Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cameras to add to security in Company Gardens

By Marthe van der Wolf
21 November 2007

Five cameras were erected in the Company Gardens in the Cape Town CBD. They are intended to improve the safety of visitors to the gardens.

As the Gardens will be open from 7am to 10pm, the City wants to secure the visitors safety.

“The five cameras are connected to the CCTV control room of the City and are monitored on a 24 hour basis. The control room is connected directly to the Metro Police and the Central City Improvement District security personnel via radio,” says director of City Parks Christa le Roux.

Besides the camera’s, six officers will be deployed in the Gardens and a social worker. The social worker has been employed to assist indigent and homeless people in the area.

The City also assures visitors that the light will not be so bright that it would ruin the ambiance of the Garden.

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