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S3AFRICA provide services tailored to meet each clients specific needs

 
Project Planning and Management
 
- S3AFRICA routinely undertakes a complete review of the security measures required to manage a particular project. This is based on project specific risk assessments and on current information. This includes but is not limited to: client liaison, complete project planning, project coordination, procurement, human resource management, drafting of standard documentation, operating procedures, payroll administration, logistics and movement coordination, operations management, training, EMS and technical backup.
 
- S3AFRICA provides recruiting, human resource management and logistics services for the security and related industries such as the oil and gas sectors. S3AFRICA source, recruit, mobilize and manage all levels of contract staff for clients ensuring that clients can remain focussed on their core business. S3AFRICA has provided recruiting, human resource management and logistics services to clients throughout Africa and the Middle East.
 
 
Close Protection
 
A large portion of our core business entails the provision of comprehensive protection services for national and international clients in the corporate, entertainment and private sectors. Typically these services include security advance work and planning, residential/ hotel security and protection in transit. More importantly though, we will assist in assessing the risk to recommend a level of security that is appropriate to the real or perceived threat. S3AFRICA has years of comprehensive experience in:
 
- Executive Protection
 
High profile individuals are more exposed to threats from criminals and other disgruntled/unstable individuals. When exposed to risks such as kidnapping, blackmail, extortion and even assassination, S3AFRICA will provide either a high profile or unobtrusive, discreet and confidential close protection team. Typically this team will also manage, in cooperation with other personal staff, aspects such as accommodation, transportation, hospitality, VIP event coordination, leisure activities and media liaison.
 
- Celebrity Protection
 
Celebrities all over the world are tormented by paparazzi, stalkers, criminal and mentally unstable elements. S3AFRICA deploy teams to provide a protective blanket and deterrent that allows clients to concentrate on core business. As in the case of executive protection, this team also assists in managing, in cooperation with other client personal staff, aspects such as transportation, hospitality, special event coordination and media liaison.
 
- Personal Protection Service
 
Where individuals or families require personal protection and where client wishes or financial constraints prevent the deployment of a close protection team, S3AFRICA can provide a one on one close protection officer and consultant, who will handle all client security requirements (Planning, driver, logistics, liaison) and acts as consultant on all aspects of safety and security for the protected individual/family.
 
Training>>Training 
 
Event Security
 
S3AFRICA supplies security teams to plan and execute event security that will ensure that an event can run smoothly, without disruption and with minimal risks to delegates. S3AFRICA cater for small, discreet, low profile executive meetings (which can include counter surveillance and counter eavesdropping measures) to stadium venue high profile sporting and entertainment events.             
 
Asset Protection
 
We believe that the quality of our service and selective client base, sets us apart from and affords us a significant competitive advantage over “larger” security service providers. S3AFRICA plan in conjunction with the client and provide:
 
Risk Assessments
 
No two clients, businesses or premises have the same security requirements. Although the basic elements of a good security plan remain generic, S3AFRICA will source accurate local intelligence, conduct due diligence investigations and identify areas open to corruption and other criminal activity that may pose a risk to a business/ infra structure. Once this has been completed an effective and cost efficient security solution can be presented for consideration.                                                 
 
 
Physical Security
 
The physical location, purpose and setting of premises are important considerations in determining the various physical security risks that can be anticipated. On the basis of a comprehensive risk assessment S3AFRICA will provide recommendations that collectively form the framework of a comprehensive physical security plan.  Generally our security plans are developed around overlapping concentric security zones namely: Outer perimeter, inner perimeter and facility infra structure. 

S3AFRICA can provide all of the above services, however, in many cases they can be effectively and more cost efficiently outsourced to local service providers. In cases where security services are to be outsourced, S3AFRICA can assist in drafting the Scope of Work and Technical Standards for service agreements. It will also provide Quality Management oversight of the outsourced service though a system of periodic scheduled and unannounced audits and reviews. 

