From the outside in
September 2017, Residential Estate (Industry), Access Control & Identity Management, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection
Global perimeter fencing leader Betafence believes that the perfect residential estate security solution is one that derives from a synergistic integration of various elements. By leveraging its own knowledge and experience garnered over the past 137 years, and on occasion partnering with professional security consultants like Rob Anderson, the company has built up an admirable footprint of clients.
According to Dan Edwards, Betafence South Africa mirrors the achievements of its international parent company, with successful installations since 1997 at a number of South Africa’s premier residential estates, including Monaghan Farm, Zimbali Coastal Resort and Estate, Simola Estate, Kingswood Golf Estate, Kindlewood Estate, Fancourt Hotel & Country Estate and Brettenwood Coastal Estate.
Edwards points out that all of Betafence South Africa’s perimeter fencing products are certified to the highest international standards such as ISO 9001-2008, and products and coatings are tested independently by the likes of CSIR to ensure they meet specific local and international standards. All Betafence products sold in South Africa are manufactured in South Africa from South African products.
“Our products are then tailored to meet the needs of South Africa. It is important to estate managers and Body Corporates to know that the perimeter fencing they have installed is built to endure the harshest conditions. A pre-treatment process guarantees a perfect PVC coating adhesion to the product surface and is therefore proven to withstand the elements, with extreme anti-corrosion features, making it suitable for estates in coastal regions. We in fact offer a 10 year underwritten guarantee against corrosion, making the products especially popular in areas like the KZN North Coast.”
The company offers a complete integrated solution that ensures the deployment of holistic security offerings such as the perimeter fencing, the access control system and surveillance solutions. “By strategically planning the integration of all of these elements with third-party suppliers and a security consultant, Betafence is able to create a solution that covers all the bases in a quality-controlled manner,” says Edwards.
He explains that the fencing has great visual appeal with residential estates, providing not only high levels of security, but furthermore providing aesthetic compliance, an important factor at an élite residential estate. The design of the fencing allows for almost unhindered visibility, therefore allowing optimisation of any lighting and surveillance systems used on the estate.
The Hi-Tech Security Solutions conference and exhibition allowed the company to showcase its perimeter fencing capabilities and maintain brand awareness. Edwards says that the company is well known in the estate sector but as new estates arise or existing ones upgrade, the event gives them a strong brand exposure opportunity.
- People on the move
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- Access and identity: looking ahead
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- Trusting your privilege
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- The access edge
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Axis Communications, Extreme, Lenel and Milestone team up to secure 2017 Little League Baseball Series.
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- Securing your access security
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- Ding dong, it’s IP
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- Access a mobile-first world
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- The complexity of borders
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- Access Automation Expo
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