Committed to success in safety

About 80 safety and security roleplayers and City of Cape Town officials toured the new control room in Lakeside.
About 80 safety and security roleplayers and City of Cape Town officials toured the new control room in Lakeside.

Neighbourhood watches and local security companies were recently given a tour of the joint control room in Lakeside.

Ward councillor Aimee Kuhl used funds from the ward allocation budget to get the control centre up and running and install hardware.

About 80 safety and security roleplayers were joined by JP Smith, Mayco member for safety, security and social development.

He spoke on how crime and the costs of crime affect the City of Cape Town. He also reported on the power of neighbourhood watches and how they are the focus of the City’s new safety initiatives.

Representatives of local fire, traffic and police departments also attended the tour.

The wide attendence “shows how everyone is committed to making the Muizenberg community safety initiative a resounding success”, says Kuhl.

“Neighbourhood watches and other community organisations are encouraged to raise funds for cameras that can feed into this control room which will be jointly monitored by both official City and police agents, private security and chosen neighbourhood watch administrators. This will allow everyone – despite their limited resources – to more effectively work together,” she says.

Auxiliary Law Enforcement volunteer Eckhardt Winks demonstrated the messaging app called Telegram that the City uses, Kuhl adds. “This is a single communication platform for all safety and security-related matters which is patched through to the City’s new control room directly, handling all emergency dispatching.”

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
As a child or as an adult, have you ever been a victim of bullying?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, at school
55% - 4045 votes
Yes, at work
18% - 1300 votes
No, I've never experienced this
27% - 2014 votes
Vote
USD/ZAR
14.32
(+0.5)
GBP/ZAR
19.85
(-0.0)
EUR/ZAR
17.25
(+0.6)
AUD/ZAR
11.07
(+0.2)
JPY/ZAR
0.13
(+0.3)
Gold
1,784.03
(-0.5)
Silver
26.34
(-0.8)
Platinum
1,208.97
(-0.7)
Brent Crude
65.32
(-1.9)
Palladium
2,856.75
(-0.8)
All Share
66,973
(-0.3)
Top 40
61,191
(-0.3)
Financial 15
12,120
(-0.1)
Industrial 25
86,738
(0.0)
Resource 10
68,694
(-0.8)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo