Pretoria suburbs get security cameras

2012-04-16 10:12

Pretoria - One of Pretoria’s wealthiest suburbs will be covered by surveillance cameras in the first phase of a multimillion rand security plan.

Waterkloof is home to several high-profile residents, including one of the president’s wives - Nompumelelo MaNtuli - as well as the ministers of police and sports and recreation, The Times reported.

The area has been targeted by criminals, with over 114 burglaries and 889 cases of car theft being reported over a one-year period.

While Waterkloof will be first to get their surveillance cameras, security company ADT also intends erecting 40 surveillance cameras in other areas such as Monument Park West, Garsfontein and Moreleta Park.

The cameras will be backed up by 24-hour surveillance and linked to the police’s stolen-vehicle database.

In order to tackle the rising crime rates, worried residents in some Pretoria suburbs have organised themselves into community patrols with radio communication.

This is said to have cut crime by half.

  • bluzulu - 2012-04-16 10:16

    Is this the RSA we want.....Big brother looking over us at all times........I think NOT.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-04-16 10:20

      Worried you are going to get caught now?

      Rob - 2012-04-16 10:36

      Oh too sharp Tony ! Ouch !

      christo.stone - 2012-04-16 10:43

      Sadly, this is the SA we get...due to a certain governing party not doing anything about the rising crime rates... I live in Moreleta and I'm all for it.

      Paladonic - 2012-04-16 10:51

      People who have nothing to hide hide nothing.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-16 10:57

      Sam, I am a Dual citizen that resides in RSA. I am no Rat, Thanks.

      Koos - 2012-04-16 11:01

      @bluzulu - Better "Big brother" then "Black Brother".

      Koos - 2012-04-16 11:02

      @bluzulu - Better "Big brother" then "Black Brother".

      Warmonger - 2012-04-16 11:09

      BWHA HA HAA!!! Brilliant Koos!! bl@ck bratha :-))

      bluzulu - 2012-04-16 11:15

      So Koos, Have you degenerated into this idea that only Blacks commit Crime?

      Junebugg - 2012-04-16 12:10

      @Koos how about you educate yourself about the difference between "then" and "than"???

  • Farmworker - 2012-04-16 10:23

    All good an well because we understand they had to start somewhere probably where their client are concentrated, but if ever they are switched off or they malfunction for a moment and there is a robbery ADT must take full responsibility. I can't trust these security companies anymore

  • ditantane.kganakga - 2012-04-16 10:27

    if these will be monitored and responded to, then it is a good job.

  • IAnon - 2012-04-16 10:28

    Due to Governments inability to keep the nation from Criminals harm (within reason) ALL Costs accrued to security measures taken by private individuals to protect themselves, should be exempt from TAX.

      Cosmic - 2012-04-16 10:31

      Best Idea Ever !!!!

      bluzulu - 2012-04-16 10:37

      Any other Industries that should be exempt from Tax? I don't think so Bud....taxes are here to stay.

      Rob - 2012-04-16 10:37

      IAnon. Brilliant !

      Ian - 2012-04-16 10:45

      zetzingane - if it wasent for our forefathers you would be in loin cloths and living in your mud huts and no web for you to spew your racist filth, what a tit

      Assegai - 2012-04-16 11:04

      Brilliant plan IAnon! Best plan by far I have heard in a long time. Why should the SAPS piss our taxes out on buildings enriching Roux Shabangu and we are all targets of the crime. We should all simply deduct security expenses, including all the electrics and motion detectors from our tax. Brilliant plan!

  • Den - 2012-04-16 10:29

    aaah knew there must be a catch, gov ministers live there. how about putting these cameras into poorer areas where crimes 10 times worse. this make no sense....oh sorry forgot about the ministers silly me

      Elize - 2012-04-16 11:29

      Den who will pay for that?? Goverment?? I think not!! These are being paid for by the resident themselves as our goverment can't protect us.

  • Thoka - 2012-04-16 10:31

    Am also sick and tired, shall be erecting a sherk soon next MaNtuli's house

      Den - 2012-04-16 10:57

      @ thoka he might steal your roof

  • Raygunwatson - 2012-04-16 10:35

    My car has been broken into 4 times over the period of 3 months in Waterkloof .... Good idea , but then again , with the corruption we have in the police force I think the criminals might just have a better idea where ur car is parked and maybe what is in it.

      Assegai - 2012-04-16 11:07

      We shouldn't worry about reporting the criminals any more. We should do what they do in Cape Town and shoot them ourselves. Mob justice. The SAPS is a joke and why should we pay the price for these crimes? We should catch them, cuff them, and simply just shoot them dead.

      Raygunwatson - 2012-04-16 11:29

      Mob Justice u say Assegai? My wife was a victim of a smash and grab 2 weeks ago on atterbury , she struggled with the guy for atleast a minute , nobody in the other cars around her did anything except sit and watch and wait for the light to turn green , she broke her finger in the process and had to have surgery .... we live in a country of hypocritical bastards who complain about the crime but nobody does anything, mob justice is just like democracy: a good idea which nobody upholds.

      Assegai - 2012-04-16 11:51

      I'm sorry to hear that Ray. Pity people are such pooosies!

