Axis takes security at Table Mountain Cableway to new heights

Landmark tourist attraction gets a digital surveillance upgrade

“This solution has enhanced the experience of visitors to our landmark site. And, best of all, it was successfully deployed with no disruption to our existing operations.” Mike Williams, Operations Manager for the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company.


Table Mountain is one of the prestigious New 7 Wonders of Nature. With its 3 km plateau and breath-taking slopes, the mountain attracts visitors from all over the world. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (TMAC) has been transporting people to the summit of Table Mountain since 1929. The safety and security of visitors to this World Heritage site is of utmost importance.


The original analog system installed to monitor the TMAC site was no longer providing the information necessary to effectively secure and manage this landmark tourist attraction. The RFP for the upgrade was overseen by Diversified Security Engineering’s Nigel Versfeld, a veteran of the security industry. After a rigorous bid process, specialist fire and security contractor Meycom was awarded the contract to deploy a more efficient monitoring solution. The extensive product range, superior performance and comprehensive support offered by Axis secured the network cameras for this installation.


The surveillance solution is currently being utilized beyond the initial scope. At the outset, the intention was to review the footage reactively in the event of theft or other incident. Subsequent to deployment, the company decided to employ dedicated staff to proactively monitor the cameras to prevent theft and other unpleasant occurrences. The footage is also scrutinized as a management tool to assist with operational issues such as queue length and traffic control.

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