How these streetpole cameras are catching criminals across Joburg

Jamie McKane

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How these streetpole cameras are catching criminals across Joburg

Vumacam's network of pole-mounted street cameras has been very successful in helping law enforcement and security fight crime, the company told MyBroadband.

Vumacam cameras have been rolled out to various areas in Johannesburg, where they flag unusual behaviour and license plates of vehicles that have previously been linked to a crime.
 

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Wish we could have them here...
If you in CoJ not going to happen any more.

JRA/CoJ not playing nicely
JRA’s decision to suspend aerial and CCTV/VumaCam wayleave applications
(Sorry paywall article)

Alternative URL to related article.

JRA/CoJ Reason: "Rambau claimed that the system Vumacam intended to rollout was in violation of the right to privacy of private individuals*"

(*) killers/murderers/thieves/hijackers/etc.

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Based on the article, helping fight crime, VumaCam should be compulsory and fast tracked.
 
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If you in CoJ not going to happen any more.

JRA/CoJ not playing nicely
JRA’s decision to suspend aerial and CCTV/VumaCam wayleave applications
(Sorry paywall article)

Alternative URL to related article.

JRA/CoJ Reason: "Rambau claimed that the system Vumacam intended to rollout was in violation of the right to privacy of private individuals*"

(*) killers/murderers/thieves/hijackers/etc.

Give up privacy vs violent crime? I'm not worried since it's a private company spying, I'd only worry if it were the state, lol.
 

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Give up privacy vs violent crime? I'm not worried since it's a private company spying, I'd only worry if it were the state, lol.
If the camera is recording public space (street), then there is no privacy issues.
 

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If you in CoJ not going to happen any more.

JRA/CoJ not playing nicely
JRA’s decision to suspend aerial and CCTV/VumaCam wayleave applications
(Sorry paywall article)

Alternative URL to related article.

JRA/CoJ Reason: "Rambau claimed that the system Vumacam intended to rollout was in violation of the right to privacy of private individuals*"

(*) killers/murderers/thieves/hijackers/etc.

Goes to prove that our government are criminals - challenging a system that fights crime... wonder who they are acting on behalf of
 

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Goes to prove that our government are criminals - challenging a system that fights crime... wonder who they are acting on behalf of
probably all the karen's complaining about being spied on. same karen's that oppose 5g or cell towers in general that cause headaches and insomnia.
 

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what if there is no license plate?

I'm sure the AI would be able to pick up cars without numberplates.

The majority of the Overview cameras use AI-based behavioural analytics software called iSentry to detect unusual formations of pixels in video feeds to send alerts to the control room, where a human operator can assess the situation and determine if it requires intervention.
 

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So Joburg has found an excuse to prevent an excellent method of reducing crime - the Vumacam cameras have been a great boost to improving security, but it is private not COJ so it cannot be allowed to continue. Same as the very effective private initiatives - outsurance pointsmen, and the pothole repair projects that were stopped.
 

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Members of the SAPS Flying Squad had spotted a suspicious vehicle with four occupants in the Johannesburg CBD and began pursuit of the vehicle, which managed to evade the SAPS unit.

The police immediately contacted off-site monitoring firm AI Surveillance (AIS) to keep a lookout for the vehicle. The AIS team then added the vehicle details to the vehicle of interest (VOI) database.

“Shortly afterwards, the vehicle triggered an alert on a Vumacam in Rosebank. The alert was then automatically sent in real-time to SAPS and JMPD as well as all private security companies signed up to the Vumacam network.

These responders then began a high-speed chase of the vehicle, but this was made difficult by the traffic and a concern for civilian safety.

“Seeing the direction of the vehicle, SAPS put out an alert to the Fourways Joint Operations Centre which mobilised various security companies and police units in the surrounding areas to be on standby to intercept,” Vumacam explained.

“Responders were kept informed as the Vumacam Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras sent alerts every time the vehicle passed the cameras.”

These responders eventually converged on the vehicle on William Nicol Drive and the suspects were cornered and arrested, and their firearms were seized.

Bloody awesome
 

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Finally. I mean it was quite funny before this that you can go on a roller-coaster ride at gold reef or something and they can take a perfect photo of you doing 100km/h, yet we cannot get a perfect picture on CCTV of a robber standing still.... :unsure:
 
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