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Future City Fourways (FCF) secures massive Vumacam CCTV anti-crime roll-out for their greater Fourways Precinct!


Fourways, South Africa – None need reminding of the crime challenges we face in our nation in general and in Johannesburg in particular. Our communities need, and deserve, the very best that can be provided to ensure a safer environment for all. As crime evolves, so too should crime combatting solutions with the help of advanced technology.

Vumacam is proud to join forces and partner with Future City Fourways (FCF) whose ‘Anti- Crime Anti-Grime’ vision is on track to become the largest Area Improvement operation in South Africa and Africa.

“With public safety, a main element of their ‘Anti-Crime Anti-Grime’ pillar, Future City Fourways (FCF) are doing amazing work! And we at Vumacam are excited to fast track the roll-out of our infrastructure into Fourways covering some 25 intersections in Phase one along William Nicol, Witkoppen, Main and Cedar Roads, according to FSF identified and prioritised zones,” says Ricky Croock, CEO Vumacam.

Fourways shall now become an integral and valuable component of Vumacam’s mission to connect all the suburbs of Johannesburg and deploy over 15,000 ultra-high-tech, crime-fighting cameras across Johannesburg by the end of 2019. This will create the most advanced and extensive electronic anti-crime screen the city has ever had. And Fourways will be a part of it!

Future City Fourways firmly believes that this ultra-modern layer of proactive security to
our Greater Fourways Precinct and adjacent areas shall assist in making the entire area safer by enabling vetted monitoring service providers to view feeds to dispatch emergency services, law enforcement agencies as well as area security service providers to deal with suspicious activity, crimes and help those in need.

Says Advocate Jean Berdou, Chairperson of Future City Fourways, “Before Vumacam, installing a fibre-linked CCTV network across the Greater Fourways precinct would have been completely unaffordable for any privately funded initiative such as FCF. We are thrilled and honoured to finally have by far the technically best and most cost-efficient CCTV solution inclusive of License Plate Recognition (LPR) and state-of-the-art leading diagnostic software for our Greater Fourways that our community could possibly have hoped for as Vumacam operates on a pay-per-feed model and not on capital outlay. This is also enabling us to roll out our citywide community initiatives soon to be announced.”

The cameras that shall be installed shall include a mix of LPR (Licence Plate Recognition) and area monitoring cameras and shall include market-leading state-of-the-art Intelligence surveillance software that provides, amongst many other features, unusual behaviour detection, deep learning and post-event analysis together with systems that ultimately ensure control room monitors can provide quick, informed decisions on suspicious activity.

The list and locations of camera coverage of all the Greater Fourways intersections in Phase 1 along William Nicol range from the Highway to Steyn City, along Witkoppen From Main Road to Douglas Drive, Cedar from Witkoppen to Uranium and Main Road from Witkoppen to Fourways Boulevard, totalling 25 intersections.

All compliance processes are already at an advanced stage.

Future City Fourways (FCF) is also excited to announce that Vumacam shall be drawing alongside and supporting the FCF/Hot 91,9 FM HOT SQUAD initiative. This project will considerably widen a ‘boots on the ground’ protection screen for our Johannesburg motoring community.

Details will be announced in due course.

Sources: Vumacam 
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