BlockWatch organizes and extends what you are probably already doing on an informal basis. We tend to know and watch out for our closest neighbors, but a group of neighbors at one end of the block who are doing this may not know the group of neighbors at the other end of the block.
Organizing a BlockWatch makes this attitude of watchfulness more systematic, and provides a block map or contact list with neighbors’ names, telephone numbers and e-mails that can be used in case of an emergency.
BlockWatch is for much more than crime prevention. It also helps neighbors plan events like garage sales or block parties. Learn how people are using BlockWatch by reading our blog.
BlockWatch works by connecting the people who live near us, in hopes of creating a secure network of neighbors looking out for each other. With burglaries on the rise, it’s more important than ever to stay in touch with the communities around us.
With BlockWatch you can view neighbors contact information, send private messages to neighbors, and message the entire block with absolute ease.
We describe a block as a small group of locally connected people, in most cases an actual city block.
The block captain is in charge of managing all aspects of the BlockWatch group. They’re responsible for approving members who wish to join your block and deleting members who don’t belong.
Absolutely. We take security and privacy very seriously. Your contact information (name, phone number, e-mail, and address) are only shared with other verified members on your block.
We’re not directly affiliated with Block Watch, Crime Watch, or any neighborhood watch organizations. However, we highly recommend being involved in one. Our service is intended to be used in addition to a neighborhood watch, not as a substitution.
BlockWatch is a completely free service, with no monthly plans, or distracting advertisements. If you find our utility helpful we encourage that you share it.
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