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RANDBURG SUN: Cameras for your safety

The UFOs have landed. Numerous poles with strange grey pods have popped up on street corners all over the city, leaving many wondering exactly what their purpose is. Well, in case you haven’t heard, these new poles are for Vumacam, and it aims to revolutionise the way security operates in Joburg. Security cameras will be attached underneath each pod and will allow private security companies to monitor them via Vumatel’s fibre network. Right now, the operation is...  read more

FUTURE CITY FOURWAYS (FCF) SECURES MASSIVE VUMACAM CCTV ANTI CRIME ROLL OUT FOR THEIR GREATER FOURWAYS PRECINCT

No one needs 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-Grime Anti-Crime vision is on track to become the...  read more

CARTE BLANCHE: Vumacam – Big Brother or Guardian Angel?

Amid spiking crime rates, tech platform Vumacam’s installation of CCTV cameras across Johannesburg – with a view to extending coverage nationwide – has encountered mixed reaction about the ethics involved. Symptomatic of the need for greater safety, the Carte Blanche presenter and crew were held at gunpoint and robbed while filming this insert. So while Vumacam raises the spectre of Big Brother looming, we ask how willing South Africans may be to trade privacy for...  read more

ENCA: New CCTV crime prevention initiative begins

According to recent crime statistics, 625 houses were burgled in the year under review but the fight against this crime just got a major boost. JOHANNESBURG - The installation of CCTV cameras in the suburbs have been labelled as a possible game-changer in the fight against crime. Last year's crime stats show that Gauteng is the leading province in terms of reported robberies, and is in the top two when it comes to burglaries in residential areas. According to...  read more

MONEYWEB: VUMATEL TO BLANKET JOBURG IN CCTV CAMERA’S

The company plans to spend R500m covering Johannesburg with CCTV systems. Have you wondered about the camera poles popping up in suburbs across Johannesburg and who’s building them? The mystery has been solved: Vumatel subsidiary Vumacam is responsible — it is building a citywide CCTV network offering ultra-high-definition video feeds to security companies and ultimately law-enforcement agencies. Vumacam is utilising Vumatel’s fibre network infrastructure in the city to connect the cameras, more than 900 which have already been...  read more

BUSINESS LIVE: VUMACAM AIMS TO HELP MAKE SUBURBS SAFER

Security cameras have become a regular sight in suburbs around SA, but they are often installed by security firms or neighbourhood organisations in an isolated way and offer poor quality images. Vumatel, which kickstarted fibre-to-the-home in 2014 in the Johannesburg suburb of Parkhurst, unveiled its own network of cameras on Thursday, which offer high-definition images and intelligent monitoring, using its own fibre infrastructure. Blurred street-camera footage is to get an upgrade with fibre-to-home technology and links to professional...  read more

MY BROADBAND: HOW VUMACAM’S CCTV SYSTEM WORKS

Vumatel unveiled its CCTV platform Vumacam this week, which it hopes will help make South Africa’s streets and neighbourhoods safer. The Vumacam system is initially only available in Johannesburg, and currently consists of 889 cameras covering 48 suburbs. There are 917 camera poles installed around the city, however, which when fully populated will hold over 3,000 cameras. The video feeds from Vumacam’s CCTV system are then made available to security companies for a monthly fee, depending how many cameras they...  read more

BUSINESS INSIDER: THESE JOBURG SUBURBS ARE GETTING 15,000 CCTV CAMERAS

Vumacam, a subsidiary of fibre infrastructure company Vumatel, is installing 15,000 high-definition CCTV cameras in Joburg suburbs. The cameras are connected to Vumatel's fibre network, and the live feeds are sold to security companies. Bryanston, Craighall and Greenside among others already have street cameras that pick up to 480 car registration plates per minute. The suburb of Dunkeld saw a 90% drop in crime since the addition of CCTV cameras, according to Vumacam.  Some 15,000...  read more

TECH CENTRAL: VUMATEL TO BLANKET JO’BURG IN CCTV CAMERAS

Have you wondered about the camera poles popping up in suburbs across Johannesburg and who’s building them? The mystery has been solved: Vumatel subsidiary Vumacam is responsible — it is building a citywide CCTV network offering ultra-high-definition video feeds to security companies and ultimately law-enforcement agencies. Vumacam is utilising Vumatel’s fibre network infrastructure in the city to connect the cameras, more than 900 which have already been deployed (capable of carrying 3 000 CCTV cameras). It plans to...  read more

MY BROADBAND: VUMACAM – VUMATEL’S CCTV SYSTEM TO KEEP SOUTH AFRICA SAFE

Vumatel has unveiled Vumacam, a CCTV solution which it hopes will make South Africa a safer place. After Vumatel launched its fibre network in Johannesburg several years ago, it noticed an increasing demand for CCTV installations in neighbourhoods where it had a presence. This inspired Vumatel to assess the viability of launching a CCTV system for communities – an initiative which gained momentum after Vumatel acquired Fibrehoods, which had access to CCTV technology and experience. The Vumacam system is...  read more