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Securing Hout Bay Together

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Thanks to all who supported our 2016/2017 Beach Safety Project

As our 2016/2017 Beach Safety Project winds down, this statement from our Hout Bay Saps Station Commander says it all: 
" Station Commander, Lt Col K Nebhisi would like to thank all the partners especially, NHW (ie HBNW) and Law Enforcement for the assistance during the Festive Season. Everyone that assisted in the planning and every beach patroller, this was such a success and no serious incidents were reported."
This assistance on Hout Bay beach allowed SAPS to concentrate their scarce resources on other areas, resulting in there being virtually no incidents reported in the Sandy Bay area this season!
HBNW would like to thank Tammy Matthysen for being the driving force behind the success of this years project. As our CPF Chairman, Toby Adams, said "Every time I was on the beach or drove past the beach, Tammy was there" Amazing dedication!
See below for an overview of December Crime statistics as provided by Hout Bay SAPS.

11 Jan 2017 - Euphoria Telecom System statistics for December

At the HBNW Exco meeting on 11 January it was revealed that statistics from the new Euphoria Telecom system installed at Watchcon show that over 1200 calls were received by Watchcon in December! And of course there's ongoing radio communication as well. That's a lot of people assisted in just one month.

HBNW Supporters assist in Fight against Crime

We cannot continue to exist without the regular donations we receive from our members, as well as the ongoing support of loyal Hout Bay businesses such as Tintswalo Atlantic, Massimo'sHout Bay SupersparOakhurst Spar and Star Dot Toys in Mainstream Mall. All monies donated to HBNW are used for the many security initiatives undertaken by HBNW, to improve security in Hout Bay. Please support those who support us and give them your business. Read more about our Sponsors >>

"Virtual" Patrolling - CCTV Monitoring Assistance

HBNW has spent the last 12 months reorganising and building capacity in order to meet the challenges our community faces.
The community CCTV network is expanding and with it the need for more persons to assist with screen monitoring.
HBNW is establishing a CCTV Patroller Group
If you are NOT currently a physical patroller or responder on the street, you can assist the Controllers in the HBNWatchcon control room monitoring the screens. Since HBNWatchcon is a security centre dealing with crime intelligence, applicants will need to be SAPS cleared.
So if you are an insomniac wanting to contribute to your communities safety,  please email Rod Panagos, HBNW Operations, on
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2016/2017 Beach Safety Project 

The first beach patrollers completed their patrols on Wednesday 7 December and these patrols will continue  through to 18 January 2017. 
Below: First beach patrollers of the 2016/2017 Beach Safety Project hit the beach on Wednesday 7 December!
Above: Left to Right: Sue Freeling (patroller), Kim Johnstone (Hill's Pet Nutrition), Mike Rigg (K9 Solutions), Tammy Matthysen (Beach Project coordinator) and Therese Matthysen (patroller). 
Thank you Hill's Pet Nutrition for sponsoring dog food for the K9 Solutions dog patrollers as well as vouchers for our own patrollers who have dogs.
And also to Dunes and Spiros for drinks vouchers and Massimo's and Casareccio for food vouchers for those dilgent patrollers who clock up the most patrols. 
With ADT, Deep Blue, SAPS, City Law Enforcement and NSRI also on hand SAPS have reported that there were no serious crimes reported on the beach this festive season.  Read more >>

Please Validate your HBNW Identity Card 

It is a requirement under Clause 12 of the ‘Western Cape Provincial Constitution and Code of Conduct for Neighbourhood Watch Structures’ that we must ensure all identity cards are validated annually.
To be compliant with the Western Cape Province Constitution for Neighbourhood Watch’s, this Annual process is to be implemented immediately and we appeal to all members to comply. Find out how>>

2 Dec 2016 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release

SAPS invites members of the community that are energetic, intelligent, physically and mentally fit and that are dedicated with the desire to serving their country on a voluntary basis as Reservists, to assist SAPS in the fight against crime.
Enquiries:  Capt Kriel - 021 417 7414 or The Recruitment Centre - 021 467 8492 or contact Hout Bay SAPS. More SAPS Media Releases>>

Download a HBNW Debit Order Form 

HBNW members (especially those who cannot patrol or help in any other way) here is your chance to contribute. It's time for everyone to do their bit and help fight crime in our beautiful valley. Download this Debit Order form, fill it in and email the completed form to  Or check our bank account details and set up a  Debit Order or regular payment via Internet Banking. You can choose to donate to your area or to HBNW in general  (use "Watchcon" as a reference) or for a special project. And there are NO prescribed amounts! Whatever suits your pocket! 

