Tag Archives: safety

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…

Your holiday safety checklist

Summer is finally here and the festive season is upon us. This time of the year marks the start of family, fun and vacations! But while you’re counting down the days until you can haul out the suitcases and sunscreen, the holiday safety…

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…

Crime stats – what you need to know

Today marks the release of the 2015/2016 national crime statistics by the South African Police Services (SAPS). These crime stats already show a 4.9% increase to the murder rate across South Africa compare to the 2014/2015 year in review. It is no doubt…