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.
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.
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.
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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...
Let's take a look at a few of the advantages:
- • Visible image day and night in total darkness without the need for any ambient light
- • 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.
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 intrusion. 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.Read more...
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.