uShaka Marine World keeps a fin on access control

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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.

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