Export training week at Centurion

June 2015 Conferences & Events

The scene is a training facility in North Riding, an industrial and residential suburb to the north of Johannesburg. Some 30 delegates sit scribbling on notepads while absorbing information that Chris Grobler, a former technical school teacher, serves up in generous portions. Chris is a well-respected figure within the access automation industry and the comprehensive training courses offered by his employer, Centurion Systems, throughout the year attract delegates from the furthest corners of the continent, all eager to be instructed in the installation and maintenance of the company’s range of security products.

Chris Grobler.
Chris Grobler.

This is Exports Training Week at Centurion’s Johannesburg head office. This week-long programme, held during the last week of each month, introduces delegates to Centurion’s range – which includes gate motors, traffic barriers, GSM devices and intercom systems – and also provides an overview of the installation and maintenance of its main products.

In addition to the combined exports programme, Centurion offers various product-specific training courses with curricula focusing on the myriad advanced features and functions found on products such as its Sector high-volume traffic barrier, XTrac garage door operator and the D-Series range of swing- and sliding gate motors.

According to training facilitator Grobler, the company “offers certification on successful completion of an exam, which is given after every training session”. He goes on to say that training sessions are offered “to cater for the facilitation-based learner, who enjoys interaction in class more than the reading of manuals. The most important gain is, therefore, the opportunity to interact with a facilitator directly. We also have a practical training room where we allow our clients to work on demonstration gates and products. This caters for the hands-on learner”.

When asked what future courses and developments Centurion Systems has planned from a training perspective, Grobler explains Centurion “is going to be taking a visual-based approach in the future, by producing more training videos. Some of these videos are already available on Centurion’s official YouTube channel. We have started arranging special training events for French- and Portuguese-speaking clients to receive instruction in their own languages, and we are focusing on increasing and improving training skills internally so that our exports sales representatives are able to conduct training at any given site.”

For more information on Centurion’s product training courses, or to book, please call the company’s head office on +27 (0)11 699 2451.


Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Securex postponed to August 2020 due to COVID-19
Issue 2 2020 , Editor's Choice, News, Conferences & Events
Specialised Exhibitions has opted to reschedule its Securex South Africa, A-OSH Expo and Facilities Management Expo trade shows to 18 to 20 August 2020.

Centurion to unveil new product
Issue 1 2020, Centurion Systems , Access Control & Identity Management
Centurion Systems will be hosting its third Access Automation Expo this year, with dates confirmed for Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Making estate security work in the real world
Issue 2 2020, Technews Publishing , Conferences & Events
Hi-Tech Security Solutions is proud to have the CEO of Cotswold Downs, Shantelle Walters, presenting at the Residential Security Conference on the topic of ‘Invisible Efficiency and Security.’

The blessing and curse of communications
Issue 2 2020, Technews Publishing , Conferences & Events
In the Residential Security Conference 2020, Craig Rosewarne will delve into the murky world of cybercrime, while Rudi Potgieter will discuss the possibilities and benefits of a unified network.

Technology at work to optimise security
Issue 2 2020, Technews Publishing , Conferences & Events
Artificial intelligence (AI) and drones are the latest additions to the security options for residential estates which will be discussed in the Residential Estate Security Conference 2020.

Efficient and cost-effective risk management for estates
Issue 2 2020, Technews Publishing , Conferences & Events
Identifying your estate’s vulnerabilities is key to being able to manage and maintain them effectively.

Surveillance augmented by technology and people
November 2019, Technews Publishing , CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Conferences & Events
iLegal 2019 examined how the surveillance industry is being enhanced through the intelligent integration of the latest technology and the best people have to offer.

Residential Estate Security Conference 2019
October 2019, Technews Publishing , Editor's Choice, Residential Estate (Industry), Conferences & Events
Hi-Tech Security Solutions hosted the Residential Estate Security Conference in August, focusing on the people, technology and processes involved in an effective security solution for estates.

Securex West Africa returns in 2020
October 2019 , Conferences & Events, News
See more than 100 exhibitors over two days and join over 2500 professionals from more than 20 countries.

IFSEC Europe launches to extend the IFSEC brand
October 2019 , News, Conferences & Events
IFSEC will extend into mainland Europe with the launch of IFSEC Europe, a new biennial security event taking place for the first time on 20-22 September 2021 at RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.