Gauteng Premier David Makhura delivered his 2020 State of the Province Address at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Ga-Rankuwa on Tuesday where he highlighted bold initiatives to combat crime in the province.
“We will increase levels of collaboration between government and business in crime prevention, drawing on the recent successes of the Eyes and Ears Project.”
“We will set up a state-of-the-art Provincial Integrated Command Centre where public law enforcement agencies and private security companies will share resources and crime-fighting technological capabilities.
“This centre will, amongst other initiatives, integrate all cameras installed in malls, CBDs and on the roads to track down criminals. This will integrate the use of drones and other cutting-edge technologies.”
The Eyes and Ears Project is a Business Against Crime South Africa initiative and they urge security companies to join the initiative.
As one of South Africa’s first and only Video Management-As-A-Service (VMAAS) provider, Vumacam deploys hi-tech cameras strategically across entire suburbs on a solid fibre network to ensure a consistent, reliable and quality feed.
We therefore welcome Gauteng Premier David Makhura’s crime-fighting initiative into our province. We find his call for collaboration very important to the industry, as this will be one of the greatest efforts to fast track the current staggering crime rates in the province.
“The Premier’s approach is aligned with our core business which serves security companies, residents and property owners who want to build better suburb and city security through advanced technology.
The high crime rate is a major concern for most citizens as highlighted by the Premier in his address and crime statistics illustrate the dire need to do something different. “Crime remains one of the top three concerns of residents of Gauteng, together with unemployment and poverty.
Crime undermines our efforts to foster both economic development and social stability because it robs families and communities of well-deserved peace and harmony,” said Makhura.
As Vumacam we’ve already begun rolling out a smart, integrated camera network across the city, and have seen a significant effect on crime in the areas where they are deployed, leading to an increased number of arrests and improved response times.
We are excited to partner with crime fighting authorities to combat the scourge of crime and ensure that all citizens of Gauteng get the peace and harmony they deserve in line with the vision of the Premier.
Source: Security Focus Africa