Projects

Please browse through some of the major projects we have worked on in the past.

Client:   Department of Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa.
Location:   Baviaanspoort, Gauteng, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   1998
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 23,000,000.00
Scope of Services:

  • Planning and Design of the Security System
  • Compilation of Tender Documents
  • Evaluation of Tenders
  • Supervision of Construction

Key Factors:

  • Second “Direct-Indirect Supervision Prison” in South Africa
  • Integrated Security System
  • Taut-Wire Security Detection Fence

Synopsis:

Secelec was responsible for the design and project management of the integrated security system for the second direct-indirect supervision, and the third new generation type correctional facility, in South Africa located in Baviaanspoort, Pretoria.

The capacity of the correctional facility is 640 youth male inmates. The correctional facility comprises 5 housing units and one admissions housing unit.

Apart from the housing units, the facility also comprises of the following units: Admission; Visitation; Hospital; Counseling; Kitchen; General Stores; Workshops; and an Administration Section.

All the doors, cameras, officer event logs, intercoms, public address systems, and security detection fence sub-systems in the facility are controlled by an Intelligent Distributed Electronic Addressable System which integrates all the sub-systems into an integrated security system. The movement of the doors is achieved by a pneumatic system.

Client:   Department of Public Works in the Western Cape of the Republic of South Africa.
Location:   Brandvlei, Western Cape, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   2012
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 37,000,000.00
Scope of Services:

  • Security Consultants
  • Evaluation of Tenders
  • Supervision of Construction

Key Factors:

  • IP-Based Integrated Security System

Synopsis:

Secelec partnered with Eckon Consulting Engineers as their specialist security consultant for the design and project management of the integrated security system installation for the Brandvlei Correctional Facility in the Western Cape.

The capacity of the correctional facility is 500 inmates. The prison is broken down in 2 housing blocks for 250 inmates each. Further, there is one additional housing block for inmates requiring special treatment. Apart from the housing units, it also comprises of the following units: Admission; Visitation; Hospital; Counseling; Kitchen; General Stores; Workshops and an Administration building. Movement of the doors is achieved by a pneumatic system.

The facility also has two galvanized security perimeter fences around it, which are 1.2 km in length. The fences are spaced 6 meters apart with a camera placed every 45 meters. The outer perimeter fence is monitored by kinematic sensors while the inner perimeter fence is monitored by means of a taught wire detection system.

Client:   Department of Public Works of the Republic of South Africa.
Location:   Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   At the beginning of 2019, still ongoing.
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 220,000,000.00
Scope of Services:

  • Security, Electrical and Mechanical Consultants
  • Generation of Tender Documentation
  • Evaluation of Tenders
  • Supervision of Construction
  • Principal Agents

Key Factors:

  • Upgrading the correctional facility from the old death-cell layout to a modern super maximum security facility.

Synopsis:

Secelec was responsible for the design and project management of the integrated security system for the C-max maximum security facility, in Pretoria, South Africa.

Client:   Department of Public Works of the Republic of South Africa.
Location:   Waltloo, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   2005
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 23,350,000.00
Scope of Services:

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

Key Factors:

  • National Keypoint
  • Integrated Security System

Synopsis:

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 fencing, guard tracking and event logging systems. All these systems as well as the smoke detection system (which was installed by another consultant) were integrated into one system using the access control system as the integration platform and security management system. The major components of the security system were the 153 access controlled doors, 278 CCTV cameras and 1.45 km of electrified detection fencing.

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 bio-metric readers on the patrol route where guards have to clock in within a specified time.

Client:   Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund
Location:   New Castle, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   1996
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 1,300,000.00
Scope of Services:

  • Design of Electrical and Security Installation
  • Evaluation of Tenders
  • Supervision of Construction

Key Factors:

  • Donation to the Department of Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa

Synopsis:

Secelec was responsible for the design and project management of the electrical and electronic installations for this correctional facility in New Castle in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The work commenced in October 1995 for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.

The capacity of the correctional facility is 600 male inmates. The facility comprises of 24 housing units. Each housing unit houses 25 inmates each. Apart from the housing units, it is also comprised of the following units: Admission; Visitation; Hospital; Counseling; Kitchen; General Stores; Workshops, and an Administration section.

