When the smartest work together seamlessly

July 2018 CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Over the last couple of decades, surveillance technology has undergone a mini-revolution. When one looks at the quality and capabilities of cameras, recorders and software, it’s nothing short of incredible.

Companies such as Forbatt SA have been at the forefront of ensuring South Africa keeps pace with the global developments. Forbatt SA has introduced some of the world’s most respected CCTV brands, namely Kedacom, TVT and NUUO. It is also the driving force behind the professional series of lead acid batteries, Forbatt Batteries, and the power backup solution from Peak Power.

Forbatt SA lives by the words of well-known management guru, Ken Blanchard: “None of us is as smart as all of us.” When we look at the composition of the Forbatt team, the selection of brands and the distribution networks, it’s all about teamwork, seamless integration and smooth operations coming together.

Gino De Oliviera.
Gino De Oliviera.

When asked what its winning formula is, business developer Gino De Oliviera said, “Forbatt is not simply a product supplier, we are a solutions partner with the right solution at the right time, in the right place at the right price. Whether it’s surveillance technology or backup power, when the market speaks, we listen, and we deliver.”

Seamless integration

When asked for his view on what the market wants, product manager Vaughn Tempelhoff said: “In the CCTV industry, there has been quite a drive from the consumer side to have freedom with regards to camera choices and the recording devices they use. This has forced manufacturers to broaden their horizons and move from a propriety standpoint to an open platform supporting more and more brands on their recording devices.

Vaughn Tempelhoff.
Vaughn Tempelhoff.

“Our flagship brand selection is all about integration. This is where the NUUO brand stands head and shoulders above the rest, seamlessly integrating more brands than ever before.”

Clean user experience

Another demand from the market for current and future builds is ease-of-use. Tempelhoff said the brand that comes to mind to meet the challenge is TVT. “TVT puts tremendous effort into a simplified user experience when it built its N9000 software. This is true of the mobile side as well. It’s simple to setup and use. If push notifications are enabled on your recording device, you will have the ability to effortlessly setup notifications based on your preferences. This will allow you to always know exactly what is going on at your site.”

The market wants versatility

Another area that Forbatt touched on is the market’s right to versatility. An example is the Kedacom body-worn camera. According to Tempelhoff, it wins the fair play prize because “it can make use of its standalone application or can be used as part of a fleet in a docking station, it can record to Kedacom NVRs and report to the VMS. Whether it’s one unit or a fleet, once out the box, it will get the job done.”

The key areas where Forbatt SA sees increased demand is in retail analytics provided for by the NUUO range, power solutions provided by Peak Power, and a host of other products and solutions targeted at a cross section of industries.

The market wants us to expand

This focus on seamless integration, smooth distribution operations and a cohesive team has seen much success and the brand is now focused on an expansion drive. They have recently set up in Cape Town, with eyes on other local and regional markets.

When asked about the expansion drive, De Oliviera said, “As you would know, each region is a unique market with unique needs and unique terrain. Because Cape Town is the tourism hub of South Africa, public safety and security are high on its agenda. The focus is mobility, speed and deterrence.

“Our goal is not just to supply product, we are solutions partners. In addition, localised warehousing makes life more seamless for our distribution channels and our business development team can work alongside our channels.”

When asked where you see the brand in the next 10 years, De Oliviera had this to say: “Our brands stretch across different market segments and we believe we are already leading in some sectors. However, we believe that there is always room for growth and in 10 years we will be the preferred brand across different industry segments.”

To get in touch with Forbatt SA for its solutions, distributors and product range, give us a call +27 11 469 3598, [email protected], www.forbatt.co.



Credit(s)




Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Antarctic surveillance
Dahua Technology South Africa CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Dahua Technology donated 15 security cameras to different scientific bases in the Argentine region of Antarctica; the cameras were especially developed to handle the harsh climate and extreme weather conditions in the area.

Read more...
Deep learning engine set to supercharge end-to-end solutions
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
IDIS, manufacturer of South Korean-made video technology, will be displaying an exciting line-up of end-to-end video solutions that include the latest advances in AI-powered video analytics for businesses of any size, at this year’s Intersec.

Read more...
Realistic image quality even in dark environments
Dahua Technology South Africa CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
The 4K video surveillance market size is expected to grow at 9 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate), which is primarily driven by the increasing demand for public safety and security services.

Read more...
Cloud-based forensic video searching
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Arcules introduces Forensic Video Search to empower rapid event identification within its video cloud service, providing a critical tool to help businesses identify specific objects or events in seconds.

Read more...
Minimising fire risks in automotive logistics
Hikvision South Africa CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring Products Logistics (Industry)
Automotive logistics company uses thermal imaging solution from Hikvision to ensure its stores of lithium batteries for electric vehicles never overheat and cause a fire.

Read more...
Axis launches P3265-LVE dome camera
Axis Communications SA Products CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Based on ARTPEC-8 — the latest Axis system-on-chip (SoC) — Axis’ latest dome high-performance camera includes a deep learning processing unit (DLPU), and cybersecurity features.

Read more...
Smart car parking solution eases traffic flow
Dahua Technology South Africa CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring Integrated Solutions Products
Ethiopia’s first smart parking lot, designed to improve traffic flow and management efficiency, has been built and installed using Dahua Technology’s smart parking solutions.

Read more...
VMS 7.2 supports the investigation process and adds cloud capabilities
CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring Integrated Solutions Products
Qognify has launched the second release of its VMS, including extended support for body-worn video, additional functionalities to support investigations, and a new web client architecture. VMS 7.2 addresses the increasing use of body-worn video (BWV) across many sectors.

Read more...
The future of AIoT
Hikvision South Africa News CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Hikvision hosted its 2022 Shaping Intelligence Summit in Bali, Indonesia, on 29-30 November, where the company, its customers, and technology and solution partners, looked into the future of AIoT and explored paths to shared success.

Read more...
A comprehensive video solution for retail
LD Africa Retail (Industry) CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring Products
Retail Intellect is a comprehensive, flexible solution for retailers that matches technologies to ensure point-of-sale safety and security with video analytics.

Read more...