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1 Anthony Mpati Pr.Eng. Product Development Manager Aberdare Power Cables Cable Guard

2 Exclusively available from Aberdare Cables

3 The Smart solution to cable theft Protects directly buried cables Local design, development and production Protection for a lifetime at a once- off cost What is CableGuard?

4 How CableGuard Works Step 1: The clamping elements are fitted over the cable.

5 How CableGuard Works Step 2: The Clamping brackets are fitted onto the clamping elements, and bolted together using the bolts, nuts and washers included.

6 How CableGuard Works Step 3: The two closure halves are clipped over the clamping assembly. The CableGuard is now closed and locked!

7 Materials Components are injection moulded from reinforced engineering polymers for strength and corrosion resistance Natural soil compaction and settling in of the component parts results in improved tensile strength with time

8 Field Testing Use of CableGuard does not adversely affect the cables current rating, or any other performance aspects. The CableGuard system was tested against a 4-wheel-drive Land Rover, an 8- ton truck, a double–diff mechanical horse and a Caterpillar 427 front end loader.

9 Field Testing These system tests also demonstrated that CableGuard will fully resist… Attempted Inline pull-out Attempted Reverse pull-out Attempted Perpendicular Pull-out All tests were witnessed by Professional Engineers who testified afterwards that the protected cable, and the CableGuard, itself were unharmed.

10 Operating Specification The effectiveness of CableGuard is dependant on: The number of units fitted The nature of the backfill The degree of compaction of the backfill For cohesive soils we recommend 5 to 10 meter spacing's of Cable Guards.

11 Modular Design Intelligent modular design ensures that CableGuard can accommodate the various popular cable diameters.

12 Packaging Large CableGuard units - pallets of 50 units no mixed sizes Medium CableGuard units - boxes of 50 units no mixed sizes Small CableGuard units - boxes of 50 units no mixed sizes

13 Price The real cost is in the replacement cost of the cables stolen. The real cost is in the potential down time of homes, businesses and industry after cables have been stolen. The real cost is in the loss of revenue after the cable have been stolen. The real cost is the loss of production to businesses. The real cost is in the inconvenience and cost to households. The real cost is to the economy as a whole. The real cost is not in the acquisition of CG!

14 Self Insurance CableGuard is Self Insurance Insurance companies view cash in transit a lesser risk to insure, NO insurance is available for underground cable installations at this time. Installing CableGuard is self insurance to protect valuable cable assets as a preventative measure. CableGuard is the only practical and effective solution at present.

15 Testimonials Quotations Hannes Roos – Ekurhuleni: CableGuard is an important and integral part of our anti-cable theft strategy most importantly it is a preventative measure Silas Zimu – City Power: He cites in presentations to AMEU and SARPA and other bodies that CableGuard is part of his anti-cable theft preventative measures. Silas states: CableGuard has been demonstrated to me and I have seen how effective CableGuard is. Zweli Dlamini – Ekurhuleni: From January 2008 to May 2010, there usually were four to five incidents of cable theft per day. However, since the implementation of the new security systems including CableGuard, the municipality was receiving an average of just one theft report per day.

16 Where do I get CableGuard? Aberdare branches –Group Operations CentreTel: Fax: –BloemfonteinTel: Fax: –Cape TownTel: Fax: /2 –DurbanTel: Fax: –MiddelburgTel: Fax: –NelspruitTel: Fax: –Port ElizabethTel: Fax: –WelkomTel: /6Fax: Website: or For further details, contact: Aberdare Technical Helpdesk: (011)

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