  • Clive - 2012-04-16 10:42

    What sense is it and the trouble at all if the Council allows squatter camps all over inbetween and amongst these "affluent" area's, consisting of the poorest of the poor and desperate. We have crime all over Pretoria East. Waterkloof is receiving priority because all the political fatcats live there, ADT is by no means better subscribed there than where I live. Is this the SA we want - no definately not, but in our fight for survival we have to do whatever is necessary to safeguard our loved one's. Pleaseantly surprised to see the SAPS doing slow observation crime prevention patrols the last few nights. We have a community watch/patrols (read SDU). Everybody standing together we can beat these criminals and take out country back. Get involved people!

      Assegai - 2012-04-16 11:09

      I wouldn't trust the SAPS doing patrols. They are the informants of the criminals!

      Thomas - 2012-04-16 11:20

      Sure you are right Clive we also need surveillance cameras in Nellmapius, remember they said "The shall be housing comfort and security for ALL"

  • Ian - 2012-04-16 10:42

    about time, if it means a police state (not saps) to guarantee our safety so be it

  • Rob - 2012-04-16 10:42

    Bring back the " boom Gates. " If you dont live or work in a suburb, you should not be hanging or driving around there. If you have a genuine purpose to be there than security will contact the people you intend visiting & alert them to your intentions. That WAS a great idea. It was stopped because ??????

      Ze Don - 2012-04-16 11:04

      Because they actually worked Rob! How much VAT did the government loose due to people not having to replace stolen property? Imagine how many jobs would be lost if crime was brought under control!

      Assegai - 2012-04-16 11:12

      In our suburb they said it affects the flow of traffic, so they made us open the gates. The reality is we lie between William Nicol and Rivonia Road and there is no reason to ever drive into our suburb unless you live there. So why can't we close our entrance gates????? As you say.................It was stopped because????????? We all know..........

      Elize - 2012-04-16 11:35

      Sorry boom gates don't work, we lived in a boomed area and got held up in our home at gunpoint. They simply drove right through the boom, no questions asked. The security at the boom later admitted that he was too scared to stop them as he wasn't armed and was afraid they would shoot him. Remember these guys are not armed neither are they allowed to ask you to write down your personal details at a boom gate.

  • Jaco.Botha7 - 2012-04-16 10:44

    Jacob Zuma said we are safe...

      Den - 2012-04-16 10:59

      safe from app paying from his next wedding. must eat tons of viagra pills

      Assegai - 2012-04-16 11:13

      He also has only Grade 4 and and an over active set of balls that knows no boundaries.......

      bluzulu - 2012-04-16 11:29

      What has this got to do with this article. Are you feeling inferior cos' the President has a verile libido at 70?

  • DSBennie - 2012-04-16 10:46

    How long before the cameras are stolen during a power outage

  • anthonyangiev - 2012-04-16 11:03

    I honestly love the fact that they are trying to some-way-or-the-other lower the crime rate. Too bad these criminals get caught, locked up and then released! Open up Robben Eiland and send them all back there! NOW THAT is how you get rid of the bastards!

  • Ismail - 2012-04-16 11:03

    What the Fnck does this govt care? The president's 4th wife? Ordinary citizens have to look out for themselves.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-16 11:26

      You are off on another tangent Ismail, What does the Personal life of the President of RSA got to do with this issue?

  • Jabulani - 2012-04-16 11:09

    Pls don't forget my township; Mamelodi.

  • Caiphus - 2012-04-16 11:14

    i really don't know what to say we keep on spending money.....hence the goverment keep on milking us with tollroads, petrol, eklectricity etc.I am not impressed with my country but i luv it.....thinking about relocating to ..i think Namibia..,.i can't take it anymore...

      bluzulu - 2012-04-16 11:23

      Bon voyage then,

  • Bzeng - 2012-04-16 11:21

    Ok the margin line between rich and poor is grow bigger and bigger. Who causes it? Different treatment given to rich from that of the poor. Why not start with Tembisa where residntz cnt afford security gates and fences!!

      Elize - 2012-04-16 11:38

      Bzeng I am very sure the resident are paying for this themselves.

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-16 11:23

    Oh wow!!. Will they be getting these cameras in the informal settlements too?.

      siyadyosiba - 2012-04-16 11:36

      Yes, ADT has clients there as well:)

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-04-16 11:27

    The right move. I'm supporting this 100% to combat crime speedily.

  • Jack - 2012-04-16 11:31

    I just read an article last week where our esteemed Septuagenarian President told us we are all safe... why do we need security cameras now?

  • Grace - 2012-04-16 11:50

    Lol... I reckon 'security camera tax' is next on the agenda

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-04-16 12:01

    This is amazing. Now the ANC is being indirectly proactive. They want to make sure that when the street names have been changed, anyone tempering with them is picked up quickly just like it happened with those idiots that changed Nelson Mandela Drive:)

  • Leonard - 2012-04-16 12:44

    Big brother will be watching you, the residents will be watched more then the criminals...

  • Marlene - 2012-04-16 13:08

    Maybe the police should be privatized too !

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-16 17:05

    This time i suppoqgt criminals as long as they take from the high class thugs.

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