Top security technology to feature at Sitari Country Estate
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 www.sitari.co.za.