The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith, today showcased four new CCTV cameras in Hout Bay. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town has installed four cameras in the Hout Bay area to supplement existing security measures. They are the first batch of City-owned cameras in the area and can pan, tilt and zoom.
‘CCTV footage has already proven its worth in the fight against crime as it helps law enforcement agencies to respond immediately to incidents. It also assists with mapping crime hotspots, which can then influence deployment patterns – thus assisting in gathering crime intelligence as well as planning,’ said Alderman Smith.
The devices went live in August 2016 and came at a cost of R700 000 which was sourced from ward allocation funding in the 2015/2016 financial year.
The cameras are located at the Mariner’s Wharf parking area, the Harbour and Princess Circle, the Beach Club, and Beach Crescent.
‘The existing CCTV infrastructure in Hout Bay made it relatively easy to get the signal to one point because of proximity and there being no obstructions around the ocean line. Getting the signals back to the City’s CCTV centres, however, was a challenge but our officials managed to successfully relay the images back to our surveillance centres’ said Ald. Smith.