Residential Estate Security Conference

22 February 2024

D'Aria Estate, Durbanville, Western Cape

Cost: R1,795.00 ex VAT

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8:50 - 9:00 SMART Security Solutions welcome
Andrew Seldon: Editor, SMART Security Solutions

9:00 - 9:35 The Business of Security
Lesley-Anne Kleyn, Director, Kleyn Consulting & Management Consultant, The Marathon Group
According to the latest statistics from Stats SA, the overall security industry in the South is estimated to be worth an annual turnover of R113 billion. The country has some 300 000 registered security officers and 4 500 registered businesses, not to mention countless unregistered firms. The percentage of security income turnover to gross domestic product is said to be one of the highest in the world. Yet the industry has traditionally been characterised by a deep-seated malaise, which has frustrated end-users and service providers. This has had a profound impact on residential estates. Les will unpack the critical aspects of a security solution that decision-makers should be aware of.

9:35 - 10:10 Dr W. H. Oami (screening and identity verification)
Jenny Reid, iFacts
The current government has led South Africa into a maze of criminality and corruption. ID cards, passports and any other document you may require are available for a small fee. Not knowing who lives and works on your estate can lead to severe consequences for estate management. Apparently, employing someone in South Africa with false documents is illegal unless you know someone who knows someone (for a small fee). Then, of course, there are the usual security risks of not knowing who is on your estate. Jenny Reid will address the concerns of fraudulent identities and how estates can ensure they do their part in verifying identities, screening qualifications and more to keep their estates secure.

10:10 - 10:35 The convergence and separation of data: a case study of facial recognition CCTV
Tiaan Janse van Rensburg, Solution House Holdings
Facial Recognition CCTV is becoming more prevalent. Tiaan Janse van Rensburg will share his experience establishing a multi-tenant real-time facial recognition CCTV company. He will discuss the legal framework within which the service operates, the complexity of POPIA compliance and the steps they took to comply, the convergence and sharing of specific datasets and the separation of others, back-end technology choices - especially with regards to multi-tenancy, and the overall effectiveness of the solution.

10:35 - 11:15 Tea, Networking & Demonstrations

11:15 - 11:50 Fewer guards, better perimeter security?
Johan van Wyk, Fang
Today, numerous technological advances can be leveraged to secure perimeters effectively. Johan van Wyk will discuss how optimised technology installation and integration, including IoT systems, can offer reliable solutions that reduce the need for visible guarding while enabling human resources to tackle real problems. The speaker will cover various topics, from old electric fence technology to virtual perimeters, remote monitoring, radar, and more.

11:50 - 12:25 Cybersecurity for estates - managed services simplify and improve your security posture
Rob Griggs, SecurityHQ Africa
The primary reason for moving into an estate in South Africa is security, and large budgets are committed to keeping residents safe every year. With all that technology, which is all networked and more often than not has a connection to the internet, cybersecurity is a critical aspect of keeping your physical security working and preventing any breaches - especially when it comes to the personal information held on estate administrative computers (onsite or in the cloud). Rob Griggs will explain the real cybersecurity risks estates face and expand on how managed security services can provide real-time cybersecurity without requiring huge budgets and having to employ hard-to-find skilled (and expensive) people.

12:25 - 13:00 Panel Discussion:

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch, Networking & Demonstrations

14:00 - 14:25 The foundations for successful estate security
Vagn Nielsen, Group Estate Manager, Balwin Properties
You can never have enough security and can never cater to every plan criminals develop to get through your defences. Vagn Nielsen will discuss the foundations of an effective security system, examining the minimum standards Balwin Properties uses in designing their estates, including technical, human, and SOPs.

14:25 - 14:50 Disaster preparation for knowns and unknowns
Bruce Robertson

14:50 - 15:15 Panel Discussion:

15:15 - 15:25 Wrap up
Tracy Wolter: Product manager, SMART Security Solutions

15:25 - 17:00 Networking & Demonstrations



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