Surveillance cameras to curb crime

Glenvista – The Fidelity ADT company has partnered with Vumacam to set up surveillance cameras in the southern suburbs to curb crime, starting with Glenvista and Mulbarton areas.

  The partnership says about 27 poles with 27 license plate recognition (LPR) cameras and 54 overview cameras will be erected; to ring-fence Bassonia, Glenvista, Mulbarton and Glenanda areas.

 Fidelity Services Group CEO Wahl Bartmann says an increase in crime has prompted many communities to take a more proactive stance regarding their local security requirements. 

  “They are starting to work closely with the authorities and private security companies to find a solution that best fits that community. The CCTV surveillance will be installed and rolled out over the next four weeks,” Bartmann says. 

  He adds that the cameras are fibre-connected to Vumacam’s advanced Tier-3 datacentre and the feed is streamed in real-time to the Fidelity ADT command and control centre in Ulwazi campus, Midrand and stored securely for over 14 days.

  “This allows us to manage footage and better integrate analytics. Vumacam is the infrastructure provider enabling Fidelity ADT to deliver an optimal service to our customers. Crime is a concern for all South Africans and this solution adds an additional layer to the security ecosystem and allows for more efficient monitoring and optimal response protocols.  We want to eventually extend the network to include Meyersdal and Alberton. Operating in isolation is not an option these days. We rely a lot on information received from our customers, SAPS, community associations and other relevant parties. Customers have also been educated to become more vigilant in their approach to security,” Bartmann adds.

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