Vumacam Not In the Business of Tracking Movements

Vumacam does not track movements or any particular person. We do not keep a record of personal or private information that would allow us to identify the identity of any person captured by the Vumacams, nor are our cameras making use of any facial recognition software. This makes it impossible to “track” movements and link personal data to people. While all number plates passing a camera are captured, only if this plate is present on a...  read more

Eblockwatch Mandela Day “Ambush”

Eblockwatch Mandela Day “Ambush” kick starts Eblockwatch’s bold Alex initiative. In the hopes of establishing a more structured security network in the Alexandra community, eblockwatch started a projected called the Alexandra Patrollers over a decade ago. The nature of the support took the form of “please call me” or SMS’ sent by the patrollers when a resident was in trouble or under threat and there would be a response by Snyman’s team with security reaction. These...  read more

AI Surveillance Success Story

“Now that I am working with Vumacam, there is a distinct difference between life before and life after the arrival of Vumacam. Where Vumacam really filled the gap was in two instances: the exceptional uptime of the feed and the quality of the footage. Having been in the surveillance sector for some time, I can say with confidence that before Vumacam, footage was always missing. Often this was not for any sinister reason, but because...  read more

CAP success with Vumacam

LPR ALERT IN GLENHAZEL LEADS TO APPREHENSION OF VEHICLE LINKED TO CRIME! “At 18h19 on Wednesday evening CAP received an alert for a white Renault panel van that was spotted by a Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) camera on Johannesburg Road. The alert detailed that the vehicle was wanted for serious crimes in 2019. Tactical Officers were dispatched immediately to search for the vehicle. At 18h22 our Command Centre received a second LPR alert, for the same vehicle,...  read more

MAIL&GUARDIAN: SA’s suburban camera creep tests privacy

A thousand private surveillance cameras have been rolled out in Johannesburg. They watch every person and car that moves near them. If their algorithms pick up something strange — such as a licence plate known to be linked to crimes — the security companies that rent the data can react. Vumacam, one of the companies responsible, says a total of 16 000 cameras will be in place in the next 12 months. Thanks to their security abilities, the...  read more