7:00 - 8:45 Registration
8:45 - 9:00 Andrew Seldon - Hi-Tech Security Solutions Welcome
9:00 - 9:45 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.
9:45 - 10:15 Future-proofing your security investment
Costa Diavastos: CEO, Bidvest Protea Coin
Future-proofing your investment in security Costa Diavastos, CEO, Bidvest Protea Coin Estates often find themselves with ageing security installations that can't be expanded to take advantage of the latest technology. Similarly, they often find their choice of equipment ties them into a single supplier for the long term, for better or worse. Costa Diavastos will address the options estates have to ensure their security investment not only delivers value beyond a picture on a screen, but also future-proofs their investment, guaranteeing the long-term delivery of tangible returns from a technology perspective enabled by customised cost of ownership models.
10:15 - 10:45 Embrace change for efficiency and lower security costs
Kevin Monk: Managing Director, Stallion Electronic Security
No matter how advanced technology is, security operations still need to be planned, integrated and managed effectively. Year of experience in the field have taught Kevin Monk what is required to manage security operations, from the guard at the gate to the camera on the perimeter, to the control room as well as remote services. He will provide attendees with insight into the best practices in managing your security system in order to obtain optimal efficiency and effectiveness.
10:45 - 11:15 Tea & Networking
11:15 - 12:00 Risk assessments, why, when how and what?
Andy Lawler: CEO, Sentinel Risk Management
Andy Lawler will take attendees through the Why, When, What and How of risk assessments. Integrated security operations require careful planning and incur significant costs. A proper risk assessment is therefore a crucial element of your planning, whether for a new installation or even an upgrade. Knowing where your risks are allows you to more effectively deal with them.
12:00 - 12:30 In-house vs outsourced security and the coming changes in the guarding industry.
Tony Botes: Administrator, Security Association of South Africa (SASA)
Tony has been intricately involved in changes to the regulations concerning the guarding industry for many years. Tony will provide attendees with an overview of the industry, as well as a look at what will be happening over the next year or two that will impact the guarding industry dramatically, including more aggressive compliance enforcement for service providers and consumers. With this as a foundation, he will then examine the pros and cons of in-house versus outsourced guarding operations - highlighting the regulatory requirements and potential liabilities residential estates face when choosing either option. Which is the optimal choice for estates? Which makes security a risky business?
12:30 - 13:00 The challenges and benefits of engaging security consultants
Michael Lever: Director, Metagrated
Do you make use of a consultant when planning new or upgraded security systems and services? Michael Lever will discuss how to choose the right platform for your security requirements, expectations vs. reality, standards, compliance, KPIs and metrics. He will also touch on setting and sticking to the budget, vendor management, post incident reaction, collaboration, integration challenges and everyone's favourites: egos and attitudes.
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Sponsors Q&A
14:30 - 15:00 Staff selection, training and management
Dr Craig Donald: Director, Leaderware
Staffing and training is always a contentious issue in the security industry. Dr Craig Donald will address the issue in his presentation, starting with why careful selection and training is necessary, and what training requirements are for different positions. He will discuss issues surrounding qualifications and experience, as well as important points in the staff selection process. He will end with the need for effective management in the control room for optimal operation.
15:00 - 15:30 Case study - Midstream waves at access control
Nicolas Garcia: Director, Biometric Terminals Business Line, MEA region, Idemia
Access control is a critical aspect of estate security. Nicolas Garcia will deliver a presentation on how Midlands Estate is using the MorphoWave touchless biometric reader to control access for residents faster than ever before.
15:30 - 16:00 The ups and downs of drones and how estates can improve security response.
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 require a number of additional privacy issues to deal with. Bertus van Zyl will discuss the challenges Drone Guards had to overcome 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.
16:00 - 16:30 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. It connects everything, but it can also destroy everything if the network is not secured. Rudi Potgieter will discuss the possibilities and benefits of a unified network, as well as how to ensure your network is secured from external influences and the seemingly endless stream of malware designed to steal data and money, as well as disrupt or totally stop daily operations.
16:30 - 18:00 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.