Why we use Link

HBNW has upgraded its communications systems and has adopted a mobile platform, previously called Ttrumpet, but now rebranded as "Link".  Link Safety channels are designed to give communities the ability to report and record security issues and other community-related information. These give an intelligent view of all incidents as well as a map and of course, full user control of notifications. If you are familiar with WhatsApp then you will understand how Link works, because Link is in essence a more specific Whats App group, better suited to crime notification and reporting.
Comparison Table:
Function  WhatsApp  Link
Group size
Restricted  Unlimited
Encryption   Partial  Full
Incident Mapping  No Yes
Incident Categorisation No Yes
Real time patroller tracking  No Yes
Patroller SOS / Medic function No Yes
Vetted incident reports  No Yes
 
Why not just stick to using Whats App?  Because it has limitations which Link does not. Do we need all these features?  Yes we do. As the pressures that drive crime in our communities increase we will have to make use of technology that enables us to work smarter and more carefully with crime intelligence that needs to move quickly and securely within the broadening civilian SAPS partnerships that are forming.
 
Please load the Link app onto your mobile phone from the Android Play Store or iPhone App Store. Then search for and join  the "HBNW Security Channel". Participants will be able to receive and contribute information relating to security issues whilst still being able to do everything that you previously did with WhatsApp like Chat, free calls, etc.
 
In addition Link Tag-Me is a my-safety, real-time feature within the app aimed at families, friends and active sportsmen. The feature enables individuals to “pin” or mark their journey while traveling, allowing personally selected people to identify their exact location and whether they have gone off route, as well as allowing the user to alert their “followers” in cases of distress. 
 
You can also add "Ward 74, City of Cape Town" to your channels and use this channel to report any problems in your area. Now linked directly to the City, you will get a City of Cape Town reference number which can be used to follow up and track your problem.
 
 
 

 
   Site Last Updated:       23 Sep 2017    
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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Watchcon
021 790 9333 or 082 883 6142

SAPS Emergency
10111

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021 791 9300 or 021 791 8660

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Poll
Sep 2017: What is your greatest security concern?
Being the victim of a serious crime
Keeping my family and property safe at all times
Not knowing what crime is happening in Hout Bay
I donít have any security concerns
 
 

We're Listening....

Thank you for taking our recent pollHere are the results:
Are you feeling more positive about living in Hout Bay than you did a year ago?
63.7% - No - things are worse than they were a year ago
18.8% - I don't feel any different, one way or another
17.5% - Yes - I'm even happier living in Hout Bay than I was a year ago
 
91 responses
 

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