Ad-hoc email. An email that is sent by someone with the authority to do so that is not
an incident, news item or event.
Administrator. A person who has access to the setup functionality on the website
Area Map. A map on the contacts page where a user may find their street and zone.
Author. A person that may add and edit content on the website.
There are many different types of author managing different types of content.
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Cookie. A small piece of information that a Web site sends to your computer
while you are viewing the web site. These pieces of information allow the web site
to remember important information that will make your use of the web site more useful.
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Documents. Imformation in the form of electronic files contained within the
document section of the website.
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Email. A form of written electronic information read on a personal computer or other
electronic device capable of doing so.
Events. Notices placed by your committee to inform you of happenings of interest
within your area.
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Guest A person who does not reside in the area but would like to be kept informed
of activities of the organisation and who has
registered, or been registered, on the website.
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Home Page Widget. All items you see on the home page beneath the menu and above the statutory links at the bottom of the page
are widgets that present information contained elsewhere on the website or on an alternate website.
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These widgets may be postioned anywhere on the page by a page author or turned off if not required.
Incident. An act, either criminal or deemed by your committee to be undesirable, perpetrated on another individual
or their property.
Incident Report. A notice on the website of an act, either criminal or deemed
by your committee to be undesirable, perpetrated on another individual or their
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Login. The act of entering your username and password into the website in order
to access content therein.
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Member. A person residing in the area covered by the organisation who
has registered, or been registered, on the website.
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Neighbour(s). Persons residing in the same street as defined by your registration address on the website.
News Items. Pieces of information your committee wish to share with you.
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Password. A word that should be known only to you that enables you to logon
securely to the website
Patrol The act of a resident travelling the area to identify and report
any suspicious activity.
Patroller A resident travelling the area to identify and report any suspicious
activity. The patroller is an eyes and ears resource only.
Patrol Manager. A person that manages patrollers in his area on the website
Patrol Administrator. A person that may manage patrollers in any area on the website.
Periodic Communication. An email that is sent either weekly or monthly to
those people that have requested this in their profile. The content of the email
is dependant upon their profile settings.
Your profile determines how you interact with the website (via roles set by an administrator)
and the preferences you set within the My Profile
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Secondary Contact. A person who your neighbours, or a member of the organisation,
may contact in the event they cannot contact you in an emergency.
A street coordinator may be known by a different name in your area. Essentially they
are the organisation representative in the street you reside and assist members with various aspects of the organisation.
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They may also pass along organisation communications, emails etc, to members that do not have email.
Username. The name you use to login which is your identity on the website. This name cannot be changed once you have registered.
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Web Browser. A program on a computer that allows a person to view a page
on a website, amongst other things.
Web Server. A computer that holds one or more, typically many hundreds, of websites and is
connected to the internet.
Website. A set of formatted pages hosted on a web server and used as a
means of conveying information to a person using a computer
or other suitable device.
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Zone. A logical grouping of streets in an area with the purpose of
making that area's membership administration more manageable. Ideally, a zone
should consist of around 250-300 houses, though some larger organisations may make this considerably more
whilst a small watch may only have one zone comprising their entire organisation.
Zone Coordinator. A zone coordinator may be known by a different name
in your area. Essentially they are the organisation representative in the zone you reside
and assist street coordinators with various aspects of the organisdation.
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Zone coordinators are also usually committee members, though do not necessarilly neeed to be.