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Camera tech fighting crime in neighbourhoods

Nicola Jowell, founding member of Devils Peak Vredehoek watch, says License Plate Recognition (LPR) camera technology has been a fantastic tool in the fight against crime.

It is part of the basket of activities that we need to be using to keep our communities safer.

Nicola Jowell, Founding member of Devils Peak Vredehoek watch

Jowell says since the introduction of LPR's they have been experiencing a more robust relationship between neighborhood watchers throughout the city.

For the first time, a working relationship has been established between SAPS, authorities and communities across the city, says Jowell.

The City of Cape Town has seen the potential and is looking at putting LPR's in communities that are not able to raise money for this kind of technology.

We all have a will in helping each other out.

Nicola Jowell, Founding member of Devils Peak Vredehoek watch

Jowell says there has seen a reduction in house breaking in some of the suburbs which have LPR's installed.

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