Farms in Africa have been exposed to intrusions for decades. The absence of clear perimeter limits, geographical separation and isolation from urban police services lead to increasing cases of theft, robbery violence and even murder by intruders who believe they might inherent the property by killing its owner.
he South African Police Service has argued that the majority of attackers are motivated purely by a desire to rob farmers, and that farmers are more likely to be murdered than the average South African citizen (1).
According to a BBC report, farm murders are at their highest level since 2010-11 as South Africa’s Police Service states that 74 people were murdered on farms between April 2016 and March 2017, up from 58 in the previous year (2).
These circumstances lead to a rising immediate need for an efficient perimeter security solution that could eventually save farmers’ life.
Currently, most farms, which have only installed electric perimeter fence and or VMD cameras, report that these solutions are insufficient and therefore examine additional and alternative options.
After examining option, a farm owner contacted Magos for supplying a sufficient solution, especially covering critical areas.
1. Magos SR500 radars – 4 radars installed in four spots on site’s corners, providing coverage of critical zones. The radars detect up to 500m by azimuth 120 degrees including “dead zones” of under the poles thanks to elevation rate of 30 degrees.
2. PTZ Cameras – 6 cameras around the perimeter, integrated to the SR500’s sensors tracking real time movement within covered area. The cameras were also integrated to MASS software.
3. MASS Software installed on a simple PC and allows access from any device including a mobile phone– The software controls and monitors all live alerts based on the radar’s sensors and PTZ cameras. The software was synchronized to MILESTONE video analytics software – one of the most common in the world.
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