Security Solutions for the Mining Sector

The Elvey Group, part of the Hudaco Group of Companies, addresses several needs within the mining sector with numerous integrated and holistic solutions from various divisions within the group.

Pentagon – Projects

Pentagon is a leading value-added distributor of IP CCTV, high-density storage solutions, access control, fire detection, public address, and networking products in Africa. In addition to its high-quality product offering, the company’s approach is extremely consultative, allowing it to offer value-added professional services such as presales design, pre-commissioning, and on-site commissioning to improve the overall efficiency of any installation and maintenance process. 

The company specialises in turnkey project management solutions that address the complete needs of mines in terms of security and is ideally placed to collaborate with installation professionals that demand the best products for their security projects. Examples of technology deployed by the company in the mining space include:

CCTV & Video Management  

Surveillance with the right analytics, integrations, rules and automation offers visual verification for all the operational, safety and security needs on the mine. Solutions from leading suppliers include:

Thanks to its scalability, BVMS grows with the user’s needs. From BVMS Viewer to Lite, Plus, Professional or Enterprise, it can easily be upgraded while keeping the same look and feel so that no further operator training is required.

Cameras and sensors have become more than just a device to provide an image or sound, and with the intelligent and analytic capabilities on the edge, the information and events are available to be pulled into various video management systems via open platform or ONVIFcompliant streams as well as other plant, business and business intelligence (BI) systems.

The products, software, and services available from the Elvey Group are built on trust, supporting predictive analytics and sustainable business practices. The goal is to help security professionals, consultants, specifiers, and end users on their journey to predictive solutions. This allows them to respond before a potential situation occurs, or leverage business intelligence that goes beyond security.

Harnessing the ‘power to predict’ requires making good and efficient use of the rich and versatile video data generated by video systems. Elvey’s camera solutions are offered with AI as a built-in standard. They can be connected to the IoT to support recurring revenue models via services and remote access and management    

Building Management Systems

The focus of a building management system (BMS) is around healthy buildings, building performance and energy savings. Key ideas and strategies all buildings should implement:

Perimeter fences  

The perimeter fence is the first line of defence in any mine’s security arsenal and as such should be characterised by reliability, ruggedness and durability. The kinematic and taut wire systems deployed by Pentagon exemplify the highest standards in physical security protection, making them highly suited to the extremely long perimeter distances typified at mines. All fencing solutions can be integrated with PTZ cameras or thermal perimeter technology to ensure rapid and accurate monitoring should there be a threat of intrusion or damage to the perimeter fence.  

Integrated communication

Pentagon provides Moxa and Aetek industrial network infrastructure to provide reliable communications between devices. In addition, the company also ensures integration to I/O of conveyors, machinery and plant to provide additional event data that facilitates verification of events.