HVCID is a non profit civic community forum managed by residents who volunteer to coordinate improvements in the village, with the focus on safety and security.
What does the HVCID do?
A formal decision was taken by the HVCID Steering Committee to work in close partnership with Fidelity ADT. Consequently, Fidelity ADT has demonstrated a more visible presence across Harfield Village. Homeowners and residents benefit from a faster response time to security call outs, and more pronounced security presence, through 2 dedicated vehicles patrolling in the area.
How is it done?
Existing Fidelity ADT clients:
Existing Fidelity ADT Clients may join HVCID at no additional cost over and above their current monthly premium.
New clients will have the option to get a basic alarm included in their fee as well as the benefit of relying upon the dedicated local patrols.
Residents who decide to contract the services of Fidelity ADT can sign up here and they will contact you.
If you decide not to join Fidelity ADT as your alarm monitoring company, but would still like to be part of the HVCID, you can join the Fidelity ADT Street Patrol option, meaning you can call for help for an incident outside of your home – in the street or park (as long as it is within the boundaries of Harfield Village).
How will this improve our safety?
Effective patrolling on the streets.
Faster reaction time to alarms.
Armed response officers who are familiar with the HVCID and may not leave the HVCID area.
A dedicated manager to contact and liaise with on crime issues.
Why is it voluntary and not compulsory?
Compulsory is linked to your rates and billed by the City of Cape Town and includes top-up services such as cleansing for which you will be billed. The Harfield Village Community Improvement District has been established with safety as our primary concern. Has this been done before? Yes, the Rondebosch Community Improvement District was established 14 years ago and has an 86% ‘buy-in’ from the community. It has reduced crime dramatically in Rondebosch.
What are the boundaries of the HVCID?
These are Imam Haron Road to the north, Rosmead Avenue to the east, the railway line to the west and Kenilworth Road to the south.
HVCID manager’s responsibilities
The manager’s responsibilities and involvement are inter alia:
Weekly crime forum meetings with SAPS, Law Enforcement, private security companies, Har-Lyn Neighbourhood Watch (‘’HNW’’), neighbouring security task teams and associations.
Monthly meetings with the Claremont CPF (Community Police Forum) for Sector 1 & 4.
Weekly meetings with Warrant Officer Geneke, Sector 1 Manager for SAPS.
Regular communication and patrolling with the HNW.
Regular meetings and communications with various Fidelity ADT representatives.
Being a contact point for HVCID members / residents.
Monthly meeting with Councillor Cottle.
Official safety and security representative on the City’s Ward 58 Committee.
Ad hoc involvement with neighbouring security task teams, visible policing initiatives, and liaising with law enforcement, social development, and Metrorail about problem areas.
Administration of the HVCID Crime Alert WhatsApp Group.
Weekly HVCID newsletters and marketing of the HVCID.