Curbing crime one community at a time

PHOTO: kalisha naicker The roleplayers involved in curbing crime.
PHOTO: kalisha naicker The roleplayers involved in curbing crime.

AS crime is on the increase in the Waterfall area with house break-ins, house robberies and theft, the Waterfall 2 Neighbourhood Watch has invited three major security companies in the area requesting a proposal on the upgrading of security.

According to Steven King of SA Community Crime Watch and founder of Waterfall Crime Watch, they received an offer from Secure Link to complement and strengthen the security aspects of the area.

He said in order for Secure Link to fulfill its commitment to the area a total membership of 300 clients is needed.

He said they will offer a 24-hour totally dedicated armed response vehicle, linked via radio communication, with their control room ideally in Botha’s Hill.

“The vehicle is fitted with on-board cameras both inside and outside with front and rear view.

“Street cameras will be placed at strategic hot-spot areas, linked via ADSL to their control room as well as nominated neighbourhood watch patrollers and committee members.

“Recording will also be done at the home of the nominated client closest to the place where monitoring is required.

“This enables us to have instant view of an incident cutting out valuable time delay in the course of investigations,” he said.

King said a 24-hour dedicated incident manager will respond to the scene of the crime along with the armed response officer and inspector.

“The incident managers are Scott Henderson and myself, who are both locally based. The incident managers will be the last people to leave the scene.

“The incident managers will arrange the crime scene control along with the neighbourhood watch patrollers and arrange for the necessary emergency and police service on scene.”

For more information, contact King on 082 820 4017.

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