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 shared, secure platform for the public and local authorities 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 recently 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, Staffordshire, North Wales, West Yorkshire, Kensington & Chelsea and Redbridge.
OWL supports over 60 different types of residential & business schemes. Only a few are listed above and varies between counties.
OWL Has National Police Approval
OWL is the first communications system to have become an approved member of Secured by Design, an initiative from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to reduce crime.
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.