Clamping down on crime

2019-12-03 06:00
Heather Tager and Brendan Miller during the official handover of the anti-jamming device. The device fits in a pouch and can be carried around by a single officer. PHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

Heather Tager and Brendan Miller during the official handover of the anti-jamming device. The device fits in a pouch and can be carried around by a single officer. PHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

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The Sea Point City Improvement District (SPCID) has introduced a device to curb remote car jamming during the festive season.

The pocket-sized device aims to prevent vehicle theft and theft out of motor vehicles. It picks up remote car jamming attempts and covers a radius of up to 100 metres. It sends out a signal during a jamming attempt and will be monitored by a security officer.

The device has been sponsored by a local business, Live Real Estate, and was handed over to the SPCID on Tuesday 19 November.

Heather Tager, the CID’s chief operations officer, says the CID regularly evaluates crime statistics to improve safety and security in Sea Point.

If the device proves to be successful, the CID will acquire more of them.

Tager says they work closely with the Sea Point police to identify hotspots.

She says car jammers know it will take a while for a motorist to return to their car.

“They first watch where the person has gone, look around and then casually open the boot and take out whatever has been left there and, in the meantime, our guys will be around that area,” she says.

Tager advises motorists to double-check if their cars are locked and to be vigilant.

Brendan Miller, the chief executive officer for Live Real Estate, says it is everyone’s responsibility to make sure their community is safe. He said the device is a pilot project which cost R3 000.

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