About Pinnsec

Company Overview

Known as Pinnsec, Pinnacle Security Solutions bring exceptional distribution to the Life Safety & Security industry. 

Adding to Pinnacle’s already vast array of superior ICT products, Pinnsec is a specialised supplier centre for a range of world-class products for:

  • CCTV

  • Evacuation

  • Fire Detection

  • Security Accessories

  • Public Address

  • Access Control

  • Fire Suppression

Pinnsec provides top-notch solutions for small- to high-end applications in the banking, commercial, corporate, education, government, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, mining, retail, sport, transportation and other related industries.

Established in 1993, as a division of Pinnacle, Pinnsec strives to deliver exceptional services and expertise to our customers & resellers, mass and independent retailers and the government sector. This has positively increased our reputation within the IT and security industry and put us at the forefront of innovation as a leading supplier.

Size & Locations

Pinnacle proudly employs approximately 572 employees of the 4500+ in the Alviva Holdings Group.

Pinnacle’s footprint, scale and size allow our resellers to access a broad range of world-class ICT products which we are able to deliver seamlessly throughout all major centers across the country and almost the entire SADC region. Our headquarters are in Midrand and we have branches in Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth, and Namibia.

Our SADC business division facilitates our growth north of the border, and services and advances Pinnacle’s capacity to sell ICT products in surrounding African countries. Growth continues to take place into Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola and Malawi with the long-term view being expansion into East Africa, and servicing the Eastern African community. Pinnacle recently extended their Huawei distribution agreement to include Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia.


ISO is the International Organisation for Standardisation comprising members from 150 global national standards institutes. ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of excellent quality.

At Pinnsec, all technical divisions have been ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental) certified. Everything from the production line all the way through to implementation, repairs, and warranty as well as the call center, have been ISO approved for quality and environmental care. 


Pinnsec's resellers are spread across Southern Africa – quite literally from Struisbaai in the South all the way to Windhoek in the North, and from Springbok in the far West to Richards Bay on the East Coast – and everywhere in between.

We currently have a reseller base of approximately 10 000 active resellers who cover a large spectrum of size and speciality ranging from the largest national and international IT companies, to smaller niche vertical market specialists. At Pinnsec we do not discriminate against size, we have the perfect solution for any company.

Sectors Serviced

ICT equipment has become a necessity in all industries today. Pinnsec has partnered with many resellers and corporate clients to service a multitude of sectors with IT equipment and deployment ranging from simple plug and play product to complex enterprise solutions:

  • Education

  • Healthcare

  • Retail

  • Government

  • Mining

  • Financial

  • Travel & Leisure

Mass Retail

The mass retail team supplies our products to large national chain stores such the JD Group (Incredible Connection, HiFi Corporation etc.), Makro and Game, and we address the growing lower LSM sector of the market with competitively priced offerings.

The channel also consists of computer resellers who sell to businesses and NGOs at all levels. The retail team also supplies our products to popular online national retailers such as Takealot and Loot.


Pinnsec has in excess of 300 resellers and implementation partners who attend to the needs of our Government sector division. We work very closely with these resellers and implementation partners to ensure that the Government sector is efficiently serviced.

With 47 National Government Departments, 127 Provincial Department and 271 Local Municipalities across all 9 provinces, Pinnsec with the assistance of our resellers and implementation partners, ensure that these Departments get the support and latest technology that we offer.

As a local OEM and distributor, Pinnsec is one of a handful of OEM’s that is currently approved on the new SITA transversal contracts (client device and server and storage) that service National, Provincial and Local Government Departments as well as Government Agencies and Parastatals. The contracts are currently serviced by our approved resellers for the various transversal contracts on a provincial basis.

Value Added Services

While our focus is strongly on traditional ICT distribution, we have grown our portfolio to include a variety of complimentary brands and products as well as value added services in the ICT Infrastructure, Point of Sale, Enterprise Mobility and Life Safety & Security industries. 

We foresee opportunity in our Datanet and Pinnsec divisions to up-sell and cross-sell complementary Dell Technologies solutions to our existing infrastructure, reseller and customer base. These Dell solutions will support our current racking and cabling solution portfolio.

Deal Registration 

assistance with registering and protecting Dell opportunity. 

Solution Planning

assistance with gathering relevant information in order to ensure an accurate design that will seamlessly tie into any environment.

Solution Design

assistance with the design of an enterprise based solution that will not just meet the customer’s immediate IT needs but also simplify their IT operations and allow for ease of management coupled with proactive response.

Solution Implementation

assistance with the implementation of an enterprise based solution that covers everything from rack and stack through to first VM migration. 

Solution Optimisation 

assurance that the enterprise based solution was implemented according to best practices and performs as expected.

Solution Familiarisation 

equipping the customer with an holistic understanding of the enterprise environment and the management thereof.

Solution Support

educating the customer in terms of best practices going forward and on how to obtain support once the solution is being used in a production environment.

These services are rendered by a team of Certified Systems Engineers that have extensive experience in enterprise based solution design, implementation and administration.

Technical Support

Pinnsec offers assistance on System Design & Quotations to ensure our clients have the best possible solutions available for their requirements, as well as product demonstrations and proof of concept on large projects.

Further to the above, Pinnsec offers:


  • Assistance on system commissioning.

  • Room integrity testing.

  • Technical support & after-sales service.

  • Certified training on products at the Pinnsec offices.

  • We offer online support, on-site support as well as repair support.

Opportunity & Solutions

We offer fully integrated solutions in the Life Safety sphere, as well as standalone systems for smaller installations.

Pinnsec cater for the smaller installation companies, as well as the larger SI’s (Systems Integrators), through our product offerings. We are able to provide a total solutions, from system design, cabling, peripherals and hardware required for any size installation.

With direct access to the full Pinnacle range of products like Huawei, Dell, Supermicro, Modrac and Datanet cabling and switching solutions, Pinnsec can offer a full-end to end solution along with a lower total cost of ownership. 

Clients & Success Stories

We have a very wide range of clients, from First National Bank, ABSA Bank, Standard Bank, Nedbank, MTN, Vodacom, CellC, Petroleum Industry, as well as various Logistics companies:

  • Msukaligwa Municipality

  • Cape Quarter

  • Epping City Improvement District 


  • Constantia Shopping Village

  • Sanral

  • Stellenbosch University 

  • Table Mountain Aerial cableway 

  • V&A Waterfront

  • Steyn City
    Perimeter Protection / City Surveillance

  •  MTLS 


  •  Chevron Refinery Oil and Gas / Perimeter protection
  • Tshwane BRT
    Transport / Mobile

  •  EThekwini Municipality
    City surveillance

  •  Tygervalley Mall Commercial