Cape Town cuts crime thanks to Hikvision security cameras
An LPR security system, based on 42 Hikvision DS-2CD4012F-A cameras, allow vehicle traffic to be monitored on the roads surrounding the Sea Point neighbourhood in Cape Town. A solution that has allowed to reduce in a 65% the criminality of the area.
Sea Point is one of the rich and developed areas of Cape Town, but it was also one of the most dangerous neighborhoods, with one of the highest crime rates in South Africa. Located a few kilometers west of the city's central business district, the roads that access Sea Point are some of the most active with a large number of roads leading in and out of the neighborhood..
To control this road traffic, the Administration decided to implement a license plate recognition system (Lpr) to monitor roads and access routes to Sea Point. Its objective was to identify and track each of the vehicles that entered or left the area and thus have information with which to combat crime.. The company in charge of the implementation of this project has been LPR Solutions that opted for the technology of Hikvision for its realization.
“This project is the first large-scale LPR solution to be installed in Cape Town. The project posed a great challenge since it is an area of great influx of traffic, A 300.000 vehicles per hour, And, In addition, the LPR system had to be robust enough to cope with car speed and weather conditions, both day and night. We needed rugged cameras, reliable and providing high image quality", explains Chris Hobbis of LPR Solutions.
In order to record the movements of vehicles entering and leaving the Sea Point area, they have been installed 42 networked cameras, each of them dedicated to the surveillance of a traffic lane. The LPR team was responsible for installing the infrastructure of this security network whose cameras are connected to the control center located in Sea Point that works 24×7.
The model chosen was the Hikvision DS-2CD4012F-A, a team of 1,3 megapixels that offers a resolution of up to 1280x 1024 In 60 Fps, is powered through PoE technology and incorporates features such as 3D digital noise reduction (3D-DNR), intelligent face detection, Smart Codec, Smart VQD (video quality detection) and two-way audio.
Smart Codec is a particularly important function in an infrastructure network situation. Compared to traditional cameras, Hikvision smart cameras improve image quality by up to one 30% and minimize system load and storage requirements. "The result is sharp images under the most challenging of environmental conditions., making it the ideal camera for surveillance in both large-scale projects and in companies", clarifies Chris Hobbis.
Built to IP66 specification, makes it an ideal equipment to withstand the weather and the conditions to which it was going to be subjected in this project, since as Hobbis comments "it goes from a high luminosity to the night of the night and the speed of the traffic existing in the area. These cameras offer high quality in all lighting conditions, being able to focus remotely and responding to bandwidth and storage needs".
The installation carried out in Cape Town has been reduced by 65% in the sea point neighborhood.
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