Continual electric fence monitoring

Issue 2 2021 Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Residential Estate (Industry)

In today’s security conscious world, one of the top priorities of residential estate living is ensuring that the electric fence is always operational and an increasing number of estates are achieving that with Devtron’s Circuit Master solution.

Devtron supplies a range of hardware and software solutions for the installation, monitoring and maintenance of residential and commercial security. More than two dozen luxury and lifestyle estates and retirement villages rely on Devtron technology to secure their perimeter security.

Circuit Master is a cloud-based digital, livestreaming electric fence monitoring system that can be simultaneously viewed by multiple sites, including the control room, guards, security company and installers, with mobile functionality provided via the Devnet mobile app. Small estates without guard rooms are likewise able to use the system, with remote viewing by a single person.

At the heart of the system is the 3G Devnet24 modem. Based on the same technology used in the banking industry, it collects all the perimeter and equipment data and makes it possible for anyone connected to use the system to monitor and optimise the effectiveness of the fence on a round-the-clock basis. It has the ability to run the information over both local network or 3G cellular network.

One-stop solution

Matthew Krinsky, Devtron managing director, comments: “Estate managers are in desperate need of constant and accurate information with regard to perimeter security. However, many estates use the products and services of any number of entities to provide them with this, from the fence installers, fibre network companies, local area network providers and third-party maintenance technicians.”

“This means that when a problem occurs, it may take days to determine who is responsible for fixing the fault, during which time the estate’s security is vulnerable. Of equal concern is that it may take days before the estate manager is even aware that a fault has occurred, since there is no system that provides continuous monitoring of the integrity of all components on the fence.”

Circuit Master bypasses all role-players, consultants, technicians and fibre companies, so that the estate only has to deal with a single company for installation and ongoing support. Being a cloud-based solution, there are no delays while underground fibre network cables have to be fixed. Installation is also simple, as the modem only has a tiny antenna and is stored in a compact kiosk with one connection and a plug.

As Krinsky summarises, “It’s a full, standalone communications system with all the software stored in the modem and data disseminated through the cloud and stored under our watch.”

Three security layers for peace of mind

Estate managers can enjoy peace of mind knowing there are three layers of security:

The first is at the guardhouse, where the fence is actively monitored by guards.

• A secondary, off-site layer is added where, for example, an estate security company, estate security manager or directors, fence Installers (if they so wish), as well as Devtron (which monitors all of its customer sites 24X7), can view and react to faults.

• In a third layer of security, all estates are provided with monthly audit reports on the overall integrity of the fence. This information not only adds to their assurance that their estate perimeter is optimally secured, but the information is also useful for strategising over any future plans.

Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Olarm launches PRO 4G communicator
Olarm News Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection Products
Olarm has announced an additional 4G/LTE version of its Olarm PRO smart communicator. It is aimed at areas suffering from poor connectivity by providing support for 4G, 2G and Wi-Fi networks.

Upgraded security and AI monitoring at upmarket estate
Watcher Surveillance Solutions Editor's Choice CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring Integrated Solutions Residential Estate (Industry)
Estate upgrades and enhances its security through a partnership between surveillance specialist Watcher and the incumbent guarding company.

Jaco van Wyk joins Olarm in Johannesburg
Olarm News Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection
Jaco van Wyk has joined Olarm as its partner manager in Gauteng; he has strong technical security and client service experience in the South African market.

GJD launches new range of white-light floodlights
Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection Products
GJD has announced the launch of its new range of floodlights, combining high-quality LED technology with a modern and aesthetically pleasing design suitable for all outdoor lighting applications.

Fotech and C3SS launch technology partnership
C3 Shared Services News Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection
Fotech has signed a non-exclusive MOU with C3SS, a South Africa-based perimeter and infrastructure security company, to target specific African markets.

FlipX: new indoor detectors
Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection Products
Installers and end-users in EMEA can now take advantage of FlipX, a new range of flexible indoor sensors from OPTEX that feature a bespoke pyroelectric sensor for increased performance.

JVA Perimeter Patrol 6 monitoring software
Stafix Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection
Stafix Electric Fence and Security Centres now provides the latest JVA Perimeter Patrol 6 package for standalone and piggyback electric security fence solutions.

Automation made easy
Vox Products IT infrastructure Residential Estate (Industry)
Vox Sixth Sense IoT features battery-operated sensors that are easy to install and connect automatically to an IoT-specific network, allowing you to view the information gathered from any connected device via an app.

Protection from curb to core
Gallagher Access Control & Identity Management Integrated Solutions Residential Estate (Industry)
With the use of Gallagher Command Centre’s advanced site plans and integrations, Gallagher can provide all your security sub-systems on one user-friendly, interactive and informative platform.

Managing the insider risk is extremely complicated
J2 Software Cyber Security Residential Estate (Industry)
There’s one consistent and prevalent security gap in every digital enterprise in the world: the human element.