Fidelity deploys surveillance drones in Johannesburg suburb

The company says the surveillance drone system will be used in strict accordance with all privacy and aviation restrictions and laws.

May 11, 2021

Vumacam connects CCTV network to City Power grid

The company has successfully linked seven of its CCTV poles in Rosebank and one in Braamfontein to the power utililty's grid.

Oct 5, 2020

Johannesburg Road Agency loses CCTV court appeal

The High Court decision will reset the course for the rollout of cameras and infrastructure in new areas, says video management company Vumacam.

Sep 11, 2020

Vumacam accuses JRA of ignoring CCTV court order

The agency was required to issue Vumacam with a decision on its wayleave applications within seven days of the order, which lapsed on 31 August.

Sep 2, 2020

Vumacam blasts JRA for challenging CCTV court ruling

The appeal hinders the rollout of cameras to support SAPS, JMPD and security companies in their crime-fighting efforts, says Vumacam CEO Ricky Croock.

Jul 13, 2020

Vumacam reviews surveillance system as POPI Act kicks in

Vumacam audits operational guidelines and systems, to assess compliance with the newly promulgated Protection of Personal Information Act.

Jul 10, 2020

Vumacam AI surveillance helps police corner criminals

AI-based cameras help bust four suspects on William Nicol Drive after an extensive high-speed car chase that started in the Johannesburg CBD.

Jun 29, 2020

Fidelity ADT, Vumacam to ring-fence Joburg suburbs with cameras

The companies will roll out a surveillance network of cameras across a number of southern suburbs, starting with the Glenvista and Mulbarton areas.

Dec 3, 2019

Vumacam defends Joburg smart camera network

The company says it does not have facial recognition tech enabled in its street cameras, nor does it profile people.


Joburg says it has no policy for surveillance cameras

Officials confirm the city does not have a policy in place to govern the surveillance cameras across Johannesburg.

Sep 16, 2019

Information Regulator cautions private camera network operators

Before an operator can install and monitor surveillance cameras, reasonable steps must be adhered to in terms of the law, says the Information Regulator.

Sep 3, 2019

Professor decries Joburg’s private surveillance networks

Professor Jane Duncan of the University of Johannesburg seeks answers regarding private camera networks around Johannesburg.

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