How much it costs Cape Town to set up CCTV – and how successful they are at stopping crime

How much it costs Cape Town to set up CCTV – and how successful they are at stopping crime | #TpromoCom #CCTV #CrimePrevention #Crime | In a statement published earlier this week, the city said that camera installations for the 2017/18 financial year are being finalised, but by the end of June 2018, its strategic surveillance unit (SSU) will have overseen the installation of new CCTV infrastructure in 41 wards at a cost of R6,170,666.

This is in addition to R9.5 million made available through the Integrated City Development Grant and the Safety and Security Directorate for installations in Kraaifontein, Wallacedene and Bokmakierie in Athlone, it said.

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Multiple DHBs are conducting illegal video surveillance of mental health inpatients

Multiple DHBs are conducting illegal video surveillance of mental health inpatients | #TpromoCom #videosurveillance #privacy#healthcare | A review of CCTV use across inpatient units has returned alarming results. Now the case for change is overwhelming, writes patient advocate Karyn Black. Last year I became aware that closed circuit television was being used in adult mental health inpatient units in New Zealand. The reasons for this video surveillance ranged from property damage and patient behaviour to poor visibility of the hospital environment. This discovery prompted me undertake a national audit, using the Official Information Act to find out how widespread the use of cameras was in adult inpatient units. The results were alarming. http://ow.ly/McTQ30ihyF2

Viewscape Pro brings together the cornerstones of surveillance

Following on from its acquisition of security Command & Control software manufacturer Icomply Ltd, Veracity has launched Viewscape Pro, an integrated security management platform which brings together new and legacy third-party video recording systems and combines them with other security systems such as access control, LPR, guard tours and building management.

This provides a unified and coherent system for management and control of single or multiple sites, allowing system operators to be far more efficient in responding to incidents.

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