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Communication for members of the Escombe Neighbourhood Watch (ENHW) has been bolstered with the donation of two-way radios from Fidelity ADT. The radios were sponsored to assist in communication with the Community Control Room (CCR) initiated by Fidelity ADT last year.
The CCR is operated from the Fidelity ADT offices in Pinetown and serves as a vital communication link between neighbourhood watches and the South African Police Services (SAPS).
Rian Buys, Fidelity ADT District Community Development Manager said they are delighted to have been able to assist in strengthening the ENHW’s communication links. “These radios will enable ENHW to communicate with the local SAPS to create critical awareness of crime related information, including reporting crimes, suspicious individuals and potential emergencies.”
Since implementation, the CCR has made a significant impact in the fight against crime due to the collective effort from all role players. “We encourage more residents and neighbourhood watches to get involved in the CCR and be a part of making a difference in the community”.
Along with providing high quality armed response services, Fidelity ADT is committed to forming partnerships with local crime-fighting organisations to proactively reduce criminal activity. Having and maintaining good working relationships between various community safety organisations – like neighbourhood watches, private security companies and the police – is very important as they can yield positive results in the fight against crime.