 
Personnel Security
 
Employees play a key role in any security plan, if they are correctly tasked and trained.  Conversely, staff who are inadequately briefed and trained may nullify security measures in place.   
                                                                                                              
 
Vetting
 
Ideally local staff should be professionally vetted prior to employment. If such vetting is not possible, care should be taken to ensure that references are fully investigated to ensure that they are from a reliable source. In addition, it is advisable to check that the circumstances of staff's private lives do not provide leverage for bribery, coercion or blackmail.  S3AFRICA can conduct background checks on recruited staff to ensure the integrity of new staff. If authorised by the employer, S3AFRICA can verify skills, qualifications and previous employment, conduct credit, residency, criminal record, civil litigation and polygraph checks.
 
 
Riot and Crowd Control

S3AFRICA supplies a full range of services from low profile Close Protection officers who provide a high level and yet discreet protection service to directors and senior management, access control specialists to assist the contracted client security company with securing business premises and factories and complete outfitted riot squads.



Security Orientation
 
Staff properly prepared to deal with security threats associated with working in a particular environment is a key element to the overall security of any organisation. S3AFRICA provide training that ranges from:

§  Personal Security

§  Travel Management and Security

§  Surveillance and Counter Surveillance Techniques

§  Defensive Driving and Anti Ambush and Anti Hijacking Drills

§  Bomb Threat

§  Extortion, Bribery, Kidnap, Ransom and Hostage situations

§  Missing Person Procedures

§  Information and Communications Security 

§  Incident Recovery and Relocation Drills
 
 
Extraction and Repatriation
 
Emergency situations such as medical crises, natural disasters, acts of terrorism and civil unrest can necessitate the extraction and repatriation of foreign nationals.  S3AFRICA will not only provide support during these emergencies, but will also provide strategic planning support to assist in developing country specific, workable, crisis management policies, procedures, and in preparing and testing extraction and evacuation plans.
 
 
Maritime Security
 
S3AFRICA provide protection services to vessels travelling in waters off the African coast notorious for piracy. S3AFRICA provide a full range of services including project management, the drafting of security plans, crew training and all related services. S3AFRICA has conducted consultancy services to maritime clients in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean since 2007.
 
 
 Information Security                                                              
 
S3AFRICA will assist clients to design effective systems and procedures for the handling, storage and destruction of hard copy information as well as for the secure transmission of commercially sensitive material.
 
 
Periodic Audits and Reviews
 
The environment in which businesses operate is constantly evolving, so too are the risks and threats to which it is exposed.  S3AFRICA will undertake comprehensive periodic reviews of security threats, structures, policies and processes. This can also include physical security surveys of offices, plants and all facilities.
 
 
Incident Response and Support
 
Being prepared and flexible enough to deal with contingencies is what differentiates excellence from mediocrity in service provision. This is particularly true when working in areas where violent crime and life threatening events are part of daily life.  All S3AFRICA staff members have the local knowledge and expertise required to avoid exposing our clients to life threatening situations. They are also trained to respond quickly and effectively in such situations to preserve life and to ensure safe extraction. On all tasks, back up resources are available 24/7. These teams are available to offer immediate advice, support and to organise resources on-the ground in support of the client and security staff.
 
 
Emergency Medical Services
 
Many S3AFRICA security staff members are also trained in Emergency Medical Response. A lot of emphasis is placed on practical training and experience; some of the National team members are also registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa. In addition, S3AFRICA provide full EMS backup and support services in all operational areas. 
 
 
Logistical Support
 
Holding comprehensive equipment inventories, S3AFRICA staff members are equipped with quality equipment. On guarding details this will typically include: Two way transceivers, medical response kit, tactical torches, batons, Oleoresin Capsicum spray (OC gas) and fire fighting equipment and on high risk details the appropriate firearm (handgun, shotgun or self loading rifle) and related equipment.
 
 
Communications and General Administrative
 
S3AFRICA ensures that secure and efficient communication channels remain open and stable during short, medium and long term contract deployments. All daily procedures, incidents, response and preventative planning is fully documented and archived for future reference in accordance with S3AFRICA’s record and documentation policy. S3AFRICA’s documentation includes comprehensive client Safety & Security residence/ business/ factory assessments and a potential deviation analysis. Information is used to continually update and improve S3AFRICA services and is made available to clients for reference purposes.
 

 

 
 
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