HVCID - Update May 2017

Dear Harfield Residents

The Harfield Village Community Improvement District (“HVCID”) is a non-profit community association, managed by volunteers, to enhance the overall safety and security of Harfield Village.

The HVCID committee has formed a partnership with Fidelity ADT which has already resulted in 2 dedicated response vehicles to patrol the Village and funding towards our Manager. Additionally, Fidelity ADT household subscribers can access the Street Patrol, as well as the Meet and Greet, meaning that customers can call for help for an incident outside of their homes – in the street or park (as long as it is within the boundaries of Harfield Village). No other armed response company offers this facility in Harfield at present.

HVCID’s dedicated manager, Jenni Coleman, also acts as liaison between Fidelity ADT and their customers in the Village. Jenni is a member of a Crime Forum Group in Claremont sector, secretary for the Sector 1 & 4 Claremont Community Police Forum, and a Har-Lyn Neighbourhood Watch patroller. Her participation with these forums, together with her weekly meetings with SAPS, allow her to report back to the community on the criminal activity in the Village and to raise any concerns residents may have about security with various role players.

HVCID is also investigating an initiative to have LPR cameras (license plate recognition) and analytic overview cameras installed at all entrances into the Village. These cameras are used in many areas in the peninsula and have been proven to reduce crime and assist in the arrest of suspected criminals.

If you are an existing Fidelity ADT customer, you automatically become a member of the HVCID and can receive our e-mails on security updates and access to the resources our manager has to offer, however, we may not have your e-mail details and we ask that you contact Jenni at admin@hvcid.co.za  and forward these to her.

Non Fidelity ADT residents can receive a copy of our weekly newsletter. Just e-mail your details to the aforementioned e-mail address.

If you would like to receive a competitive quote from Fidelity ADT with regards to an alarm installation and/or monitoring, please send Jenni your details and she will make the necessary arrangements.

Kind regards