Ugandan company introduces cloud surveillance solution

Roke Telkom, a Ugandan public service provider for voice and data communications services has launched a new cloud surveillance solution for mission critical applications, according to a report in East Africa Business Week.

Roger Sekaziga, chief executive officer, Roke Telkom said the service launch comes as “a noble contribution towards improving the state of security for fellow Ugandans while providing a whole experience designed bottom-up to meet the safety needs of Ugandan homes, businesses, education institutions, real estate management companies among others,”

In 2019, there was a 9.8% decrease in the volume of crimes reported to police from 238,746 cases reported in 2018 to 215,224 cases reported in 2019. Among the top reasons for the decrease in crimes reported in 2019 is attributed to Government investment in anti–crime infrastructure. Among these were the surveillance cameras that are now spread all over the streets of the country.

Sekaziga explained that “It is for this same reason, as Roke Telkom, that we aim to bring this sense of security closer to our people; homes, offices, and businesses with the new Roke Guardian solution.

The solution has extra features such as; UniView (UNV) camera and switches, Footage backup for 1 week, it is motion-triggered while recording 24/7, Camera side analytics, Zero-rated footage transfer to/from the cloud server for Roke customers only, a time-lapse feature and access to the Roke via Web Portal or Mobile App.”

The Cloud-hosted platform is expected to form a stronger collaboration between the service provider and the home or business owners by providing the functionality of sharing video clips to confirm the alarms while respecting any privacy guidelines through its bespoke privacy feature that only end-users can release.

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