Directory of estate security service providers

Residential Estate Security Handbook 2016 - Vol 1 Residential Estate (Industry)

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Select supplier: All | Axis Communications | BetaTrac Telematic Solutions | Boomgate Systems | Bosch Security Systems | CAME BPT South Africa | Cathexis Africa | C-Video Concepts | Fidelity Security Services | FSK Electronics | GIS-SA | Impro Technologies | Inhep Electronics Holdings | Modular Communications SA | Morpho South Africa | Mustek Security Technologies | Ndlovu Fencing t/a Stafix Electric Fence and Security Centre | Nemtek | Progroup Manufacturing | Radio Data Communications | Saflec Systems | Sunell Security | Vixnet Africa | ZKTeco

Axis Communications

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban

Distributors: ADI Global distribution, Pinnacle, Duxbury Networking


Axis Communications offers a wide range of products ideally suited for residential estates, with the core offering being perimeter protection. The company’s perimeter protection solutions are based on thermal cameras with built-in video analytics software, which can see in complete darkness and provide automatic alerts when a person enters a pre-defined area within the camera’s field-of-view.

Contact: Sasha Bonheim

Tel: +27 (0)11 548 6780

BetaTrac Telematic Solutions



Betatrac offers the AIMSS (Analytical Intelligent Mobile Security Systems) platform, which has been specifically designed to assist the daily management and safety of security guarding officers in the line of duty. AIMSS provides powerful daily autonomous reporting, weekly and monthly performance reports, and immediate alerts and emails against violations and non-regulations including escalations.

Contact: Keith Lawrence

Tel: +27 (0)11 782 5335

Boomgate Systems

Cape Town


Installer/system integrator


Boomgate Systems manufactures vehicle and pedestrian access control equipment and high-security equipment such as traffic barriers (automated and manual), high-security spike barriers , turnstiles (various types – full height and waist height), bollards (removable/static/hydraulic), goosenecks (custom made), camera poles, reserve parking posts, reusable rubber traffic islands and speed bumps.

Contact: Andre Rossouw

Tel: +27 (0)11 674 4441

Bosch Security Systems

Sales offices throughout Africa

Distributors: Available on request


Bosch Security Systems is a leading innovator in reliable and quality award-winning technology. Next to having its own wide range of security, safety, communications and sound solutions, the company is open to integration with third-party software platforms. Estate security technology from Bosch encompasses superior optical and thermal CCTV with powerful IVA (Intelligent Video Analytics), access control, alarm monitoring and integration management systems to provide a secure living environment.

Contact: Bosch Security Systems

Tel: +27 (0)11 651 9600

CAME BPT South Africa

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria

Distributors: Contact company for details



CAME BPT SA is a subsidiary of CAME Group which incorporate companies like CAME, BPT, Urbaco and Parkare. A wide range of access control technologies are available: gate and door automation, parking systems, turnstiles, access control systems, audio and video intercom, CCTV and automatic bollards.

Contact: Riccardo Battaini

Tel: +27 (0)11 616 3222

Cathexis Africa

Durban (head office), Centurion

Distributors: Bidvest, Compass, MASS, Elvey – RRESS, Mantino, Newco, Enforce, Intellisec, Protea Coin


The Cathexis video management solution – CathexisVision – provides a sophisticated security management tool for residential estates. With exceptional integration capability, real-time monitoring and the ability to operate reliably in any climate, CathexisVision turns any CCTV surveillance system into a smart solution with superior intelligence and functionality, which maximises return on security investment.

Contact: Ross Joughin

Tel: +27 (0)31 240 0800

C-Video Concepts

Durban (head office), Johannesburg, Cape Town

Distributors: Via system integrator network


Service provider


C-Video Concepts designs and supplies comprehensive, end-to-end video surveillance solutions using internationally recognised, field proven brands. Whether the need requires thermal or optical imaging, video analytic detection, field-hardened connectivity hardware or video management platforms, the company has a product to suit. It also has vast experience in providing bespoke solutions to address unique requirements.

Contact: Clinton Holloway

Tel: +27 (0)31 309 1048

Fidelity Security Services



Installer/System integrator


Fidelity provides golfing and residential estates with an all-encompassing security solution that assures residents and visitors alike the highest levels of safety and security. Its comprehensive offering begins with a risk analysis by a specialised team which then compiles a report setting out recommendations. This report then forms the basis for providing a tailor-made security solution for the client utilising the latest technology in conjunction with a dedicated estates management and guarding division.

Contact: Mariska Kinnear

Tel: +27 (0)11 375 1638

FSK Electronics

Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town



Manufacturer and distributor of VHF transmitters, GPRS transceivers, guard monitoring units, alarm control panels and wireless peripherals, and short range remotes and receivers.

Contact: Andrew Stead

Tel: +27 (0)11 477 2600



GIS-SA offers custom perimeter lighting solutions to residential estates, encompassing both infrared and white light. Its lights are highly directional to offer enhanced privacy to residents, and their long range provides savings on installation and integration.

