Black empowered security specialist

September 2008 News & Events

Technisec Security Specialists was established in 1994 and quickly made its mark and became one of the industry leading integrators in the South African security market providing expert advice and quality installation and maintenance work to its growing customer base.

Led by Kevin Monk, the company has always set its own pace and through innovative security solutions and the technical ability of its staff was able to provide customers with turnkey solutions. By employing skilled and dedicated staff, all Technisec’s design, installation, inspection, maintenance and repair work is conducted in-house.

With a staff complement of some 30 people, the company conducts both external and in-house training. It maintains a high skill level to ensure that the capabilities of each of its technical staff are above the normal industry standards.

Technisec is also registered with all the important security bodies in the country, exceeding the standards they set and becoming a keen contributor to the local industry. And it was its success, reputation and continued service ethic that attracted the attention of Nkunzi Investment Holdings, a black owned and controlled investment holding company.

Nkunzi Investment Holdings focuses on leveraged management buy-out and buy-in transactions. It does not simply take stakes in any company, but looks for stable, profitable businesses with experienced and professional management teams. It also looks for companies where a significant proportion of the management team will remain with the company after the buy-in to ensure its success is ongoing. Nkunzi Investment Holdings turns over in excess of R400 million per annum on a consolidated basis.

With this in mind, Nkunzi bought (into) Technisec, creating a black empowered security specialist company, called Nkunzi Technisec.

The birth of Nkunzi Technisec
The birth of Nkunzi Technisec

Nkunzi Technisec is now 55% owned by Nkunzi Electronic Security Group, a subsidiary of Nkunzi Investment Holdings, and 45% owned by staff, including the previous directors. Kevin Monk remains MD, with Dirk Erasmus and Patrick September directors, and Robin Beek non-executive chairman.

The deal, which sees Technisec gain sterling BEE credentials and a more experienced board, will not change the new Nkunzi Technisec’s focus on delivering quality security solutions to customers, nor its commitment to the continual training and skills enhancement for its staff. As far as its customers are concerned it is business as usual, only better.

The services on offer from Nkunzi Technisec span a broad range of today’s security requirements. These services include:

* CCTV systems.

* IP network video systems.

* Digital remote transmission systems.

* Remote offsite monitoring.

* Access/egress control systems.

* Time and attendance systems.

* Intruder detection/response systems.

* Fire detection systems.

* Perimeter detection systems.

* Fibre-optics.

* Building management systems.

* Access cubicles with metal detection.

* Lightning protection.

* Turnkey projects.

* System integration and networking.

* Maintenance.

Of course this list is never complete. As a security innovator, Nkunzi Technisec is always in the process of finding new and better ways to offer its clients a quality security solution they can rely on for the long term. The idea is that Nkunzi Technisec clients can forget about their security, safe in the knowledge their systems are installed and maintained by the premier specialists in South Africa.

In more recent news, Investec Private Bank has purchased a minority shareholding in Nkunzi Investment Holdings, with an option to increase its stake in the future. Nkunzi is obviously good at choosing the right businesses with a bright future.

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