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Corporate Security

A good Corporate Security structure will have a positive influence on Company culture and policy and will be of benefit to every successful business in today’s Global Environment.

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Specialist Mine Protection

The mining industry, established long before data mining and bitcoin mining, mining the earth continues to be a major economic driver and will do so for time to come.

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Exectuvie & VIP Protection

Top businessmen and -woman today require professional security services for their protection, privacy, reputation and more.

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Consulting & Risk Assesment

ASDA will provide you with Threat- and Risk Assessments to identify and mitigate security-risks in your business- and/or home structure.

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Aviation & Charter Division

Charter your Cargo Plane with us, with our Risk Consultants protecting your valuable cargo and personnel giving you peace of mind while you focus on your business. If it is a Private Jet, you need or one of the larger Cargo Planes, we will arrange and protect the detail.

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Training International

Top businessmen and -woman today require professional security services for their protection, privacy, reputation and more.

Business manager is touching CORPORATE SECURITY on a virtual interactive control screen. Information technology metaphor and physical security concept. Symmetrical composition with tool icons.

Corporate Security

A good Corporate Security structure will have a positive influence on Company culture and policy and will be of benefit to every successful business in today’s Global Environment.

pexels-flex-point-security-12665148

Specialist Mine Protection

The mining industry, established long before data mining and bitcoin mining, mining the earth continues to be a major economic driver and will do so for time to come.

special-event

Exectuvie & VIP Protection

Top businessmen and -woman today require professional security services for their protection, privacy, reputation and more.

pexels-cameron-yartz-4001475

Consulting & Risk Assesment

ASDA will provide you with Threat- and Risk Assessments to identify and mitigate security-risks in your business- and/or home structure.

pexels-pixabay-54098

Aviation & Charter Division

Charter your Cargo Plane with us, with our Risk Consultants protecting your valuable cargo and personnel giving you peace of mind while you focus on your business. If it is a Private Jet, you need or one of the larger Cargo Planes, we will arrange and protect the detail.

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Training International

Top businessmen and -woman today require professional security services for their protection, privacy, reputation and more.

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Corporate Security

A good Corporate Security structure will have a positive influence on Company culture and policy and will be of benefit to every successful business in today’s world.

ASDA can provide your Company with a dedicated Corporate Security Manager to make sure you have a tailored corporate security structure.

ASDA provides Corporate Security Managers for your business.

5 Key Roles of a Corporate Security Manager

This important role requires to have the abilities to anticipate potential threats, get the team ready to tackle these situations as well as being able to think ahead.

When we think of corporate security, our first tendency is to think of the guards who patrol the facility at night, or the security personnel who work in the reception area. While each of these individuals has an important role to play, one cannot forget about the impact a corporate security manager can have on both security staff and the company at large. Indeed, a quality corporate security manager’s influence on culture and policy can make a significant difference for almost any company.

One of the most important responsibilities of a corporate security manager is to assess and mitigate the potential threats faced by a company. These safety and security hazards could be wide ranging, from theft and vandalism to environmental disasters. Corporate security managers regularly evaluate the risks faced by their company and use this information to find solutions that will mitigate the threat. When done right, risk assessment leads to quality mitigation strategies that can eliminate or reduce many potential hazards.

Another important task of a corporate security manager is to ensure that their facility is fully compliant with all applicable safety and security regulations. This includes both national and local standards, which may cover everything from data protection and privacy to fire planning and other safety regulations.

The corporate security manager must stay up to date on all such regulations that could impact the company and he should make sure that the facility is following these requirements. Failure to do so could result in regulatory fines and other penalties levied against the company by the government or regulatory bodies.

Regular security audits and the assessment of your security policies and protocols, will provide your company with a waterproof tailored security plan that complies with all regulations and policies.

A corporate security manager’s influence goes well beyond his own team of guards — in reality, it should also have a direct impact on everyone in the company. In this regard, a corporate security manager informs other employees of updated security policies and should provide trainings on how to respond to a dangerous situation (such as a building fire) with a report about these trainings provided and corrective actions in case of mistakes made. The corporate security manager enforces safety and security policies, taking steps to ensure that all employees are on the same page.

A physical security presence is a necessity for many corporate offices, so it should come as no surprise that a corporate security manager is responsible for overseeing the guard staff. In this leadership role, a manager will train guards on key security practices that are specific to the needs of their facility.

They can also hire a specialized company that will take steps to ensure that guards are equipped with all equipment needed and following industry operational standards. Your guards will know how to respond appropriately to security incidents and take steps to minimize risk.

