Fidelity ADT has recently joined forces with Vumacam to roll out a surveillance network of cameras across a number of suburbs starting with the Glenvista and Mulbarton areas.

According to Lance Verster, District Manager for Fidelity ADT, the increase in crime has prompted many communities to take a more proactive stance regarding their local security requirements and are now starting to work far more closely with the authorities and private security companies in order to find a solution which best fits that community. authorities According to Lance Verster, District Manager for Fidelity ADT, the increase in crime has prompted many communities to take a more proactive stance regarding their local security requirements and are now starting to work far more closely with the authorities and private security companies in order to find a solution which best fits that community.

Verster says 27 poles with CCTV surveillance will be installed and rolled out over the next 3 – 4 weeks. The cameras are fibre-connected to Vumacam’s advanced Tier-3 datacentre and the feed is streamed in real-time and stored securely for 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 clients.”

Verster says we appreciate crime is a concern for all South Africans and this solution adds an additional layer to the security ecosystem and allows for more efficient, proactive monitoring and an optimal response protocols. “We want to extend the network wider to include Bassonia, Meyersdal and Alberton,” he says.

“Operating in isolation is not an option these days. We rely a lot on information received from our customers, the SAPS, community associations and other relevant parties. Customers have also been educated to become more vigilant in their approach to security. This two way communication has resulted in us not only offering a reactive security service but also a proactive one. The addition of technology significantly strengthens this approach and the resultant drop in crime levels,” concludes Verster.