Tag: Safeland

Be prepared

People often think they do not need Neighbourhood Watch or connect to Neighbours to meet and greet because

  • not much is happening –
  • all are happy –
  • there is little crime –
  • never had a problem –
  • if something happens help arrives quickly –

Often, it gets underestimated how much problems can affect a person(s) emotionally and throw you off balance. Suddenly all rationale goes out of the window and the emotions and fear kick in.

Calling 999, 101, reporting does not always have the desired outcome. It depends on the type of crime or ASB happening.

Being a member in a local Neighbourhood Watch groups helps to create resilience and resistance to emotional stress.

We hold monthly drop ins and give advice for those attending. People who do not think it is necessary to attend, often then send large amounts of emails begging for help with a situation they cannot cope with.

This then becomes hard to cope with not only for the sender but also for the recipient.

Having steady local contacts is often the best defence against sudden onslaughts of criminal problems. To solve some crimes can take time. Police need to gather intelligence, landlords need to prepare evictions, councils require evidence.

Be smart take part in Neighbourhood Watch

Once you have submitted your initial report and obtained a reference number, you can use that reference number and submit further evidence to police.

However, keeping a cool head is the most important tool in our box.

Admittedly it is a problem that the various systems now in place and available do not perfectly work together. We need to take the pieces of services that are available and useful to us and use them.

Check out our portals in the menu on the top of the site.

Police in London

  • no longer accept submission of evidence via the Self-Evident App.
  • do not use the Neighbourhood Alert App

We have various portals, which do not connect together. We need to build a committee, which is able to negotiate a feasible strategy to deal with information flow and practical solutions.

Be Prepared

Alarm-based solutions

As the latest Providence Wharf incident aroused wide-spread anger and angst, and people seem to feel increasingly helpless to protect themselves in their homes, we wanted to tell you about alarm-based inter-connected Neighbourhood Watch alarms, which can help alert each other in times of emergency.

Read the Apple Safeland App preview here

Google play Safeland App here

Whilst some residents revert to patrolling their buildings, even through the night, we thought we tell you about Safeland, a specialist Neighbourhood Watch App, which connects your personal alarm to the App, which in turn alarms everybody else who is on this App in case of an incident.

Residents, from single house, multiple dwellings to tower block, can connect their private alarms to the Safeland messaging system and we would negotiate with the housing provider to install an alarm, which also connects up to the Safeland system into common areas.

As stated in our statement abut Providence Wharf, we were not involved into the situation and had not been approached for help.

We do understand that a lot of people are planning demonstrations to resolve the cladding issues, however it would also be recommended that people seek solutions, which help to eradicate the constant fear.

The following alarms are covered by this system*:

  • ERA Homeguard Pro
  • ERA Invincible
  • ERA Vault
  • ERA Gassrison
  • Point
  • Arlo
  • Nest Protect
  • Nest Cam
  • Netatmo
  • Home 8

Become members of Neighbourhood Watch and allow us to negotiate with housing providers about installation of effective alarm systems, which are hooked up to Neighbourhood Watch.

Read the Apple Safeland App preview here

Google play Safeland App here

Join our Safeland group on Safeland here

Become a Neighbourhood Watch member.

Try the Neighbourhood Watch solution to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

Joining Neighbourhood Watch and Safeland groups is free of charge.

You would have to purchase your alarm and the subscription for your alarm with Safeland at the stated prices. All legal conditions as prescribed by the various providers.

*Please check the type of alarms available at the time of subscription

Neighbourhood Watch as problem solution

I’ve looked around social media and many people – who reside in dense housing systems, e.g. tower blocks – and who may have the added problem of unsafe cladding, rely on residents associations and closed Facebook groups to communicate with government departments and local councillors for problem solving solutions, which seem far from satisfactory.

We urge Tower Hamlets Residents to seriously consider Neighbourhood Watch as a problem solution.

We can lobby and achieve progress.

It was very concerning to learn through an ITV report that residents in Providence Wharf didn’t hear alarm systems, which were built into the block.

There are solutions available, which provide extra security for Tower Block residents and other city dwellers.

The Safeland Neighbourhood Watch App allows users to connect up their private alarm systems to an alarm and messaging system, which alerts in case of emergencies. Join our Safeland group.

The following systems are currently supported:

  • ERA Homeguard Pro
  • ERA Invincible
  • ERA Vault
  • ERA Gassrison
  • Point
  • Arlo
  • Nest Protect
  • Nest Cam
  • Netatmo
  • Home 8

Please sign yourself up with Neighbourhood Watch to become part of NW and include our lobbying power to achieve change for the better safety of residents in Tower Hamlets.