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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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C3 Shared Services is cleared to do quality installations that’ll act as a solution, rather than a system, as the company aims to resolve any security requirement identified through a tailor-made security strategy, rather than through providing a generic system that can more easily be subverted.Read more...
With detailed and customised security plans, and through our commitment to customer service, we provide unrivaled solutions to the water, electrical and chemical utility industries, the transportation sector, oil and gas facilities, and other high-security sites, like military bases, prisons, and nuclear plants.
Our solutions are also perfect for other market sectors, catering to farms, game reserves, mines, industrial and corporate parks, and lifestyle property initiatives, like golf estates.
With a product portfolio that covers in-ground, surface volumetric, barrier and perimeter fence sensor systems, these multiple tiers of security provide your business initiative with a unique peace of mind.
In-ground sensors offer a covert element to your security strategy, with low vulnerability to defeat and radio operation capabilities, detecting machine digging and other disturbances with accuracy. Our surface volumetric defence systems cover areas stretching as far as 200m per sensor, while our perimeter and barrier sensor systems provide the functionality to detect tampering and intrusion within a space of 3 to 10 meters, depending on the product.
With monorail-mounted surveillance robots, RoboGuard can double the surveillance potential of your perimeter by monitoring its integrity and by visiting breach sites to gather additional information.
CCTV or Closed Circuit Television refers to a visible or covert video system intended for only a limited number of viewers. In Closed Circuit TV (CCTV), the picture is viewed or recorded, but not broadcast. It was initially developed as a means of security for banks and casinos; however, today it has been developed to the point where it is simple and inexpensive enough even to be used with home security systems, and for everyday surveillance.Read more...
IP surveillance is a digitized and networked version of closed-circuit television (CCTV). In an IP surveillance system, an IP camera records video footage and the resulting content is distributed over an IP (Internet protocol) network.
C3 can provide you with an analogue or IP surveillance system designed to suit your unique requirements.
C3 can design and install your custom made control room, complete with a highly skilled control room operator and easy to use video management software. Due to the long life span of a control room and the fact that it is an integral part of the security system, C3 pays special attention to its design. Often the control room is seen as a place where technical equipment is installed rather than a site where people work to bring together all the information and realise the value of the technology.Read more...
Many factors have to be taken into consideration when designing a control room such as space, lighting, aesthetics, airflow, ergonomics and of course, functionality. What is visually impressive is not necessarily the most effective. The best-designed control rooms are often those where the most thought has gone into what needs to be accomplished in the control room.
With the LIOS DE.TECT line sensor, fire threats can be detected up to a range of 6 000m. Since its introduction in 1997, it has become the safety standard for underground transport facilities’ fire prevention security measures, enabling complete monitoring of whole tunnels for the first time in monitoring tech history.Read more...
This device offers resistance to rough environmental conditions, remaining accurate in its readings in a variety of external circumstances. Its design allows for stand-alone operations, providing precise information about fire size, location, and propagation on its own. It is also easy to install and to integrate into existing fire management systems.
The LIOS DE.TECT also adheres to today’s strict safety conventions and standards, providing high-proven product quality based on the fulfilment of criteria recognised by a variety of authoritative regulatory bodies. These include:
• VdS (Association of German Property Insurers)
• prEN 54-22 Class A1N
• ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
• TÜV Rheinland
• CE (Electromagnetic Compliance, Europe)
• UL 521, ULC S530 spacing up to 50ft
• ATEX certification
Combined with powerful monitoring and visualisation software, data can easily be presented and interpreted. With versatility in its customisation capabilities, this device can be set up for various unique ends, including monitoring activity in deluge zones, as well as in more secluded sections of a facility, for example.
Classic PSIM is, really, about connecting multiple security and fire solutions into a single computer platform equipped with the intelligence to interface with all the data within all the systems involved, correlate it, and determine when security events are merging.Read more...
Founded in 2001, PSIM software caters to the needs of city planning and civil engineering projects’ security, but also provides security support for railway and metro projects, airports, corporate enterprises, homeland defence, hospitals, maritime ports and harbours, border control, police, and oil and gas facilities the world over.
With six key capabilities, management of an entire enterprise can be tackled on one comprehensive user interface that can quickly and cost-effectively be customised to meet the exact requirements of every user for any company.
By ordering the massive influx of data received from various security channels like CCTV, for example, PSIM can arrive at accurate visualisations and reports with the aim to detect, visualise and resolve threats according to specific criteria established for your custom interface.
At C3, we are at the coalface of PSIM, connecting systems and other platforms in a cohesive, effective way to enhance security across a broad spectrum, and thereby increase productivity.
