Fotech and C3SS launch technology partnership

Issue 5 2022 News, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

Fotech, a bp Launchpad company and pioneer in fibre-enabled distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) technology, has signed a non-exclusive MOU with C3SS, a South Africa-based perimeter and infrastructure security company, to target specific African markets.

Brendon Cowley, chief executive officer for C3SS, says, “We specialise in projects that cover vast distances, large areas, harsh environments and difficult terrain. We thrive on those challenges and our approach is to use military-level security on commercial operations, so we did our due diligence before we partnered with Fotech, including extensive field testing. Fotech’s technology is proven to perform to our high standards and is ideal for monitoring locations that are common to Africa’s oil and gas industry.”

Fotech will be providing its DAS, in some cases combined with distributing temperature sensing (DTS) solutions, in conjunction with C3SS’ turnkey services – including data analysis, backup communication, fire detection and monitoring of intrusions – to oil and gas operations across Africa.

Abdul Aziz Syed, Fotech regional sales manager for Middle East and Africa, says, “This partnership is the next chapter for Fotech as we work with Africa’s oil and gas industry during the continent’s energy transition. Operators can rely on the combined expertise of Fotech and its partners to protect valuable assets, such as pipelines and refineries, effectively.”

C3SS has many years of perimeter and infrastructure security experience in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Botswana and Mozambique, in industries including energy, mining, rail and aviation.

Fotech, with support from C3SS, will be exhibiting at Africa Oil Week between 3 and 7 October 2022 on stand A43. It will be the first time either company has had a presence at this event.

For more information contact C3 Shared Services, +27 11 312 2040, [email protected],


Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Johnny Aucamp joins iPulse exco
Johnny Aucamp has joined iPulse Systems as its chief sales officer (CSO), adding a massive boost to the executive team.

From the editor's desk: Security and resilience
Technews Publishing News
It’s often said that South Africans are a resilient bunch, and history has proven this correct. When it comes to security, both cyber and physical, resilience is key to an effective defensive plan. ...

Hikvision aims for solutions
Technews Publishing Hikvision South Africa Editor's Choice CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring News Integrated Solutions Conferences & Events
Hikvision recently held a roadshow titled Industry X, where the company highlighted its latest products and solutions, supported by partners and distributors.

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.

ADI Expo returns to South Africa
Technews Publishing ADI Global Distribution News
September saw the return of the ADI Expo to South Africa. The Johannesburg event was held at the Focus Rooms and the Durban event, two days later, at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani.

Technoswitch Awards dinner for 2022
Technews Publishing News Fire & Safety
Technoswitch hosted its fifth awards dinner at Montecasino in September, where customers and suppliers celebrated a year of success.

Suprema joins FiRa Consortium
Suprema News Access Control & Identity Management
Suprema recently became a member of the FiRa Consortium, a consultative body that establishes standards for ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, the next generation of wireless communication.

Reliable, low-maintenance video appliances
Technews Publishing Editor's Choice CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring News IT infrastructure Products
Symetrix, part of the Agera Group, has added the AES range of video recording servers, storage appliances and workstations to its portfolio.

ZYTEQ Fire Engineering Summit 2022
ZYTEQ Fire Fire & Safety News
Cape Town-based ZYTEQ Fire hosted its inaugural Engineering Summit at the Commodore Hotel in Cape Town and the Leonardo Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Nomad launches early adopter programme
Editor's Choice News Integrated Solutions Smart Home Automation
Participants in Nomad’s Early Adopter Programme will receive 10% of their volume order to facilitate testing before the commercial launch later this year.