The facility also has two galvanized security perimeter fences around it, which are 1950m in length each. The fences are spaced 4 meters apart and are monitored by means of a taut wire and short circuit detection system.

The inner fence is a taut wire fence and the outer fence a delay fence.

Client:   Department of Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa
Location:   Empangeni, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   2000
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 35,000,000.00
Scope of Services:

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

Key Factors:

  • Third Direct-Indirect Supervision Correctional Facility in South Africa
  • Integrated Security System
  • Taut Wire Security Detection Fence

Synopsis:

Secelec was responsible for the writing of the performance specification, the evaluation of tenders and the supervision of the installation of the integrated security system for the third direct-indirect supervision, and the fouth new-generation type correctional facility in South Africa located in Empangeni in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

The capacity of the correctional facility is 1350 inmates. The facility comprises 11 housing units and one Cooks’ housing unit. Ten housing unit blocks for 128 inmates each, and one housing unit for 66 inmates.

Apart from the housing units, it also comprises of the following units: Admission; Visitation; Hospital; Counseling; Kitchen; General Stores, and an Administration section.

All the doors, cameras, officer event logs, intercom and public address systems, and security detection fence sub-systems in the facility are controlled by an intelligent distributed electronic addressable system which integrates all the sub-systems into an integrated security system. The movement of the doors is achieved by a pneumatic system.

Client:   Department of Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa
Location:   Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   1997
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 13,100,000.00
Scope of Services:

  • Planning and Design of the Security System
  • Compilation of Tender Documents
  • Evaluation of Tenders
  • Supervision of Construction

Key Factors:

  • First Direct-Indirect Supervision Correctional Facility in South Africa
  • IDEAS Electronic Control System

Synopsis:

Secelec was responsible for the design and project management for the integrated security system for the first new-generation type correctional facility in South Africa located in Goodwood, Cape Town.

The capacity of the correctional facility is 1224 inmates. The facility comprises 6 housing units. Four housing unit blocks for 272 inmates and two housing units blocks for 68 inmates. There is also an exercise yard for every 68 inmates.

Apart from the housing units, it is also comprised of the following units: Admission; Visitation; Hospital; Counseling; Kitchen; General Stores, and an Administration section.

All the doors, cameras, officer event logs, intercoms, and public address sub-systems in the facility are controlled by an Intelligent Distributed Electronic Addressable System (IDEAS) and integrated into an integrated security system. The movement of the doors is achieved by a pneumatic system.

Client:   Department of Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa.
Location:   Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   At the beginning of 2019, still ongoing.
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 43,500,000.00
Scope of Services:

  • Security Consultants
  • Evaluation of Tenders
  • Supervision of Construction

Key Factors:

  • First correctional facility with a full IP-based system
  • Cellphone detection throughout the facility

Synopsis:

Secelec was appointed in July 2006 by The Department of Public Works as the security consultant for the design and project management of the integrated security system installation for the Kimberley Correctional Facility in the Northern Cape.

The capacity of the correctional facility is 3000 inmates. The facility comprises 3 separate correctional facilities that are operated as one facility. Each correctional facility is broken down into 4 housing blocks, each with 4 housing areas. There is further one housing block for inmates requiring special treatment.

Apart from the housing units, it is also comprised the following units: Admission; Visitation; Hospital; Counseling; Kitchen; General Stores; Workshops, and an Administration building. Movement of the doors is achieved by a pneumatic system.

The facility also has two galvanized security perimeter fences around it, which are 2.2 km in length. The fences are spaced 6 meters apart with a camera placed every 50 meters and are monitored by means of a taught wire and short circuit detection system.

Client:   Department of Roads, Transport and Public Works of the Northern Cape, Republic of South Africa.
Location:   Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   At the beginning of 2019, still ongoing.
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 45,000,000.00
Scope of Services:

  • Security Consultants
  • Generation of Tender Documentation
  • Evaluation of Tenders
  • Supervision of Construction

Key Factors:

  • First New-Generation Mental Health Facility to be built in 40 years in South Africa.

Synopsis:

Kimberley Mental Health Facility is a high-tech facility with the aim of reducing the staff complement required for a facility of this kind.

