OBSID is testing the Buzzer community safety app

Buzzer connects communities and makes them safer by introducing simple, smart and social incident communication and response. Buzzer was developed and launched in Hout Bay in 2019, leading to a significant improvement in incident specific community awareness, community responses and a reduction in crime incidents. Buzzer was designed to be the fastest method of providing ...
Read more

Expanding our public safety service

in Update. Posted 30th Jul 2020
The need for increased public safety visibility during the current Covid-19 pandemic is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, especially as more and more people are affected by ever increasing levels of unemployment, as well as housing and food insecurity. The OBSID Board made the decision to expand the current Securitas contract size – ...
Read more

Covid-19 and those living on the streets

in Update. Posted 16th Apr 2020
Prior to the lockdown being announced, OBSID had activated plans to provide services to those living on the streets whilst the City of Cape Town developed and implemented relevant interventions. Whilst acknowledging the enormous strain that the Covid-19 pandemic has placed on the City of Cape Town’s departments and functions and the resultant pressure teams ...
Read more

Covid-19 response update

As the country comes to terms with the “new normal” of lockdown, and after being designated an essential service, the OBSID team has activated plans to allow us to deliver services to the community whilst keeping our team as safe as we can. KEY COVID-19 CONTACT NUMBERS 📞 0800 029 999 (national) 📟 0600 123 456 (national ...
Read more

The OBSID welcomes a new staff member

in Update. Posted 5th Dec 2019
Please join us in welcoming Petrus (Stoney) Steenkamp to the OBSID team! Stoney joined us on the 2nd December 2019 as Area / Precinct Manager (encompassing our public safety, cleaning and urban management portfolios). Stoney brings 25 years of valuable work experience to the role, with just over 17 years spent with the South African ...
Read more