 3436

MiRO Distribution

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Nelspruit

Value-added distributor of broadband wireless, Wi-Fi, networking, VoIP, SD-WAN, IoT, security and IP video. MiRO empowers integrators, service providers and resellers to successfully connect business and residential customers with its best-of-breed solutions. Its team of experts can assist with technology information, pre-sales solutions planning, finance solutions, training and after-sales support.

Contact: MiRO Sales

Tel: +27 12 657 0960


Johannesburg, Nairobi

neaMetrics develops customised, integrated software solutions for biometric ID (fingerprint, face, iris), identification (AFIS) and card personalisation (smartcard, RFID, ID cards). It is a distributor of Suprema and other identity products, providing specialised turnkey ID solutions.

Contact: Mpho Radiokana

Tel: +27 11 784 3952

Progroup Manufacturing

Progroup manufactures and sells custom-designed control and security room consoles, specialised desks and interior fittings. The company also provides an installation service for control and security consoles and interior fittings.

Contact: Angelique Roos

Tel: +27 11 493 1545



Protoclea provides specialised solutions for vehicle access management (ANPR), control room integration and information management (PSIM) solutions as well as wide area surveillance solutions. Products are turnkey friendly and can be configured for every site’s specific needs. Protoclea’s products are developed in South Africa and design support is available.

Contact: Bennie Coetzer

Tel: +27 82 445 6982

Radio Data Communications

Branches or representation in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Nairobi

Focused on cutting-edge communication technology, RDC offers a full range of technologies to meet the needs of any residential estate’s security communication product strategy. RDC delivers highly reliable communication services, continually offers new add-on innovations, limits cost and delivers this with extensive experience, technical backup and value-added services.

Contact: Brent Andreka

Tel: +27 11 452 1471/2

Regal Distributors SA

Balfour Park, Bellville, Boksburg, Bloemfontein, Brooklyn, Centurion, Durban, East London, Edenvale, Exports, Fourways, Johannesburg South, Linden, Longmeadow, Lynnwood, Midrand, Montana, Nelspruit, Pinetown, Pietermaritzburg, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth, Roodepoort, Sybrand Park, Strijdom Park, Vanderbijlpark, Witbank

Regal is an industry leader in the distribution of access control, CCTV, electric fencing, gate automation, intrusion detection, power supplies and network solution products. Regal offers customers comprehensive training, technical support and repairs on all of its quality products.

Contact: Zain Paruk

Tel: +27 11 553 3300

Rhyco Risk Projects

Gauteng, Cape Town

Electronic security, risk consulting and solutions company with local and international experience. Rhyco provides quality services in the security industry for corporate, industrial, retail, manufacturing and housing estates. Rhyco provides a turnkey solution, from risk assessments to electronic security equipment designs and fibre installations, integrations, testing and handover.

Contact: Gary Swart

Tel: +27 83 306 5499

SAIDSA (South African Intruder Detection Services Association)

SAIDSA is the representative employer body for the electronic security industry, encompassing service providers of basic alarms to sophisticated electronic intruder detection systems and CCTV, and incorporating signal monitoring as well as the provision of armed reaction services.

Contact: Cheryl Ogle

Tel: +27 11 845 4870

Secutel Technologies

Johannesburg, Cape Town, George, Durban, Bloemfontein, Polokwane, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth

Secutel Technologies provides the latest in security technology, with solutions for intruder detection, real-time workforce management and asset tracking, video analytics and camera to cloud. It’s established as a leader in the physical security technology industry, with products installed at banks, residential estates, retail outlets, wholesalers, schools and universities.

Contact: Mariaan Crowther

Tel: +27 10 015 1401

Specialised Battery Systems

Benoni, Durban, Cape Town

Specialised Battery Systems supplies a range of products suitable for the residential estate environment, in addition to an experienced team capable of providing specialised design and installation services. The company’s range of solutions covers everything from solar systems and solar carports, to battery backup and supply.

Contact: Sheldon Orren

Tel: +27 11 425 3447

Stafix Electric Fence and Security Centres

Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Centurion, Durban North, East Rand (Jet Park), East London, George, Kimberly, Klerksdorp, Nelspruit, North Rand (Kya Sand), Paarl, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Rustenburg, Somerset West, Upington, Vanderbijlpark, Vryheid, West Rand (Roodepoort)

Stafix Security Centres is the southern African distributor of the international Stafix and JVA ranges of electric fence energisers. It is a South African owned company that is committed to providing its customer base with a choice of quality imported and locally manufactured products that meet all electric fencing needs.

Contact: Shaun Williamson

Tel: +27 11 397 3507

Stallion Security Group

Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Pretoria, Witbank, Vaal Triangle, North West

Stallion Group is a holistic service provider with an impeccable track record and a brand within the top 5 companies in the industry. Incorporating estates, complexes, churches residential homes, the company’s focus remains on improving its client security benefits and it is one of the select few security companies which is able to finance electronic security and therefore provide solutions for enhanced residential security.

Contact: Tracey Maaske

Tel: +27 11 533 8888


Johannesburg, Nairobi

Suprema offers leading matching performance access terminals and software, suitable for residential estates and exclusive private homes, distributed through its trusted partner channel. Leading-edge APIs, device SDKs and development support allow for easy integration into existing or new access platforms. SA-based training, device repair and support enable superior service.

Contact: Suprema Team

Tel: +27 11 784 3952

Thorburn Security Solutions

Northern region: Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West and Northern Cape; Eastern region: KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape; Southern region: Western and Southern Cape

Thorburn Security Solutions is an industry leading national security services provider which offers intelligence-driven security solutions through an integrated risk-reduction approach. It provides a holistic, innovative, ultra-flexible solution that offers an array of security management options.

Contact: Ranesh Ranjith

Tel: +27 11 441 5300

Turnstar Systems

Johannesburg, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal

Turnstar provides state-of-the-art security with access control products that are a fit-and-forget solution for estates, offering a full range of products to secure vehicular access as well as pedestrian access including automatic and manual booms, spike barriers and turnstiles to secure any estate. All Turnstar products offer fully integrated performance.

Contact: Scott Davey

Tel: +27 11 786 1633


Johannesburg, Centurion, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Cape Town, East London, Nelspruit

Vox is a market leading end-to-end integrated ICT and infrastructure provider and telecommunications company. From data to voice, as well as cloud, business collaboration and conferencing tools, Vox offers intelligent solutions that connect South Africans to the world.

Contact: Diana Martins Prenner

Tel: +27 83 463 1161


Gauteng, Cape Town

XtraVision is an authorised importer and distributor of a complete range of technologies for surveillance, physical barrier, access control and perimeter detection solutions. The company’s product portfolio serves the entire fire and security market, and has an established reference base from the private sector to the public sector.

Contact: Theuns van Schalkwyk

Tel: +27 11 450 1056


ZKTeco is a multinational enterprise specialising in the manufacture and development of time and attendance and access control technology. A global provider of computer vision visible light facial recognition biometric technology, ZKTeco develops biometric technology in the mass commercial market and provides effective solutions to help organisations improve management efficiency.

Contact: Hendrik Combrinck

Tel: +27 12 259 1047

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