The mental health facility is the first phase of a new multi-billion Rand provincial hospital and training facility that will include stall housing.

The facility includes forensic facilities for patients who have already committed criminal offences and are sentenced to a correctional facility, but are mentally incapable of surviving in a conventional correctional facility. The forensic portion of the facility includes high and medium care facilities as well as admissions, observation and pre-discharge facilities. The forensic facilities are as secure as a high security prison while still maintaining the look and feel of a hospital.

The open and closed ward sections are for patients referred by private or state doctors. In these sections the patients have not committed crimes and have a lot more freedom than in the forensic sections. Patients may have the right to go to visitation or the library unaccompanied. For this, bio-metric fingerprint readers have been utilized to give patients the freedom to move around as their profiles allow. This frees up staff for other duties.

The last section is a voluntary section for patients who have admitted themselves.

Client:   Department of Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa
Location:   Kokstad, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   2002
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 14,700,000.00
Scope of Services:

  • Planning and Design of the Security System and Fence
  • Compilation of Tender Documentation
  • Evaluation of Tenders
  • Supervision of Construction

Key Factors:

  • The Support Correctional Facility for the Super Maximum Facility
  • Integrated Security System
  • Taut Wire Security Detection Fence
  • Unit Management and Direct Supervision

Synopsis:

Secelec was responsible in consortium with another consulting firm for the design and project management for the integrated security system installed at this correctional facility in Kokstad in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The work commenced in November 1997.

The capacity of the medium security correctional facility is 188 inmates. The facility comprises of 3 housing units. Two of the housing units house 128 inmates each and the third housing unit houses 32 inmates. There is also an exercise yard for every 64 inmates and one for the 32 female inmates.

Apart from the housing units, the facility is also comprised of the following units: Admission; Visitation; Hospital; Kitchen; General Stores, and an Administration section. All the doors, cameras and communications sub-systems in the facility are controlled by an Intelligent Distributed Electronic Addressable System (IDEAS) that acts as a systems integrator for all the sub-security systems, namely pneumatic door control, CCTV system, intercom system, security detection fence, and event logging system.

The facility also has two galvanized security perimeter fences around it, which are 900m in length each. The fences are spaced 4 meters apart and monitored by means of a taught wire and short circuit detection system.

Client:   Department of Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa
Location:   Kokstad, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   2001
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 74,100,000.00
Scope of Services:

  • Planning and Design of the Security System and Fence
  • Compilation of Tender Documentation
  • Evaluation of Tenders
  • Supervision of Construction

Key Factors:

  • First Super Maximum Security Correctional Facility in South Africa
  • No Lifts Used
  • Integrated Security System
  • Taut Wire Security Detection Fence
  • Unit Management and Direct Supervision

Synopsis:

Secelec was responsible in consortium with another consulting firm for the design and project management for the integrated security system installed at this prison in Kokstad in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The work commenced in November 1997.

The capacity of the super maximum correctional facility is 1440 inmates. This is the largest Super Maximum Security Correctional Facility in the world. The prison comprises 24 double story housing units. Each housing unit houses 60 inmates. There is also an exercise yard for every 10 inmates.

Apart from the housing units, it also comprised the following units: Admission; Visitation; Hospital; Pre-Integration, and an Administration section. All the doors, cameras, security detection fence, and intercom sub-systems in the facility are controlled by an Intelligent Distributed Electronic Addressable System (IDEAS) that acts as a systems integrator for all the security sub-systems.

The facility also has two galvanized perimeter security fences around it, which are 2 km in length. The fences are spaced 6 meters apart with a camera placed every 50 meters and are monitored by means of a taught wire fence and short circuit detection system.

Client:   Vodacom
Location:   Vodaworld, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   2009
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 1,258,000.00
Scope of Services:

  • Electrical and Fire Consultants
  • Compilation of Tender Documents
  • Compilation of Specialist lighting and Fire Contracts
  • Evaluation of Tenders
  • Supervision of Construction

Key Factors:

  • Extreme Studio Lighting
  • Long-Backup UPS and Generator

Synopsis:

The project was one of the most exciting that Secelec has worked on for lighting. The studio is intended for a youthful audience of under 25 years old. The brief from the studio managers was to make the studio “funky” and “exciting”.

