Cape Town enlists more 'eyes' on crime

2015-09-14 12:16
(File)

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

WATCH: CCTV catches shoplifting trio stuffing items into their underwear

2015-09-14 11:37

CCTV footage uploaded to YouTube shows three women stealing items from a East Rand supermarket. WATCH

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town is enlisting growing numbers of private security cameras in an effort to broaden its "safety net".

Most of the responses have been from residents’ associations, neighbourhood watches and city improvement districts.

The city’s policy, approved last year, targeted private cameras installed on its property, for example lampposts.

However, homeowners were also asked to let the city know if cameras on their private property looked out onto a road or other public area.

"It is important to highlight that we are not seeking to restrict CCTV installations and ownership," said Safety and Security Mayoral Committee member JP Smith.

"We just want a clear idea of which areas are covered, to what extent, and by whom."

The city hoped that this would assist the SA Police Service and its Metro Police if footage was needed for investigations.

A total of 313 CCTV cameras, belonging to at least 20 organisations across the city, were registered.

Smith praised the "excellent work" these organisations were doing.

"Many have had humble beginnings and have grown into efficient crime prevention entities within their communities."

Have a look at the registered areas covered by private CCTV cameras:

Read more on:    jp smith  |  cape town  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.