Naturally, if the staff is in-house, this supervisory role also requires that a corporate security supervisor takes care of standard managerial tasks, such as conducting performance reviews, managing employee schedules, and overseeing the hiring process. For facilities that use a third party to supply security guards, a corporate security manager will work to develop quality relationships with guard providers and take actions to ensure that his company’s needs are met.

ASDA corporate security managers are never complacent and are constantly researching the latest in security advancements, as well as implementing the latest technology received from ASDA HQ. They are looking for ways and means to make their operations more efficient, while keeping the financial implications of their client in mind. Updated threats are assessed and changes are made to the relevant policies and procedures to mitigate the risks accordingly.

Any incidents are thoroughly investigated, and lessons learned will be implemented into the companies’ policies and procedures and distributed to avoid any future threats or mistakes.

As a proactive approach, new security technologies are constantly introduced to your company to ensure cutting edge technology, creating an environment that protects people, products, and the company.

Our ASDA Corporate Security Manager will manage the access screening, guarding of sites, CCTV monitoring, crisis planning, evacuation plans and your tailor-made security solutions!

Specialist Mine Security Africa

The mining industry, established long before data mining and bitcoin mining, mining the earth continues to be a major economic driver and will do so for foreseeable future.

The International organizing committee for the world mining congress’s early World Mining Data report of 2021 stated that world mining production in 2019 was 17.9 billion metric tons (roughly the weight of 96,000 Boeing 747 Jumbo jets). Most of the production (58.9%) was in Asia, followed by North America (15.8%), in terms of countries, China, U.S., Russia and Australia are the four biggest mining nations.

In the last few years, Australia and China have seen the most growth and surpassed Africa, especially in the production of minerals like Lithium, Gallium and Niobium needed for the battery industry demand of which doubled since 2015.

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Mining security faces three main challenges: harsh conditions, large areas, and high costs for the installation and maintenance of comprehensive security solutions. Compared to commercial-use security systems requirements, mine security systems and security personnel must operate in harsh environments, and sometimes conditions that border to the extreme. 

The mining industry faces extreme and multi-faceted challenges in both security and safety. The key concern of security managers in the mining sector are keeping employees safe, however, they are also tasked with preventing theft of valuable raw materials and equipment, choosing equipment that can work in extreme environmental conditions, maintaining compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations and often working in politically unstable and sometimes war-torn countries.

Dust, humidity, fog, low light, heavy water flow, flammable gases and extreme temperature are common. At mine depths, the temperatures could reach more than 45 degrees Celsius, and the environment is constantly moist and humid. The outside climate in countries like Australia, South Africa and Russia can also be challenging with freezing temperatures in winter or searing desert heat during summer months.

Security equipment should be tested and certified prior to installation with appropriate impact and ingress ratings and should be further supported by the manufacturer through long product warranties. Reliable equipment ensures the system continues to do its job and the business continues to operate profitably whilst protecting its workforce.

Therefore, equipment, like mine cameras, need to be ruggedized and customized to suit mining operations.

Access control in the mining and resources sector is not only used for security but also most importantly to manage governance, risk, and compliance to protect the safety of workers and to ensure business continuity. This includes managing personnel competencies to only allow access to those that hold active qualifications and inductions for the site, with contractors assessing the site to hold an active work order in conjunction with current up to date insurance.

To prevent theft, most attention is focused on access control and intrusion detection for storage, processing areas and areas where heavy machinery is stored and kept.

Whilst biometric access control has rapidly increased in popularity in recent years, the uptake in the mining and resources industry has been slow. The primary reasons for this are due to daily work environments impacting the ability to reliably match workers via biometrics, due to workers becoming dirty or wearing PPE (personal protective equipment).

Security requirements differ by the mine type. Open-pit mines are based on authority and risk levels and put emphasis on access control, while underground mines — with a higher requirement for safety — put emphasis on people location management. 

The large area of mines poses a challenge to security. Fencing and lighting might be very expensive, and even with the most comprehensive security solution installed, surveillance is not considered as a viable option for many underground mines, due to harsh conditions and extended tunnel lengths. Large mines can have hundreds of kilometres of tunnels, which simply cannot be effectively monitored by cameras.

While priority areas depend on the site, a mine's security profile is generally developed from the outside in, making perimeter security the first concern. However, although perimeter fencing is important, it is often impractical due to the large and difficult landscape of mine sites.
Video surveillance can detect perimeter intrusion. Day and night cameras are suited for open areas with good light over long distances. Infrared cameras can perform close-range monitoring at low light entry and exit points.