Link to Suspicious/Wanted vehicles on BKMWatch website

Click here>>  Call Watchcon on 021 790 9333 if seen.
Hout Bay SAPS Crime feedback - December 2016:
(comparing to December 2015)
Property crime:
Burglaries residential increase of almost 40%
Theft of motor vehicles shows a decrease of more than 30%
Contact crime:
Assault GBH (Grievous bodily harm) - decrease of more than 30% 
Assault Common - decrease of 5% (one case less than previous year)
Robbery aggravating - decrease of more than 40%
Common robberies were the same
Crimes heavily dependent on Police action:
Driving under the influence – 2 cases
Drug related crimes - more than 80% increase
Robbery aggravated:
Robberies at residential - decrease of 25%
Property related crime:
House Breaking and TOOV - Problematic areas are Northshore and Beach estate. No specific pattern. 
Contact crime:
Assaults where the suspects are known to the complainants - 
Problematic areas are IY and Hangberg.
Check out this link for more information on the most current official annual SAPS Crime figures for Hout Bay.

More information available 

  • HBNW now uses Ttrumpet for Crime information, notifications & communication. Find out more >>
  • Login and check out our Crime Map and Monthly Ttrumpet maps and graphs under the Crime Reports Tab. 
Safety Tips
How to secure your home:
Hidden perimeter beams or sensors that trigger with minimal false alarms, along with obvious perimeter beams. On activation resident needs to react by turning on interior lights so that perps know they have been detected and calling Watchcon to initiate immediate response as opposed to delayed automatic response via SSP links. If the home is unoccupied the perimeter beams should turn on interior lights. For those that believe in outdoor lights, they should be bright LED lights attached to the house low down shining outwards to intentionally blind the perps and not general outside lights.
Always set your alarm on "Stay" when at home. Additionally dogs inside who will bark when they hear someone outside are also a good security alert.
We welcome input from our members so please pass on your security tips and, where relevant, we will publish them  and acknowledge the contributor. Read more tips>>

Other Security Tips:

Welcome to our website

We hope you will find it informative and easy to navigate. As with all websites, there is plenty of scope to grow and develop the content and general functionality. 

We are always open to your ideas. Please contact us with your suggestions. Click here >>

New to Hout Bay

Welcome! Hout Bay has a small village atmosphere and loves to welcome new people. A great way to meet people and to get involved in the community is to join Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch.

Join Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch

There are many ways to get involved. If you can't patrol, then there are other ways for you to contribute to the community. See how you can get involved.

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                   HBNWatchcon Thanks You!
This year HBNW has spent your donations on a variety of items. Please read our 2016 Newsletter for more information.
For more details on the spending of area specific donations/funds please contact your Area Leader.
Please keep your donations coming in......
Use reference "Watchcon" and your nameClick here to find out more about HBNW and its plans.
Banking Details:
Bank: Nedbank
Branch: Hout Bay
Branch code: 167 609
Account type: Cheque
Account No: 167 602 9133
Account name: Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch


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Find out more about Ttrumpet, HBNW's new communication App..
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021 790 9333 or 082 883 6142

SAPS Emergency

SAPS Charge Office/CSC
021 791 9300 or 021 791 8660

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Jan 2017: Are you feeling more positive about living in Hout Bay than you did a year ago?
I don't feel any different, one way or another
Yes - I'm even happier living in Hout Bay than I was a year ago
No - things are worse than they were a year ago

We're Listening....

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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