Axis provides a safe haven for Cape Quarter Extension shoppers

Plush new shopping mall opts for discreet, quality surveillance

“The Cape Quarter is a very open and exposed building, and without the cameras it would be impossible to ensure that it remains a safe and secure environment.“ Joanne Boswell, Facilities Manager, Pyramid Property Management.


Cape Quarter prides itself on being ‘the only place to be in Cape Town’. As a one stop destination for sumptuous restaurants and unique lifestyle shops, Cape Quarter offers visitors a chance to indulge in some retail therapy in the splendor of this architecturally superb shopping mall. In an environment such as this, the safety and security of patrons and tenants is essential. Cape Quarter Property Company (Pty) Ltd. contracted the services of security consultant, Nigel Versfeld of Diversified Security Engineering, to provide a fail-safe security solution.


Nigel enlisted the assistance of Visec International CEO, Gary Scagell, whose keen understanding of a meticulously conceptualized surveillance solution was instrumental in drafting a comprehensive tender document. Several prospective installers were evaluated in terms of their technical knowledge and pricing structures before MeyCom was awarded the security tender. MeyCom, an ISO9001-accredited security contractor specializing in the installation, management and servicing of turnkey projects, was advised at tender stage that Axis network cameras had already been identified as the product of choice. “A project of this size and scale demands an established, proven brand,” remarks Nigel.


On a daily basis, the control room is responsible for dispatching patrollers to investigate people loitering nearby the ATMs, harassing shoppers or generally displaying suspicious behavior. They are also able to monitor parking lot activity; this enables security personnel to record incidents that have resulted in damage to property or vehicles. The Axis network cameras are able to maintain a presence even when security personnel are not physically present.

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