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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.
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 one to several miles, depending on power output, density of trees, obstructions, houses, buildings, antenna, etc. The Neighborhood Watch Radio group is made up of a cluster of 20 to 100 homes, apartments, neighbors.
The group is loosely identified by its nine digit ZIP +4 code. Several ZIP+ 4 groups may develop with a "district" name. Here we're 77055-4102 group but will soon be part of "77055-Spring Branch-district." comprising of several 77055-ZIP + 4 groups.
The Watch Radio GMRS and/or UHF handhelds usually consist of two radios, rechargeable batteries, dual slot stand up charger. Prices range from $19.95 pr. for low power units to about $75.00 for 5 watt pair with more features. Radios are vailable everywhere.
Neighborhood Watch Radio is a not for profit endeavor started by the
Wireless Industry Association to help citizens and residents
Neighbor-Up and refuse to be victims of property or violent crime.
You may start your Neighborhood Watch Radio group now with information
from this web. No fees, nothing to buy here. Only takes two to start a
Neighborhood Watch Radio group - one interested in real neighborhood
safety to recruit another or others with similar interest.
The heart of Neighborhood Watch Radio is Neighboring-Up and establishing the availability of immediate group Alert emergency and neighborhood social communications for effective neighborhood cohesion, control and protection. This proactive approach makes the neighborhood too cohesive for violent or property crime activities.
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.
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 a Neighborhood Watch group contact person for participation in your home and neighborhood safety group. Alternatively, it only takes two people to start your group.
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 http://neighborhoodwatchradio.org. There you can find your group or initiate a group.