After the kidnapping of Wickie and Victor-Renee, Micke Grove Zoo’s cotton-topped tamarins, supporters pitched in to purchase a security system. Installation of the specialized high-tech equipment began Thursday morning.
Designing an alarm system for the zoo presented challenges not usually encountered. The forest-like setting of the zoo grounds ruled out wireless systems. However, operating on the line of sight principle was not practical since the heavy foliage would block individual components from communicating with each other. Faced with these obstacles, Bay Alarm and Philips CCTV collaborated to develop a specialized system.