Camsecure designed the Milestone-Axis surveillance solution to provide central, local and mobile monitoring for faster response and improved safety of residents and property. The open platform technology sets a standard for ADT's IT Department to roll out the solution most effectively to all of their national data centres.
ADT central offices lie over a mountain ridge from the suburbs of Parkhurst and Parktown North, and they wanted both central and local monitoring for a new video surveillance system to be a proactive tool to ramp up their guarding services of foot patrols and mobile armed response vehicles.
Camsecure specially designed a wireless solution using Milestone XProtect Enterprise IP video software as the platform to manage the latest models of network surveillance cameras from Axis Communications.
With IP video as the active tool, ADT increase security visibility and response levels, lowering the margin for errors and false alarms. The bottom line is better service for the residents of these suburbs with improved safety for people and property. ADT's IT department simultaneously have adopted a flexible, scalable surveillance software platform for leveraging their national data centres most efficiently over the long-term.
Parkhurst and Parktown North are adjacent suburbs of Johannesburg, split down the middle by one road. This up-market residential area of 4,000 homes, schools, churches, shops, restaurants and businesses has become a paragon project for ADT Security in South Africa.
ADT have demonstrated vision and leadership in the industry by making a strategic investment to create a new business model that breaks the mould of traditional reactive security. In mid-2007, they initiated a security project financed by ADT initially with the plan to sell it in to residents and businesses as a service. The strategy from the outset has been to use the newest surveillance technology as tools for proactive security response, designed for central, local and mobile control.
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After months of planning, Camsecure devised and implemented a completely wireless IP video surveillance system to cover 13 main egress points with two main control rooms: a central one at ADT headquarters, a local one in Rosebank, and another mobile monitoring station based out of the active neighbourhood sports club. ADT uses this together with their guards at neighbourhood street stations patrolling on foot, guards on bicycles and in roving cars.
"The Milestone-Axis video system is live and monitored on a 24-hour basis," says Mike Kidson, General Manager and Head of Community Security Department (CSD) at ADT. "It forms an integral platform for the area's security network, greatly enhancing ADT's resources in the suburbs, alerting us to more proactive and faster responses. All of ADT initiatives are integrated through the use of this very sophisticated management tool."