A new look for neighbourhood security as CCTV cameras are installed

Lazer 911 Security has brought out its 'Big Brother' project and has embarked on installing CCTV cameras at the entrances and exits of all residential areas that the company secures. YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN : Gunman wounded in Marburg taxi shoot-out with security officers This project will be an additional deterrent, as the security company has officers on the ground.

The new set of 'eyes' will now assist security forces and law enforcement, together with police, to solve many cases, especially when a crime is committed using motor vehicles. "This proactive method been successful in many areas which have have CCTV cameras installed," said director, Basil Lanka. Cameras will include fixed focus and rotation with zoom.

The cameras will be monitored 24 hours a day by the security company's control rooms and anything suspicious will be relayed immediately to its reaction vehicles close to that area.

"All video footage will be made available to the public if they produce a valid case number. Police and law enforcement agents will have 24-hour access to the CCTV monitoring control room," said Mr Lanka.

Work has already started in Marburg, Wimpy area, Albersville and Oslo Beach and other areas will soon be completed. Mr Lanka said the project was his way of giving back to the community. "Being proactive in face of the general spate of crime all over, we have decided that this will be a useful tool for us to make sure criminals don't get away on a technicality in court."

The community of Marburg welcomed the initiative. Ward 17 councillor Ajith Rajaram said the cameras were an essential tool in helping police fight crime. "The cameras are a positive contribution that will help reduce the amount of criminal activity in the area. Nowadays criminals and syndicates often use vehicles when they target a community as this allows them to escape easily after committing a crime.

Now they will be caught on camera" said Cllr Rajaram. HAVE YOUR SAY Like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram

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