ASSIGNMENT NAME: CCTV Safety and Security Installation for the Central Business District and 2010 Soccer World Cup Fan Mile Walkway
LOCATION: Cape Town Central Business District and Surrounds
NAME OF CLIENT:
Director: Metro Police CCTV
City of Cape Town Metro Police Department
Strategic Surveillance Unit
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT: 13 months
START DATE: November 2009
COMPLETION DATE: December 2010
APPROX VALUE OF PROJECT: Available on request
NAME OF SENIOR STAFF (PROJECT DIRECTOR / COORDINATOR, TEAM LEADER) INVOLVED AND FUNCTIONS PERFORMED:
Wehan Wessels B Eng Pr Eng (E&E) and Johan Badenhorst: Overall design, contract management and site inspections
NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT:
This project involved the installation of a digital urban CCTV surveillance system, which integrates into the Communicare Control Room of the Metropolitan Police Department of the City of Cape Town. The system consists of 32 surveillance cameras installed in positions in and around the CBD where gaps in existing surveillance were found, thereby providing greater coverage of the inner city and surrounding areas. These areas include Gardens, Table Bay Boulevard, Greenpoint, around the Stadium and in the CBD.
The Central Control Centre equipment consists of a networked digital video recording system and various network switches integrated with a video management system and an additional
four monitoring stations. Video consoles with monitors and PTZ control keyboards were provided and installed at each monitoring station. This enables all the video feeds from the cameras to be
monitored on a 24hr basis. The PTZ keyboards enable the operators to zoom into any picture should an event occur where closer observation is required or where tracking of people is necessary.
The communications infrastructure consists of an optical fibre network that was installed by the City of Cape Town’s IT department. Liaison with the management of this contract took place to ensure that fibre was installed in all the areas where the cameras were required. The fibre runs though out the CBD and terminates in the Communicare building. The backbone communications is controlled by Cisco 10Gigabit Ethernet switches.
DESCRIPTION OF ACTUAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE FIRM:
To design, inspect and contract management of the CCTV surveillance installation for Cape Town Central Business District and Surrounds.