THE so-called cctv (closed circuit television) camera project that is being envisaged for the area by the TVID (Tyger Valley Improvement District) is on track as far as planning is concerned.
According to Gene Lohrentz of Geocentric this is a pilot project and is earmarked for implementation before 30 June 2018, pending all the necessary approvals.
He says initially four ‘PTZ’ (pan tilt zoom) cameras will be installed at the following general locations:
1. Edward Street
2. Durban Road
3. The Corner of Willie van Schoor and Bill Bezuidenhout Avenue
4. At the parking areas in front of Virgin Active and Mr Price Sport
The cameras will be linked via a “wi fi” link to a central location in the area and from there will be linked via a high-speed link to the TVID control room, where the camera footage will be monitored on a 24/7 basis.
Depending on an evaluation of the results of the pilot project and based on them, TVID plans to install further cameras in the 2018/19 financial year.
The value of the pilot project is approximately R 250 000.