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Neighborhood Watch Radio provides real time communications for Neighborhood Watch groups and family members utilizing low power two-way radio equipment. Todayís technology makes these small two-way radios available at very low cost but rich in features.

  • Emergency
  • Group members
  • Children
  • Elderly
  • Infirmed
  • Handicapped

Because of public apathy, lack of public safety funding, municipal budget cutting and resulting increasing Police response times, citizen Neighborhood Watch programs must take more responsibility for neighborhood protection and public safety. Neighbors donít talk to each other anymore.

We all use cell phone but the cell phone is not an immediate safety tool. Neighborhood Watch with instant access to all Neighborhood Watch Radio group channels is an immediate personal and neighborhood safety tool or device.

With just a minimum amount of information radios are programmed for simi secure Neighborhood Watch group and family member communications and safety operations.

The radios are GMRS and/or UHF band handheld, up to five watt output with CTCSS Private Line tone capabilities for receive and transmit. Typical range in the urban neighborhood is 1/2 to several miles, depending on power output, density of trees, obstructions, houses, buildings, etc. The Watch Group is a neighborhood cluster of 25 to 50 homes or neighbors. A larger group may be in an apartment complex.

The Watch Radio GMRS and/or UHF handhelds usually consist of two radios, rechargeable batteries, dual slot stand up charger. Prices range from $20.00 pr. for low power units to about $75.00 for 5 watt pair with more features. Available everywhere. Group funding sometimes available from Corporate and Foundation contributions or grants.

You can enter contact info below and print multiple copies for neighborhood distribution. (For canvassing, tape to doors. ring, knock, talk.)

  Neighborhood Watch Radio is a non-profit project started by the Wireless Industry Association to help citizens and residents Neighbor-Up and refuse to be victims of property or violent crime.

The heart of Neighborhood Watch Radio is Neighboring-Up and establishing the availability of immediate group communications for informal neighborhood cohesion, control and protection. This proactive approach makes any gap between formal control, the Police, and informal control, the neighborhood, too small for criminal activity.   

While this concept of Neighborhood Watch safety and crime control is not new, this method of privacy communication between Watch group neighbors has never been so available and inexpensive.  Phones and cell phones are not neighborhood communication devices. The inexpensive UHF and GMRS two-way radios utilize CTCSS & DCS tone codes for privacy for reception and transmitting. Even more discreet when used on discreet frequencies at low power.

From Bob Hutchinson, N5CNN, Wireless Industry Association President and founder.
"Residents of neighborhoods in their air conditioned homes are insulated from most neighborhood noises, don't know or socialize with neighbors, and don't talk or communicate. An occasional wave or smile is not communication. Conversation, talking, and discussion is communication."

Neighborhood Watch community programs have been around for hundreds of years. Today they are stalling. Today everybody wants "privacy". For human contact its hours of Television and surfing the Internet.

National Night Out is a yearly thing and doesn't do anything for neighborhood safety or crime prevention, but it can help grow Neighborhood Watch Radio. Cell phone technology, married with computer and Internet technology captures one's attention while criminal acts are going on.

The Wireless Industry Association does not sell product of any kind. Contact the Neighborhood Watch group contact person below for participation in your home and neighborhood safety group. Or visit your neighborhood web to inquire about Neighborhood Watch Radio group.

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