ASSIGNMENT NAME: Gugulethu Mannenberg CCTV project

LOCATION: Gugulethu and Mannenberg, Cape Town

NAME OF CLIENT:

Ridwan Wagiet
Director: Metro Police CCTV
Ridwan.Wagiet@capetown.gov.za
City of Cape Town Metro Police Department
Strategic Surveillance Unit

DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT: 22 months

START DATE: October 2007

COMPLETION DATE: August 2009

APPROX VALUE OF PROJECT: Available on request


PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY THE FIRM AND FUNCTIONS PERFORMED:

Wehan Wessels Pr Eng B Eng (E&E): Overall design, contract management and site inspections
Johan Badenhorst: Design, contract management and site inspections


NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT:

This project required the supply, installation and commissioning of a wireless digital CCTV urban surveillance system, which integrates with the SSU Metro Police Control Centre at N1 House, N1 City. The system consists of 8 surveillance cameras and makes use of a high-speed digital IP network for all signal transmission. The cameras are installed on 12m metal masts which are used for CCTV installations throughout Cape Town.

The communications infrastructure consists of multiple point to point wireless LAN systems and connects at Mannenberg Police Station into an existing fibre optic cable that forms the backbone of the Cape Town CCTV network.

The Control Centre equipment consists of a networked digital video recording system to store the video footage and an evidence review station with monitors and control keyboards to view the live
video streams. Network switches enable communication between the cameras and the various components of the system which is managed by an integrated video management system. The existing control room was adapted to accommodate the new consoles.


DESCRIPTION OF ACTUAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE FIRM:

To design, inspect and contract management of the CCTV surveillance installation for Gugulethu.