Security beefed up in Waterfall 2

2015-04-30 14:10
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Blue Security has beefed up its presence in Waterfall 2 with the introduction of a 24-hour patrol vehicle that was introduced this month. The patrol team (front, from left) Keith du Randt (Blue Security Special Projects), Sean Kluse

Photo: supplied Blue Security has beefed up its presence in Waterfall 2 with the introduction of a 24-hour patrol vehicle that was introduced this month. The patrol team (front, from left) Keith du Randt (Blue Security Special Projects), Sean Kluse

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WITH the high number of house break-ins and robberies in Waterfall, Blue Security has teamed up with SAPS to upgrade its special project with the deployment of a 24-hour dedicated patrol vehicle to improve policing and security in the suburb.

Blue Security special projects manager Stephen Wimborne said residents and their neighbourhood watch group had worked closely together over the past two years to increase the areaand#039;s former 12-hour patrol vehicle­ with a 24-hour service.

He commended residents and the neighbourhood watch group on their dedication, which had seen the new service implemented from 1 April.

and#034;We have now introduced a 24-hour dedicated­ patrol vehicle in the area between­ Link and Inanda roads to create a “Blue zone”, which introduces an important layer of security to the area. Dedicated patrol vehicles have been shown to reduce crime levels since they proactively patrol designated areas­ in a suburb,and#034; Wimborne said.

and#034;The Waterfall 2 Neighbourhood Watch group has also been equipped with radios linked to our control centre to ensure constant, rapid communication between residents and Blue Security.and#034;

Waterfall 2 Neighbourhood Watch member­ Sean Klusener said residents had achieved the goal of implementing the 24-hour patrol vehicle after seeing the benefits in other suburbs and the reduction of crime.

He said neighbourhood watch worked with the company to keep an eye on suspected criminal activity in the suburb and shared intelligence via radio with neighbourhood watch groups in surrounding areas.

Hillcrest police spokesperson Constable N. Manqele welcomed the patrols and said that with police and community partnership crime will be eradicated within the community­

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