Peace of mind shopping at Constantia Village Shopping Centre
Axis network cameras deployed to secure the interior and exterior of Cape Town shopping mall
“The positive results of the installation have been numerous. The enhanced security capability is not the only aspect of the solution; we are discovering other advantages every day.” Peter Dicks, Growthpoint Retail Facilities Manager – Western Cape.
The South African retail industry has experienced rapid and significant growth in recent years. With this growth comes an increasing demand to provide a comfortable, secure environment in which customers can shop. Growthpoint Properties Limited, the largest property investment holding company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, relies on the latest technology to provide this level of safety and security for both tenants and patrons of their shopping centres.
The decision was taken to upgrade the existing analogue surveillance solution at Constantia Village Shopping Centre, one of Growthpoint’s top shopping malls. The RFP for the upgrade was overseen by Diversified Security Engineering’s Nigel Versfeld, a veteran of the security industry. After a thorough and rigorous bidding process, which included detailed site inspections, MeyCom was identified as the preferred contractor and Axis was selected as the product of choice. MeyCom has used Axis products in a number of successful installations and one of Growthpoint’s largest mixed use sites is effectively monitored by an Axis solution.
With the active participation of all the various role players, such as South African Police Services, the community neighbourhood watch, and the advanced, digital surveillance system, the Centre has been able to proactively prevent crime. At the same time, the footage is being used to solve many other crimes.