In 2015, Poynting launched the MagiCube to fight the scourge of battery theft and base station vandalism, and it has been well received by the mobile network industry.
The MagiCube is a concrete enclosure that is strong enough to stop criminals from getting in to steal the batteries it stores.
The design considers cable access, weather protection, heat dissipation, and protection against theft and vandalism.
Poynting’s Christi de Jager said MagiCube customers are happy with the cube. The company, however, is not sitting back.
Research and development into improving the MagiCube continues.
“Due to the nature of the product, we have to continuously work with our clients to ensure the best possible solutions,” said de Jager.
“At present, Poynting is satisfied and positive that this is the best security offering available on the market.”
De Jager would not say how many installations have been done, and whether any of the MagiCube installations have been compromised.
“Due to the extensive and intense crime situation in South Africa, any figures given will highlight the security operation,” said de Jager.
“We do not want the criminals to be aware of the security steps taken by Vodacom and other clients. Keeping them up to date gives them an advantage. We want them 10 steps behind,” she said.