Top se­cu­rity tech­nol­ogy to fea­ture at Si­tari Coun­try Es­tate

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY -

SE­CU­RITY in gated devel­op­ments is a big at­trac­tion for buy­ers, giv­ing res­i­dents the peace of mind to enjoy their lives and the ameni­ties on of­fer to the full.

At the 192- hectare Si­tari Coun­try Es­tate out­side Som­er­set West safety and se­cu­rity as­pects have been at­tended to with the most acute de­gree of at­ten­tion, ac­cord­ing to John Coetzee, one of the ex­ec­u­tive direc­tors of Uvest Property Group, de­vel­oper of the es­tate.

Glenn Sch­luter, na­tional busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­ager at Betafence and pro­fes­sional se­cu­rity con­sul­tant to Si­tari, says the es­tate is us­ing Betafence, the only mesh fenc­ing man­u­fac­tured un­der ISO 9000 and Green Coun­cil cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and with a cer­ti­fied 10year an­ti­cor­ro­sion guar­an­tee.

“A de­tec­tion sys­tem by Fu­ture Fi­bre Op­tic Tech­nolo­gies sim­i­lar to those used at Coega, large pipe­lines and nu­clear plants, which can de­tect dis­tur­bance on a long sin­gle-fi­bre line with no power in the field, and gives you a 20m GPS point of dis­tur­bance, al­low­ing the re­ac­tion com­pany to re­spond. Mul­ti­stranded elec­tric fenc­ing with in­di­vid­ual zones al­lows a sec­ond string of de­tec­tion for peo­ple even try­ing to climb the fence – that is if the FFT de­tec­tion sys­tem does not ac­ti­vate the alarms first,” says Sch­luter.

“CCTV cam­eras cover the en­tire perime­ter with not a sin­gle blind spot and the Bosch Op­ti­cal Starlight cam­eras can pro­duce full- colour pic­tures day and night. In stormy weather we have ther­mal cam­eras over­look­ing the Starlight cam­eras with full video an­a­lyt­ics de­tec­tion sys­tems ac­tive on both sides of the fence. The perime­ter also has full voiceover ca­pa­bil­i­ties, al­low­ing the con­troller to talk to the pos­si­ble in­truder, is­su­ing warn­ings that they are be­ing watched.”

Prince­ton Se­cu­rity Group, which has been in busi­ness for more than 15 years and whose ser­vices will be geared specif­i­cally to­wards res­i­den­tial es­tate se­cu­rity, in par­tic­u­lar armed re­sponse, has been ap­pointed by Si­tari Coun­try Es­tate. Prince­ton man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Michael Dor­ring­ton, says: “Ser­vices we will be pro­vid­ing at Si­tari in­clude phys­i­cal guard­ing, am­bas­sadors, armed re­sponse, poly­graphs and in­ves­ti­ga­tions, emer­gency med­i­cal and fire re­sponse, and con­trol-room mon­i­tor­ing.

Ac­cess con­trol to the es­tate is through the main gatehouse as well as a sec­ondary gatehouse. Each property is linked to the con­trol room by a tele­phone and the es­tate man­age­ment sys­tem. The main and sec­ondary gate­houses have bio­met­ric read­ers, num­ber-plate recog­ni­tion and com­pul­sory 24/7 manned ac­cess con­trol.

The first homes are ex­pected to be done by De­cem­ber. Call Martin Van Rooyen on 083 452 6909 or 087 890 0033, or visit­

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