Category: Security

Category: Security

Eller Security is investing in technological security

Security can become more productive, if adequate investment is geared towards it. investment is channeled through different organizational department but the most important is security. This department ensures the safety and usefulness of all other resources.

People invest in new technology to primarily enhance productivity. However such investment will not be optimized if the full potential of the technology cannot be utilised. At present the lack of technological security in different organization leads to unaccountable losses which can be managed through effective use of such technology.

Security is not just about keeping an eye on checkpoints, entrance and exit – this is only some aspects. Technological security requires, effective and user-friendly utilization to ensure that everyone feels safe and even in the most monitored environment.  The research and development of such technological development has infused a high level technological capacity in the surveillance scope of eller security.

Millions of businesses have physical guards monitoring assets that require high level surveillance and standards events make use of security operatives who have limited ability in terms of assessment and visibility.

Mobiguard™ fleet, used to tour areas that needs constant surveillance and monitoring. Mobiguard™ ensures that the main objective of monitoring is not undermined – with unlimited asses and control with no compromise.

The device has the capacity of a mounted HD survillance system with metal detecting capacity as well as mobility. Importantly is the alarm features installed to avoid intruders from stealing the device, it also has night vision and can run up to a speed of 40km.h. This is the perfect solution for business complexes, shopping malls and groceries stores. The device is customized into our physical guards business, so we can assure our clients of our technological advantage.

Security enhances productivity. It enables and optimizes the realization of the investment with the support of technology, security can be more resourceful. Investing in security is, by logic, an investment in productivity.

Eller security is a fairly young company in the security company with a very reputable image in the industry. The company offers a wide range of services with ample experience in physical guarding, specialized security escort services and surveillance systems. Strong concentration is the company’s needs-focused security solutions that gives the greatest possible benefits in terms of security, organizational efficiency and convenience. The company operates in most of the provinces in the country with their head office located at 386 b Orient Street, Hatfield Pretoria. South Africa.

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10 Tips to Keep Your Home Secure from Burglars This Holiday Season

Christmas season is the best time of the year. It’s a time for family, friends, and lots of merriment. Sadly, statistics also indicate that burglaries around this time of the year spike exponentially. This has a lot to do with the fact that burglars are aware that there are lots of gifts in the house and probably extra money lying around. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over 400,000 burglaries take place during the holiday season.

Keeping all of that in mind, we’ve put together a list of tips for you to protect your home and keep it secure during the holidays.

1. Put Your Lights on a Timer

Another quirk that burglars are known for is getting down the perfect time to break into a home. They do this by waiting for signs of inactivity or absence of occupants. One tell-tale sign that broadcasts that no one is home is when the lights are off.

That’s why you should put your Christmas lights, as well as some lights on the interior and exterior of your home on a timer. With these lights on, a burglar won’t feel so sure about the fact that your house is empty.

2. Create the Illusion of Someone Home

Beyond setting your lights on a timer, you can also set the television and radio on a timer to create the typical noise and flickering lights of an average family home at night. But wait, that’s not all! Leave a car in the driveway. Arrange for someone to mow at least once a week (an unruly lawn is as bad as a pile of mail). During the winter, arrange for snow removal in case of a storm (neighborhood kids are great for this, if you get their parents’ word that they’ll remember). If you normally leave toys outside, or keep a hose unrolled, or do anything that shows signs of a home being lived in, don’t tidy up too much before you leave.

3. Unplug

Unplug all unnecessary appliances (except those on timers, of course) to protect your home from an electrical fire or power surge. This goes for the big stuff, like TVs, but also for your toaster, your coffee maker, and other small appliances.

4. Hide the Hide-a-Key

It’s impossible to forget your key if you’re not even home, so go ahead and take any hidden spare keys out of commission. Just don’t forget to re-hide them when you return!

