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FLIR secures exclusive residential and business area in South Africa

FLIR secures exclusive residential and business area in South Africa
The residential Waterfall Estate was completed in 2015 by Century Property developments. Next to providing its residents the ultimate luxury lifestyle, the Estate was intended first and foremost to provide its residents with a sense of security.
To ensure the security of its residents, the developers focused on securing the premises which comprises a number of access gatehouses as well as a substantial perimeter around the estate. To secure the residential sections, security integration company 4C Technology was asked to design a reliable security monitoring solution for the 14 km perimeter as well as for the eight entry/exit gatehouses. According to Paul Frewen, CEO of 4C Technology, the 14 km perimeter presented many challenges, the most critical being the Jukskei River that runs through the estate. Securing the river ingress and exit from the estate was especially challenging and required added measures to ensure the areas were secured. 4C opted for 98 perimeter cameras, a combination of thermal imaging cameras and analogue cameras with infrared lighting.
A total of 68 FLIR thermal cameras and 30 analogue cameras were installed. The thermal and analogue cameras were used to monitor the perimeter, while visual cameras and access control serve as additional means of verification at the entries and exits. All the perimeter cameras are equipped with advanced video analytics and are linked back to a central command control room where operators are able to view events and take the appropriate course of action. All the recording and analytics are done on the edge at the camera, so that only relevant information needs to be transmitted to the command center in order not to overload the IP network. South African FLIR distributor Timeless Technologies, supplied the FLIR thermal cameras and video analytics. When an incident or event is detected by the thermal cameras, the control room operator can assess the situation and implement the appropriate action.
With the FLIR FC-Series S and SRSeries cameras, 4C Technology opted for FLIR’s top of the range cameras, providing the best image detail and quality for optimal intrusion detection in challenging imaging environments.
“What is striking about this project is that the Waterfall Estates developers immediately opted for the top of the range quality of FLIR. This was not a case of upgrading from visual CCTV to thermal imaging,” says Anel Steyn, National Marketing Brand Manager at Timeless Technologies. “This underpins the importance of quality that the developers attach to this project. As for Timeless Technologies, Waterfall Estates has already served as a valuable reference for other perimeter security projects we have deployed across South Africa.”

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