Video surveillance system from Axis cuts crime at South African filling stations

Enhanced security with Axis network cameras

“The results of this installation have been astonishing; this system will pay for itself in less than two years. The Surveillance Factory, as an Axis Partner, left nothing to chance. A remarkable surveillance solution.“ Chris Ras, owner of Sasol Convenience Centre, Voortrekker Road.


Late-night operating hours, the processing of cash, easy access and low security are all factors encouraging criminal activity at South African fuel filling stations. Sasol Voortrekker Road based in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg, recognized that a world-class surveillance solution had become a business imperative that would go a long way towards curtailing forecourt incidents, reducing shrinkage in the convenience shop and generally deterring other criminal pursuits.


The Surveillance Factory, who specialize in the design, implementation and management of IP-based video surveillance solutions, demonstrated the effectiveness of an accurately designed and implemented IP-based surveillance solution as opposed to an analog system. “This is the technology of the future, undoubtedly capable of delivering on so many levels,” remarks Chris Ras, owner of the filling station. The natural progression once the system was decided upon was to select Axis network cameras for the installation. “Axis’ international position as market leader, their local presence and the quality of their product really simplified our decision,” says Ras.


A drastic decline in stock shrinkage, dramatically improved customer service and a more disciplined staff complement are but a few of the positive consequences observed since the installation of the surveillance system. Additionally, the filling station has been able to assist the South African Police Services on two separate occasions with video footage of suspected cable thieves.

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