Cable theft device may be solution to scupper rampant theft in SA
We've done some extensive testing and a lot of research and over the course of last year,Barry Geer, Inventor of the Securi-Cable and Founder of Seed Africa
He says the system protect low-voltage, medium and high voltage cables from being pulled from the ground.
It includes those cables that feed suburbs and commercial areas, as well as aims to prevent intrusion into manholes, where telecoms cables traditionally are installed.
The system aims to protect all these areas from being vandalised, says Geer.
It's a system to try and protect all kinds of cables.Barry Geer, Inventor of the Securi-Cable and Founder of Seed Africa
Geer explains how it all works. It involves a passive and active system.
The passive system literally gets clamped to your low voltage cables, which traditionally supply your street lights, and these cables are normally pulled from the ground.Barry Geer, Inventor of the Securi-Cable and Founder of Seed Africa
He explains how thieves use vehicles to pull hundreds of metres of cable from the ground, and the clamps aim to prevent this.
The more advanced system, he explains, protects the medium, high voltage, and telecommunication cables. These devices are buried underground half-way between the surface and the cables.
This is because when thieves steal these kinds of cables they literally re-dig the entire trench, and then remove these very heavy, expensive cables.Barry Geer, Inventor of the Securi-Cable and Founder of Seed Africa
When the device detects that the surface is being unearthed, it activates and sends out a data message to a call centre with the exact GPS coordinates.
Listen to the audio below as Geer explains how the systems would be installed:
Anelda Martin is the owner of the Goddess Cafe in Pretoria and she is looking to revive the roadhouse.Read More
Oceana fishing has deferred their interim dividend payout due to Covid19, but says all is well.Read More
Absa is ending its R140m a season sponsorship of SA’s Premier Soccer League (PSL), after a 13-year relationship.Read More
Covid-19 and race riots - is President Donald Trump's re-election campaign collapsing?Read More
Tips and tricks to fight dampness and mould without breaking the bank, by remedial building consultant Angelo d’Ambrosio.Read More
We can thank our lucky stars that Lesetja Kganyago - the world’s best central banker – is ours. Kieno Kammies interviews him.Read More
FlySafair CMO Kirby Gordon says research shows keeping a seat open or 'neutralised' does not stop the spread of Covid-19.Read More
Car rental firms may soon start flooding the second-hand car market at a time when demand is non-existent, says Lance Branquinho.Read More
"We’ve so far paid R21 million of the R37 million. There will be consequences for people!" warns Minister Patricia de Lille.Read More
Scammers make money from clicks generated by these websites says Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab researcher.Read More