Crime prevention succeeds only with the support of
your community. Insta-Info created WatchLine® to
increase community involvement in crime prevention.
Neighborhood watch programs, business watch, emergency
planning, and community-based policing all require
staying in constant contact with the community your
department serves. WatchLine® is the perfect tool to
handle all of these communication needs and more.
WatchLine® is a telephone-based communication tool
designed specifically for law enforcement. Serving as
a powerful outbound dialer, WatchLine® can contact a large,
targeted group of telephone numbers with minimal effort,
in a short amount of time.
You decide how to organize your telephone lists. You might
create a list of all convenience stores in your area. If
a bank robbery occurs, you can have WatchLine® automatically
contact all convenience stores in your area and deliver a
description of the suspect.
The Neighborhood Watch programs throughout the country
have been successful in preventing criminal activities;
however, it is often difficult to get neighbors to attend
meetings and to get involved. Finding a Neighborhood
Watch captain can be very difficult because people are
often hesitant about the required time commitment.
WatchLine® reduces the amount of time Neighborhood Watch
captains need to spend organizing their neighborhood
program. WatchLine® also makes it easy to disseminate
information to the neighborhood watch group about
activities occurring in their area.
Community Information Line
WatchLine’s information line allows community members to
listen to pre-recorded information messages 24-hours a day.
You decide what information to make available. You can even
set up an anonymous tip line.
WatchLine® keeps your dispatcher free to answer the emergency
911 calls, while it answers the routine questions about where
to pay speeding tickets, hours of operation, details on curfew
regulation, location information, and even taking vandalism
As your officers interact with the public, they often leave
their business cards with the citizens for follow up;
however, unless the officer is assigned to an office
position, it is often difficult for the citizen to contact
the officer directly. “Phone tag” results. Using
WatchLine® queue One-on-One feature, your officers can set
up private, incident-related voice mailboxes for citizens.
Using this special feature, officers can keep the citizens
informed about developments in their cases. Police can
answer personal questions without “phone tag” or without
the superfluous conversations that often result during
field visits or personal phone calls. Officers can
communicate more and spend less time doing it.
Senior Check and Latchkey Monitor
WatchLine® can also serve as your community’s good
neighbor. City personnel can offer a free, daily check-in
with a household. WatchLine® maintains a database of
telephone numbers and an established calling pattern. If
the household does not answer the telephone and enter the
requested information, WatchLine® can contact a set of
related contact numbers, and alert family members,
neighbors, or neighborhood police officers that the
individual has not responded to repeated contact attempts.
WatchLine’s Senior Check/Latchkey Monitor feature allows
your department to offer personalized services while
expending minimal resources.
A powerful public relations tool
Good communication with your community is the key to
positive community relations. WatchLine® is ready to
serve your needs 24-hours a day. Whether it is locating
a missing child, coordinating a hazardous waste evacuation,
conducting a community survey, checking the wellness of
latchkey children or home bound seniors, WatchLine® makes
the call and takes the time to make sure everyone gets the
message. WatchLine® keeps the community informed as your
police department works to keep them safe.
For more information about WatchLine® please fill out our
on-line information request form.
Sales: 1-800-800-3823 or (937) 439-0064