Department of Home Affairs Waltloo Campus

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  •  Department of Public Works


  •  Waltloo, Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa

Year Completed

  •  2005

Scope of Services

  •  Writing of the Specification for the Integrated Security System
  • Evaluation of Tenders
  • Supervision of Construction

Key Factors

  •  National Key Point
  • Integrated Security System

Secelec was responsible for the writing of the specification, the evaluation of tenders and the supervision of the installation of the integrated security system for this South African National Key Point.

The campus comprises six buildings with a total area of 30,000 m². All these buildings have Access Control, CCTV, Intruder Alarms, Perimeter Detection Fence, Guard Tracking and Event Logging Systems. All these Systems as well as the Smoke Detection System that was installed by another consultant were integrated into One System using the Access Control System as the integration platform and SMS. The major components of the Security System were the 153 Access Controlled Doors, 278 CCTV cameras and 1.45 km of Electrified Detection Fence.

Every event on the system from a Door Opening and Closing to CCTV Cameras detecting motion is logged in the system. Guards Patrols around the perimeter are enforced by biometric readers on the patrol route where guards have to clock in within a specified time.