Neighbourhood watches are an integral part of any community, serving as the eyes and ears for police, law enforcement and security companies. These groups are made up of individuals who sacrifice their time by looking out for their fellow residents, despite often having limited resources at their disposal.
Many of the volunteers still have their own day jobs, but then work patrol shifts after hours or over weekends. Neighbourhood watches play a significant role in crime prevention. Some charge minimum membership fees and others have to fundraise through community events. These fees and fundraisers help in resourcing the watch, but they always require more support to operate.
The police and private security companies simply cannot be everywhere, all the time. An active, well-resourced neighbourhood watch will always be of benefit to any area. Involvement with local crime-awareness initiatives also helps residents to become better acquainted with each other. Getting to know your neighbour means we can also better look out for one another.
Fidelity ADT would like to encourage residents to make contact with your local watch and find out how you can assist them, from volunteering for a patrol to supporting their fundraising drives so that they can buy the equipment they need. The work they do, benefits you and your family.