uShaka Marine World keeps a fin on access control

Access & Identity Management Handbook 2009 Access Control & Identity Management

uShaka Marine World opts for an efficient and flexible security system, consisting of access control and video surveillance from GE Security.

Located at the entrance to the busiest port in Africa, the Durban Point Waterfront is one of South Africa’s most exciting property development and investment projects. Destined to become one of Durban’s most prestigious addresses, and a key tourist attraction, it is rapidly transforming what was a previously run-down precinct, into a multibillion Rand property showcase.

uShaka Marine World is Africa’s largest marine theme park, covering 15 hectares of prime beach front. Incorporating fresh and sea water, natural materials, the re-creation of the wreck of an old 1920 cargo ship, and themed throughout with indigenous African imagery and decor, lush vegetation and maritime images of the old Port of Durban, uShaka is a complete marine world, offering premium entertainment for young and old alike.

At the time that this development was built, the developers wanted an efficient and flexible, high-level security system, consisting of access control and video surveillance.

Carlo Klopper, Africa region leader for GE Security says, “The access control system had to make sure that restricted areas in the theme park are accessible only to authorised personnel. In addition to this access control system, the management team wanted to be able – as in most leading theme parks worldwide – to monitor events in the park using a top-level video surveillance system.

“GE Security took a proactive approach in this project, by working very closely with the management team of uShaka, on the design of the system. As requested, the access control system, securing over 50 doors, ensures that restricted areas remain restricted for those who have no authority, and are easy to access for those who are authorised.”

In addition to the access control system, the video surveillance solution provided uses over 100 GE Security cameras, all connected to GE Security’s digital recorders. In this way, it is possible to monitor and automatically document events in the theme park on a constant basis, 24 x 7 x 364. The two systems are installed in such a way that it is possible to integrate – and therefore effectively manage – the different systems through one single central interface.

With these state-of-the-art access control and video surveillance technologies installed, uShaka Marine World can feel confident of ensuring the safety of its visitors in their world-class facility,” Klopper concludes.

For more information contact Carlo Klopper, African region leader, GE Enterprise Solutions, Security, +27 (0)11 237 9600.





Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Choosing the right biometric technology in the new normal
Issue 9 2020, IDEMIA , Access Control & Identity Management
Selecting the right biometric data that delivers according to your requirements is crucial to ongoing success. So, how do we select the appropriate biometrics to meet our needs?

Read more...
Keeping COVID in check
Issue 8 2020, Suprema , Access Control & Identity Management, Healthcare (Industry)
Suprema thermal camera solution helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 in South Korea in a focused healthcare approach from government.

Read more...
Scorpion Spike Barriers for St Helena Bay
Issue 8 2020, BoomGate Systems , Access Control & Identity Management
The Port of St Helena Bay, along the west coast of South Africa, gets a security upgrade in the form of the Scorpion High Security Spike Barrier.

Read more...
Gallagher unveils new T30 access reader
Issue 8 2020, Gallagher , Access Control & Identity Management
Gallagher has launched the new T30 card and PIN reader with two-factor authentication, designed to offer an extra layer of security without the display screen.

Read more...
Speeding into the office
Issue 8 2020, Turnstar Systems , Access Control & Identity Management
The Firs commercial property is situated in the heart of Rosebank – Johannesburg’s second largest business centre – surrounded by new commercial, residential and retail property developments. Rosebank ...

Read more...
Paxton introduces Checkpoint Control
Issue 8 2020, Paxton , Access Control & Identity Management
Paxton’s new Checkpoint Control feature supports COVID-secure sites and helps Net2 users protect employees and visitors by monitoring and approving people as they enter buildings.

Read more...
Turnstar secures MTN
Issue 8 2020, Turnstar Systems , Access Control & Identity Management
Turnstar Velocity barriers and Velocity Raptor spike vehicle barriers form part of the physical access solutions that secure the MTN head office in Johannesburg.

Read more...
Net2 integrates with additional thermal scanners
Issue 8 2020, Paxton , News, Access Control & Identity Management
Paxton has updated Net2 to include six new thermal temperature scanning integrations to assist in managing the pandemic.

Read more...
Touchless access control conference
Issue 8 2020, Hikvision South Africa, IDEMIA , Suprema, Technews Publishing , Access Control & Identity Management, Conferences & Events, Training & Education
Hi-Tech Security Solutions hosted an online conference in mid-August to highlight the new trend towards touchless access control. The conference hosted speakers with experience in the access control, ...

Read more...
VisionPass wins SIA award
Issue 8 2020, IDEMIA , News, Access Control & Identity Management
IDEMIA announced that VisionPass, its newly launched advanced facial recognition device, won the SIA New Product Showcase Award.

Read more...