Category Archives: Safety Tips

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Safety tips for people at home during the day

Property and neighbourhood related crimes, such as robberies and theft, are growing problems across many communities. The 2016 crime statistics released by the South African Police Service (SAPS) showed that an average of 675.5 houses were burgled in the country each day. The…

Minimise your risk of being hijacked

More than 40 cars are hijacked each day in South Africa, making hijacking one of the biggest problems facing the South African Police Services (SAPS).

Important maintenance checks ahead of the storm

Heavy rain, gale force winds and low temperatures are expected this week as South Africa is set to experience a significant winter storm. And while this storm may mark the unofficial start of winter, during which storms and heavy rainfall occur regularly, it…

Mzansi Fire and Security partners with OurHood to keep Durban updated

On the heels of major upgrades to the design, user experience and stability recently made to OurHood, we are proud to announce a new partner and welcome Mzansi Fire and Security to OurHood. Mzansi Fire and Security is a family-run, community-driven security company…

Your holiday safety checklist

Summer is finally here and the festive season is upon us. This time of the year marks the start of family, fun and vacations! But while you’re counting down the days until you can haul out the suitcases and sunscreen, the holiday safety…

Black Friday – Here’s how to survive

By now you’ve see the ads, pamphlets, statuses and tweets. There is no doubt that this Black Friday has South Africans buzzing!

Safety Measures In Your Home

Last week we focused on the actions we were doing wrong inside our homes. Now, we are going to tell you what safety measures should be taken to reduce accidents in the same space. Incidents can happen from all ages and in many places.…

Safety is a community effort

Crime and safety tops the lists of concerns in a neighbourhood. And while government and municipalities have various law enforcement and policing measures in place to ensure citizens’ safety, crime can only effectively be combated when communities and the police work together.

Things a burglar won’t tell you

Being a victim of a home burglary is always leaves a mark long after the police are called in and the insurance claim made. House break ins leave you rattled, paranoid and make you feel in your own home. But no matter the scale…

Here’s why to verify!

It is maybe the most spoken subject in OurHood. Without it, the platform would not have existed and 17.000 people would have not feel secure and comfortable in their neighbourhoods. We are talking about the verification process. It has been there since the…