V&A Waterfront takes next step in intelligent security

Expanding its network of Axis cameras, V&A Waterfront takes the next step forward in proactive surveillance

“Because of the amount of foot traffic and carpark traffic we are able to leverage the system to assist with traffic flow management, using the cameras as our eyes we can identify congestion and take action.” Deon Sloane, Senior Operations Manager at the V&A Waterfront Cape Town.


The Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront in Cape Town is a global landmark, attracting millions of locals, tourists and business visitors to South Africa’s Mother City annually. Attracting over 24 million people a year, the 123-hectare mixed-use development, is home to residential and commercial properties, including hotels, retail districts, dining, leisure and entertainment facilities as well as a host of heritage sites and tourism landmarks. Ensuring the safety and security of these visitors requires a vigilant security team and a state-of-the-art surveillance system that is both innovative and world class.


Expanding its environment from 900 to over 1300 cameras and partnering with Milestone Systems, the V&A Waterfront security team as well as Axis partner, Cygnetic, set about expanding the camera footprint and adding even further intelligence into the system.


The system provides the security team with an “all eyes” approach and enables them to respond proactively to incidents and events. All common areas are monitored, and information is fed directly into the control room which is manned 24 hours seven days a week.

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