We recommend using the following Apps

999 BSL

A British Sign Language (BSL) 999 app launched on Friday 17th June, meaning BSL signers now have equal access to the fire, police, ambulance and coastguard emergency services and can exchange information quickly and accurately. The 999 BSL app works on
iOS or Android devices. Using a smartphone app, the call can talk in real time to the call handler, with an interpreter signing the handler’s responses and instructions back to them.

IOS or Android

Ask the Police App

Have you got a policing question? Download the free app today!
Over 800 frequently asked questions
Supports Police forces by reducing calls
Available in England, Wales & Scotland

LYN Love your Neighbourhood App

For Tower Hamlets related issues reporting to the Council. this app allows you to take pictures and record your location and report local problems directly to your local authority. More details

Download for Google Play

Download from App store

Safeland App

currently the only Neighbourhood Watch App available. Enables groups in local areas and connection to alarm service providers and for a subscriptions sends alarms to all connected in case of an event. Can be used for contact tracing More info

Download for Google Play

Download for App store

iReportit App

Issued by ACT Action for Counter Terrorism

report suspicious activity from any source

Download for Google Play

Download for App store

Protect UK for business use. We make this App available to our members, co-ordinators.


Any street related problems like potholes, abandoned cars, traffic, paving, lighting, discuss anything

Download for Google Play

Download for App store


divides the world into squares, all have been named with 3 words. Impossible to get to the wrong address. use when lost in the wilderness and in all locations.

Apple | Google downloads


We run a WhatsApp group for co-ordinators and members, which posts all BCU messages only. This group falls strictly within privacy and Data protection laws. To join contact us after you’ve joined Ourwatch

Download for phones and computers

Please ensure you follow all recommendation for safe use of social media. We post about known risks as soon as possible. Report to ActionFraud if you suspect criminal activity online.

Other Apps

We are aware there are many other apps, which are available. If you use another app successfully for your Neighbourhood Watch activities in Tower Hamlets, please get in touch and join our committee.