uShaka Marine World keeps a fin on access control

May 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:

Enhanced biometric technology for mines
September 2019, ZKTeco , Mining (Industry), Access Control & Identity Management
Biometric identification and authentication are currently used at various mines in South Africa and in the SADC region.

Read more...
Improving access in mines
October 2019, Astra Fasteners , Mining (Industry), Access Control & Identity Management, Products
The VP1 controller provides full access control and remote monitoring of intelligent locks without having to wire into a network or install, manage and maintain software.

Read more...
Invixium and Pyro-Tech partner in South Africa
October 2019 , News, Access Control & Identity Management
Invixium, a manufacturer of IP-based biometric solutions and Pyro-Tech Security Suppliers have announced a new distribution partnership.

Read more...
Suprema receives FBI PIV/FAP30 certification
October 2019, Suprema , News, Access Control & Identity Management
Suprema has announced that the company's BioMini Slim 3 has received FBI PIV (Personal Identity Verification) and Mobile ID FAP30 certification.

Read more...
Frictionless access with a wave
October 2019, IDEMIA , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
IDEMIA was the Platinum Sponsor for the Residential Estate Security Conference 2019 and set up its MorphoWave Compact frictionless fingerprint biometric scanner at the entrance to the conference.

Read more...
Streamlined access and reporting
October 2019, Comb Communications , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
The main focus of the Comb stand was its practical demonstration of the MK II Lite intercom system with third-party integrated products.

Read more...
Customised and integrated solutions
October 2019, Suprema , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
iVisit offers both high-end and low-end residential complexes a cost-effective visitor management solution that is fully integrated into Suprema's offerings.

Read more...
Access solutions for every estate
October 2019, Impro Technologies , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
Impro's flagship Access Portal solution comprises one of the most user-friendly software solutions on the market.

Read more...
Managing staff effectively
September 2019, dormakaba South Africa, iPulse Systems , Integrated Solutions, Access Control & Identity Management
Workforce management solutions allow organisations to track the relationship between productivity and the cost of employment, incorporating issues such as health and safety, T&A, rostering and more.

Read more...
Hennie Lategan joins Centurion as head of exports
September 2019, Centurion Systems , News, Access Control & Identity Management
Centurion Systems has announced the appointment of Hennie Lategan as the head of the company’s exports department.

Read more...