Modern thermal camera technology can operate under challenging conditions and can detect the movement of people, vehicles and partly camouflaged objects in complete darkness or areas with challenging light conditions.

Regular patrols with specially trained K9 dogs can also act as a great deterrent to illegal miners (zama zamas) and with the right trained dogs, they will be able to sniff out and detect more than only the zama zamas.

Some mine vehicles are worth millions of dollars and are costly for downtime and repairs, so monitoring and securing equipment of utmost importance. Other than asset tagging, sensor solutions such as onboard vehicle collision alert technology also help protect property. The collision alert system detects hazards in the vehicle's path and alerts drivers for potential collisions, preventing damage to the vehicle and protecting worker safety. Solutions like these provide invaluable production data feedback in difficult-to-reach areas. When integrated with access control, mine companies can make sure that only authorized personnel can operate the vehicle. The option of combined driver & vehicle identification increases security as you know exactly who was driving which vehicle.

Employee safety is the primary concern in these harsh working environments, and the thorough verification of authorized personnel entering the mine premises, is the first step in accomplishing this.

ASDA access control at mines only admits authorized personnel who passed their safety inductions, medical checks, and who received the necessary training. Added features include license renewal and expiry notifications.

A heightened level of security and safety always saves the company money, increases productivity, reduces losses in the infrastructure, cut production downtime and prevent the loss of life & limb as well as prevents damage to equipment and prevents theft and sabotage. This also ensures that government regulations are carefully adhered to.

In underground operations, it is paramount that the location of workers is known due to the elevated risk in these environments and with cardholder location tracking the workers can be accounted for in the event of an emergency as well as to safely manage underground blasting. Regular security & safety drills ensures that the tracking system functions properly and with real life firing procedures it ensures that explosives cannot be triggered until all personnel are accounted for in safe areas. Regular audits and updates in the Policies and Procedures will ensure that these systems are implemented properly and without fault.

In addition to controlling access, monitoring the work zone is essential for protecting employees. The use of video surveillance underground helps to monitor miner safety by viewing rock falls or accidents in real time, speeding up search and rescue time, and help inhibit illegal activity such as theft or illegal miners. For large areas, radar integrated with video detects if a worker is in a hazardous area or is near hazardous materials or gases. It secures the transportation and storage of ammonia nitrate, explosives, and other hazardous materials.

Today’s video analytics can be used to detect and stop accidents before they happen, ensuring smooth and safe mining operations, maximizing profit, and minimizing risks. Video analytics can raise an alert when employees are getting too close to dangerous equipment or if they are not wearing the right safety equipment like a hard hat or safety harness. Hikvision for example installed a system in a coal mine in China that increased worker safety by monitoring the areas around winches and other equipment, and by sending alerts if employees get too close to dangerous equipment. The Hikvision solution was also configured to support specific mining-safety applications, such as constant monitoring of surface water levels in different areas of the mine. Constant seepage from rock formations means that surface water can accumulate in different areas of the mine, which is a problem in terms of potential flooding, damage to infrastructure, and worker safety risks. The Hikvision system monitors surface-water levels constantly and allows the mine staff to take action to deal with any problems that arise before water levels exceed safe limits.

As previously stated, modern thermal camera technology can operate under challenging conditions and can detect the movement of people, vehicles and partly camouflaged objects in complete darkness or areas with challenging light conditions.

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Executive & VIP Protection

You might be in the need for your own CPO (Close Protection Officer) or better known as a Bodyguard. @ASDA will supply you with the best trained CPOs with ample experience and years of military, paramilitary or law enforcement service.

Your corporation might also be in the need for a PSD (Personal Security Detail) or PPD (Personal Protection Detail) to look after your group of corporate businessmen and -women.

Top businessmen and -women today require professional security services for their protection, privacy, reputation and more.

ASDA provides the following Executive and VIP security services for private and public individuals.

ASDA bodyguard division make use of highly trained, registered, and experienced individuals to provide you with the personal security you require. Not only is this a symbol of your success, but your CPO will take all the fear out of your sensitive situation, ensuring that you can focus on your task at hand with confidence.

ASDA provides personal security to high-ranking officials such as celebrities, wealthy individuals, politicians, and business executives, securing them against harm such as kidnapping, assassinations, muggings, and threats. Likewise, bodyguards may also be hired to work for private and corporate business entities.

With ample experience, including serving in Iraq as PMSC (Private Military Security Contractors) during Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom; ASDA’s Security Operatives have proven their dedication to perfection; delivering in some of the harshest conditions imaginable and with an impeccable record.

