TACKLING THE RISKS – AN INTEGRATED BUSINESS SECURITY SOLUTION
“Commercial property owners face a plethora of risks mainly because they deal with a high level of daily activity at their properties and have a large area to monitor and keep control of. Investing in a complete, tailored, risk and security solution offering, comprising both technology and manpower, is the only way to ensure a commercial property is adequately secured,” says Tyco Integrated Fire & Security’s Sales Leader, Cedric Greeves.
“We were very proud to have recently been awarded the prestigious fire and
security contract for the FNB Acacia House project which broke ground in February this
year. We believe one of the key factors in being awarded this contract is the fact that Tyco is the only player in the security industry that can offer a totally integrated solution so customers get the benefit of dealing with one service provider only and a one-stop-shop option. This assists in reducing onsite costs and preliminary costs when working on capital projects,” says Greeves.
“Our solutions have been proven in all types of industries and markets and our clients are able to turn to us to meet all their fire and security needs. Tyco will match their requirements no matter how big or small the project may be,” says Greeves.
Security today has gone so much further than just protecting against robberies, it has
become more about assessing and understanding risk, offering insights and information
on market trends and behaviour, and coming up with the most appropriate solution. “At
Tyco we understand the many security challenges South African businesses face. We
have the systems, the technology and especially the people to provide the right
solutions,” he says,
Tyco Integrated Fire and Security and Tyco Retail Solutions has a comprehensive and complete range of security products and services from leading edge electronic systems including EAS, CCTV, Remote Video Monitoring, Fire Systems and Gas Detection and Suppression through to manned Guarding and Access Control – all of which can be integrated into a seamless solution.
“Each offers a different challenge. Fortunately Tyco has a tested solution for each, developed in its research and development facilities in major North American and European markets. Since South Africa has its own unique security challenges, solutions are also specially customised and developed in South Africa and are now being used in other Tyco markets around the world,” he says.
Tyco’s approach is generally to harden from the inside out by offering a fully integrated solution starting with access control into specific areas utilising sophisticated biometric verification backed by CCTV. This is supported by security guards or loss prevention officers, as they are now referred to, backed by a pro-active control room to manage the situation.
Fire protection is another major aspect that businesses need to address. “A major fire can put a commercial property out of business. Whether it’s the fire itself or the extinguisher used to dowse the blaze, a fire can totally destroy products, data, assets and back-ups that are often irreplaceable. The cost to company can be devastating.”
Tyco has successfully integrated state-of-the-art Fire Detection and Suppression systems in numerous commercial properties.
“Tyco is the only player in the security industry that can offer a totally integrated solution so customers get the benefit of dealing with one service provider only and a one-stop-shop option. This assists in reducing onsite costs and preliminary costs when working on capital projects,” concludes Greeves.