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C3's service over the past 5 years has been of a very high standard. They are certainly experts in their field of service and are
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Current Project

C3 SS to design and install state of the art thermal surveillance system for Century Development's new Helderfontein Estate.

Security Services

C3 Shared Service's sophisticated 24 hour centralised command and control centre provides monitoring and management of event driven alarms.

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C3's military grade technology secures the tunnels of the Gautrain

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Camera based fire detection visually detects fire, smoke or reflective heat at its source. NFPA and FM approved

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C3 installs intelligent security system for Century's Waterfall Hill's retirement village

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Gautrain Security Project

Security Project

Security Project Site


Security Project Location

Gautrain, Gauteng .
C3 Shared Services (Pty) Ltd has been appointed by Bombardier Transportation to supply and install a combination of two military grade technologies, namely Opgal's thermal cameras combined with ioimage intelligent video analytics, to monitor the tracks and tunnels of the Gautrain rail.

Security Project Challenge

Due to the emphasis on a very high level of security along the Gautrain rail and in the tunnels, the main criteria was to select a combination of technologies that shall provide detection of human targets even in no light conditions. Opgal's thermal cameras combined with ioimage intelligent video analytics were selected for their high probability of detection and low false alarm rate. This decision was not taken lightly and was only decided upon once rigorous and extensive testing had been conducted between different brands of thermal cameras and video analytics. The test results were then sent over to France for final scrutinizing, which was based on the performance of the technologies to comply or excel the high criteria of user requirements set by Bombardier as part of their security methodology.

Security Project Solution

C3, specialists in the design and implementation of high-end perimeter security solutions and military grade intrusion detection systems, was appointed as the preferred vendor. Nick Grange, technical director of C3 says, "We are honoured to be appointed to supply and commission our solution for such a prestigious and important project. Once again it is proved that the higher sensitivity of the detector and higher resolution combined with a faster frame rate makes the Opgal cameras a superior product which is hard to beat by the competition". Nick Grange goes on to say, "Our cameras also had the leading edge over the competition because of the wide range of lens selection available which was necessary due to the nature and layout of the Gautrain track".

To date, C3 has had enormous success with numerous installations of thermal cameras combined with high performance video analytics at various sites in South Africa including residential estates, refineries, correctional facilities and National Keypoint's. Brendon Cowley, business development Director of C3 says, "It is of tantamount importance, that when implementing this type of technology, a very high level of expertise and experience is required. C3 has been implementing this particular security solution at numerous high risk and high value sites throughout Southern Africa with great success and we look forward to providing the Gautrain Project with the same level of commitment and expertise".

The C3 solution shall integrate with Bombardier's high-tech video management system enabling operators of the system to monitor unauthorized access to the rail and making it a much safer environment for both Gautrain personnel and commuters alike.

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