The cameras are powered by electricity, and we continue investigating various sustainable, non-grid options that can be used to meet our requirements. We've applied to City Power for power connections, however, the policies and procedures concerning this do take a long time with no guaranteed outcome of receiving power from the grid directly guaranteed.
Once wayleaves have been approved (read more about wayleave approval here) the infrastructure is deployed as these wayleaves have an expiry date attached to them. Residents who wanted to get their community smart camera network up and running engage with the relevant us to look at the options available to them.
We have worked with our legal team to draw up an agreement for willing residents to become a power supplier.
An annual agreement is formalised between Vumacam and the relevant homeowner, with respect to providing power to specific security camera sites.
Expected annual usage is calculated and an additional amount included for any unforeseen price increases. This is detailed in the document and we pay the property owner upfront annually via EFT for the expected usage for the entire year.
This is voluntary and is wholly up to a resident to decide whether or not they would like to aid in powering up a Vumacam pole.
With your help, the upgraded security cameras outside your residence will be working optimally. We are confident that the cameras will provide an additional security layer in your suburb in the fight against crime.