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Blick South Africa is a turnkey solution provider of time management, access control and data collection systems. Blick SA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stanley Security Solutions, a global security company with an annual turnover of US$3,1 billion.

Blick SA has been active in the South African access control market for 55 years. It provides tailored solutions based on products developed and manufactured locally within Stanley Security Solutions and through strategic partnerships with key suppliers internationally. This enables Blick to offer a complete, integrated product range, backed up by comprehensive installation, service and support packages. Its Blue Line and Impro ranges are locally designed and manufactured to suit the rigours and complexity of the African market.

With an installed base at more than 16 000 sites throughout the country, Blick SA is the largest access control and time management specialist in South Africa. Its customers range from top 100 corporations to micro industries. Blick offers a full range of systems, from standalone single site systems to multisite, networked systems.

With its head office situated in Johannesburg and branches in Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town as well as a network of accredited distributors, it renders support and service nationally. A 24-hour call centre ensures quick response to customer requests.

The company's technical offering is strongly supported by a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, to ensure maximum value to the end user long after the initial sale. Its focus is on providing exemplary service. One of the ways it ensures this is through its direct service team of more than 150 Blick engineering staff throughout Africa dedicated to supporting its customers and making it a long-term service provider of choice.

Blick’s EXCO team. Standing L–R: Robin Payne, Ninon Murray-Smith, Stefan Oberholtzer, Sean Dunstan. Sitting L–R:  Mike Lotter and David King
Blick’s EXCO team. Standing L–R: Robin Payne, Ninon Murray-Smith, Stefan Oberholtzer, Sean Dunstan. Sitting L–R: Mike Lotter and David King

Access control product range

Access control is a complex environment with far-reaching implications. The traditional door or gate control no longer satisfies the needs of the modern business. To fulfil the requirement of its clients, it offers two world-class solutions in Impro and Blue Line. Blick South Africa is the largest distributor of Impro products and the sole distributor of the company's own locally developed and manufactured Blue Line range.

Impro access control readers
Impro access control readers

Both Impro and Blue Line systems have advanced access control features that provide flexibility and a secure environment. The products have unrivalled access control features such as logical sequencing, anti-pass back, multiple access zones and layered security clearance as standard.

Impro and Blue Line can be integrated with multiple access control devices such as turnstiles, vehicle booms, cubicles and biometric recognition devices. Integrating access control and building management systems using the company's products can result in substantial improvements in infrastructure management.

Research and development focused on proximity reader technology had led to Impro's extensive range of security solutions for domestic, commercial, mining, institutional and agricultural applications. Products range from single-door access units using passive transponders to active, long-range scanners and asset management and identification units.

To comply with international approval standards, Impro products meet the SABS and European CE standards as well as recognised British, European, American and German manufacturing marks.

The Blue Line access control system can be linked to the most common reader technologies, allowing the user the choice of proximity, bar code, magnetic strip or smartcard badges. In conjunction with a badge system, additional security can be obtained by integrating biometric readers, occular scanners or a range of advanced recognition devices.

A blue line reader
A blue line reader

Seamless integration of access control, time management and data collection using a single database, places the Blue Line series in a class of its own.

Installations and rental option

Installations of all Blick South Africa's products are done with a focus on minimum interruptions for the client. All installations are pre-planned with the client and a full project plan for the installation and training is drawn up. This ensures total satisfaction with the client and minimum interruptions at the most convenient time.

Blick South Africa offers an in-house rental option on all its products. This rental option includes a full maintenance and service contract. The company offers up to seven years' rental, which shows its faith in its product as a long-term solution.

For more information contact Michael Lotter, Blick South Africa, 011 844 3200, fax: 011 844 3500,,


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