5. Make Use of Motion Sensors

Motion sensors trip when they detect movement around a certain perimeter. They can activate lights, or an alarm. Setting up motion sensors on your property is a good way to effectively deter anyone from breaking into your home.

6. Secure Your Home

Last but not least, make sure your home is secure during the holiday season. Check your windows and doors to make sure all locks are intact. If you don’t have one already, invest in a home security system which will protect your home and your family.

Christmas season is a merry and busy time. Unfortunately, burglars and thieves try to cash in on the spoils of the season by burglarizing homes. For this reason, you should take proper steps to ensure that your home is secure from all possible threats. By taking these steps, you can effectively reduce the chances of becoming a victim to a burglary.

7. Be Careful About Disposing of Packaging

If you’ve gotten gifts during the holiday season, you may get so caught up with enjoying them that you don’t pay attention to disposing of the packaging. If you put the packaging out in the trash, which will then be sitting by the curb waiting to be picked up, you’re basically telling the whole world what sort of gifts are inside.

Burglars are always on the lookout for such garbage items.  That’s why you need to be very careful about disposing the packaging.

8. Keep Your Cool

Turn down (or up) the thermostat to save on electricity while you’re gone. In the winter, set the heat to about 55° – warm enough to keep the pipes from freezing, but cool enough to save – and during the summer, set your air-conditioning to 85°. You can also lower the temperature on your water heater.

9. Safe-Keep Your Valuables

Lock up jewelry, the deed to your home, wills, and any other valuables or sensitive documents in a fire-proof safe.

10. Make Sure Gifts Aren’t Visible From Outside

It’s such a common sight during this time of the year – a frosted window from which you can see a beautiful Christmas tree all lit up, with dozens of gifts underneath it. This sight is enough to make a potential burglar size up your house. With all those gifts in plain sight, how are they supposed to resist?

That’s why you need to make sure that your tree and the gifts underneath it are not visible from outside.  Remove temptation and you reduce the chances of becoming a burglary victim.

Selecting the right IP Camera for you

IP cameras are very popular in video data capture and processing. IP stands for Internet Protocol, but these electronic devices are more popular as network cameras, webcams, or CCTV cameras. They are used in homes, offices, vehicles, and public places. IP cameras come in basic units, right up to complex multi-channel security systems with advanced built-in software. In order to understand how IP cameras work, consumers should consider the applications for the devices, as well as video data capture and resolution.

Applications for IP Cameras

Unlike USB web cameras that run only when plugged into a computer on the network with the required software, IP cameras connect directly to the network with no dependence on any other device. Some models even get their power supply through the network using Power over Ethernet (PoE) chargers. Built-in software, such as motion alert notification via SMS or email, makes these devices much more advanced than regular video cameras. With a home surveillance IP camera, parents can keep an eye on their kids from outside the home. IP cameras enable remote viewing to anyone connected to the network, without compromising on security. Smartphone users can monitor multiple camera feeds while on the go.

Process of Data Capture and Transmission

IP cameras connect to a network of electronic devices, which could be the local area network (LAN) at home, the wide area network (WAN) at the office, or the Internet at large. IP cameras have either a wired or wireless connection, with the latter preferred for flexibility and convenience. The camera functions properly from any location, as long as the device stays within the network’s range. Most IP cameras have a dedicated memory source to store the video data captured, but it may store memory by connecting directly to the network or live web streaming over the Internet. IP cameras capture digital video data like a regular video camera, and then send it to other devices on the network.

Video Data Resolution

IP cameras capture data in a range of resolutions. High-definition (HD) video data is possible in megapixels, as 720P or 1080P formats.

Advanced Features of IP Cameras

Waterproof IP cameras are safe to use outdoors. Motion-enabled recording brings about minimal wastage of valuable memory space on the hard drive, because the camera starts capturing data only when the device detects movement. A configurable mask can be set for constant movement in the range of the camera, so that it only picks up unexpected motion. The overall appearance of modern IP cameras is more discreet and easy to install.

