Sea Point cameras updated

2017-08-08 06:00

Seven cameras have been updated to boost safety in Sea Point.

The upgrade by the City of Cape Town sees the replacement of existing cameras and wireless links, which had become ­outdated.

The upgrade costs around R50 000 per site, explains JP Smith, Mayco member for safety, security and social services.

“This is part of our maintenance programme. The cameras that were replaced were about 10 years old. The newer cameras that have been installed provide much more detail, as technology has progressed. We are planning to upgrade all the cameras in Sea Point,” he says.

“We are also planning to overhaul the beachfront cameras, as they are taking a beating due to their proximity to the sea.”

The cameras are used for crime prevention but also have other functions, says Smith.

“[The cameras are used for the detection of crime, traffic congestion and car accidents], bylaw transgressions, fire detection and prevention, medical response, event management and disaster management.”

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