The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Volsec Unveils New Armoured Cars

VOLSEC SECURITY yesterday unveiled two state-of-the-art armoured vehicles that is specifically designed for cash-in-transit duties. The armoured vehicles will be used to transport large sums of cash on behalf of the security company's clients.

The vehicles, which are the first of their kind in the country, are fitted with tracking and alarm systems that make it impossible for robbers to steal or drive off with them.

Volsec Security chief executive Mr Reuben Chisale said unlike other vehicles that are converted into armoured, the Volsec CIT vehicles were designed for transporting cash and precious minerals.

"This Volsec CIT Vehicle may not be pretty, but it does the job of saving lives and thwarting the dastardly attacks of cash-in-transit criminals. We are the first company in Zimbabwe to import full bullet-proof armoured vehicles as we play a crucial role in the economy by moving valuables such as cash securities, bullion and other financial instruments, on behalf of corporates and individuals.

The use of multi-currencies has attracted the attention of armed robbers and we are here to bust the criminal element," he said.

Mr Chisale said Voltec Security was chosen by an international company to use the franchise of the armoured vehicle because it was recently ISO certified.

Volsec Security recently received ISO 9001: 2008 International Standard Certification as part of its quest to improve on quality assurance.

Mr Chisale said they had exclusive use of the armoured vehicle in the country, as they were the only company that was chosen by the manufacturer to receive the vehicle.

Ever since the company was formed a few years ago, it has strived to beef up its security systems to meet the needs of its customers.

"In addition to the armoured vehicle, we safely carry cash and bullion to and from designated areas, using cash caddy shock briefcases. These are modern electronic cash boxes.

"The briefcase is a shock ejector, which produces a very noisy ear-piercing siren, which attracts unwanted attention and a non-lethal 50 000-volt shock as deterrent, in the event that the briefcase is snatched from the security detail," he said.

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