Elderly receive panic buttons

2018-12-12 06:03

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Terblanche added, “It’s a big job. Each remote will be linked to an address and a phone number. When ready to issue, we will start handing them out to all (the residents) in smaller groups with a demonstration.”

ABCA has signed a monthly contract for 420 remotes at R22 each, with a monthly fee of R9 240. The public has donated a whopping R35 852 to assist with the panic buttons.

“ABCA will carry the cost of the Atlas system until end of March 2019. Rentals at the village are being increased as from April 2019. We will then add the R22 onto the rentals accounts and credit those accounts with R22 for every sponsorship amount we received. Residents who have declared an income over R5 250 (per month) to us, will be charged the R22 without any sponsorship,” Terblance said.

ABCA has further upgraded their security features to avoid future break-ins and instructed residents to be vigilant at all times.

Terblance added, “We are busy with installing security gates to all the entrances of the flats and reactivated our golf car that will be used to patrol the fence on a daily basis and overnight.

“We were also advised to close off the pedestrian gate at the far end of the village, as we receive reports that the gate is often blocked from locking.

“Atlas gave the residents a talk on security and SAPS from Walmer police station have undertaken to do regular patrols in the village.”

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