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            CCTV surveillance solutions can help reduce crime and provide valuable insight and documentation for businesses.

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            Access control is a tool by which you can maintain security of your premises locally or remotely.

    • Time & Attendance
          • Time & Attendance

            Effective time management systems are frameworks and techniques designed to help people manage their time better

    • Physical Security
          • Physical Security

            An electric fence is a powerful perimeter intruder detection system which can be attached to an existing perimeter fence or wall.

    • Alarm & Detection
          • Alarm & Detection

            Installing reliable alarm detection solutions is the easiest way for businesses to help prevent break-ins.

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          • Preventing Fire

            The goal of fire prevention is to ensure the relevant personnel such as family members and staffs are adequately educated

    • Detecting Fire
          • Detecting Fire

            Whilst the main focus of your fire protection strategy should be to prevent fire, should a fire accidentally break out

    • Containing Fire
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            This involves reducing the heat output of a fire, reducing the area over which the fire exists or suppressing or extinguishing the fire.

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            No fire safety strategy is complete without the final part of the plan – escaping fire safely.

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            Building Management Services(BMS) provide a single sea for monitoring and control

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            Opticom has a proven track record of working with small and medium sized businesses.

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            Multi-site organisations face additional challenges in protecting their employees, customers, premises and assets from the threat of fire and theft.

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            In today’s fast-moving world, one of the most important aspects in safeguarding national or corporate security is information.

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            Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is based on the principle that proper design and effective use of buildings and public spaces

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            A financial institution’s reputation and profitability are based on how well it proves to customers that it is serious about protecting their assets and investments.

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            When enrolling a child into school, one of the frequent concerns for parents is usually how safe the institution is.

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SMEs in Africa face a number of unique challenges when it comes to security. These challenges include:

– Limited resources: SMEs often have limited budgets and IT resources, making it difficult to invest in expensive on-premises security solutions.
– Lack of expertise: SMEs may not have the necessary expertise to deploy and manage complex security solutions.
– Multiple locations: SMEs with multiple locations may find it difficult to manage security across all of their sites.

While traditional security measures are crucial, modern SMEs can benefit from the convenience and cost-effectiveness of Security as a Service (SaaS) solutions.

In this blog post, we’ll explore how SMEs in Africa can overcome these challenges while protecting their assets and personnel more effectively.

Cloud-based video surveillance
Cloud-based video surveillance solutions allow businesses to view and record video footage from anywhere with an internet connection. This is ideal for businesses with multiple locations or remote employees.

Alarm Systems and Monitoring
SaaS alarm systems provide cost-effective security options for SMEs. They offer remote monitoring services, ensuring that security breaches trigger immediate alerts and responses.

Early Detection Systems

Early Detection security systems

Visitor Management
SaaS visitor management systems simplify the check-in process, enhance security by screening guests, and maintain a digital log of visitor activity. These solutions improve overall security and create a more professional environment.

Cloud-based intrusion detection and prevention
Cloud-based intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS) monitor networks and devices for suspicious activity. This helps to identify and respond to security threats before they cause damage.

Remote Security Management
SaaS solutions enable remote security management, which is particularly beneficial for SMEs with multiple locations. With cloud-based platforms, businesses can centralize security management and monitor all sites from a single dashboard.

Cloud-based access control
These solutions allow businesses to manage who has access to their buildings and facilities. Thus improving security and reducing the risk of theft and vandalism.

Incident Reporting and Response
SaaS solutions provide incident reporting tools that enable efficient response coordination and compliance with local safety regulations.

Cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM)
Cloud-based SIEM solutions collect and analyze data from a variety of security sources to identify potential threats. This helps businesses to improve their visibility into their security posture and respond to threats more quickly and effectively.

When choosing a SaaS security solution, it is important to consider the specific needs of your business. For example, you will need to consider the size of your business, the types of assets that you need to protect, and your budget.

Benefits of SaaS security solutions

• Affordability: SaaS solutions are typically more affordable than traditional on-premises solutions, as they do not require any upfront hardware or software costs.
• Scalability: SaaS solutions are easily scalable, so businesses can easily add or remove users and features as needed. This is particularly beneficial for SMEs, which may experience rapid growth or decline.
• Accessibility: SaaS solutions can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, making them ideal for businesses with remote employees or multiple locations.
• Ease of use: SaaS solutions are typically easy to use and manage, even for businesses with limited IT resources.

Security is a top concern for SMEs in Africa, and SaaS security solutions offer numerous advantages. By leveraging on SaaS solutions, SMEs can better protect their operations in a region where security is paramount.

As the security landscape continues to evolve, embracing SaaS solutions is a proactive step for SMEs in Africa to safeguard their future.

At Opticom Kenya Limited, an Optimum Group Partnerships UK Company, we design and deploy integrated security systems and solutions tailored to your needs.
We draw on our 25 years combined experience in Kenya and the United Kingdom in security to deliver comprehensive protection management services preventing crime before it happens.
Do not hesitate to contact us on 020 268 6857 or email info@opticom.co.ke for your safety and security needs.





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