And this is the big question: are we authorised to do so? Short answer: YES
Did you know that in the infancy of the Safety and Security industry, South Africa was mainly an importer of products? Now, that industry is one of the fastest growing in the country; and South African designed and manufactured products in the country are exported internationally.
There are a few categories that a provider can fall under in the industry, namely, access control, fire protection, and a few others.
But at the heart of it all is surveillance.
NAVIC™ is a security data analytics solution. We know that surveillance without intention is just noise. You have to know what you are watching for, and why. We take that surveillance data and turn it into actionable intelligence that deters crime and contributes to apprehending criminals.
And this is the big question: are we authorised to do so? Short answer: YES.
We are working towards a better world with #SaferCommunities. We use our tech for good and we use it within the parameters of the law.
There are multiple regulatory bodies that make sure companies who provide security services follow the rules – and there are a lot of rules. It’s so easy to drop the ball, but when lives are on the line you cannot take that chance. The NAVIC™ team is always up-to-date with our affiliates. Our status is always active. To be able to keep communities safe we need access to information, and the regulatory authorities make sure that we handle that information responsibly.
We are PSiRA compliant.
The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) was established in 2002 in terms of the Private Security Industry Regulation Act (Act No 56 of 2001). Their vision is to instill South Africans with confidence in the legitimacy, occupational practices and transformation of the Private Security Industry.
We are MISS compliant.
If part of business activities is passing on information to other entities, it is required that that business keep a proper record of such information. The Regulations of Public Services Act holds that there are Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS) that all public companies who serve the public citizens, as well as private companies who handle information concerning national security, must adhere to.
We are both POPIA and PAIA compliant.
Two acts that are spoken about together are the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA). This is because one (PAIA) promotes transparency – giving everyone the right to access information; and the other (POPIA) deals with privacy – seeking to protect everyone’s right to control their own personal data. So, you can see how compliance with these two acts interact with each other, and companies who deal with private information and security data need to do so in accordance with both.
Knowing and following the rules is for everyone’s protection. We do not consider these “hoops” that we are jumping through. It is our sworn duty and responsibility to adhere to the instructions and protocols of these regulatory bodies. They do their job so that we can do ours.
NAVIC™ is dedicated to safer communities. And being compliant with the rule of law means we can achieve that goal by protecting you.
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