Our physical security plan of building and production sections are
developed and equipped with appropriate infrastructure


From its humble beginning in 1977, the company has evolved into a major player in the East African
region serving the needs of Corporate, Banking, Parastatal, and Government Organization.


A dedicated, controlled facility exclusively for Ellams. With global business hinging on global security, a state-of-the-art Integrated Security System has been included in the design of our facility, to handle the most complex security needs you may have.

This Integrated Security System ensures that we manage card production and customer data in a controlled environment. By synchronizing data and time, we have instant and total security control.

Security is our Strength

Ellams adopts security concepts that are best among our industry. Based on the security Risk Assessment of our secure card manufacturing facility located in Nairobi and spread around 18,000 sq.m, our facility has been classified into five (3) levels of security zones in order to provide a methodology for physical security mitigation. Our three security zones are classified with High Security Level.

Our physical security plan of building and production sections are developed and equipped with appropriate infrastructure. Application of requirements is based on business impact level for any compromise, loss of integrity or unavailability of information. Physical assets within these zones give assurance in information and asset sharing arrangements.

The primary outcomes of the zones methodology are to give a scalable level of protection from:

  • unauthorized or covert access and forcible attack.

The physical security measures in higher level zones includes tamper evidence and is:

  • highly resistant to covert attacks to protect information, or
  • highly resistant to forcible attack to protect assets.

More than 100 IP Cameras for surveillance system have been deployed across the entire Ellams facility to capture every single activity. Our IP Cameras are highly advanced; capable of recording activities even in low or no light, at night (Infrared IP Cameras).

Access control methods are used to monitor and control traffic through specific access points and areas of the secure facility. This is done using a variety of systems including IP Camera surveillance, identification cards, security guards, and access control systems such as security turnstile doors and electronically controlled gates.

Ellams has adopted a Visitor Management system, which helps the security guards easily control all visitors to the Ellams facility and to maintain track records for our future reference.

Physical security in Ellams involves use of interdependent systems which include an IP Camera surveillance system, security guards, Infrared beams, Access control System, Vibration detectors and many other techniques.


ELLAMS understands and adopts industry best-of-breed technologies and robust architecture to ensure best-in-class end products for our Information technology with ear marked logical security solutions in order to protect our IT Assets, confidential data and information.

Ellams has established and implemented an information security management system in order to achieve excellence in providing a secure environment to our internal users, suppliers and customers. Information security management system and IT infrastructure solutions are developed in accordance with ISO-9001, ISO14001, ISO-27001, VISA, Master Card, Verve International requirements which includes policies, procedures, hardware and software for our data centers, computers, computer networks, Database Management devices, and a regulatory system.

Ellams has adopted cryptographic practices for secure communication in the presence of customers and suppliers. Cryptography is generally about constructing and analyzing protocols that overcome the influence of adversaries related to various aspects in Information security such as data confidentiality, data integrity, authentication and non-repudiation. Ellams has the capability to meet the requirements of world renowned financial bodies’ recommendation of cryptographic algorithms RSA, 3DES for secure data encryption.


We are currently working with relevant bodies to obtain the following certifications:

  • VISA Physical and logical security
  • MasterCard Physical and logical security
  • PCI-DSS Payment card industry – Data security standard
  • VERVE Physical and Logical security.
  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
  • ISO 27001:2013 Information security standard


Our facilities are equipped with high end integrated machineries to ensure our Security Printing, EMV, GSM, Transport and Commercial cards manufacturing is secure and reliable.

Pre-Press & Designing Department

Designing department is equipped with latest design software’s to design and assist artworks, special effect printing, security printing elements.