East London based company, Red Alert Cleaning and Security has invested in a community initiative that will see CCTV pylons being erected throughout the city. The first CCTV cameras went up today and over the next three weeks, the cameras will be erected at strategic points in 14 suburbs to track movement of criminal elements and assist patrol vehicles through advanced communication systems. The cameras are monitored live 24/7 at the Red Alert Control Centre.
Their latest community initiative takes place shortly after the launch of their Emergency App and their Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division, a 24hr ambulance and medical response unit with Red Alert Armed response backup.
There is a growing trend to utilise CCTV surveillance cameras in both public and private settings where the prevention of personal and property crime is one of the main objectives. It is an effective deterrent to potential offenders because of their increased probability of detection and it signals improvements in the area, often leading to increased community pride, community cohesion and informal social control.
According to Brett Harvey, Regional Manager of Red Alert Electronic Security, “we are invested in the safety and security of the residents of East London and we believe that the public deserve to feel safe in their homes and businesses. These essential security upgrades will go a long way toward ensuring safer communities and peace of mind for thousands of residents.”
Vanessa du Preez, Marketing Manager at Red Alert, said, “we continue to work toward earning the trust of the consumer and with this initiative, we hope to demonstrate that we are willing to go above and beyond to keep our community safe.”Back to crime news