Contact: Roston Sadie

Tel: +27 (0)71 560 4151

Impro Technologies

Durban, Johannesburg

Distributors: Powell Tronics, Elvey Security Technologies, Access & Beyond


Installer/system integrator


Impro’s integrated Estate Portal access control solutions are tailor made for residential estates. Features include contractor and visitor management, entry validation with licence scanners, along with a host of reporting options and full audit trail. Reader options include biometrics, vehicle readers and handheld units. All software is accessible through smartphones, tablets and PCs. The company also offers accredited training and technical support.

Contact: Denton Farla

Tel: +27 (0)31 717 0700

Inhep Electronics Holdings

Durban, Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Bloemfontein, Polokwane, Cape Town, East London, Port Elizabeth

Distributors: Regal Security


Inhep designs and manufactures a broad range of electronic security products with a focus on intruder detection; from alarm panels and keypads to infrared detectors, remote receivers and transmitters, as well as telephone base stations, radio communications and GPRS equipment.

Contact: Michelle Taljard

Tel: +27 (0)31 705 1373

Modular Communications SA

Distributors: Stafix, FMMS, SA Fence and Gate, Integritron Integrated Solutions


Installer/System integrator


Modular Communications manufactures and distributes South Africa’s premier Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS). AcoustAlert is a vibration detection system using microphonic cable fixed to a perimeter fence or mounted on walls. When a pre-set disturbance level is detected on the perimeter, AcoustAlert will trigger an early warning alarm, enabling timeous response to a possible intrusion.

Tel: +27 (0)83 456 9542

Morpho South Africa

Distributors: Powell Tronics, Ideco Biometric Security Solutions, Gallagher Security, Impro Technologies


Morpho offers a large portfolio of biometric terminals specifically designed for physical access control and workforce time and attendance management. With a wide range of products encompassing fingerprint, multimodal (combination of finger vein and fingerprint biometrics) and facial recognition technologies, backed by solid experience in a host of industries, the company provides solutions to secure any kind of premises in any environment.

Tel: +27 (0)60 577 2705

Mustek Security Technologies

Gauteng, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Free State, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, North West



Mustek Security Technologies supplies security hardware, access control and related security equipment, as well as IT hardware and software. Its offering includes complete CCTV systems, perimeter and thermal detection.

Contact: Vino Pillay

Tel: +27 (0)11 237 1472

Ndlovu Fencing t/a Stafix Electric Fence and Security Centre

Extensive branch network throughout SA



Ndlovu Fencing is the sole southern African distributor of various ranges of electric fence energisers and accessories, CCTV cameras, wireless beam systems as well as automatic gates and access control systems. All systems are COC and LOA approved.

Contact: Shaun Williamson

Tel: +27 (0)11 397 3507



Randburg, Edenvale, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Pinetown, Nelspruit

Distributors: Contact Nemtek for a distributor in your area


Service provider


Nemtek manufactures and distributes a high-quality, comprehensive range of electric fencing products. Its offering covers a full spectrum of energisers and fencing products for industrial, commercial and residential applications.

Contact: Ray Wilsenach

Tel: +27 (0)11 462 8283/4

Progroup Manufacturing

Installer/system integrator


Progroup manufactures and sells custom-designed control and security room consoles, specialised desks and interior fittings. The company also provides an installation service for control and security consoles and interior fittings.

Contact: Joanna

Tel: +27 (0)11 493 1545

Radio Data Communications


Distributors: Elvey Security Technologies



RDC is a high-level, technology based communications organisation that is now in its 40th year in the South African security industry and one of the leading communications device providers. Sound advice based on hard earned experience and unique offerings make RDC an ideal supplier into estate security environments.

Contact: Lee-Ann Andreka

Tel: +27 (0)11 452 1471/2

Saflec Systems

Distributors: Centurion Systems


As an access control solutions manufacturer, Saflec offers an integrated solution to control physical access into an estate while at the same time managing residents, contractors, vehicles, domestic staff and visitors.

Contact: Barend Keyser

Tel: +27 (0)82 906 1720

Sunell Security

Distributors: MiRO, Pentagon, Secequip


Sunell Security manufactures IP surveillance cameras and recorders, ranging from entry level IP up to thermal imaging cameras, in addition to an analogue range. All its products carry a three-year factory warranty.

Contact: Sunell Security

Vixnet Africa

Johannesburg, Cape Town

Distributors: Extensive national network



Vixnet offers the most cost effective way of switching from the old to the new security service providers’ offering of offsite alarm monitoring to estate residents, by using unjammable Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) technology. The estate owns the radio devices and switches the signal traffic to the new security service provider within seconds.

Contact: Clinton Lemmer

Tel: +27 (0)82 470 0793 or +27 (0)11 100 1969


Distributors: Regal Security


ZKTeco manufactures access control for residents and a visitor management module which includes pre-registration of visitors and one time pin (OTP) via SMS. The company is in the process of implementing licence plate verification with Quercus and visitor enrolment with Greenbox, and expects this to be finalised in early April 2016.

Contact: Rodolf Botha

Tel: +27 (0)12 259 1047

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