An eye on the engine

June 2011 Surveillance

Vivotek surveillance protects an auto dealer.

Maemo Motors in Rustenburg is a newly built garage and the owner wanted to prevent things like the theft of new cars in the show room, loss of stock and clients’ cars going missing while on the premises. All of this convinced them to contact Persas Protection to help find a preventative solution.

In December of 2010, Persas Protection contacted Miro distribution to help them choose the right cameras for the job. Overall the installation required 30 Vivotek IP cameras, four IP8332s, an outdoor day/night network bullet camera for the gates, 20 IP8330s, a night network bullet camera for in and outdoor use and six FD8134s, a MicroSD/SDHC card compact network camera in the showroom.

The Vivotek IP8332 was chosen at the gates because it fitted neatly into the boom gate for better facial recognition. The IP 8330 was used for the workshop, the pre-owned section, receiving bay, wash bay and storeroom and was chosen mainly for its weatherproof functionality as many were placed outside. They used the FD8134 in the showroom because it gives a great general overview, which is exactly what they wanted.

The results were that Maemo Motors is now able to monitor in/out going vehicles, the stock in the storeroom, the show room and pre-owned cars section. It also has a general overview of the back of the building and can monitor cars as they are coming into the receiving bay for service. All of this means that theft of cars and stock can be prevented.

For the back-up of the video feed, Persas made use of Vivotek’s ST7501 video recording software, together with an IP video recorder, which provides a centralised control of all IP security cameras.

Overall the client was very happy with the service received from Persas, the neat installation, the image quality of the Vivotek cameras and the user-friendly system.

For more information contact Miro Distribution, 086 123 MIRO,,


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