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African security landscape calls for IoT

25 April, 2019
Olga Voytikhovich

Even though security and basic monitoring matters have always bothered African business owners a little more than other fancy telematics undertakings (as in Latin America though), everything is changing. The number of connected units is growing: there will be almost 2 million units in South Africa alone by 2021 as per Berg Insight. Gurtam partners also contribute to that by implementing some ambitious projects. The IoT technologies are no longer surprising for anyone here because they help to:

Ensure electrifying remote areas

Monitoring of diesel gensets in Tanzania allows considering the fuel level, power supply stability, and maintenance regularity of mechanisms. Their owners also get savings in the staff time, reasonable distribution of labor, as well as the reduction in transport expenses.

Manage delivery for a global manufacturer

In Uganda, a huge construction materials producer headquartered in Switzerland organizes cement delivery to multiple building sites with Wialon. Routes are planned through customized software while drivers and vehicles are controlled through trackers and video surveillance (a core part of any security solution, by the way).

Provide the rest of the world with coffee

Fuel tanks located on coffee plantations in Tanzania are now closely monitored which means the reduced fuel consumption, preliminary planning of fuel purchase, and thefts prevention. 

These projects show that complex requirements from the client demand a complex approach from any integrator while Wialon is just the right tool for that.

Gurtam will be in Johannesburg at Securex South Africa 2019 on May 14-16. This is the leading security and fire trade show on the continent. Our experts will share their experience, coach partners, present new products, and try to work out the solutions for the most acute issues together with partners.

Aliaksandr Kuushynau, Head of Wialon Division

“The African market is very significant to us as it develops at such a rapid pace. The number of commercial vehicles connected to various monitoring systems here is expected to reach over 2 million in a couple of years, and we are definitely going to conquer our share. Video surveillance, fuel management, safety and security solutions – we can cover all these niches with Wialon.”

See you at Securex South Africa!


Olga Voytikhovich
Olga Voytikhovich
Olga is a content editor at Gurtam. She proofreads and reviews other authors' materials, also writes about Gurtam products, presents partner use cases in the best way possible, and tells about the system updates. In fact, Olga helps out with the content of almost all Gurtam resources.


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