The Observatory Neighbourhood watch was started in 2007 in response to rising crime in Observatory. Two community leaders, David Raphael and Brian Gray, were instrumental in setting up the radio network and drafting the the founding  docs of the neighbour hood watch.

The purpose of the Observatory Neighbourhood Watch is to encourage residents, visitors and business in  Observatory to vigilant of their surroundings.

We encourage the community know their neighbours and look out for each other. We ask that all incidents get reported  so that pro active response can be taken to trends. We also also foster relationships with the Woodstock SAPS, Obsid, Security companies.

Join us on our Facebook page  or our Google Group.

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One of the better check-lists of how to protect yourselves.

A South African insurance company has crime statistics of its own that you should know about

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Be Alert

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Stolen this morning from Lower Main Road, Observatory

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Top of the list of carjackings for Obs to be alert when arriving home, be on your whatsapp street alert group and know your neighbours, they your first line of defence.

Police warn of new ways hijackers are targeting South African drivers

Whilst we don't like to advertise for those concerned by the recent cases in the newspapers perhaps worth looking into? There may well be (cheaper) alternatives but like the crash defender in this app.

South Africans are downloading a smartphone tracking app – This is why

Is your gate safe? We seen 3-4 sliding gates lifted in the last days. Google "security gate anti lift bracket" if at it also protect your motor and ask your alarm company to install a beam to alert you and buy time.

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Anybody seen her in the area?

UCT hires two investigators in search of missing EC student

Missing from Woodstock

Police ask for help to find woman who went missing on way to fetch mom at Cape Town airport