Blok, a developer taking action
18 DECEMBER 2014
SummaryBlok has announced a formal partnership with the Sea Point Ratepayers Association, which means that with each Blok development launched, R10, 000 will be donated towards their license plate recognition programme (LPR).
Blok has announced a formal partnership with the Sea Point Ratepayers Association, which means that with each Blok development launched, R10, 000 will be donated towards their license plate recognition programme (LPR).
Having already launched their first two developments, FOURonC (Sea Point) in September, which is now sold out and SEVENonT (Green Point) in October, Blok strives to stay in-line with their brand ethos by having a positive impact on the communities in which they build.
“Moving with crime trends, the high tech cameras have proven to be one of the most valuable crime-fighting tools in the crime-fighting arsenal, and one that has seen much success in other areas,” says Jacques van Embden, MD of Blok.
Since the inception of the LPR system within the Sea Point area, various positive arrests have been made.“We currently have over 23 cameras linked to this system, which comprise of both the LPR camera and a general overview camera, which allows an operator to see that particular section of road and overview area constantly”, says Heather Tager, CEO of Sea Point CID.
LPR is an intelligent network of cameras that constantly scan all vehicles’ number plates while processing these against a database of wanted vehicles. Should a vehicle drive into the monitored area that is flagged as wanted for a particular crime, an alert is sent onto the LPR control room and the South African Police Service.This means that the risk of potential crime is dramatically reduced.
Blok is an urban property developer that operates in Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard and CBD. Thoughtfully designed spaces echo their design ethos of “four walls make an apartment, but not necessarily a home”; instead Blok has chosen to deliver apartments with considered spaces such as home offices, fireplaces, daybeds and bars; in the aim of building modern urban homes that are thoughtfully designed.
Beyond the front door, Blok has undertaken to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to the neighbourhoods in which it develops. By getting involved in Crime ‘n Grime initiatives as well as upliftment projects that benefit not only Blok owners, but their neighbours.
With sales to date of R925m+, as well as successful urban intervention projects including the installation of the Blade bicycle parking system on the Sea Point Promenade and Thornhill Park revamp in Greenpoint opposite their SEVENONT development, amongst others; Blok is no longer the newcomer in the property scene, but a serious contender that is making waves with their urban focus and community ethos.
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