RONKONKOMA, N.Y. -- Sentry Technology Corporation announced the installation of its SentryVision SmartTrack traveling CCTV systems in Cape Town, South Africa on The Metro Rail Network to monitor passengers at the junction of bus, railway and taxi services. SmartTrack will be an integral part of an overall crime prevention and deterrence program including central management of all video devices over a network. The SmartTrack system uses patented technology to transmit video images from two pan, tilt and zoom cameras traveling along an aluminum rail mounted on the ceiling or wall of a passenger platform. The camera carriage travels at speeds of up to 13 feet per second and provides unobstructed views of passenger activity that is not possible with conventional camera systems. SmartTrack was supplied through Pentagon Distribution, Sentry Technology's South African distribution partner.
"We are pleased to have SmartTrack included as an important component in public transportation security," said Peter L. Murdoch, President and CEO of Sentry Technology Corporation. "There are many other applications where our proprietary traveling CCTV technology can be applied to help secure public spaces. The successful installation of SmartTrack on rail platforms in South Africa marks the beginning of our campaign to solicit business through the many consulting firms and government agencies in the U.S. involved in Homeland Security."