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Airport

Along with the variety of growing threats to African airports, and airports the world over, comes the demand for security measures that go beyond the conventional airport crime prevention system’s capabilities. The development of new and effective technological countermeasures enables modern security solutions to offer protection strategies that can mitigate both threats of crime and fire where they may encroach on such an institution.

Airports across South Africa are hives of activity, 24/7. They never sleep. That’s why superior security solutions become an imperative investment to ensure the safety of these vital gateways to South Africa and further afield.

With the proliferation of security criteria that modern airports have to adhere with today, airport security is more complex than ever before. In the face of these unprecedented demands, however, come even more unprecedented advances in the technology developed to address them.

Staying a step ahead is the best defence for any large-scale operation, which is why next-generation surveillance will always be on the top of the security measure checklist for any airports. Where surveillance used to be valuable to the aftermath of any airport crime incidence, with today’s advanced analytic software, it becomes equally valuable for crime prevention.

Complemented by other security measures like bio-metric access control, the body of security threats to airports can be curtailed. Meeting the demands of providing effective, yet user-friendly security to a perpetually growing public sector in South Africa, as well as over the whole continent, manifests in the development of a technology that can accurately record and manage access to an institution and, according to a recent study, unauthorised access tops the list of airport security threats today.

Prisons

With advanced security solutions becoming an integral part of any prison operation today, ensuring the safety of a community, the prison staff and the inmates themselves are becoming a reality. Durable and sophisticated surveillance equipment can enable the sector to regulate internal happenings to great effect, allowing the institution to take the first step toward making the resurgence of prison violence and jailbreaks a threat of the past.

With local prison facilities turning to sophisticated technology to maintain internal control, South Africa’s prisons become safer and safer. With more advanced equipment also comes the benefit of needing fewer correctional personnel for on-site surveillance, not only saving on costs, a but also minimalizing risk to those that are employed.

In fact, the systems used at some prisons are so sophisticated that many of the cameras employed to monitor inmates are more advanced than those used by gas stations and shopping malls. Keeping an eye on prison activity not only makes the space safer by discouraging violent behaviour, but also by providing advanced fire-detection tech capabilities that can act as an early warning system against any fire hazard – an incredibly dangerous threat to any highly populated building.

Through providing accurate information at lightning speed, fire danger can be gauged and acted upon to great effect. With valuable insights into the nature of the threat, evacuation plans and fire containment plans can be more effectively executed.

Harbour

Like airports, harbours are vital cogs in the wheel that makes up the South African economy. With infrastructure always developing around these key points of business that the country is so reliant on, security and safety become paramount to more than just these operations themselves, but to the country as a whole. With various security threats encroaching on local harbours, staying ahead of the game requires more than adequate preparation. This precious industry demands guaranteed safety – a promise that only technologically advanced security solutions can deliver on today.

With powerful surveillance equipment and other security measures, harbours can mitigate the threat potential from various kinds of danger. The looming peril of sabotage will always be a danger that large-scale operations must contend with, but with advanced video analytic capabilities, threats can be identified and responded to faster than ever.

Although harbour fires are rare the world over, they’re not entirely unheard of – in fact, even South Africa has encountered this menace before. With a varied list of possible causes, fires can severely cripple any type of harbour. The only way to effectively manage this risk is then to be prepared for the eventuality of a fire, which means having the on-site functionality to locate fire origins with speed and accuracy – another set of capabilities made possible by modern advanced security tech.

Investing in a must-have set of security measures that’ll protect your operation from physical danger of any kind is still an imperative investment to make.

C3 aims to provide a platform that provides user access to a variety of security solutions that’ll address any and all of an oil or gas plant’s security vulnerabilities. With tailor-made security strategies and advanced technology, we don’t only offer safety, but peace of mind as well.

Oil and gas plants are, for obvious reasons, high risk areas. Keeping personnel and the public at large safe in and around these areas is, therefore, of vital importance.

C3 brings all its innovative technological skill and expertise to bear in this crucial endeavour. Every plant that is faced with mitigating fire threats must have an industrial safety system in place to protect its personnel, itself and the environment.

With early detection technology, deadly toxic gas leaks can immediately be located and addressed. As monitoring the various valves, flanges and other equipment dealing with high pressure gas is a colossal task, investing in cutting-edge technology that’ll make the process as effective as it can be, is the only way to truly minimalise threat to an operation. Toxic gasses can also compromise the safety of a plant’s staff in cases where they remain undetected. Carbon Monoxide (CO), which is almost untraceable through the senses alone, and which accumulates on ground level if a leak is left unchecked, presents serious dangers to personnel in the area. Similarly, the threat of leaking Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) reiterates the ever-looming fire hazard that could devastate any oil and gas plant.

