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Happy New Year from OurHood

OurHood

With new year comes new plans and resolutions, and at OurHood we have an exciting year ahead. Growing partnerships are in discussions, and new features are in development, all of which we look forward to sharing with you over the coming months. As…

Keeping Your Home Safe this Christmas

Christmas is South Africa

Whilst Christmas is a time for love and cheer, crime rates in South Africa rise dramatically over the festive period. In a blog earlier this month, we covered some simple tips on how to stay safe over the festive season (refresh your memory…

Proud Partnership: Gallo Manor Wendywood Community Protection NPC

Proud Partners

Thanks to the efforts of the Gallo Manor Wendywood Community Protection (GMWCP) to strengthen communication and collaboration between neighbours, 62 percent of Gallo Manor’s users report feeling more secure in their neighbourhood since engaging with OurHood. Since joining the OurHood community in 2017,…

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).

OurHood celebrates partnership with Parkmore Community Association

Over the past two years, the adoption of OurHood in the Parkmore community in Johannesburg has more than doubled, making it one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods on OurHood. This is a result of the active local partner, the Parkmore Community Association (PCA),…

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…

5 Great reasons why you should get to know your neighbours

The make up of a neighbourhood is not merely the character of buildings in a location or the people that live there. What truly makes a neighbourhood is the connection people have with each other. These connections turn an ordinary residential area into…

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 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…