Tag Archives: Crime & Safety

5 Great Reasons Why You Should Get To Know Your Neighbours

GET TOKNOW YOURNEIGHBOURS

Knowing your neighbours comes with a wide range of benefits, from enhanced safety to a greater community identity. Yet in our busy lives, it can be hard to find the time to connect with our local community. OurHood aims to change this, by…

Staying Safe this Festive Season

Christmas in South Africa

Crime is an ongoing problem in South Africa, and the bad news is that crime levels tend to increase markedly over the festive season. Greater community involvement is one of the best ways to prevent crime and increase safety in a neighbourhood, and…

Report Crime to Stop Crime.

Crime OurHood

OurHood is a private online platform where you can connect with your neighbours and community and share information on crime and safety, recommendations and tradesmen referrals, lost pets, local services and general news. Our mission is to create safer communities across South Africa,…

Support your local neighbourhood watch and increase safety in your community!

Neighbourhood Watch

  OurHood has been an invaluable platform for streamlining and providing accurate information between the GMWCP committee, the security service provider and residents. At the touch of a key, the committee is now able to reach a significantly larger audience than before with…

A Turning Point for the South African Rental Market

Rental Market

Despite the pessimistic predictions made in 2018 concerning South Africa’s rental market, the year 2019 is proving to be a relatively positive time for rental properties. According to PayProp’s Rental Index for Q1 2019, Q4 2018 was a clear turning point in the…

The Big Five on Crime & Safety

Crime OurHood

With crime an ever-present threat and on the rise in South Africa, we give you our top tips for staying safe in your neighbourhoods.  Cape Town ranked as the South African city with the highest rates of murder, robbery and non-violent property-related crimes in…

Crime & Safety Communication in your Neighbourhood

One of the key elements of OurHood is the platforms Crime and Safety section. This section of OurHood immediately sends a notification and email when a user posts an alert or reports a crime which has taken place in the neighbourhood. The OurHood…