First security camera has been installed in South African cities to improve public security.
Key points: The security cameras were installed by security firm Boom.
The cameras have been installed around the country to assist in the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The company says the cameras are a step in the right direction to keep South Africa safe.
There is no official word on when they will be deployed.
“We are delighted to announce the installation of these security cameras around South Africa and are confident that they will become an integral part of our security infrastructure for our citizens,” Boomerang said in a statement.
“These security cameras will give us the ability to monitor a vast number of areas and provide immediate access to our citizens.”
The cameras are installed in the city of Cape Town by the company’s partner, the private security firm, BSA.
Boom said it had already received more than 20,000 applications for the cameras and would be installing more by the end of March.
The announcement came as South Africa’s largest public transport network, Transport SA, announced it had received more applications than usual.
The government has already allocated an additional $100 million for security cameras in the first half of 2019, and the latest figures showed that the company had received 2,531 applications to install them, up from 1,948 applications in the same period last year.
Transport SA is also building its own security cameras and installing them in other cities.
Earlier this year, the company announced that it would begin deploying security cameras to other areas of the country, and it is now planning to deploy the technology across all of the state.
Boom has also received a $1.8 million grant from the government to help fund the development of the security cameras.
It is one of several security firms that are being contracted to install security cameras for South Africa.