Cable theft thwarted by superior surveillance

Tropical Cables and Conductors deploys Axis network cameras to monitor production plant

“I am delighted that I may keep tabs on my investment by accessing the cameras remotely from my laptop from any country around the globe.“ Mr. Tony Oteng-Gyasi, owner and CEO of Tropical Cables and Conductors Limited.


A solution to the financially crippling cable theft and stock shrinkage problems of Tropical Cables and Conductors Limited, a wholly Ghanaian-owned company, was hastily sought after the devastating fatality of an employee during an armed robbery. Dataforce – a software engineering and networking consultancy - were approached to deploy a quality surveillance system.


Kobina Beecham Jr, Managing Director of Dataforce, selected Axis network cameras for this particular installation due to their unfailing reliability and extensive flexibility. AXIS Camera Station, the video management software designed to support Axis network cameras and video encoders, was chosen for video monitoring and recording. The software has multiple search functions and automatic camera discovery, making setup and installation extremely straightforward.


Dataforce has delivered a surveillance system that has completely eradicated stock theft and prevented any further armed robberies. Mr. Beecham is delighted that most administration of the system can be carried out over the Internet, decreasing the inconvenience of regular site visits. Productivity has increased on the factory floor as employees are no longer able to neglect their tasks undetected. Managers and supervisors are being held accountable for events that are recorded and documented.

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