Why you need to audit your operations

A quality audit can reveal the truth about the effectiveness of the current security strategies whilst managing Service Level Agreement between the Estate and the security service provider. The added advantage to this service is that a third party can focus on assessing the security while ensuring that the Service Provider is compliant with all […]

Drones – The Pros & Cons of using on a Residential Estate

There are many operational Pros to using drones on Estates such as : With the Lowering costs of drones, lightweight cameras and state of the art stabilization, they are appealing for use in security operations Great for use in emergency response to establish appropriate response measures A specified area is defined by programming a drone […]

Pain points for Residential Estates and Boards

Have you ever found yourself questioning or asking the following? Why does my Service Provider not manage the duties of the estate’s guards?Why is there a lack of communication and feedback from my Service Provider?Why is my SLA in the best interests of my Service Provider?Why don’t we get comprehensive monthly reports?Why is there a […]

Equiping HOA’s through Education

In everything we do we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo, is by making security operations functional and productive, whilst saving money and holding service providers accountable. We just happen to be redefining the security industry whilst do so. At IDME Consulting we […]

Security Tips for Estate Managers

As an Estate Manager, it is imperative to employ the highest caliber Security Manager. This employee will need to have security experience and be well versed in operations. Once employed, many a time Estate Managers take it for granted that the Security Manager is ensuring that all aspects of security are managed well and running […]

Using Third-Party Service Providers

According to Dereck Barr-Pulliam (PhD, CIA, CPA) in ” Engaging Third Parties for Internal Audit Activities, he states that A global average of 38% of CAE’s say they use third parties for internal audit activity. It was further noted that the average percentage of activity performed by a 3rd party recorded a 21% for Sub-Saharan Africa. […]

Is your Estate POPIA Compliant?

When running or living on a lifestyle / residential estate, have you considered the amount of personal information required to enable the estate to operate effectively? There are residents, guests, employees, and contractors and living, working, coming and going. Have you considered the amount of personal information collected in this process? What happens to this […]

Being one step ahead of your Security

In the design of an effective perimeter security system, consideration must be given to the various threat areas (low, medium and high) as well as the type of physical barrier that is erected around the estate or building. Based on this information, the design would involve the matching of the right technologies and systems to […]