Energy

With a stock of immense value on-site, the energy industry contends with major security threats today as perpetrators target these facilities for its precious inventory. By providing security solutions that can curb the threat of perpetrators breaching the perimeter from outside, while also securing and regulating the facility’s staff from within, modern protection solutions can effectively mitigate the threat of danger.

The energy market, by its very nature, also faces significant security threats, given that stock and equipment of huge value are involved.

These facilities are prime targets for criminals, and the challenge is to keep criminals out of these properties while simultaneously securing the employees who work there.

At C3, we utilize 4D site evaluation to recommend the correct solution for such high-risk facilities. We provide unique solutions for each particular site, based on differences in the environment, location and immediate threats faced. It is therefore of utmost importance to create a barrier against such activities in order to keep these facilities safe.

The risk of fire is, naturally, another major concern. When conducting consultations with on-site fire engineers at these facilities, the main challenge concerns overheating of equipment while in operation, which could cause major damage, which in turn causes downtime and loss of production hours. The major risk is that electricity facilities, by their very nature, have inherent fire risks due to short circuits which will result in an electric fire. These fires can't be extinguished successfully with the old, conventional water systems. C3 employs the latest technology to counter what is a significant problem.

Other fire risks at such installations include lubrication oil at turbines which is one of the most common causes of fires, compressors that use natural gas which can cause explosions, transformer fires which are usually started with a short circuit, wring faults and others.

Fire detection at these establishments is of imperative importance. The earlier an increase in temperature can be identified, the earlier action can be taken to isolate a particular piece of equipment so that the necessary fault finding can be done.

Commercial and industrial

With the growing challenge of preventing theft of product from warehouses, resulting in the major loss of stock and inventory for companies, comes even more advanced security solutions. Systems that will pinpoint any perpetrators that may be trying to breach your security perimeter’s location can offer you the edge in defending your stake.

Major role players in the industrial and commercial market all face similar challenges, key among them, theft of the products contained in their warehouses, which results in a major loss of stock and inventory control for the company. Systems can be implemented which will pin-point the perpetrators and also establish the productivity of the work force.

Another major challenge found at these properties is the risk of fire. Bearing in mind that huge amounts of products are stored in warehouses on such properties, the risk of fire is one that needs to be countered – not only to protect valuable assets, but also the safety and wellbeing of employees.

C3 brings in new technologies in such huge spaces to provide early warnings if there is a temperature change – even before there is a fire. Not only can these systems detect such hazards earlier, but new suppression systems are also available which will cause minimal damage to inventories while extinguishing the fire. These are state-of-the-art, high-tech solutions that have, and will, stand the test of time.

Rail

Protecting the infrastructure of one of Africa’s and South Africa’s integral public services is a top priority for stakeholders across the board. Implementing security measures that’ll effectively regulate malevolent activity on this sector’s asset over the entire scope of its infrastructure, however, presents a massive challenge to the industry. With modern surveillance equipment that can weather wear-and-tear damage while simultaneously providing accurate video evidence, the continent’s railroads can be made safe while the industry continues to grow.

Running a transport network requires innovation and sophistication at every turn in order to offer a smooth service and maximum security to passengers. The rail network relies on high tech images, pinpoint running of control signals and accurate, real-time information in order to keep moving.

By accurately distinguishing between threats and false alarms over the expanse of infrastructure that the railway industry in South Africa, as well as the continent as a whole, consists of, security role-players can respond more effectively than ever before.

Technological advances in the equipment implemented to enable this effective response have opened up a new playing field for the management of a railway network operation. By not only regulating access to high-value areas, like asset warehousing, but by potentially surveying all of an operation’s assets, the industry can maintain a reputation of safety and reliability. Through detecting disturbances with speed and accuracy, modern analytic software can curb vandalism, passenger assault and avoid derailment through keeping tracks clear while simultaneously providing security footage of incidents that can act as valuable legal evidence.

With this advanced tech, together with a host of other innovations and interventions, security investments can ensure that the country’s rail system stays well on track.

Rail

Protecting the infrastructure of one of Africa’s and South Africa’s integral public services is a top priority for stakeholders across the board. Implementing security measures that’ll effectively regulate malevolent activity on this sector’s asset over the entire scope of its infrastructure, however, presents a massive challenge to the industry. With modern surveillance equipment that can weather wear-and-tear damage while simultaneously providing accurate video evidence, the continent’s railroads can be made safe while the industry continues to grow.

Running a transport network requires innovation and sophistication at every turn in order to offer a smooth service and maximum security to passengers. The rail network relies on high tech images, pinpoint running of control signals and accurate, real-time information in order to keep moving.

By accurately distinguishing between threats and false alarms over the expanse of infrastructure that the railway industry in South Africa, as well as the continent as a whole, consists of, security role-players can respond more effectively than ever before.

