Pre-registration and access control

Residential Estate Security Handbook 2016 - Vol 1 Residential Estate (Industry)

Comb Communications is no stranger to the residential estates access control market. With hundreds of installations throughout South Africa, the company was the first one to provide an intercom that contains an embedded SIM chip.

The MK II visitor entry access control solution is an access control system that is programmable via the secure Web application. By using an embedded SIM card, the product is impervious to tampering and theft of SIM cards.

Used in conjunction with this intercom, the company’s Tap-Tap system allows users to request an entry and exit PIN for their visitors by sending an SMS with the wording ‘TAP’ and the number of visitors to a MKII-S intercom system. The system will then send users the PIN for their visitors via SMS. This five-digit pin can then be forwarded to visitors for instant access. This solution is ideal for residential estates because, not only does it allow ease of access, but it also alleviates traffic jams.

Comb was thrilled to meet with a number of its existing clients at the event and leveraged the platform to introduce the system to prospective end users.

A 10-year symbiotic relationship with Centurion Systems has allowed the two companies to provide targeted access and visitor management to a wide array of estates, including Waterfin Estate, Waterkloof Boulevard, Forest Hill, Amberfield, Mooikloof Gardens, Bergerkruin, Constantia View, Dolphin Sands, Beacon Rock, Ferncrest and Banyon Tree.

Such is their faith in the system that ADT has standardised on the Comb system.

For more information contact Keep Access Control Systems, +27(0)11 805 0175,,


Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Off-grid power solution for residential estate
Editor's Choice Security Services & Risk Management Residential Estate (Industry) Products
Coral Beach Estate, an upmarket residential estate based in East London, has been struggling with load shedding and power outages due to South Africa's energy crisis, as well as the vandalism of its power infrastructure.

Smart surveillance can make our homes safer
Axis Communications SA CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring Residential Estate (Industry)
Over the last decade, South Africa’s private security industry has gradually been adopting more advanced security technologies to safeguard private properties and neighbourhoods, making it easier and more effective to detect and respond to threats.

Fire-fighting force at Vergelegen
Editor's Choice Fire & Safety Residential Estate (Industry)
Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West, and its neighbours, are set to enjoy greater peace of mind this summer, thanks to the delivery of a brand new fire truck .

Residential Estate Security Conference 2022
Technews Publishing Residential Estate (Industry) Conferences & Events
The first Residential Estate Security Conference since March 2020 discussed the people, technology and processes involved in mitigating risks to deliver smart, secure living.

Safety first, aesthetics a close second
Allbro Industries Residential Estate (Industry)
Residential estates are constantly upgrading as the needs of the estate outgrow the existing infrastructure.

Provide a strong, integrated security solution
Arteco Global Residential Estate (Industry)
Through the Omnia VMS, Arteco offers a unique, intuitive and friendly interface that focuses on events to centralise all security alarms.

Successful show for body-worn tech
Elvey Security Technologies Residential Estate (Industry)
Moving beyond products to full cybersecurity service for residential estates.

The benefits of contactless biometrics
IDEMIA Residential Estate (Industry)
IDEMIA displayed its biometric fingerprint and facial readers, focusing on touchless technologies for estate security.

Access Portal from Impro Technologies
Impro Technologies Residential Estate (Industry)
Impro Technologies offers the Access Portal suite, which provides powerful features wrapped in a simple and easy-to-use interface.

MiRO provides end-to-end security solutions
MiRO Residential Estate (Industry)
Residential estate security solutions perfected for South African homes.