City of CT invests in ANPR technology
The technology worth R14m will help officials to track the movement of stolen and suspicious vehicles.
CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says it is investing in various initiatives as part of its drive for a more intelligence-driven approach to policing.
The municipality's Safety and Security Directorate plans to plough R14 million into automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology.
The funding will be used to retrofit existing CCTV cameras with ANPR technology and to install similar technology in city law enforcement vehicles.
The city's JP Smith said, "There is R8 million going into these ANPR installations and a further R6 million will deal with the CCTV cameras that will allow many of our cameras to become ANPR, which means we can track the movement of stolen and suspicious vehicles."