Underberg Himeville Community Watch
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Community Watch is a membership based, non-profit organization, owned by the community, for the community of Underberg, Himeville and surrounding areas. 

We provide a central communication co-ordination service to all our members in the Kwa Sani district and further afield, in the event of Emergency Services, Fire & Disaster Management.

(We are NOT a security company and do NOT provide guarding, alarm systems or armed response and do not replace  SA Police, your private security provider or security cell group).
Contact Community Watch

Telephone:


033-7021114
033-7021117
033-7021143

Cell:

082-7841818

Fax:

033-7021821

E-mail:

ops@com-watch.co.za


Download an Application Form
CONFIDENTIALITY  OF  INFORMATION

All personal and business information supplied by members to Community Watch, is regarded as private and confidential and will not be shared or released, to any commercial or unauthorized parties, unless in the case of an emergency.

MEMBERSHIP  SUBSCRIPTIONS

Underberg / Himeville Community Watch is a non-profit organization which relies on membership subscription fees to execute itís business services and finance itís operational costs, thereby ensuring the successful and sustainable delivery of essential servicesí to the Kwa Sani community and businesses.
COMMUNICATION NETWORK - EMERGENCIES & DISASTER MANAGEMENT
FIRE
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In its capacity of Supporting Member of The Institute of Disaster Management Southern Africa, Community Watch is an authority that includes the Fire Protection Officer for the Fire Protection Association.
On behalf of the entire populace of south/western KwaZulu-Natal, we manage and coordinate all firefighting services for the farmers and rural community such as Working On Fire, who also assist with bramble control spraying, emergency rescue and other tasks.
During the fire season, we issue the Fire Danger Index and weather conditions every weekday morning between 06:30 and 07:00 to assist the farmers with fire prevention strategies.
We have direct communications with the fire bomber aircraft should the need arise. We have direct radio access with the forestry companies in the district who for assistance with firefighting.
Our sophisticated radio network provides 24 hour communication between all our members who have radios and Community Watch staff.
The radio communications system is not affected by power outages, cell phone network failures, snow and other extreme weather conditions.
We have radio access to civil aircraft, air force aircraft, SAPS Air Wing, EKZNW, ambulance services and security companies.
We are able to coordinate responses in case of any emergency such as robbery, farm attacks, hi-jacking, motor/truck/bus accidents, mountain rescue, fires and floods.
We provide weather warnings for approaching dangerous weather conditions.
We provide coordination for stock theft recovery and search & rescue services.
We provide an SMS service for the community informing subscribers of emergencies, crime activity and requests for assistance. 
Our extensive database provides telephone, radio call sign, e-mail and GPS coordinates in urgent or emergency situations.  
We have direct radio and telecommunications contact with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife for emergencies within their wildlife parks.
We have an excellent working relationship with the SAPS, assisting with crime prevention and crime intelligence gathering.
We have direct, 24/7 contact with ESKOM and Telkom to assist with pertinent power or telephone outages.
We are in the process of expanding our services to the outlying areas to help emerging farmers and their communities.
TOGETHER,  WE  CAN  KEEP  OUR  COMMUNITY  SAFE