Technological advances in the equipment implemented to enable this effective response have opened up a new playing field for the management of a railway network operation. By not only regulating access to high-value areas, like asset warehousing, but by potentially surveying all of an operation’s assets, the industry can maintain a reputation of safety and reliability. Through detecting disturbances with speed and accuracy, modern analytic software can curb vandalism, passenger assault and avoid derailment through keeping tracks clear while simultaneously providing security footage of incidents that can act as valuable legal evidence.

With this advanced tech, together with a host of other innovations and interventions, security investments can ensure that the country’s rail system stays well on track.

Residential

The need to implement effective crime prevention solutions to an institution is nowhere felt more emphatically than close to home. By providing proven security measures wrought from the fires of advanced security technology, your office, and your personal dwelling – your life – can be made as safe as possible.

Residential estates in South Africa have taken on the responsibility of creating a safer environment for our families through securing what’s valuable to us within perimeter barriers.

In securing our most important assets – people – estates face challenges in terms of the movement of residents, contractors and visitors. It is of the utmost importance, then, to keep track of the traffic that moves in and out of these spaces.

The most effective way to secure perimeters at estates is through the use of surveillance equipment to monitor barriers and, in turn, create alarms within the control room which can be verified on a VMS system before sending reaction officers out to investigate.

In the case of large perimeters, it is impossible for guards to continuously monitor the entire perimeter, which is why a VMS system is vital.

Access control management at estates will only be as good and efficient as the guards that grant access. While the conventional access management at estates is adequate, there are also multiple instances where access is granted to criminals. Filling in a register with your telephone number on isn't creating a safe residential environment. There are numerous ways this can be bypassed.

With the new technology offered by C3, there are multiple solutions that can create a safe environment for residents across South Africa. All of these reduce the risk of human interaction and create a more trusted and stable automated system.

Investing in protective measures for one of South Africa’s most valuable growing infrastructures is a strategy that all its stakeholders are interested in. By providing comprehensive security measures to off-site telecoms locations, peace of mind moves from the realm of ideals to that of reality. With reliable surveillance equipment, site disturbances can be managed, allowing response teams to differentiate between false alarms and perpetrator breaches and allocate resources accordingly.

South Africa is a vast country, where millions of citizens live in remote areas. Telecommunications is not only crucial in the lives of the general population, but also to the viability and success of the economy as a whole.

This local industry – one of the fastest growing sectors in South Africa – includes fixed-line, wireless and satellite communications, and is the most developed telecommunications network in Africa.

The role of C3 in this dynamic environment is therefore crucial, adding its expertise in technological trends and innovation to the proliferation of innovative ideas that saturate the tech world today, ensuring South Africa’s vital telecommunications industry continues to perform its critical role in the economy.

By developing turnkey security solutions to protect these valuable facilities against any physical damage, the industry can be guarded as it grows into the strong foundation the continent needs to power its growth into the future. With various counter-sabotage measures, combined with advanced video analytics, C3 aims to contribute to the growth of our nation and the African continent.

Mining

At C3, we cater to the needs of clients across the entire African mining landscape, developing and implementing solutions that will meet varied and unique needs and requirements. From addressing fire challenges to providing security solutions, we offer a comprehensive defence strategy for any of the continent’s mining operations.

Refineries

The raw materials found in these facilities are of high value and are, therefore, a prime target for thieves. This, naturally, results in often severe production losses.

In these facilities it is critical to have in place high-tech surveillance systems, as well as state-of-the-art access control. In this way, theft from outside, as well as from within, can be detected and countered accordingly.

Mining

The raw materials that chrome and copper mines work with may not have as much value as gold, platinum or diamonds – but they still need to be protected.

These facilities require a different type of security solution to, for example, protect their employees from violent strikes and avoid people entering the premises illegally and sabotaging the equipment/plant to stop production.

Smelters

Protecting smelters is a similar undertaking to those carried out at mines. Here, production can be contaminated, and this can cause major financial implications for the industry which will, in turn, affect the entire economy. These facilities require a security solution to keep perpetrators and unauthorized people out of the property while securing the employees within. At C3, we have all the solutions necessary to meet this complex challenge.

Fire challenges

The safety of employees is, obviously, the number one priority. Reducing fire-related incidents/fatalities is therefore critical.

In this area, a number of challenges have to be met, including environmental difficulties (dust, underground and wet conditions). It is therefore critical that the correct type of fire detection/suppression system is in place.

At C3, our aim is to help improve productivity through a greater degree of automation, preventing loss of life and preventing damage to valuable mining assets, which can occur when no early fire detection system is in place.

In the mining, industry the main causes of fire are linked to conveyor belts, furnaces, underground facilities with fluctuating temperatures, and mobile equipment. C3 ensures that the highest possible technological know-how is employed in all these areas, to ensure people safety and equipment protection.