HGC Security Costs Explained 2018

Understanding your contributions/ payments towards:


Public space security (‘PSS’)

Private armed response services

What is it?

Active interaction in our public space (the space outside your property) including:

  • Two dedicated Beagle Watch patrol vehicles in our suburb
  • A network of >50 cameras (licence plate recognition/ monitored/ static recording)

Armed response services to your private residence e.g.:

  • Responding to alarm activations
  • Responding to panic signals

Contracted by the HGC?

  • HGC has contracted with Beagle Watch to manage our PSS
    • No, HGC does not dictate your choice of private armed response company 

Public benefit organisation?

  • Yes
  • Contributions to HGC are fully tax deductible (you receive a s18A certificate annually)
    • No
    • Payments for private armed response are not tax deductible

Paid to

  • The HGC
  • We need to receive your contribution directly in order to issue your s18A certificate 
    • Directly to your armed response company

Contribution/ fee amount

  • Recommended contribution = R950 per household
    • Set by your armed response company

If you have contracted Beagle Watch as your private armed response company

  • R950 contributions made to HGC 
    • R705 per month for HGC contributors
    • R1 655 per month for Non-HGC contributors

Why is your private armed response fee to Beagle influenced by whether or not you are an HGC contributor?



  • Private armed response uses PSS vehicles/ officers on patrol which greatly increases response times/ quality of services to private households
  • Pricing structure is designed to ensure equitable financial distribution amongst residents who receive services from Beagle



Important Contacts

BEAGLE CONTROL ROOM: 011 678 1972 www.beaglewatch.co.za
HGC Committee: info@hurlingham.org.za security@hurlingham.org.za environment@hurlingham.org.za membership@hurlingham.org.za
Flying Squad: 10 111
Randburg SAPS vehicles: 071 675 7115 / 6
Ambulance: City: 011 375 5911
ER24: 084 124
Netcare 911: 082 911
Randburg Police: 011 449 9115 / 9110 / 9117 10111 for an emergency
Joburg Metro Police: ​011 375 5911
Joburg call centre: 0860-JOBURG
Includes City Parks and Pikitup
See Community Info --> Overview section for a full list of numbers
Water Issues: Joburg Water

011 375 5555
Electricity Issues: http://​www.citypower.co.za ​and click "Fault Reporting" or on mobile http://citypower.mobi
Road Issues: ​hotline@jra.org.za
Environmental Contraventions: 011 587 4232 1st point of contact for any issues arising from the Health Act (noise, restaurants, unsanitary backyards etc) abednigot@joburg.org.za
Pollution: 011 226 8328 WisemanN@joburg.org.za
Revenue Queries: ​011 375 5555
Traffic Signs and Markings: Jurie Swart JRA - Assistant Manager, Traffic Signs and Markings section for Region B jswart@jra.org.za
Region B Contacts and Information: http://hurlingham.alpha.structureit.net/media/48375/Region-B.pdf
Building regulations: 011 407 6111
Eskom: 086 003 7566