Stellenbosch University secures its campuses with IP video surveillance
“The HDTV image quality provides the University with sharp, faultless footage that can be used for a variety of purposes.“ Hendrik Le Roux, IT Manager responsible for card and monitor systems at Stellenbosch University.
Situated in the heart of the scenic Western Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch University is home to more than 24,000 students and 800 lecturers. From its humble beginnings in the 17th century, it has burgeoned to become recognized as one of the top 4 research universities in South Africa. As numbers swell, the safety and security of students, visitors and faculty becomes more challenging to administer without an effective surveillance system.
Stellenbosch University, after carefully looking at and considering various solutions, turned to Axis partner, Virtual Technical Consultants (VTC), to provide a dependable surveillance solution. An IP surveillance system was chosen because of its future proof technology and the fact that it would require less maintenance than an analogue system. VTC supplied and commissioned an array of Axis network cameras carefully chosen to provide maximum monitoring capability for each and every eventuality.
A university that is able to provide a secure environment in which to obtain an education is one that promotes learning without the anxiety associated with crime and delinquency. Stellenbosch University has experienced a decline in security-related incidents and an overall boost to the safety of campus occupants since the installation of the Axis surveillance solution. General behavior also tends to show a marked improvement when monitoring is in place.