Implement a higher
level of performance and safety in Neighborhood Watch programs everywhere
through utilization of GMRS or UHF FM handheld two way radios with privacy tone
codes for privacy in communications. These inexpensive devices
can provide Neighborhood Watch emergency Alert channels and stimulate neighborhood communications, and networking via
voice communications on Chat channels.
Neighborhood Watch Radio, also presented to internet browsers
as Neighbor-Up, Crime Watch Radio, and
is a non-profit project from the Wireless Industry
Nextdoor.com, building private social neighborhood webs all over the
country, is endorsed by the Wireless Industry Association,
NeighborhoodWatchRadio,org as the neighborhood
social web for Neighborhood Watch Radio groups to be part of. We
encourage Nextdoor.com startup and/or immediate coalition in the
neighborhood. We are beginning to utilize our domain to support our
dedication to Nextdoor.com. It is NextdoorWatchRadio.org.
& Suggested Rules
Neighborhood Watch Radio efficiencies and speed of communications
some policies and expectations are called
The Neighborhood Watch Radio "Alert" channel is utilized for
emergency and "Alert" calls, temporary "FIND" calling, and
call on this channel will open privacy coded squelch on radios programmed for this
Neighborhood Watch Radio group channel so the message can be
heard and Immediate communications can be established. Normally,
no other voice communication should be heard on the Alert
channel, especially during quiet hours. GMRS channels 8 through
14 should be avoided because GMRS radios restrict the channels
to 1/2 watt power by FCC rules..
Civil language expected at all times. Also, others in the
Neighborhood group, even those that don't normally talk on the
group "Chat" channel(s), will be monitoring or "Lurking", which
is encouraged. Listening, monitoring and "Lurking" is what
creates and maintains neighborhood awareness, cohesion and
superior crime control and safety. The more Lurkers we have the
better the system works. Normally the neighborhood general
"chat" channel should NOT utilize a privacy code.
maintain the privacy attributes of the program,
programming and privacy codes are not
to be released to anyone outside of the Neighborhood Watch group.
may be available from Watch Group Coordinators or other group
members or they can program your radios or show you how to program
your own. Normally, it's channel selection and privacy code
selection for transmit and receive. Over 150 codes are available
On occasion re-programming to select different parameters may be
necessary. Brief announcement may be made on group channels, email,
door hanger, phone, web networking or in person.