The OH WATCH 2-Way radio system is, in fact, the glue that keeps the Neighbourhood Watch together. OH WATCH has installed a complete 2-Way Radio communication system in Oranjezicht and Higgovale, but we need more members to support it by purchasing a radio.
Purchasing a Radio
Step 1: Register as a member on this site under Membership
Step 2: OH Watch uses the new Motorola DP1400 2 way radios. Please email email@example.com for a current quote on the price of the radio as they can be subject to change.
Step 3: We will order a new radio for you once the amount has been deposited. Thereafter an OH-Watch Exco member will make contact with you once your radio is programmed and ready to collect. Please allow up to 2 days to hear from us, otherwise contact us. Upon collection, you will receive an introduction to the radio and sign a radio protocol document. We highly recommend that you attend a radio training and check your radio regularly to make sure the battery is working well.
Don’t worry, the operation is far easier than a cell-phone and the opportunities to prevent crimes and get help in any emergency are in our hands! The best way to learn is to keep your radio switched on and to listen in on the conversations.
We offer regular radio training sessions to ensure that you know how to use the radio in an emergency and learn about the resources available on our channel. The communication on our dedicated OH Watch channel is an invaluable tool to be in touch with the community for all security related matters, the prevention of crime and apprehension of criminals.
Please download and have a look at our Radio Network Presentation
The radios use a dedicated, ICASA assigned frequency to communicate with all OH WATCH members, South African Police Service (SAPS), City Bowl Armed Response (CBAR), ADT Armed Response and WatchCom (A Neighbourhood Watch 24/7/365 dedicated control room and communications hub sponsored by ADT).
Patrollers use the radio network to communicate with each other and coordinate operations. Take your radio on walks through the hood or up the mountain and keep it on as much as possible to learn about radio talk and to build and strengthen the relationships on the channel. Use the radio to share relevant community and security information and become comfortable to use it, which will greatly benefit you in an emergency.
Radio Checks are conducted twice daily at 7am and 7pm, except for weekend mornings and Public Holiday mornings when the radio check is at 8am. Please check in regularly so that you know your radio is working and that you get to feel comfortable using the radio. Radio checks are a good way to check in with your neighbours and hear the latest updates from the area.
To those of you who already have radios and need new batteries (batteries last over a year), these can be ordered for you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and state the make and model of your radio.
We look forward to hearing you on air, and trust that your radio will assist in preventing crime in our area.
Over and out.