More about Link

HBNW has upgraded its communications systems and has adopted a mobile platform, previously called Ttrumpet, but recently rebranded as "Link". 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.
HBNW has also assisted in the development  and customisation of Link to better suit NW operational needs. We invite you to participate by loading the Link app onto your mobile phone from the Android Play Store or iPhone App Store. 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.

   Site Last Updated:      23 Jun 2017    
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Jan 2017: Are you feeling more positive about living in Hout Bay than you did a year ago?
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Thank you for taking our last pollHere are the results:
What do you rely on to keep informed of crime in Hout Bay?
38.5% - Two or more of these options  
24.3% - I've joined a specific crime WhatsApp group for my area   
12.9% - I check the Daily Crime reports on this website 
11.4% - I check crime posts on Hout Bay Organised (HBO)  
10.0% - I listen to my HBNW radio  
 2.9% - I follow a specific Hout Bay crime page on social media 
 0.0% - I use Zello or OurHood or similar crime Apps 
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