Tag Archives: safe

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).

Your neighbours are your best home security asset

Home security and safety in the neighbourhood probably tops most people’s list of what makes them feel secure. And while there are many security companies and projects and strategies aimed at keeping you safe, the most basic and effective safety precaution is often…

Crime stats broken down

The Minister of Police released the official South African Police Services (SAPS) crime stats last week. These stats still have communities mostly shocked by the numbers of crimes reported in the 2015/2016 year in review. We looked at what these crime stats actually are…

Keeping you safe online

Since the dawn of the digital age, one of the largest concerns virtual surfers have regarding their browsing habits is their online privacy. In the aftermath of the Edward Snowden incident, concerns surrounding the privacy of information posted on social media have been…

OurHood!

 OurHood.co.za – a social network designed to improve neighbourhoods and strengthen communities – is live!  OurHood provides an online platform for residents to communicate with each other on any device. Local Neighbourhood Watches and community groups will no longer have to rely on…