The effectiveness and the efficiency of the electronic security system in the North-West University, Mafikeng Campus
The purpose of the study was to analyse the efficiency and effectiveness of the electronic security system at the North-West University, Mafikeng Campus. The main aim of the electronic security system is to provide, defence, protection and safety to the people and assets of the organization against intruders. The protection occurs on the outer and the inner perimeter of the property and by so doing efficient and effective electronic security system must be in place. Electronic security plays a major role in the life of people and in protecting the assets of the organization. When the electronic security system is effective and efficient then the company becomes very successful in terms of the progress. In the outer perimeter which is the actual property lines, is to check and control who walks or drive onto the property without the concern of the owner. The two security concepts in the perimeter security are the natural security control and territorial reinforcement. In the natural access control, criminals like to feel being in control because of entering and exiting the area with the perception that the risk is very low and are unnoticed in the area. The total population that took part in the analysis of the Electronic Security System consist of different categories; second and final year students doing computer science and information technology, and security personnel within the campus and private companies. From the findings of the study, it was recommended that the University management should implement security measures in line with their respective security policies in order to mitigate identified risks. The management should have appropriate security solutions in place to protect university assets, students, employees and communication links against abuse or attacks. The responsiveness of the security system to threats is very much important to eliminate the vulnerabilities and threats beforehand and to avoid unnecessary costs against the university. The university should do everything in its power to provide an increased and improved service over time. Effective and efficient service delivery will bring about good and successful results, and that will make customers happy at the end of the day. The management should follow processes and procedures of the security act in order to ensure that the entire university is safe and secure.