Visitor, SECURITY PROPOSALS FOR TSC
|Newsletter n°431 - February 2019|
The report below is from the Security consultant: M Peterson & Associates:
Att: TSC Members,
I am an independent Risk Analyst and I was asked by your security committee to look at the Club's risk profile, following recent security problems you have been experiencing. I have detailed below a summary of my findings to assist you in understanding the proposed way forward.
The security triangle dictates you need all three parts of the triangle for security to be effective, namely TECHNOLOGY, MANPOWER and PROCEDURES. If any of the three are not in place then your security will be ineffective and result in theft, potential physical harm and insecurity on the part of residents fearing what may happen.
You have minimal technology in the form of beams, many of which are not working or that have been immobilized by residents as a result of constant false alarms. You have manpower that patrol at regular intervals throughout the night. You have procedures in relation to manning the gate after hours, communication via radio between the guards and the ability to summon Armed Response and SAPS in the event of an emergency.
PROPOSED SECURITY CAMERAS
The cameras must overlap each other to cover the dead spots that exist directly below each camera adn to offer protection against vandalism.
On the vulnerable side of the Club's perimeter there are 2 overlapping cameras so if one fails there is still a level of protection.
The cameras will work in total darkness and each one will recognise a human at a maximum distance of 368 meters.The cameras have built in intelligence allowing them to differentiate between an animal and a human.
The cameras will be set up so that anyone entering the protected zone will generate an alarm in the guardhouse, allowing the guard to take appropriate action, before an intruder enters the site. Overview cameras will be installed at the visitors and member's entrances, allowing the guard on duty to see exactly what's happening around the guardhouse.
Additional gooseneck mounted cameras at both the visitors and members gates will record driver mug shots and vehicular details of everyone who enters and leaves the site. The system can also be programmed to recognise member's vehicle registration and automatically open the gate.
An additional camera in the guardhouse will incentivize him to stay awake.
All the above cameras have a fixed field of view. To compensate a PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) camera will be installed at the main entrance, will allow a guard to follow an incident both day and night.
If the guarding and procedures are ineffective following an alarm generated by the cameras, then the investment in technology is wasted.
Therefore in addition to the proposed technology procedures must be changed to maximize the effectiveness of the systems. Training must be given in the operation of the systems and the Armed Response reaction process must be addressed. Niel Burger, the Director of LRV security, your current service provider, has given his full support to the proposed security measures and will co-operate in every way to make the overall security effective.
You have floodlights strategically located around the site and a valuable addition to the cameras is a floodlight on the border of the habitable area facing away towards the likely direction of potential intruders. When a camera alarm activates it will automatically activate a bright light frightening them and deterring them from coming any further.
We are currently in a tender process and the installation will follow when a service provider has been appointed.
Please note the above proposals can be instigated phaseually subject to available budgets. The system has been designed that additional cameras can be added at a later stage as and when required.
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