Buying IP Cameras Online

IP cameras are easy electronic gadgets to find online. Search for a product based on the application, technical specifications of the network, and connectivity. Use the category filters to narrow down the results according to your budget. Read the item description for a comprehensive list of the manufacturer’s technical device specifications.

IP cameras have various residential and commercial applications for secure video transmission. IP cameras either have wired or wireless connections, and are used both indoors and outdoors, during the day and at night. Their remote access gives users peace of mind; they can watch footage in and around their homes or businesses even while away from the properties. With the holidays  fast approaching, now is the time to start securing your home or office with your own security cameras which are now reasonably priced and are easy to set-up for the home user.

Why choose Eller Security

We believe Safety cannot be left to chance, which is why our company is a proud frontier in offering superior safety solutions. Our services not only allow us the opportunity to keep our clients assets and lives safe, but also contributes to the goal of a free and safe South Africa.

For over the years, we have consistently set the benchmark in specialised security services. This has been achieved through a determination to provide security services of the highest possible standards, which are carried out by a diligent and  well trained and security team of professional security guards and in-house technology experts.

While we are always willing to use the experience of the past, we successfully combine it with the needs of the present to give an unrivalled level of service that always delivers satisfaction and value for money. It’s why our customers stay with us and our employees are proud to work for us.

This is what makes us different:

  • Creating Value and High level of service

Following a careful analysis of your assets, potential threats and vulnerabilities, we take the time to bring definable value that contributes to your success. Through that, the level of service we offer to you has to be of high standard as we are higly vigilant of souroundings and every little movement happening around your property. This is value for money.

  • Our role as security specialists

Security is quite unlike any other service that companies have to procure and there is significant peace of mind to be gained from knowing that a trained and qualified security specialist is on hand to deal with any situation. That’s why we specialise in three key areas of security: guarding, monitoring and consultancy.

  • We Listen to Your Needs

Another advantage of being privately owned, locally based and consistently staffed is the ability to offer one-on-one attention. We’ll sit down with you to understand your needs, assess your vulnerabilities, and recommend the best response with a program that meets your security, public relations and budget objectives. We can also respond immediately to any problems or changes in your needs.

  • Decisions made quickly and effectively

We understand that everything is time and time cannot be consumed or wasted on things that do not matter. Whatever decisions that needs to be taken regarding our very own employees or valuable customers, we take it quickly and make sure it has effective results.

  • Faster response time.

Safety cannot be left to chance, that is what we believe in, therefore we cannot take time to arrive whenever you need us. Our daily patrols makes our response to your security needs swift.

  • Cost effective solutions

Instead of using a rigid, standard rate sheet, we evaluate the individual needs of each potential client prior to preparing an actual security proposal. We consider all of the variables, including the complexity of your needs, geographic location, your budget objectives, duration and volume of service, and more. Once we understand your individual needs, we will prepare a comprehensive proposal along with a proposed hourly bill rate for our services. And this evaluation service is absolutely free.

  • Our people

Everyone matters to us  and we know that the service we provide is only as good as our people. By continually investing in our employees we ensure that they are given the requisite knowledge and skills to enhance their careers and provide unrivalled levels of service. This ‘circle of care’ is one of the reasons why we enjoy the best levels of staff retention in the industry.

  • Our ownership structure

Unlike other security companies, which are driven purely by the need to generate profit but we also promoting black empowerment and providing job  opportunities. As such, we are able to take a long-term view of our business and ensure that any added value that we generate is reinvested into our operation to better serve our customers.

  • Our ability to innovate and Years of service excellence.

The secret to our longevity is our ability to move with the times and pioneer new ways of providing security services. Our attitude towards embracing the very latest, best-in-class technology is exemplified in the state-of-the art security systems which is widely acknowledged as the leading facility of its kind in the industry. We have been in this industry for a long time because of our excellent and outstanding service we give our clients.

