The Verifier Newsletter
Enhancing Value and Security
“The security is a state of the art system with Verifier off-site management. There is a guardhouse at the gate, CCTV cameras monitoring all the homes, full perimeter beams, electric fencing security monitors in the homes upstairs and downstairs, said Price.”
Verifier has been included in an article on the increase in security estates…. See full article at: http://www.tivvit.com/propertynews_08022013_4.shp
Zwaanswyk Road goes Hi-Tech in their fight against baboons
The members of the Zwaanswyk Association of Property Owners (ZAPO) in Zwaanswyk Road, Tokai, have been experiencing problems with marauding baboons for many years now. After consultation with all of the relevant authorities, ZAPO erected an electrified fence along the forest perimeter, with gates placed at regular intervals, allowing horse riders and walkers access the forest.
“Faced with the problem of requiring monitoring of the gates opening and closing, fence alarms, power outages and the related dispatching of technicians and baboon monitors, the trustees approached us at Verifier for a solution,” says Mike Voortman, Director of Verifier, security monitoring company. “We installed a CCTV integrated solution linked to our monitoring centre via a wireless network. All fence triggers and alarms are now all relayed to us for verification and appropriate action is then taken after visual confirmation.”
This monitoring has allowed for a peaceful co-existence between the residents and the baboons. A spin off of the monitored cameras along the fence is that it has also acted as a major deterrent to criminals. On Verifiers recommendation, the residents are now considering implementing the Visec LPR (License Plate Recognition) solution at their single road access point, thereby taking the next step in crime prevention for their area.
Security is vital to keeping your Business Park’s value…
Location, location, location – touted as one of the most important factors when buying a property and particularly when investing in a commercial property that you hope to make money from. However, one of the more important factors often overlooked is security. How safe and secure is your business or industrial park? Do you really want to invest your capital into a property unit that is not concerned with the safety of the tenants and employees? If a park becomes known as an unsafe zone, investors will not be willing to put monies into the park, attracting higher grade tenants will become difficult and slowly but surely the park will stagnate, along with your investment.
Having a guard on site with a guard hut is no longer enough to ensure your property is safe. The human element will unfortunately always leave room for error and manipulation. “Many forward thinking business parks are future-proofing their security systems with offsite CCTV monitored solutions. This reduces their monthly manned security spend – thereby keeping levies in check. It simultaneously enhances the physical security solution so as to attract investors and maintain tenant stability,” comments Mike Voortman, Director of Verifier, a national independent, offsite CCTV monitoring company.
Security company Verifier, offer 24hour monitored security and are able to respond 24/7 to all security issues, and have also been involved in the early detection of fires and floods in factories and office spaces and have been able to despatch the relevant emergency services. Unfortunately crime and criminals will always be around; we need to ensure that we are doing everything we can to secure not only our own safety but also our financial investments.
“The importance of securing a tenant’s premises cannot be understated by Landlords. Safe and happy means long term tenants,” says Len Pears, Director of Quagga Property Brokers who specialise in the Commercial and Industrial arena. “Adequate and competent security is a must for any commercial, industrial or even residential complex. The other obvious upside is that the value of the property increases as the crime in that complex decreases.”
In case you are despairing with the crime levels, take a look at this “bright spark” who wore a reflective vest to rob a complex! He was caught and apprehended very quickly!
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