License Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras are equipped with optical recognition capabilities that can read license plates. The cameras are strategically placed to identify vehicles known to have been used in criminal activity when they enter the area. LPR cameras across the Peninsula have successfully led to the arrest of known criminals before they were able to commit any further crimes.
Our cameras, together with ± 70 LPR cameras in neighbouring Sea Point, feed into the Sea Point CID’s Control Room. When a vehicle that has been listed as stolen or having been previously involved in a crime is detected then the system alerts SAPS, Metro Police and Law Enforcement.
One of the GPNW’s strategic priorities is to collect funds needed to purchase and install additional LPR cameras.