  • We Do What We Say

Success in the security business is in the details. We recognize this and take the time to develop a quality assurance system which ensures the integrity of your security system, and have the analytics to prove it.

Top Benefits of Using Business Surveillance Cameras

With the number of robberies and thefts ever increasing, it is necessary for business owners to keep their premises secure. Fortunately, cutting edge security and closed-circuit television (CCTV) solutions make protecting one’s investment simple and easy.

Theft Prevention

Modern businesses require a technological infrastructure comprised of expensive servers, workstations, and PBX hardware to remain competitive. The theft of any equipment not only impacts performance, but puts the company at a significant financial loss. While traditional intrusion systems offer a degree of protection, CCTV solutions allow business owners and administrators to monitor their site in real time.

Savings on Security

Though CCTV solutions have been in use for decades, new systems are streets ahead of their forebears in terms of effectiveness and affordability. Many cameras capture high-resolution images to allow user to easily identify trespassers, and may even include full motion control. Consequently, a CCTV solution may be engineered to fit any budget, as camera type and DVR memory requirements may be dictated by need as well as resources.

Solid Support for Claims

By combining high-resolution imaging with sound recording capabilities, businesses can capture complete records of all that transpires within their facility. The capacity of DVR’s may be customized to meet the specific needs of any company, and may be kept as necessary in the event of any unforeseen incident.

This is but a brief overview of the benefits that camera and CCTV systems can provide for your business. Eller Security representatives are specially trained to engineer a solution to fit your company’s specific need, all while meeting your budget. Our Intrusion Detection, Access Control, and CCTV solutions are up-to-date and modern.[/vc_column_text]

Follow our Step to step inquiry for more details regarding the security solutions offered by Eller Security.

Benefits of Having a Security Guard at a Business

Small businesses have to deal with the reality that thefts and other crimes can occur on business premises. Some businesses, such as convenience stores, banks and retail stores, may be more of a target for criminals and petty thieves than other types, but a wide variety of businesses choose to hire security guards. Guards can be used to prevent crime, maintain security, and assist customers and employees. Business owners should assess the benefits of hiring a security guard before making the decision to bring one on board.

The presence of a security guard at a business can provide peace of mind and a sense of security to the business owner, employees and customers. Employees that work in high-risk areas are more productive and easier to retain when they don't have to worry about personal safety. It also lets customers know that you are concerned about their safety and willing to take steps to insure it. This may be particularly important for businesses that deal in very high-end merchandise or are located in high-crime areas.

Prevention

Simply having a security guard present is a great deterrent to crime. Thieves will think twice about targeting a business that has uniformed protection. Professional guards are trained to look for suspicious activity on the spot. They can assess a situation and react to security breaches. A guard is a greater visual deterrent than just camera surveillance or a standard security system. It sends a message to potential criminals that you are serious about the security of your business.

Customer Service

Security guards can also be customer service ambassadors. A guard may man a front desk or act as a sentry to control access to an area. This can mean that there is a substantial amount of interaction with customers and clients. Guards may be able to help direct people to find products and get to the right location in a business. Guard can also be available as escorts for customers and employees to get to their cars after dark. Hiring personable and capable guards lets you communicate that your business is secure and customer-oriented.

Handling Crime

Security guards can receive varying levels of training when it comes to actively responding to a crime. Some may simply take down details and contact the police. Some may be able to detain suspects. It is up to the business to decide whether to have an armed or unarmed guard, and what procedures should be in place for handling a suspect should a crime occur. Hiring a trained and licensed guard from a reputable company can ensure that the guard behaves capably and sensibly when faced with criminal activity on business premises.

Monitoring

Not all security guards spend all their time on active patrol of a business property. A security professional may be employed to monitor video surveillance, check credentials, check for contraband or restrict access to an area. A security guard may have specific goals, such as watching for shoplifters, keeping an eye on the grounds after hours, and opening or closing a business for the day. These monitoring duties take a lot of security responsibility off the shoulders of the business owner and employees, and allows them to focus on their jobs.

