Business Unit Manager – Camera Surveillance – Southern Suburbs – Cape Town


The successful candidate will be responsible for the technical control of a live security control room of approximately 600 surveillance cameras, manage surveillance for 6 luxury healthcare facilities with 300 rooms and common areas and the supervision of maintenance of security equipment


Scope of activities will include perimeter and black screen monitoring, use of analytics to manage live events and security incidents, monitoring of guardhouse and access control

The candidate will also work closely with the Control Room Manager who manages the day-to-day running of the Control Room

The candidate must be able to devise ways to use camera technology to enable management to increase efficiencies and help manage risks more effectively



Manage 2 direct reports

Technical management of the control room, ensuring that quality of camera monitoring is maintained at maximum effectiveness

Grow and expand business with new clients including face-to-face client meetings, business development, proposals etc.

Developing and implementing security policies, protocols and procedures

Controlling budgets for security operations and monitor expenses

Identification of weaknesses in security management

Instructing and supervising technicians to deal with any faults

Reporting of any shortcomings in equipment

Plan and coordinate surveillance operations for specific events

Ensure company stays up to date with relevant and latest software

Administration of daily checks and logging and following up of reports

Reporting to clients on incidents

Investigate and resolve issues

Putting controls in place to minimize incidents

Training of control room staff





Post Graduate qualification an advantage



Proven experience in the security industry

Successful track record in a multi-function security control room

Technical ability in managing remote camera environments


Skills & Knowledge:

Computer literate

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Proficient communication at all levels

Good managerial skills

Administratively strong

Ability to handle conflict

Effective reporting

Ability to identify critical issues quickly and accurately

Extensive knowledge of CCTV systems and their use in managing security risks

Knowledge of the operating, monitoring, evaluating and maintaining of CCTV systems

Knowledge of security related procedures, equipment, access systems, electric fencing, perimeter security, fire alarms and other related security systems

Technical knowledge on Camera technology and systems


Other requirements:

Clear credit record

No criminal record

Contactable references

Own transport



Mondays to Fridays from 08h00 until 17h00 with a daily lunch break of 45 minutes

Due to the nature of the position, you will be required to be on call after hours, except during authorized annual leave periods



Should you meet the above requirements, we urge you to please apply by forwarding your CV along with any supporting documents to

Contact will only be made with shortlisted candidates. Should you not hear from us within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful

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