Vumacam realised that there were a multitude of disparate CCTV solutions, often unconnected and with ‘islands’ of uncovered suburbs adjacent to covered suburbs. This left the various solutions disconnected and largely ineffective in tracking vehicles of interest as they would disappear into a blind island area.
Centralising data and unifying the security landscape
Vumacam also recognised that POPIA would soon be implemented and it would be difficult to hold so many different entities to account. Furthermore, these solutions were often unmanaged, not maintained and often there was no awareness of whether the system was down until footage was required. Many are often on unstable connections and not linked to fibre, resulting in inconsistent feed.
A City-wide Smart Camera Network
The proliferation of fibre networks presented an opportunity to address this problem. Vumacam envisions a city-wide solution, whereby security companies and communities are stimulated to work together on a common platform, sharing information between areas.
Vumacam has had unbelievable demand for services, and endorsements from many engagements, including communities, Community Policy Forums (CPFs), Residents' Associations (RAs), as well as overwhelming support from the public.
As a result of Vumacam’s history and experience in both the security and fibre industries, coupled with their ability to drive economies of scale, and enter into strategic partnerships with suppliers, Vumacam has been able to refine and optimise their solution to be world-class.