Residential Estate Security Conference

12 March 2020

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

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7:00 - 8:45 Registration

8:45 - 9:00 Hi-Tech Security Solutions welcome
Andrew Seldon: Editor
Laura van der Merwe: Media Consultant

9:00 - 9:30 Artificial intelligence and how it can deliver results in estate security and operations
Gerhard Furter: Director, IRIS AI
We've all heard how AI is going to change the world, for better or worse, but how can AI make an impact on an estate's security operation? Gerhard Furter has been doing AI since before it was a buzzword and he will kick off the conference with a look at how the latest artificial intelligence advances have and will boost security technology and performance. And in a world of IoT, AI can make an even bigger impact on day-to-day operational chores.

9:30 - 10:00 Understand your risks to manage them effectively
Kevin van Zyl: Managing Director, Horizon Risk Solutions
Risk management is a broad field that can involve ensuring your generator has enough diesel to combat Eskom's blackouts, through to ensuring your perimeter is secured and monitored, and also making sure your operational processes adhere to legal standards - and so much more. Kevin van Zyl will highlight how residential estates can implement processes and procedures that empower them to identify the risks they face and mitigate these risks efficiently and cost effectively.

10:00 - 10:30 Maintenance and a new approach to efficiency and cost savings
Kevin Monk: Managing Director, Stallion Electronic Security
No matter how advanced technology is, security operations still need to be planned, integrated, managed and maintained effectively. But what if estates leave the traditional approach to security and look at their security operation from the perspective and capabilities of how modern technology and human resources can be integrated? Kevin Monk will discuss a new way of approaching estate security, including the importance of a long-term maintenance contract and key elements that ensure your maintenance contract delivers value when you need it.

10:30 - 11:15 Tea & Networking

11:15 - 11:45 Invisible efficiency and security
Shantelle Walters: CEO, Cotswold Downs
Managing a large luxury residential estate is a tough job. You need to be aware of the numerous events, planned and unplanned, that occur every day, but at the same time you need to ensure that residents can go about their lives without a concern for security and the efficient operation of their estate. Shantelle Walters, CEO of Cotswold Downs, will offer some insight into what it takes to run the operations and security of a secure estate, highlighting the challenges faced and how she makes sure residents receive the value they are looking for in a luxury estate.

11:45 - 12:15 Cyber risks threatening residential estates
Craig Rosewarne: Managing Director of Wolfpack Information Risk
The primary focus for residential estates is creating a safe and enjoyable environment for residents and visitors, which means estate management and security leaders focus on physical security. Craig Rosewarne will explain why ignoring cybersecurity can be a costly mistake. Most physical security systems and the central command centre run on IP networks, which means they are a target. Craig will highlight just how vulnerable estate security and operations are to cyber risks as well as advise on how best to protect your estate from cyber attacks.

12:15 - 12:45 IDEMIA - The world of biometrics: Platinum sponsor
Ingo Mutinelli: Regional Sales Director Southern Africa of IDEMIA

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 14:15 Dahua, Bidvest and Vox: Sponsors Q&A

14:15 - 14:45 Make your network work for you in security and beyond
Rudi Potgieter: Senior Product Manager, Vox
Like any business, an estate's network is a vital part of its security function. It permits voice, data and video to be transmitted from cameras and other security equipment to the control room and to other responsible individuals. But it does far more than that and can provide a range of services to the estate's management as well as residents. Rudi Potgieter will discuss the possibilities and benefits of a unified network, which covers the services an estate can provide, but also the potential for estates to earn some income from the ever-growing need for communications.

14:45 - 15:15 How residential estates can improve security response with the use of drones
Bertus van Zyl: Managing Director, Drone Guards
It seems drones are all the rage, at least in theory. In South Africa there are many regulatory hoops to jump through if you want to use drones commercially, plus operating in estates requires a number of additional privacy issues and permissions to deal with. Bertus van Zyl will discuss the process Drone Guards had to navigate before it could offer drone security services to estates, as well as how the company is helping estates with perimeter security, integrating with and enhancing the overall security operation.

15:15 - 17:00 Networking
One of the benefits of attending the Residential Estate Security Conference is being able to chat to your industry peers about challenges faced and swop ideas on solutions that have worked. After a day of hearing thought-provoking presentations, we invite you to join us for a post-conference networking session where you'll be able to mingle with the presenters and sponsors, relax after an absorbing day, and avoid the traffic.




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