View Full Version : USJ 11 semi-D occupants suggest security patrolling

26-04-2005, 12:01 AM
We welcome feedback from USJ forumers to give suggestion whether this is a good idea or a simple neighbourhood watch by the residents as oppose to professional 24 hours security patrolling where all (or majority of around 80%) resident chip in towards the cost for pondoks, guards etc. How much does one of the pondoks i see in USJ 5 cost.... Better still any sponsors ....i see some benches signages being sponsored by business organisation

26-04-2005, 10:43 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: One neighbourhood has proved that it is possible to have zero crime.
Welcome to Taman Bukit Bandaraya in Bangsar, perhaps the safest neighbourhood in the country for there has not been a single case of crime for one year. Residents at Jalan Pudina and Jalan Rumpai took the law into their own hands in a positive manner when they decided that they should do their part to help police and City Hall to curb criminal activities and make their own neighbourhood safe.

They hired the services of a security company about two years ago and the number of crime cases started dropping.

Last month, city police declared their neighbourhood a crime-free zone — a distinction for anywhere which does not have a single crime case for 12 consecutive months.

“We have finally achieved our target, that is, to have a zero per cent crime rate in our area,” Inderjit Singh, the Bukit Bandaraya Residents Association alternate chairman cum Jalan Rumpai/Pudina Security Committee chairman, told The Malay Mail yesterday.

The security scheme was part of the residents association’s programme in line with the call by the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation, headed by Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, to residents to take action.

Inderjit said the police and City Hall could only do so much, and that it was time for residents to make their own initiative.

“We now have guards patrolling the area every hour, day and night. Whenever they go on their rounds, they will carry a security clocking device to time their progress,” said Inderjit, 58.

“There are six keys located within the neighbourhood and each time the guards patrol the roads, they will clock it and keep the record in a log book, which I will occasionally check.”

Apart from the clocking device, each house has a security plate number glued to their gates.

“This is to enable the guards to alert the owners or the authorities should an emergency arise,” said Inderjit.

The guards work on shifts, with one on duty from 7am to 4pm, another from 4pm to 11pm, and two from 11pm to 7am.

Inderjit said the guards will even inform or call the house owner if they see anything suspicious.

“Sometimes, a resident’s house gates are not closed properly and when this happens, the guards will either close them themselves or call the owner to check if everything is all right,” he said.

Any outsider will be questioned by the guards and if the answer is unsatisfactory, the guards will send them away.

If the outsiders refuse to leave, the guards will call for a police patrol car.

Inderjit said each household pays only RM50 per month for the security guards.

“It is not a big amount for the safety of the neighbourhood,” he said.

“At first, some residents refused to pay but now even neighbouring housing areas have requested to be included in the security scheme.”

The residents association members continue to have meetings with the police once every two months.

“We meet the police to discuss crime complaints, but since we implemented the security scheme, we are proud to say that we have nothing to complain,” said Inderjit.

only RM 50 per month would really be an option for me to ensure my families safety.
i don't know how others in usj 11 think (not only the semi detached houses, but all..)??