Get Started with Your Neighbourhood Watch or Business Watch
OWL keeps communities safe, helps reduce crime and keeps people informed of what's going on locally. It's a secure platform for the public and shared with the police and local authority to maximise the potential of Neighbourhood Watch, Rural Watch, Business Watch and dozens of other schemes. OWL sends you the latest local crime alerts and provides management tools for maintaining and expanding watches. OWL was featured on BBC Crimewatch. (Watch clip)
Register for free or get in touch with your nearest watch. Select the scheme you're interested in and type in your residential or business postcode. OWL currently operates in the following locations: Hertfordshire, Brent, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Barnet, Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Hackney, Harrow, Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth, Waltham Forest and Enfield.
OWL supports over 80 different types of residential & business schemes. Only a few are listed above and varies between police forces and boroughs.
OWL is Accredited by Secured by Design
OWL is the first and only communications system to be an approved member of Secured by Design and is an official police security initiative. Secured by Design is the only way for products to achieve police recognition in the UK. It's a flagship police initiative to help 'design out' crime through the use of high-quality, innovative products and processes, such as OWL.
From the login page all data sent between your computer and OWL is securely encrypted over the Internet. Please keep your OWL password a secret and never disclose it to anyone, not even police or OWL staff.
How does OWL help?
Local authorities send out alerts via OWL about crime & local issues happening right now in your area. It helps prevent burglary, finds missing people, makes people feel safer, and even catches suspects. The video below shows just one of many ways OWL can keep you safe.Want to reduce rural crime? Watch these videos instead.