Mining (Industry)


Measurable policies and multi-layered approach hit the mother lode
October 2017, Editor's Choice, Integrated Solutions
Securing mines is often a logistical nightmare as threats from common thieves to illegal miners are added to the inherent safety and security risks synonymous with mine complexes.

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PDS for Sasol coal mines
October 2017, Editor's Choice, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Asset Management, EAS, RFID
Monitech Mining Monitoring Systems was recently commissioned to supply and install a proximity detection system to a number of Sasol Mining’s underground operations.

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Secure mining with integrated solutions
October 2017, Forbatt SA, Integrated Solutions
Securing a mine is a vast undertaking requiring one to use almost every security technology and process if you are to get it right.

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Enabling secure and efficient mining
October 2017, Gallagher, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Security Services & Risk Management
Mining is a high-value industry with long-term return on investment. Initial capital investment is substantial and it can take years from exploration to market-ready product.

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Security is about people
October 2017, Johnson Controls, Access Control & Identity Management
In the mining sector, high value assets, sensitive equipment and a hazardous work environment make meeting workplace rules and policy requirements pivotal to safety and security.

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Integrated mining surveillance
October 2017, Cathexis Technologies, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
Gus Brecher, MD of Cathexis Africa and business development director of Cathexis Technologies, offers some insight into the challenges that securing mining ­operations poses.

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More than physical intrusion
October 2017, Cyber Security
Mining and manufacturing sectors are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber attack. This is highlighted in Dimension Data’s Global Threat Intelligence Report for 2017.

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X-ray designed for purpose
October 2017, Security Services & Risk Management, Products
X-ray security systems have been available for many years, but are now ready to offer more sophisticated solutions than ever before.

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Mining fire protection
August 2017, Fire & Safety
Recent tests conducted by Sasol and I-CAT have proven conclusively that dry chemical powder extinguishers are ineffective against rubber fires and conveyor belt and tyre fires.

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Partnership to streamline metallurgical security risk management in mines
June 2017, News, Security Services & Risk Management, Training & Education
GC Consultancy Services and Crest Advisory Africa have announced a partnership designed to improve the risk management processes of the security metallurgical standards in mines.

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Fire system 2,6 km underground
February 2017, Spero Sensors & Instruments, Fire & Safety
Sperosens was recently tasked to design, supply, deliver, install and commission conveyor fire suppression systems on a South African gold mine.

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A multi-pronged approach to security
May 2016, Editor's Choice, Security Services & Risk Management
More mines are beginning to see security as an investment rather than simply a cost centre.

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Conveyor belt fire detection
May 2016, Technoswitch, Fire & Safety
Technoswitch Fire Detection discusses detecting and dealing with fires on conveyor belts in mines.

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Substance abuse is a security issue
1 May 2016, Security Services & Risk Management
Employees entering the mining workplace while under the influence of alcohol or drugs not only pose a health and safety risk, they are typically less productive than their sober colleagues.

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Creating a Pan-African CCTV network
May 2016, Graphic Image Technologies, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
One of the challenges multinational mining companies face is how to consolidate their security efforts in order to monitor multiple sites in different countries from a central point in bandwidth-constrained environments.

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The importance of fire-safe belt systems in mines
May 2016, Fire & Safety, Asset Management, EAS, RFID
Despite common misconceptions, fire is a pervasive threat to conveyor belt systems in mines. Conveyor belt fires threaten the lives of anyone onsite and can cause the collapse of the conveyor structural elements.

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Taking on illegal mining
May 2016, Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
In their battle against artisanal miners illegally entering their properties and compromising site safety, mines have been unsuccessfully looking out for security solutions that are both reliable and affordable.

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Safety and security goes hand in hand
May 2016, Spero Sensors & Instruments, Fire & Safety
Security systems include and extend to picking the correct fire protection and safety systems and equipment.

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Ground-based stationary surveillance system
May 2016, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection
anoptes Land is a ground-based surveillance system that automatically detects movement and changes in electro-optical (EO) full motion video (FMV) imagery captured by platforms such as stationary vehicles and surveillance towers.

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Underground voice and data communications
1 January 2016, IT infrastructure
Becker has introduced its latest Smartcom VHF leaky feeder system, which ensures dependable underground communications. This system has advanced features for reliability, flexibility and low maintenance requirements.

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