March 2006 Security Services & Risk Management

Security company ADT offers manned security guards, access control, burglar alarms and alarm installations, CCTV security cameras and armed response, as well as business and residential fire systems. The company started with a very basic service offering and has grown over time with new sectors and services, including diversification into things like CCTV and fire. Staff dedication has also played a major role in ADT's overall growth.

South Africa is one of the only countries in the world in which such security companies offer armed response to their clients, overseas clients are only monitored and the police are then requested to respond to any alarms/panics.

Additionally, ADT has a dedicated team and each member lives by the big 5 principles, namely: professional, reliable, competent, honourable and pro-active - constantly striving to achieve service excellence.

Every person employed by ADT must be SIRA registered and have a grade C reaction qualification. A month prior to being placed on the road, employees are sent on reaction courses covering Standard Operating Procedures, an induction course - covering the Big 5 principles and company policies as well as a firearm training course, shooting range training and they participate in paintball scenario training, master drive training and basic first aid level 1. ADT then puts them on the road with a fellow reaction officer before being placed individually. Every three months, employees also undertake written scenario exams. All the training centres are SIRA as well as Sasseta accredited.

ADT is active across a broad spectrum of sectors, including residential, commercial, mining, financial and educational. In each of them, the needs of the individual client are assessed carefully in order to supply a comprehensive security solution accordingly.

For more information contact ADT, 086 12 12 400, or visit

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