Our Top 5 Online Neighborhood Safety Tools
When you click on an incident you’ll get a brief list of the details, as well as notes about which local agency handled it. That way if you want to dig a little deeper, you can contact your local law enforcement agency.In addition to helping you scope out crime in a specific area, like work or home, CrimeReports offers a few extra features to help keep you safe.
- Share incident maps on Twitter, Facebook, or via email
- Set alerts to notify you about future crimes in the area
- Submit a tip to help agencies respond to local criminal activities
- Register your security camera as a resource for local law enforcement
- Vehicle theft
- Property crime
- Violent crime
This tool isn’t just great for locating sex offenders, it helps you educate your family members about possible dangers in places that you visit often. Be sure to search beyond your home address to areas near local schools, parks or favorite dining and shopping locations. Don’t miss their blog — it has great neighborhood safety tips!
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One final helpful feature about Nextdoor is the ability to filter community posts to only ones related to crime and safety. That helps you see the hottest issues at a glance.
- SOS Emergency Response: If anyone in your family feels unsafe, they can simply hold the SOS button to notify ADT. The ADT response team will contact you to make sure everyone is okay and they’ll alert emergency responders if necessary.
- Family Location Sharing: Want to make sure everyone is safe and sound? View your family members on a map and get alerts when your loved ones arrive at home, school, work, and more.
- Local Crime Data: Stay in the loop and get the most up-to-date neighborhood crime data at a glance. Plus, view crime history from the past year.
Now you’re armed with a well-rounded set of online tools to help you become more informed about possible criminal activity in your current or future neighborhood, as well ways to be proactive in reporting crime. Want to feel even safer in your home? Consider getting a new security system or surveillance cameras.