Enforce Security

March 2016 Residential Estate (Industry), Security Services & Risk Management

With sophisticated security capabilities, including skilled security personnel, security training, armed response, private investigations, estate security management, control room management, the supply, installation and maintenance of security technologies (including CCTV, access control) and remote CCTV surveillance, Enforce has taken on a pioneering role in the private security industry, and has an impressive integrated approach to security management. It also remains on the forefront of technological advancement within the local private security industry.

Enforce MD, Derek Lategan, says the company’s strategic intent is to go beyond delivering a security service and create environments where people can thrive. “Over the years we have started seeing the increasingly strained economy result in security budgets coming under pressure and many estates being tempted into taking shortcuts on their security. We therefore set about designing a concept whereby the ideal solution to safety and security is a cost-effective blend of better skills, intelligence gathering, and new technology.”

In producing this solid, integrated service offering, and the skilled professionals necessary to implement it, Enforce has adapted its recruiting, training and operating models, and makes use of new – and develops its own – technologies to stay on the edge of new advancements and capabilities.

Glenn Allen, Enforce director: technology, explains that Enforce had years ago recognised the pace at which security technology was advancing and made a strategic decision to stay at the leading edge of these developments. “Because of our investment in technology, we are now in a position where seamless integration between manned security services and security technologies is a reality,” he said.

Among the current technologies used by Enforce are thermal imaging cameras which are installed on estate perimeters to detect potential intruders before they breach the perimeter. This has been found to be more effective than infrared detection systems. In addition to quality perimeter detection systems, Enforce places important emphasis on access control security, and has the technical capabilities to implement top-of-the-range systems, such as biometric access control. It also has in place stringent visitor management systems to determine exactly which visitors (or contractors) are on site at any particular time.

As a result of its technological capabilities, Enforce’s security guards are equipped with the skills and capabilities to effectively manage and accurately interpret the technology as well as monitor and control internal threats. This is integral as the technology is only as effective as those who operate it.

“This is one of the many reasons we place a strong emphasis on upskilling our employees. We also take pride in the calibre of employees on site, many of whom become greatly endeared to the residents,” Lategan says.

Enforce is equally focused on its intelligence system and uses Intel gathered by its private investigations team when managing the security of its estates. Lategan says the detectives have interviewed known estate house-breakers to determine why they target estates and why they use the modus operandi they do. The company also has its own in-house criminologist to analyse crime trends and statistics which it shares with its clients.

“We place importance on learning from, and sharing our experiences between various estates. Having been a leader in estate security management for as long as we have, we have learned which security models work, and which do not. We have learned to use experiences in some estates and apply them to others, always with the intention of providing a more solid level of security,” says Lategan.

The company is also enjoying the benefits of its business partnering with Excellerate Property Services, a venture that truly allows for a fully integrated service offering.

Clinton Phipps, Enforce’s CEO, explains, as much as security budgets are under pressure, so too are operating budgets, and this is where Excellerate’s integrated property service offering, which provides one-stop delivery of a broad spectrum of property-related services, becomes an “extremely attractive proposition”.

“Ultimately our clients see the benefits of service integration in their properties and on their bottom line because we are able to achieve measurable operational efficiencies by leveraging joint operational resources and implementing best practice operational processes.”

In addition to security, Excellerate’s extensive range of property services includes property management, facilities management, leasing and sales broking, cleaning, parking, repairs and maintenance, utilities, development and project management, pest control and landscaping among others.


Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

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.

ContinuitySA offers ISO 22301 Lead Implementer course
October 2019, ContinuitySA , Training & Education, Security Services & Risk Management
ContinuitySA is once again offer its five-day Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer course on 18-22 November 2019 at the company's Midrand facility.

Preparing your data for PoPI
September 2019 , IT infrastructure, Security Services & Risk Management
When it comes to protecting any information, the way data is secured across the value chain needs to be addressed.

Frictionless access with a wave
October 2019, IDEMIA , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
IDEMIA was the Platinum Sponsor for the Residential Estate Security Conference 2019 and set up its MorphoWave Compact frictionless fingerprint biometric scanner at the entrance to the conference.

Streamlined access and reporting
October 2019, Comb Communications , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
The main focus of the Comb stand was its practical demonstration of the MK II Lite intercom system with third-party integrated products.

A committed service provider
October 2019, Elf Rentals - Electronic Security Solutions , Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Residential Estate (Industry)
The theme Elf promoted through its sponsorship was that it offers clients its own financial commitment and willingness to accept the risk of equipment failure.

Thermal cameras with artificial intelligence
October 2019, Dahua Technology South Africa , Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Residential Estate (Industry)
Dahua Technology showcased solutions that are important to residential estates, namely perimeter protection.

Customised and integrated solutions
October 2019, Suprema , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
iVisit offers both high-end and low-end residential complexes a cost-effective visitor management solution that is fully integrated into Suprema's offerings.

Securing estate perimeters
October 2019, Nemtek Electric Fencing Products , Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Residential Estate (Industry)
Nemtek has a range of products designed to secure the perimeters of estates, however its display at the conference focused on its Network Energizer and its Dual-Action Tension Sensor.

Access solutions for every estate
October 2019, Impro Technologies , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
Impro's flagship Access Portal solution comprises one of the most user-friendly software solutions on the market.