How to create an Alert on OurHood

OurHood is a free, private online platform which allows you to connect with your neighbours and community, in turn creating stronger and safer environments to live in.

One of the key features of OurHood, is that members can keep updated on any crime or suspicious activity by posting alerts which trigger email, SMS and push notifications to users in the hood. Sounds simple enough? Well doing it is even easier.

How to create an ALERT via the OurHood website

After logging in to OurHood, you’ll be taken to your homepage.

How to create an alert on OurHood

Where it says: “Post a message, event or urgent alert to neighbours…”, click on the “add” button.

How to create an alert on OurHood

On this page, choose the “ALERT” option:

How to create an alert on OurHood

Here, you can choose the type of Alert you’d like to make.

How to create an alert on OurHood

It’s important to be as descriptive as possible in your post.
Try not to use blanket phrases; give as much detail as possible.
For example, describe the clothing the person was wearing, the type and colour of the vehicle they were driving, the location and time.
Any bit of information can assist law enforcement.

How to create an alert on OurHood

You are also able to attach a photo if you have one.

When you are done, click:

How to create an alert on OurHood

A confirmation message will appear (in green) to let you know that your post was uploaded successfully.

How to create an alert on OurHood

And voila – it really is that simple!

The OurHood Team 🙂

Connecting Neighbours and Strengthening Communities.

Download the OurHood App and stay in the loop of what is going on in your neighbourhood anytime, anywhere. Among other features, users can instantly post messages and alerts, chat to neighbours in real-time and receive important notifications.

Download it here:

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