“Eye in the Sky” cameras are our blue domes positioned at strategic locations in communities. Equipped with CCTV surveillance cameras, they monitor the area 24/7 and their various capabilities make them powerful tools in our fight against crime.
The visible blue domes act as a deterrent to would-be criminals. Knowing that someone is watching, day and night, reduces the likelihood of a crime being committed in the field of view. A fleeing suspect’s movements can also be tracked, increasing the chances of catching them.
Virtual Patrols allow our dedicated CCTV controllers to remotely view live feeds, from any of our domes, at any given time. Should they spot suspicious activity, they can immediately dispatch an armed response officer to investigate, relaying vital information to them, such as the suspect’s description. This proactive form of surveillance has led to many successful arrest.
Installing Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras on our Eye in the Sky domes, has boosted our proactive crime-fighting efforts. ANPR cameras read the number plate of every vehicle that drives past and cross-references it against the SAPS database.
If a vehicle has been reported as stolen or involved in criminal activity, our team is immediately notified and response officers can swoop in on suspects, before they get the chance to commit a crime.
Line Crossing detection is one of the behavior detection features in the cameras. If a person crosses a predefined virtual line, the camera will automatically detect the event and can trigger alarms or recording if preconfigured to do so.
Having CCTV cameras recording activity 24/7 is gold. The footage evidence can be used to assist police investigations following housebreakings, theft from a property or muggings and the footage can also be used to support insurance claims for those involved in an accident.