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Shell filling station in tough neighbourhood reduces crime with HDTV network video surveillance solution from Axis

“The ability of the surveillance system to provide crystal clear images regardless of where I am monitoring the cameras from persuaded me to install a similar solution in my own home.“ Zak Adams, Owner, Newclare Motors.


Newclare, west of Johannesburg, is a suburb that has had more than its share of challenges in the ongoing fight against crime. Owner and manager of Newclare Motors, Zak Adams, has lived in the area for most of his life and is no stranger to the grittier side of operating a 24-hour business in a fairly tough neighbourhood. As part of the knockdown-and-rebuild of his Shell filling station, Zak decided to source and install an upgraded version of his existing analog surveillance system.


Zak’s number one priority was to install a system that could provide excellent image quality in an efficient, easy-to-operate manner. He considered several options available on the security surveillance market before Shell Head Office introduced him to Roy Alves, Axis Communications’ African Region Country Manager. Zak was bowled over by the superior clarity of the Axis HD network cameras and ML Technologies (Pty) Ltd, a solutions integrator specializing in high technology systems, was contracted to deploy an Axis solution.


Several arrests, for incidents ranging from garage card fraud to theft of a manhole cover, have been carried out. The filling station is able to respond appropriately to customer queries and complaints by scrutinizing recorded footage and extracting the relevant images. While staff and customers of Newclare Motors go about their daily business in a safe and peaceful environment, Zak can rest assured that no nefarious action or endeavour can escape the eagle eye of his ever-vigilant surveillance system.

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