Key strategic sites have been identified for Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) and overview cameras in and around the MID area.  Directly impacting on crime prevention and criminal apprehension as illustrated on March 28th.


Currently the MID is following due diligence in reviewing quotations and workmanship.  Focussing on quality to ensure long term sustainability of infrastructure support and effective maintenance planning. R100 000 is the MID’s starting investment in the Ward 64 control room initiative.  In the near future additional site assessments will be conducted to identify where additional CCTV cameras  may aid in community safety and security.

Councillor Kuhl also confirmed that Ward funding has been released and quotations received.  The only delay in the process has been procurement due to hardware availability.  This should however be resolved by the end of April.  The MID LPR cameras will be in place by the end of May if not sooner.

This update was sharded with members at an AGM follow up meeting on March 27th  as per the request made at the MID AGM in November.

Have any questions about how LPR and CCTV assists with crime prevention, apprehension and prosecution? Then click on Lakeside Community Watch to read their detailed Q & A.

About MID:

The Muizenberg Improvement District [MID] is a geographic area where property owners have contracted to pay a levy to facilitate a joint effort by the City of Cape Town and the local community to ensure more effective management of public areas and to promote business confidence.The MID supplements normal municipal services provided by the City, using its funds to deal with public safety, enhance the environment and address social issues like vagrancy and finding workable solutions for the homeless. The Muizenberg Improvement District is a legal entity established under the City’s Special Rating Areas by-law and also governed by the South African Companies Act 2008.