Our Security solutions are efficient and affordable.

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The benefits of security guarding at Education Institutions

When it comes to school security, having security guards on site are often seen as invaluable assets. For one thing, simply having a physical security presence in place at a school or college can prove useful in providing staff and pupils with a reliable first point of contact in case of an emergency.

In addition, security officers can also offer staff, pupils and their parents with the essential peace of mind that they are safe and protected from outside vulnerabilities within their educational establishment.

When deployed in schools, security officers are available to deal with a wide range of issues that schools’ staff may not be able to handle as effectively alone: from escorting uninvited visitors off the premises and helping to deter substance abuse among pupils to traffic and parking management for functions.

Schools and colleges can also be an attractive target for petty thieves looking for unattended equipment held on-site, therefore the impact of having a uniformed security officer as a deterrent against such offenses really cannot be ignored.

Day-to-day activities

Uniformed officers are also a natural focal point for visitors with enquiries. A security team can be useful in this respect, helping to redirect enquiries away from the busy school reception area. Allowing staff to focus on their responsibilities towards pupils’ learning and safety, while officers take care of supplementary but essential activities associated with the smooth-running of the school.

In fact, security officers often build up positive rapports with staff and pupils; rather than being an unapproachable presence, they can interact positively with students, addressing any concerns sensitively and efficiently and helping to reinforce the essential values that a school or college is a safe and secure environment in which to learn.

Security guarding in schools

Security guards have found their place in a wide range of educational establishments for a number of years, now. In fact, many prestige schools and colleges across York have been opting for manned security solutions to help deal with issues, such as petty theft or challenging behaviour, for as long as 16 years. During this time, the role of a security officer has evolved significantly: from standard security assurance to a more holistic support presence. But it has always been regarded as an essential aspect of site protection.

Developments within the provision of security-guarding solutions in schools include traditional porter duties, now increasingly being taken on by security teams, or the increase of security guarding provisions at particularly demanding times of the year.

Enforcing a drug-free environment

A key function of security officers is to help deter substance abuse among pupils, helping to inspire a safe environment for students to learn within. As such, another interesting aspect of security that has seen a rise in recent years is the use of sniffer dogs within schools and colleges. Many educational establishments recognize the need to take a proactive stance in order to encourage a healthy, drug-free learning environment and sniffer dogs are seen as a beneficial way to help deter pupils from using drugs, as well as raising awareness of the dangers and enforcing zero-tolerance policies.

Impressive support process

If a learner is highlighted by the dog, they are asked to leave the room and are initially spoken to by the police in private. However, this does not signal an end to the learner’s time at college, but instead means the start of an impressive support process. This approach has meant that not one learner who has accessed the drug-related support has had to leave the college. Each learner is assigned a college mentor to talk to and, if necessary, can signpost them to external agencies, such as counselling or drug support agencies.

The importance of quality

The role of the private security industry has become increasingly more important over recent years, and the BSIA works hard to raise awareness around the importance of standards of quality and professionalism.

Often, in-house security staff – those employed directly by schools rather than through a security provider – do not need to have a licence in order to operate, and may not offer a reputable service.

For schools and colleges, licensed security professionals guarantee a high level of service and quality, which is very important considering the public-facing role of front-line security personnel, and the sensitivity required when dealing with students, pupils and parents. For this reason, many people are often shocked to discover that the same licensing law that applies to contracted-out security guards does not apply to in-house security.

Therefore, not choosing a private security company could result in leaving staff, students and visitors more vulnerable and exposed to risk. In addition, contracted security also means that you are guaranteed cover, even if an officer is absent or sick, as the school can call upon the private security firm to provide replacements and sort out any staffing issues.

Our Security solutions are efficient and affordable.

Follow our Step to step inquiry for more details regarding the security solutions offered by Eller Security.

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