To keep residents and visitors safe, 24 hours a day, gated communities need comprehensive, reliable security solutions. At Copperleaf Golf Estate in Centurion, South Africa, these needs have been met with an advanced security solution from Hikvision, which incorporates AI-powered optical, thermal, and license plate recognition cameras that provide real-time alerts in the event of a perimeter breach or other security incident.
The challenge: securing a gated golf and residential community
Residential gated communities provide significantly improved security compared to 'open' streets. In particular, gated communities can tightly control access for vehicles and people, helping to protect residents and visitors to a far greater degree than would otherwise be possible.
But gated communities also face specific security challenges. As well as requiring physical walls or fences to prevent unauthorized people from entering, site perimeters need to be checked constantly to prevent security breaches, and to support real-time responses to prevent theft, vandalism, and other negative outcomes.
These were the challenges facing Copperleaf Golf Estate, a gated residential community just 15 minutes outside Centurion in Mnandi, Gauteng, South Africa. The community offers a range of lots and houses in a peaceful setting, as well as South Africa's second 'Signature' golf course designed by the legendary South African professional golfer Ernie Els.
To protect residents and visitors, Copperleaf needed a perimeter protection solution to prevent unauthorized vehicles or people from entering the site. To achieve this goal, they worked with Independent Technology Security Systems (ITS Systems), an expert in integrated security and building management solutions. "To keep everyone safe, Copperleaf needs to keep a close eye on their perimeter wall, as well as other areas of the site, including the golf course. They also need to maintain vigilance even in adverse weather conditions, such as heavy rain and fog, and after dark." Theo Mienie, Managing Director from ITS Systems says, "After conducting a thorough review of the facilities, we reached the conclusion that Hikvision's solutions are a good fit for Copperleaf."
The solution: a comprehensive AI-powered solution from Hikvision
To provide the exceptionally high levels of security residents and golf members expect, ITS Systems has implemented a comprehensive Hikvision security solution for Copperleaf. This incorporates more than 100 AcuSense Fixed Bullet Network Cameras that constantly protect the site's perimeter wall, the Els golf course, residential streets, and security vetting rooms and offices. Security for the 8km perimeter wall is provided by over 50 Hikvision Thermal & Optical Bi-spectrum Network Bullet Cameras with intrusion detection capabilities up to a distance of 700 meters. If the perimeter is breached by a person or vehicle, an alert is sent to the security team automatically, and in real time.