Compare Different Neighbourhood Watch Schemes


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Schemes

  1. Traditional Neighbourhood Watch
  2. Social Media Neighbourhood Watch
  3. Custom-built Stand-Alone Neighbourhood Watch
  4. Specialized Websites Such As Neighbourhood Protect

1. Traditional Neighbourhood Watch - Pen and Paper
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2. Social Media Neighbourhood Watch (ie. Facebook)
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3. Custom-built Stand-Alone Neighbourhood Watch (ie. Wordpress, Django, etc.)
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4. Specialized Websites Such As Neighbourhood Protect
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When beginning any project, whether it be a construction project or a neighbourhood watch, having the right tools makes the job much easier and provides better results. A tool specific to neighbourhood watch will ultimately produce better results than a jack-of-all-trades tool.

If you live in a neighbourhood that is very isolated and hours away from any other neighbourhood, then any scheme will be fine. However, if you live in a populated area where criminals can easily travel between communities then neigbhourhood watches should also be able to easily communicate with each other.

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