Eye on promenade perps

2015-10-13 06:00
Six CCTV cameras have been installed along the Sea Point promenade.

PHOTO: 
NIcole mccain

Six CCTV cameras have been installed along the Sea Point promenade. PHOTO: NIcole mccain

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Security along the Sea Point promenade has been given a boost with the installation of six CCTV cameras.

The cameras have been installed by the City of Cape Town to monitor hotspots and parking areas along the promenade, with the installation costing about R500 000.

It is part of the multimillion rand upgrade to the promenade, which has seen the walkway repaved and the landscaping of play ­areas improved.

The upgrade has been completed between the Pavilion and Milton Road, including improvements to sections in Mouille Point. Work is scheduled to continue along the rest of the promenade.

The rehabilitation of the sea wall has also been taking place.

Ward councillor Jacques Weber says the cameras boast incredible clarity and will be added on the City’s camera network.

“These cameras will allow our CCTV controllers to monitor the parking areas on the promenade and one or two hotspot areas with the ultimate goal of reducing crime,” he says.

Captures criminalsCCTV cameras have proven their worth in helping fight crime and making communities safer, says Sea Point, Fresnaye and Bantry Bay Ratepayers’ Association (SFB) coordinator Toni van Eyssen.

“The licence plate recognition system is capturing criminals regularly, as is the City’s system, which led to a good arrest last week,” she says.

The promenade is a very popular place for locals and tourists alike, Van Eyssen explains, and will be improved by the addition of the security cameras.

“Even with law enforcement patrols and support from Ratepayers’ Association’s ‘crime and grime’ initiative they can’t have eyes everywhere. The cameras, especially the new ones, which provide very clear images, help provide those additional ‘eyes’.

“As we go into the summer season, this is assurance that there is extra protection to keep us safe. SFB welcomes the investment being provided at the promenade in these systems as well the overall upgrade now underway.”

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