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Forcelink selected by the Ethekwini (Durban) Metropolitan Council for the management of CCTV camera

Forcelink has been selected by eThekwini to manage their CCTV infrastructure and CCTV Control Centre. The new system will be used to manage the maintenance and repairs of camera infrastructure, including managing the supply chain processes and SLA’s for sub-contractors working on various parts of the CCTV infrastructure. This includes Control Centre equipment, camera masts, fibre communications network and wireless communications network. The Forcelink system will provide a high level of auditability on these critical assets, which are crucial to the municipality’s crime fighting and emergency response capability.

About eThekwini Municipality – eThekwini Municipality covers the city of Durban, South Africa, and surrounding towns, and is the third-largest metropolitan council in South Africa, with a population of over 3 million. It covers an area of 2,291 km2, with an extensive CCTV camera network, which is also growing rapidly. Crime on the popular Durban Beach front has been reduced significantly due to the CCTV camera network and other initiatives. The eThekwini municipality has a reputation for offering world-class services, having hosted the UN Climate Change negotiations, the Non-aligned movements summit, Rugby World Cup, and many other events.