City Safe CCTV network

The City of Adelaide owns and operates a public CCTV system known as the City Safe CCTV network.

The closed-circuit television (CCTV) network is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by SA Police. Coverage of the City Safe network focuses on areas of high pedestrian movement throughout the city centre and North Adelaide, where the city is busiest and there is potential for crime against a person to occur.

Benefits of CCTV

Public CCTV is just one of the tools used by the City of Adelaide and SA Police to improve safety and reduce crime across the city.

Where in operation, CCTV can help to:

  • Provide ‘eyes on the street’ when police patrols are not present,
  • Deter potential offenders from committing crime,
  • Identify crime as it occurs, allowing for prompt police response,
  • Assist with identification and prosecution after an incident has occurred,
  • Improve community confidence and perceptions of safety in areas covered by the CCTV network.

In addition, it enables Council to enforce the Local Government Act and By-Laws.

Safety is your responsibility

While Adelaide is regarded as a safe city by world standards, and the City Safe CCTV network supports safety in the city, it is important that everyone takes responsibility for their own personal safety.

When you’re out and about, observe basic safety measures, such as:

  • Staying alert and being aware of your surroundings,
  • Walking in well-lit areas,
  • Wherever possible don’t walk alone at night,
  • Use safer late-night transport options such as after-midnight buses,
  • Trust your instincts; if you feel unsafe move on immediately and be prepared to call for help.

If you’re on Hindley Street on a Saturday night, look out for the Encounter Youth Hindley Street Project volunteers (the Green Team). The volunteers provide a safe presence, basic first aid, as well as a referral service to police, ambulance and social services. They also support people who become vulnerable due to intoxication to get home safely.

For more information about personal safety actions you can take, see the SA Police personal safety factsheet.

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