Secelec delivered to the client a great finished product while still keeping the cost as low as possible.

The electronic system is backed up by a UPS which can run for up to an hour. The entire installation is backed up by an electrical generator with a capacity for eight hours of backup.

The end product is an impressive installation that is easy to manage.

Client:   CGM under Wackenhut
Location:   Louis Trichardt, Limpopo, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   2002
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 45,000,000.00
Scope of Services:

  • Planning and Design of the Security System and Fence
  • Security Consultants
  • Supervision of Construction

Key Factors:

  • Privately Operated Prison
  • IDEAS Electronic Control System

Synopsis:

Secelec was appointed in July 2000 by CGM, contractors to Wackenhut, and asked to perform the security system evaluation, project management of the security system installation, as well as to act as security consultant for the design and build for the correctional facility located in Louis Trichardt, South Africa.

The capacity of the correctional facility is 3000 inmates. The facility comprises 3 separate correctional facilities that are operated as one facility. Each correctional facility is broken down in 3 housing blocks, each with 4 housing areas. There are further one housing block consisting of three housing units for inmates requiring special treatment.

Apart from the housing units, it is also comprised of the following units: Admission; Visitation; Hospital; Counseling; Kitchen; General Stores; Workshops, and an Administration Section.

Movement of the doors is achieved by a pneumatic system.

The facility also has two galvanized security perimeter fences around it, which are 2.4 km in length. The fences are spaced 6 meters apart with a camera placed every 50 meters and are monitored by means of a taught wire and short circuit detection system.

Client:   Department of Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa
Location:   Malmesbury, Western Cape, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   1997
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 21,000,000.00
Scope of Services:

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

Key Factors:

  • First Direct-Indirect Supervision Correctional Facility in South Africa
  • Integrated Security System

Synopsis:

Secelec was responsible for the writing of the performance specification, the evaluation of tenders and the supervision of the installation of the integrated security system for the first direct-indirect supervision and, the second new-generation type correctional facility in South Africa, located in Malmesbury, Western Cape.

The capacity of the correctional facility is 1350 (710 medium security male inmates and 640 maximum security male inmates). The facility comprises 11 housing units and one cooks’ housing unit. Ten housing unit blocks for 128 inmates each and one housing unit for 66 inmates.

Apart from the housing units, it also comprise of the following units: Admission; Visitation; Hospital; Counseling; Kitchen; General Stores; Workshops; Class Rooms, and an Administration section.

All the doors, cameras, officer event logs, and intercom and public address sub-systems in the facility are controlled by an Intelligent Distributed Electronic Addressable System (IDEAS) which integrates all the sub-systems into an integrated security system.

The movement of the doors is achieved by a pneumatic system.

Client:   Department of Public Works of the Republic of South Africa, Western Cape
Location:   Warm Bokkeveld, Western Cape, South Africa.
Year Completed:
   –
Estimated Final Project Cost:   R 26,500,000.00
Scope of Services:

  • Security Consultants
  • Evaluation of Tenders
  • Supervision of Construction

Key Factors:

  • Reused Some of the Existing Facilities
  • IP-Based Integrated Security System

Synopsis:

Secelec partnered with de Villiers and Moore Consulting Engineers as their specialist security consultant for the design and project management of the integrated security system installation for the Warm Bokkeveld Correctional Facility in Ceres, Western Cape.

The capacity of the correctional facility is 500 inmates. The facility is broken down into 2 housing blocks for 250 prisoners each. There is a further housing block for inmates requiring special treatment. Apart from the housing units, it is also comprised of the following units: Admission; Visitation; Hospital; Counseling; Kitchen; General Stores; Workshops, and an Administration building. Movement of the doors is achieved by a pneumatic system.

What makes this Medium Security Correctional Facility interesting is the fact that it includes a school and vocational training facility.

The facility also has two galvanized security perimeter fences around it, which are 725 m in length. The fences are spaced 6 meters apart with a camera placed every 45 meters. The outer perimeter fence is monitored by kinematic sensors while the inner perimeter fence is monitored by a taught wire detection system.