C3 pioneered the use of intelligent video analytics combined with thermal cameras in South Africa and have had huge success with the implementation of these two military grade technologies at various sites both in and out of South Africa.
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Security operators cannot effectively monitor multiple surveillance cameras and it's a well-known statistic that after just 22 minutes an operator misses 95% of scene activity. Intelligent video analytics are designed to automatically detect threats and distribute intelligent alerts to the right personnel in real time, thus allowing security personnel to effectively manage threats to the organization rather than focus on detecting them.
C3 has numerous projects and case studies involving analytics, from the tunnels of the Gautrain rail to the perimeters of upmarket residential and golfing estates. We have deployed analytics successfully at classified National keypoint sites, power stations, precious metal refineries, and general facilities. The key to our success is due to the extensive training of our technical staff coupled with a superior product.
C3 are the experts in thermal surveillance for intrusion detection. We combine our thermal cameras with intelligent video analytics, allowing for instant visual verification of the exact cause and the location of any perimeter breach, day or night. The benefits of thermal cameras over conventional CCD cameras are numerous.Read more...
• Visual penetration through rain / mist / fog far greater than CCD
• Low maintenance - does not require cleaning of optics
• Direct or reflective light shining into the camera lens does not affect picture image
• Thermal cameras combined with video analytics can detect intruders at greater distances than CCD's and therefore far fewer cameras are needed. This is far more aesthetically pleasing especially in residential estates.
• Power consumption is considerably less when compared to CCD cameras combined with IR illuminators.
• Thermal cameras do not work off visible light but rather infrared light (heat / radiation) therefore the cameras can still detect intruders that are dressed in dark or camouflaged clothing.
• Thermal cameras are considered leading-edge technology. Intruders in total darkness are not aware of the camera's capabilities and might believe they are moving through the field of view undetected.
A well-constructed fence in most cases is the first line of defense on any perimeter and it's construction should be of high-quality materials and good design. There are many innovative designs on the market such as 'anti-cut and anti-climb' fencing, 'invisible fencing', electric fencing, intelligent fencing, etc.
C3 can offer a host of award-winning fencing innovations to protect your perimeter and integrate effectively with your perimeter security system.
SigniFire is a turnkey video, flame, reflective heat, smoke and intrusion detection solution. This camera-based fire detection system, visually detects the presence of fire or smoke at its source, independent of airflow in the area.
SigniFire represents a critical advantage for early warning fire detection, identifying and reacting to fire situations in their earliest stages, protecting lives and property.
The advantages of the Visual Based Fire Detection (VBFD) over conventional methods are numerous.
• NFPA 72 and FM approved.
• Early warning - detects flame / smoke in seconds at the source.
• Visual verification - supplies vital situational awareness through live video to the location of the fire.
• Challenging areas - perfectly suited to detect fires in large open spaces which are a challenge for conventional methods.
• Triggers fire alarm systems.
• Provides pre-recorded video forensic evidence for future fire investigations.
• Security surveillance - in addition to fire detection SigniFire can be used simultaneously for video surveillance.
• Simple installation - can be installed lower than ceiling height and is non-disruptive to working hours.
C3's fire protection service includes detection and suppression with internationally approved products.
A Perimeter Intruder Detection System (PIDS) is usually installed in an outdoor environment at the perimeter limits or around sensitive, high-risk areas. The system is designed to detect, deter, and delay an intruder which provides critical time for security teams to respond to any unauthorised intrusionRead more...
The strategic application of external intruder detectors can provide significant cost savings in terms of manpower, loss recovery and damage limitation, quickly recovering the initial capital outlay.
However, it is more difficult than designing systems for the controlled environment found inside most premises as we need to have a system that not only suits the type of perimeter but also one that can perform equally well in all extremes of weather conditions.
Access control, CCTV, intelligent video, etc.. all form part of the PIDS as well as invisible buried detection systems, fence security using microphonic and fibre optic cable, microwave barriers and Doppler detectors, infrared systems using beams and barriers, taut wire and fibre optic detection systems. All these can significantly enhance the performance of any perimeter security. C3 can provide innovative and effective solutions to combat all forms of perimeter intrusion.
Under Vehicle Inspection Systems (UVIS) are designed to provide a security solution for inspecting the chassis part of a vehicle. The chassis is very vulnerable and objects hidden in this area can include explosives, drugs, merchandise and even the smuggling of human beings across borders or out of prison facilities.Read more...
The versatile view angle allows the user to verify from multiple angles the suspicious threat before actually having to physically reach the subject. In the case of bomb squad technicians, being able to examine the object from a distance before having to physically deal with it could make the difference of life and death, as well as save the inconvenience of false alarms.
All data from the system can be recorded to the local DVR system for training and investigation uses. The data can be tied to a LPR system for better documentation.