Our Services

SaferCities provides fully independent CCTV and networking consultancy, along with complementary managed services if these are required.

We have deep knowledge in both closed and open network systems and our services are complemented by local networks of experts with global experience.

Our set of services work independently or as an end-to-end solution – we adapt how we engage with you based on your needs, project goals and other partners involved.

We are independent of any vendors, technology providers or implementation partners, which allows us to scope, identify and ball park the best solutions for your requirements.

From guiding you through gathering your requirements to writing a scope, overseeing RFPs, introducing you to key stakeholders, managing live video streams through vGrid Safer City and Safer City VMS – our people and managed services bring your project together.

Our independent approach and deep expertise will help you safeguard your customers, stakeholder partners, local community businesses and help you build a safer city in your area.

Independent Consultancy


Project Implementation

vGrid Safer City

Video Management Systems

Independent Consultancy

Upfront project clarity and experience is vital because wide area CCTV projects vary in terms of objectives, scope with vendors sometimes motivated to sell you more than you need.

Costs can vary widely across the same project depending on vendors and integrators used.  It doesn’t have to be this way if requirements and design are clearly scoped and ball parked up front.

A rigorous project plan is also crucial for budgeting, stakeholder buy in and project success.

This is what we do!

We run many projects like this for organisations across New Zealand and Australia.

We have the knowledge and experience to get this right for you, save you money, speed your project up and get the right result at the end.

Our team prepares your project for procurement or RFP by translating your goals into technical requirements, a high level design and independent ball park pricing.

Because we are independent, we can help you with industry best practices and recommend partners and integrators who would best fit with your safer city project.

Providing ballpark guidance on project costs enables you to better review and assess RFP responses, with our subject matter expertise able to provide guidance and help you with crucial aspects of project planning.


We are designing and managing wide area Safer City projects every day. It’s what we do.

We build CCTV and network designs for you.  They include capex and opex to provide you a clear-eyed view of your commitment beyond launch.

They take your goals and translate these to;

  • Requirements
  • High-level designs
  • Cost estimates

These help you budget and negotiate with the winning vendors and integrators.

SaferCities’ high level designs use best practice techniques learned from around the world and applied to your requirements.   None of this should be rocket-science, that you shouldn’t be able to follow, like some vendors and integrators would have you believe.

If you are unable to understand and explain all aspects of your project, then it will surely fail.

Our designs include simple to read visual CCTV layouts, high level network designs and brand agnostic CCTV camera and VMS system recommendations.

Our lower level designs delve down into detailed network architectures with configuration specifics that enable any integrator to implement a secure design.

Safer Cities designs are certified and ready for your CCTV installer or integrator to build, reducing time and project cost.

Project Implementation

We do not sell cameras or hardware.  We maintain our independence because it allows us to identify the best solutions for your project.

SaferCities project implementation services include:

  • Project Management (timeline and budget)
  • CCTV Integrator selection
  • Vendor selection
  • Liaison with stakeholders (Council, Transport, Police, Public Safety)
  • Liaison with Network Providers
  • Connection of your cameras to police and emergency services via vGrid Safer City
  • Training
  • Final review, certification and project signoff

vGRID Safer City

vGrid is SaferCities’ independent secure video convergence platform, capable of securely and cost effectively connecting your cameras to police, emergency services and your partners if you chose.

vGrid Safer Cities is a Police-Community ecosystem helping Police proactively reduce crime and cost by leveraging existing CCTV cameras and networks whilst mitigating cyber security risk to themselves and you.

Costs are reduced because they are shared – each participant in our ecosystem contributes and benefits from a shared convergence system.

With thousands of connected cameras in New Zealand, vGrid Safer Cities provides a consistent and easy to use experience for vGrid partners and emergency services.

Beyond camera and network connections, the professional interpersonal connections made within the ecosystem brings together like minded organisations and people as they work toward common goals for safer cities and vibrant communities.

Video Management Systems (VMS)

Scoping, Designing and Building CCTV Video Management Systems and Managed service hosting camera feeds through SaferCities secure servers accessible by Police

VMS Design & Build

We know how to scope, design, define requirements, select and build the CCTV Video Management Systems that record, display your CCTV cameras with the additional systems and modules to do the fancy video analytics or AI on your camera streams.

None of this stuff is rocket science and beware of any vendor or integrator who makes out that it is.

We have global experience and independent trust relationships with most of the key VMS vendors around the world.

We can do this design and build in conjunction with your chosen VMS reseller / integrator or help you find one who will pass through a good price.

Whatever you do, it is important that you chose a VMS system that is going to stay with you for a while and grow as AI systems mature.

Safer City VMS Managed Service

This is something special we are collaborating and developing with Police and other folk.

If you do not want to incur the cost of building your own Video Management System and want to also more easily share live and recorded streams with Police, then please give us a call.

The SaferCities team ensure your CCTV live streams and historic footage is secure and accessible.

We can run this for you within your data centre or from ours.

Upon your request we can also share nominated streams with police and emergency services through Safer City Grid.

Safer City VMS helps you maintain costs as CCTV VMS systems evolve and AI matures.

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