Residents of Taman Bukit Maluri have initiated several innovative crime prevention measures to protect themselves and their loved ones.
KL Sintar Welfare Association chairman Ng Kok Piew said they had divided the area into eight zones.
Ng, whose association takes care of Zone 2 and 3, uses street sirens to alert others if there are any signs of trouble.
“We have a few guards patrolling the area who carry a remote control which will trigger the sirens.
“If they see any trouble such as attempted break-ins, they will trigger the alarm to sound the sirens which are placed in 24 houses,” he said.
He said some residents who are at home most of the time, also hold remote controls.
“These residents are our eyes and ears,” said Ng.
He added since many of the guards are foreigners, they have a Hindi standard operating procedure book for them.
They also implemented a Digital Watchman System whereby a device is used to touch 30 fixed points in the area when the guards patrol.
“We also have movable points placed at certain houses especially during festive seasons or if the residents are travelling and want the guards to check on the house,” he said.
Guards are also required to take pictures of visitors using a digital camera placed in a transparent box mounted on a table at two security posts.
He added a key performance index (KPI) has also been implemented for the guards.
Ng said these security measures have helped deter crime.
Taman Bukit Maluri Zone 4 chairman Nelson Sie Kian Siong said they have installed eight CCTV cameras at various points.
He said they invested in a Real Time GPS Monitoring System to monitor the guard’s movements.
“In the past, they would use a book system but this was open to abuse” he said.
The device is placed on the motorcycle the guards use to do their rounds and Sie can check their location as well as track their journey using his smartphone.
“This way we can also track if they use the motorcycles for other purposes such as running personal errands,” he said.
“We have seen a decrease in the number of crime since implementing these measures over the years,” he said.