Vivotek upgrades security surveillance in South Africa

Vivotek has helped BP Manor Garage Gas Station in Pietermaritzburg South Africa to upgrade their existing security surveillance system.

Most of the existing cameras on-site were adequate for the customer’s current requirements meaning that retrofitting was an essential aspect of the project. However, major updates were required.

Some of the older surveillance cameras were damaged because their seal had worn out, allowing water to enter. On the storage side, the user needed to retain recorded footage for four months while enabling remote viewing from a location that was about five kilometres away.

A total of 50 surveillance cameras were installed, covering areas from driveways to cash points, the shop floor, pump islands, and staff rooms. The damaged cameras were replaced with IB9360-H and IB9388-HT bullet cameras. These are weather-proof with an IP66 rating and vandal-proof with IK10-rated housing. A mini fisheye camera with a 360-degree surround view is being used to cover the shop floor, while box and fixed dome cameras monitor the indoor cashpoint.

The upgrade also included three existing network video recorders (NVR) which were replaced with a single 128 channel, 16 hot-swappable HDD bays NVR, theNR9782-v2. The whole system was connected and managed by Vivotek’s video management software VAST 2.

The Data Magnet enables importing PoS data into VAST 2, providing rapid access to the recorded data while supporting the simultaneous display of sales transaction information during live streaming.

“Ever since 2010, we have been supplying and installing Vivotek’s IP surveillance system and offering them to our customers as a premium option. They provide unparalleled quality and performance. We remain loyal to the brand and can vouch for the product’s durability and performance.”, stated Azam Paruk, Azrea Installations, managing partner.

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