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Blind the security control room.

3 February 2014

Al-Shabaab used the CCTV cameras in the Westgate Mall control room to assist in their terrorist attack with deadly effect.

While MeyCom was installing an Axis IP CCTV System in a shopping mall in Cape Town the discussion of a similar situation arising and what action to take arose.


Guardian was already installed monitoring the fire detection system. Why not use the remote relays on the Guardian Field Monitoring Unit to switch off the CCTV System.


Andrew Briton a director of MeyCom said rather than shut down the entire CCTV System, just switch off all the monitors while continuing to record all activity.


Costs were limited to a few relays and the rewiring of the mains power


Here is yet another use for Guardian.