Your protective team will be assigned for the protection of your personal security and for your corporate group. Your PSD would be tailored to conform to your and your company’s needs, would it be transportation via road, or should it be more elegant or faster and safer via air transportation, we will arrange it all safely and securely.

You will feel safe and secure while you are on your way to a shareholders meeting, corporate event, trade show or personal matter. However, you may be followed or watched, and your privacy and security may be placed at risk. ASDA’s professional escort guards are trained to make your route safe and secure.

Your transportation and travel itinerary will be thoroughly planned and designed to maintain the highest level of individual security. Your driver may be the most experienced in different traffic situations, but your journey will be pre-planned. ASDA’s professional experts will provide you with safe route planning ensuring your safety and privacy as top priority.

Your destination will be thoroughly examined and assessed before your arrival to prevent potential risk as well as to maintain your privacy and security. ASDA professional experts will inspect all vulnerable spots as part of our VIP/Executive services to allow you to focus on your priorities.

Your driver is undoubtedly a great asset and there might be times when you require a higher level of a professional security driver. ASDA’s professional drivers will transport you in a safe and secure manner paying increased attention to all threatening situations. Our drivers are available on a full-time or part-time basis.

With your PSD you’ll always have a dedicated medic on hand, but with your singular services you may request a CPO or professional driver that is medically qualified, carrying his own jump bag. In case of a more threatening life-condition, we can provide a better-qualified medic, up to a Paramedic or even a Medical Doctor at your disposal. Medics is one of the additional services we render to our clients.

Consulting Services

ASDA Consulting Services are not only Legendary but has proven to be trustworthy, accurate and rooted with years of experience.

ASDA will provide you with Threat- and Risk Assessments to identify and mitigate security-risks in your business- and/or home structure.

Africa Self-Defense Academy assists businesses and individuals in reducing security risks, while providing the right balance of defense, protection, safety, and customer service and satisfaction

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Security planning and design is an essential part of new or existing businesses. ASDA assists businesses to create and design security protocols, security plans, evacuation plans, emergency plans and can even assist you with your HSE needs, inclusive of HSE inspections, audits and drafting of policies & procedures.

ASDA will identify risks and threats in your organization, determine your security requirements, implement recommendations for needed security zones & measures, and develop security concepts all-inclusive in our Threat- and Risk Assessment.

ASDA’s team of professionally trained security experts will come to your residential property to provide you with a detailed analysis of your security threats, risks, and current security systems, providing you with a customized plan of concrete solutions for modern security improvements. Especially at the rate which crime is growing in South Africa, Africa and Worldwide a thorough home assessment is of utmost importance to ensure the safety & security of your family and your assets at your most important investment.

ASDA has many years of experienced Consulting services in vast areas of the world, inclusive of the sphere of Security in conjunction with Health & Safety services. A list of services rendered are depicted below to give our clientele a generalized idea of the experience and contracts completed with an idea of the capability of ASDA’s capabilities.

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Aviation & Charter Division

Charter your Cargo Plane with us, with our Risk Consultants protecting your valuable cargo and personnel giving you peace of mind while you focus on your business. If it is a Private Jet, you need or one of the larger Cargo Planes, we will arrange and protect the detail and each and every aspect of the element entrusted to us.

ASDA uses approved International Aviation Transportation means to transport Diesel and Jet A1 fuels between remote locations, carrying a Transportation of Dangerous Goods Equivalency Certificate. This system maximizes the load-carrying capacity of the aircraft, making the transportation of fuel efficient and cost-effective. Should you be serious and need the peace of mind for the transportation of your valuable fuels; you need to cut a contract with ASDA Aviation Services. Contact us for further information.

ASDA is also one of the only AIR-TRANSPORTATION Companies transporting Gasoline via air between remote locations, carrying an approved Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificate. Capable of safely and cost-effectively transporting Gasoline without special permits; using a one-fuel system. This eliminates the bulky and costly fuel drums and allows you (the additional benefit) to transport other goods on your return flight.

ASDA will arrange and escort you to your destination, while our Security Consultants secure and protect you all the way in your journey, making sure you can focus on what matters most, enabling you to be focused on what is of greater importance which is your business transactions and deals.

ASDA will fly you to and from virtually ANY place on our earth; we’ll need a head start to prepare for all the arrangements that goes into this meticulous preparation.

For emergency evacuations contact within, with discretion.

ASDA has a global reach that stems to most parts of our world