Morgado Plant Hire

Morgado Plant Hire Case Study

Based in Durban, South Africa,  ‘Morgado Plant Hire’ is one of the country’s largest plant hire company’s.  Operating for over 40 years, the company’s reputation for excellence has seen it grow from strength to strength, boasting over 220 machines and low beds in operation across Southern Africa

The Challenge

In early 2014, the company started noticing significant discrepancies in fuel consumption throughout the fleet

An internal investigation soon uncovered huge financial losses relating to the use of Diesel. It became apparent the amount of fuel being used could not have been consumed under the normal operational parameters of the plant it was intended for. Morgado Plant needed a system which would allow them to track and see what was going on with their fleet 24/7 and hopefully get to the root of the problem.







Pic-2-Morgado1The Solution

Morgado spoke to Eduardo at EBS – a local agent of Genie CCTV equipment who specified Mobile Genie DVRs (MVR 400) with miniature Vandal Dome cameras (GMC3CHIR) to carry out the covert surveillance. The Genie DVR provided detailed recording as well as accurate location coordinates on Google maps, while allowing live remote connectivity at all time

The Result

The findings matched initial suspicions; over 10 delivery drivers were convicted of fuel theft, and were subsequently fired and prosecuted. Genie equipment is now standard in every Morgado Plant Hire delivery vehicle,  supporting the organisation in tackling crime and monitoring driving standards thus saving the business any further financial loss.

“The reliability and robustness of the Genie equipment really impressed me. Taking into account the amount of money we were loosing in stolen fuel, the equipment has already payed for itself. We have now decided to implement Genie equipment on all our fleet vehicles to combat crime and create a safer working environment”- Neli Morgado D’Almeida- Member


Burrford University College Campus

The Challenge

Burrford University College has always been focused on providing a safe yet relaxed environment for all students and staff. They had a range of parking and security challenges on their main campus site including managing the limited parking resource for visitors and contractors in addition to the everyday users.

The estates team had the difficult task of providing adequate car park spaces for up to 900 vehicles on-site with 90 staff, 1250 students and a variety of delivery and contractor vehicles entering and leaving the site daily. Fortunately not all of the students arrived by car every day, but many seemed to have access to a family car which they would sometimes park in the main car park and apparently forget about it for up to a week at a time. The pressures increased when the conference center was booked which could see the arrival of an additional 100 paying delegates all expecting a place to park on tarmac rather than on a muddy verge.

Another serious concern was the increasing reports of anonymous white vans driving on-site and the occupants taking almost anything that could have a resale or scrap value. This had even included the disappearance of some new kitchen appliances that had been left outside for a few minutes whilst the old appliances were being uninstalled.

Burrford employed a paper permit system for staff and students but this was proving a real strain on their admin resources dealing with lost permits, vehicle changes, temporary vehicles and vehicles not displaying permits.

The staff car park never seemed to have any spaces after 8.30am and there were reports of cars that never appeared to leave the car park. A radical approach was needed…

The Solution

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GANPR- Genie ANPR Camera

The Head of Estates, the HR Manager and the Security Manager met several times to discuss and consider the available options and felt that ANPR technology might be able to provide an intelligent solution to the challenges along with barriers to control the three car parks: Staff /General Visitor, Student and the Conference Centre for both Staff and Delegates.

A Genie GANPR system was installed to manage User Categories for the three car parks along with tailored access times to restrict  unauthorised users. Genie GANPR Cameras  were installed near the barriers to each car park

and linked to the ANPR Server allowing access  to those with a ‘virtual permit’. Every student  and staff member was allocated a virtual permit   that is either permanent or had an expiry date and time.  This was also applied for Day Visitors  and Contractors where variable length permits  could be assigned as required. Visitor Groups or individuals can now be managed by either  assigning a per-defined category or an individual access period.

As well as managing the visitors Burrford permit on campus, the Genie GANPR systems can also alert security staff to unwanted visitors or any vehicle that is not identified as “known” or a pre-booked visitor or contractor. Creating a security alert (which can be sent via email to a smartphone) allows the security team to be more proactive and responsive by intercepting an incoming vehicle rather than dealing with the consequences of a car break-in or costly theft.

The Result

Tom Dalton, Security Manager at Burrford University College said”The new ANPR system has solved a lot of the parking issues that we had on site. Everyone knows what car park they are meant to use but now if they try and enter a different one they simply can’t access it. Congestion has been reduced as people are no longer driving around looking for a space and pre-booked conference delegates can now park with ease”

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Industrial Deployment Site

Industrial Site Deployment Case Study

The Challenge

Recently a large Petroleum company with numerous sites began their upgrade process to replace their current CCTV system. Being situated on an island in the Indian Ocean and exposed to tropical climate from humidity to rain , their current CCTV system couldn’t cope with the harsh environmental challenges being presented. The company was faced with constant system failures, a lack of technical support and high corrosion rate on the installed cameras.

