In a revolutionary proactive move industries are taking ground in the fight against communication equipment on transmission towers theft with V Watch Tower. V Watch Tower provides a seamless off grid, independent surveillance and monitoring system with immediate trigger notifications confirmed with an image of the event on any site no matter how remote.
Telecoms and Cable theft in South Africa accounts for between R5 billion and R7 billion a year. (mg.co.za) This incredible waste is due to the isolated location of many Telecoms towers which gives criminals the time and privacy to do their worst. V Watch Towers provide tower owners with a range of offsite benefits which include:
- Remote, motion triggered alerts for tower tampering and vandalism,
- Remote site access monitoring,
- Smoke alarm notifications (optional),
- Temperature failure notifications (optional),
- Electricity supply monitoring (optional).
V Watch Tower empowers tower owners to not only detect and prevent pricey equipment theft but to ensure tower viability and operational efficacy remotely. With an increase of over 1,7 million internet users between 2020 and 2021 (datareportal.com), many of them, through mobile networks, the telecommunication industry is only set to expand in the coming months as remote work becomes the new norm.
“V Watch Tower is taking Telecommunications tower management into the 21st century.” says Ruaan Nel CEO of the Virtual Group “V Watch Towers empower tower owners to view the full spectrum of tower information in Network Operations Centre (NOC) effortlessly on any dashboard, mobile device or control room environment with all information kept safely in the cloud with no exposure at all to any normal hardware threats.” He says.
Perhaps most exciting for tower owners is the ability to remotely take action at a tower site through V Watch Tower. This action could include locking the doors to a section of the tower site, or in extreme cases launching smoke or teargas grenades to deter criminals.
“Tower owners can, at last, take back control of their remote and extremely valuable tower sites.” Says Nel.
The industry is already taking notice of this revolutionary proactive tower management system with site development rolling out to several remote tower sites in recent months.
“Our vision for V Watch Tower is to reduce the theft of valuable cabling and telecommunication equipment so that the South African economy, which rests on the telecommunication industry, can thrive.” Says Nel.
Background to the Virtual Group
With over 15 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, the Virtual Group not only understands the dependence of the South African economy on the telecommunications industry, but also understands the challenges within the industry. The Virtual Group is architect to a wide range of business centric solutions that utilise the power of technology to solve business problems and empower progress.
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