Estate Security

Focus On Security And Safety

For many people, a secure lifestyle is one of the main reasons for choosing to live on the Schonenberg Estate. Security and safety are paramount to the Home Owners’ Association (HOA). The Estate Manager is ultimately responsible for upholding security on the estate. A security company is employed to assist in carrying out all the usual functions to make Schonenberg a secure environment.

Security features include:

  • 24-hour, seven days a week manned security entrances/exits
  • Regular proactive foot patrols
  • A reaction / rapid response team
  • Perimeter electric fencing and walls
  • CCTV cameras throughout the estate
Access Control

There are only two access/exit gates into and out of the estate for both vehicles and pedestrians, and the security company mans both. Booms are installed in the vehicle approach, and there are turnstiles and a swing gate for pedestrian access. At the Waterstone Gate, there is a controlled area specifically for contractors’ vehicles.
Residents have to register to receive their access disk (commonly known as a ‘tag’) or use their biometric fingerprint, which operates the access/exit booms and pedestrian turnstiles at both gates. The system is computer-based, and all movements in and out of the estate are logged. Any non-resident has to be officially registered to pass through the gates.
Please note: Schonenberg Estate shall grant no access to drivers with an expired driving licence or vehicle with an expired vehicle licence.

Perimeter Security
The perimeter security consists of steel palisade fencing which has fine-strand electric wire situated at the top and infra-red motion detectors installed along the entire fence and a masonry wall. The security personnel make regular foot patrols of the perimeter, seven days a week.
CCTV Cameras
CCTV cameras are installed at selected positions along the fence and at both entrances/exits to monitor incoming and outgoing vehicle and pedestrian traffic. This electrical equipment is monitored 24 hours a day at the security control building.


Estate Intercom

A private automatic branch exchange system has been installed on the estate to provide free communication between individual residences and the HOA office and the security offices at Main Gate and Waterstone Gate.

The intercom system is designed for the following calls:

  • Emergencies, to a dedicated number at security control
  • Residents to security control to advise security staff of expected visitors
  • Security to advise residents of visitors
  • Resident-to-resident communication in the estate.
Reaction / Rapid Response Team

A reaction/rapid response team, consisting of two (2) armed security personnel, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to react to intrusions, emergencies or any other disturbances. Also, the officers have received special training to deal with snakes and are equipped to provide immediate assistance.

Speeding And Signage

There are well-signposted speed limits throughout the estate, which are rigorously enforced for everybody’s safety, especially children. There is a maximum speed limit of 30 km/h (thirty kilometers per hour) and lower speed limits of 20 km/h and 10 km/h are imposed where deemed necessary. The HOA has also introduced calming traffic measures, such as speed-humps and pedestrian crossings, and speed measuring controls are conducted regularly.

Emergency Procedures

Residents should report all cases of emergency, including but not only unlawful entry, fire, and civilian disturbances, to security control. The trained security staff can deal with the situation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To view the Emergency Contact Numbers, download, or print at your convenience.