The Solution

RPT36MIR Series : Raptor True Day/Night Vandal Resistant IR Ruggedised Marine PTZ Cameras

RPT36M Series : Raptor True Day/Night Vandal Resistant Ruggedised Marine PTZ Camera

Genie CCTV reviewed the companies requirements and in conjunction with their local installer proposed Genie’s Raptor Range of CCTV Cameras. Known for its reliability, ruggedness and marine grade camera housing finish, the Raptor PTZ (RPT36M) was the ideal solution to operate in demanding environment.

The Result

Genie equipment is now a standard part of every site, as the solution plays a key role in supporting the organisation mission of ensuring the security of petroleum supply to its customers.

“Reliability and functionality in a challenging environment are critical for our day to day operations. The Genie equipment has impressed us with its quality and robustness.” 

Company Chief Operating Officer-


Car Park Management

 The Challenge

A high security facility near London required a ANPR as a possible solution for their challenging car park management needs. Their site has around 1500 users competing for spaces and often found that the on-site car parks were full when they shouldn’t have been, which meant authorised visitors were struggling to park their vehicles. A Genie GANPR system was recommended that would allow each user category individual access periods ensuring the car parks are used accordingly to the site management rules.

The Solution

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Genie GANPR Camera

With an entrance and exit at each of their two car parks, a multi-lane ANPR system was installed with four GANPR Cameras adjacent to each of their existing entrance and exit barriers.

The cameras were then connected to Genie’s ANPR PC in the Security Gate House which runs Genie LIVE, Genie’s ANPR software. From here the on-site Security Manager is now able to control and monitor all car park traffic and use the ANPR system to provide an extra layer of security.

Through the use of a database made up of different groups (Staff, Visitors & Contractors) all with different access times, the ANPR system ensures that vehicles can only enter the car park during their designated times. Categories or individuals such as a visitor or contractor can be given permanent access or a temporary virtual permit allowing specific access times and with an expiry time and date.

The Result

This site now has complete control of their car park and can interactively monitor all vehicles entering and exiting the site. As well as granting access to those vehicles they do want on site, Genie LIVE can also provide a security alert for any vehicle with a customised message.

Genie CCTV announces Domestic CCTV European Legislation

New Domestic CCTV Legislation for June 2015

“If your CCTV system covers, even partially, any areas beyond the boundaries of your property, such as neighbouring gardens or the street, then it will no longer be exempt from the Data Protection Act (DPA) under the domestic purposes exemption.”

CCTV systems filming even limited views of a public space are now required to be registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and will be subject to a number of other requirements such as the use of specific signage. Owners must also be aware that if their system covers an area beyond their home’s boundary they will also be subject to many of the same requirements in terms of the protection and provision of data as larger organisations.

This does not mean that you are breaching the DPA, but it does mean that you are subject to it.

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A new CCTV code of practice has been published and lots of useful information (including the code) can be found by visiting the site for the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) or at

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Genie Donates CCTV Equipment to DIY SOS

Genie CCTV were very pleased to be able to donate a CCTV system included in a recent episode of DIY SOS. The family had a lot of concern for their young son who suffers from epilepsy – especially at night time, so they needed to be able to monitor him. Communicate UK installed the system and programmed it so that the parents could view the live camera footage on TVs throughout the house. This helped give them a simple and fast way to check their son and gave peace of mind without disturbing their young boy. Genie Apps installed on their smart phones can give them further flexibility to check on their son safely and securely.


Genie and Micro-Vision Protect Superdry in London

Expanding security equipment supplier Genie CCTV Ltd, in conjunction with Gloucester based system integrator Micro-Vision Fire and Security Ltd, has supplied and installed a comprehensive CCTV surveillance system for SuperGroup Plc’s flagship Superdry store in London’s Regent Street.

SuperGroup, owner of Superdry and one of the country’s fastest growing international branded clothing companies, operates a multi-channel business through a combination of standalone stores, concessions, e-Commerce and its UK and International Wholesale operations.

As part of an overall project to upgrade all Superdry stores, the system for Regent Street consists of 28 Genie ASD fully functional dome cameras, 62 Genie MD83SPX Pixim internal Cameras, nine Genie Micro Cannon Cameras and two Genie Vandal Resistant Domes. The system is controlled via eight Genie GDVRH-616 DVRs and displayed on Genie LM-19PRO/LED monitors.

Provision, Micro-Vision’s preferred supplier, worked with Genie to design a system which best suited the store environment and system requisites. The store has many varying lighting levels including indoor illumination and external sunlight streaming through windows and doors. Genie’s Pixim Seawolf Internal dome cameras offer unrivalled WDR functionality and have proved more than capable of coping with these different lighting conditions.

Kevin Powis-Jones, Managing Director of Micro-Vision Fire and Security Ltd, is delighted with the results and comments: ‘It was so important that we properly addressed all of Superdry’s requirements for this prestigious site. The Genie Pixim Internal Dome cameras perform extremely well in very tough lighting conditions, which in turn means our client is more than satisfied.’