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 beginning and has not stopped evolving and developing over the years.

At the moment, there are three ways to verify your account:

  1. Request a postcard;
  2. Upload a proof of address (utility bill, first page of rental agreement etc.) or;
  3. Provide us with your landline telephone number.

The main question for most people remain: why do I need to verify myself?

The most important reason for that is to keep yourself and your neighbours safe. The verification process excludes strangers from entering your hood and having access to information about you, your family and your friendly neighbours.

Without the verification, you will not be able to post or see alerts. This means you will not be notified when something important happens. Or as the saying goes: be there or be square. Users are already benefitting from alerts: in Pretoria, neighbours have been notified about crucial police alerts, while neighbours in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town can sleep peacefully again as they are informed about fires close by.

All the reasons to sign up and verify yourself. Protect yourself and your family, make new friends and stay updated about everything in your hood!

OurHood has so much to offer! All you need to do is to upload that proof of address, request the postcard or e-mail us your landline number!

Click here to upload your proof of address.

Your friendliest neighbours,

The OurHood Team

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