Late last year, Atronic Alarms posted a tip about a free, online neighborhood watch website called AlertID.com. Several of our staff members created profiles and signed into their home neighborhoods to check out how often alerts are sent, and if the website performs as promised.
The overall consensus is that this is a wonderful free tool for busy people to take part in protecting their neighborhoods. Not only does it send out police report alerts to your email of activity in your specific neighborhood, but it provides an online chat forum for residents to share their experiences, and gives you an opportunity to add as many different “neighborhoods” you want to take part of . . . a great tool for families spread out across the city or the United States.
“AlertID is transforming public safety across the country and has proven to help reduce crime. AlertID uses proven technology to help citizens and federal, state, and local authorities share information about crime, terrorism, natural disasters, missing children and severe weather, among many others, that can threaten the safety of families and neighborhoods.” AlertID.com website.
According to the National Crime Prevention Council, Neighborhood watch programs have been traced back to colonial days, when night watchman would patrol the streets. It is officially sponsored by the National Sheriff’s Association and empowers citizens to take an offensive stance against crime.
AlertID.com is an Internet driven / online social networking concept of the Neighborhood Watch program. It integrates with Computer Automated Dispatch (CAD) systems of thousands of local law enforcement agencies to deliver local (and national) crime information. One of the drawbacks of AlertID.com is that in smaller community law enforcement may not be part of this CAD system, therefore, crime alerts will not be posted for that area.
AlertID.com also has a Pet Alert that connects missing pets with their owners.
Meet the founder, Keli Wilson, AlertID.com