Enter JNCS Beyond Security (Pty) Ltd, a forward-thinking security integrator and project management company that embraces cutting-edge security solutions to protect a wide range of developments, including estates, hotels, industrial complexes, stadiums, hospitals, transport facilities and government buildings. ‘As a new generation company with modern ideas, we create new solutions based on innovative ideas, while using tried and tested technologies. Our integrated solutions are world-class, but not budget breaking,’ says Edward van der Linde, managing director of JNCS Beyond Security.
One of JNCS Beyond Security’s clients is Renishaw Hills, a mature lifestyle estate in KwaZulu-Natal, where JNCS Beyond Security installed its hi-tech Axis Thermal Perimeter Defender system, a highly accurate and scalable video analytics application for intrusion detection. This system alerts guards and site managers to any activity around the perimeter fence in real time so security staff are able to quickly act on any potential threat. ‘We required a proactive system that adds another layer of security and enables the on-site guards to prevent incidents, instead of just responding to them after the fact,’ says Van der Linde. The strategically placed PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) thermal cameras allow 24/7 monitoring of the perimeters directly from the dedicated control room in all light and weather conditions. The footage is stored in a secure, access-controlled server room for future use, if needed. Thanks to the state-of-the-art JNCS Beyond Security system, Renishaw Hills residents can enjoy their country-style living without worrying about the threat of security-related incidents.
JNCS Beyond Security’s access-control systems utilise number plate recognition and biometric access to effectively monitor who is on the estate, when they arrive and when they leave. This system provides security personnel with extremely accurate reporting, so it is becoming the standard on many estates, overtaking the traditional signing in process at the gate. Security products are not enough on their own, however. Van der Linde says the mark of a good security system is how seamlessly it is integrated and operated by its staff. ‘We have in-depth, up-todate knowledge of the latest products on the market, but they are still solely reliant on the integrator’s training, knowledge and work ethic,’ he says. So JNCS Beyond Security staff are trained through Axis Communications, a global leader in the surveillance camera industry.
‘We also have personal, long-term partnerships with all our suppliers,’ he adds. ‘And we carefully choose service providers to deliver the expertise required to put forward the right and most complete security solution.
Good security protects not only lives and property, but also investments. ‘Effective security measures have played a role in the increased property value of some estates,’ says Van der Linde.
If you don’t want to make a heavy investment into infrastructure, JNCS Beyond Security, together with its partner Merchant West, has designed tailor-made, tax-efficient and cost-effective rental solutions for HOAs. ‘Our specialist asset finance, credit and legal teams combine experience, expertise and a solid understanding of operational, financial and transactional complexities to offer you a range of asset finance products and solutions,’ says Van der Linde. ‘Most estates have a set monthly security budget, which can be reallocated for upgrading from a reactive system to a proactive system,’ he adds. At a more advanced level, the security-as-a-service option gives HOAs access to solutions that may otherwise be too expensive to deploy, by making them an operational expenditure, not a capital one.