Vivotek integrates traffic surveillance for toll in Zambia

Taipei, Taiwan and Garneton, Zambia

The Wilson Mofya Chakulya Toll Route is a brownfield toll road concession that runs along the T3 in Zambia. Situated directly west of Garneton, Zambia, the Wilson Mofya Chakulya Toll Route is commonly known as the Garneton Toll. Connecting the nearby suburbs of Chimwemwe, Mindolo, and Mindolo North, the Garneton Toll is one of the most important routes in the region.

Surveillance on the Garneton Toll Route is mostly comprised of the old system products, which have been under scrutiny for security concerns in recent years. The route demands indoor surveillance for the Control Building, as well as durable surveillance systems for exposed, outdoor areas. Ensuring seamless transition without disturbing daily toll operations created a monumental challenge.

Commissioned by Zambia’s National Roads Fund Agency (NRFA), Vivotek collaborated with system integrator, Africa Technology Operations and Maintenance (ATOM), to upgrade and replace dozens of cameras along the Garneton Toll Route. This included connecting individual surveillance cameras to a centrally managed system using Vivotek’s Vast 2 software. A total of 8 Vivotek IB9367‐HT cameras were installed at the lanes. These cameras are outdoor-ready with weather-proof IP66, IP67, and vandal-proof IK10-rated housings, and their built-in IR illuminators are effective for up to 30 metres.

Additionally, 9 Vivotek IP9165-LPR-A Kit cameras were installed along the route to provide superior nighttime surveillance. Certified by numerous LPR software manufacturers around the world, this camera can cover both scene overview and LPC view while capturing vehicle speeds of up to 90 km/hr. The camera’s supreme anti-glare capability and Camate IR illuminator with Continuous Variable Angle Technology (CVA Tech) guarantee high accuracy and plate recognition at night when visibility is poor. Moreover, this camera is easy to install and requires little maintenance, effectively minimizing costs and labour hours.

Furthermore, 4 Vivotek CC8160 cameras were installed inside the Control Building to secure a good overall view indoors. The 2-megapixel CMOS sensor features a 180° horizontal panoramic view with a built-in microphone, capturing audio data along with visual information. Fitted with Smart Stream II to optimize bandwidth efficiency, the CC8160 is WDR enhanced and produces hi-res images at 30 fps any time of day.

Vivotek provided an excellent traffic solution for the client. The NRFA was able to replace their old system with a network of highly reliable surveillance cameras that boast accurate Automatic Number Plate Recognition. Using the Vast 2 central management software, the surveillance cameras are consolidated into a seamless IP surveillance system. Vast 2 simplified the management of the cameras while providing end-user analytics. The entire system with all peripheral benefits was achieved, satisfying the client’s demands for an accurate and reliable surveillance system.


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