LandyWatch is basically a neighbourhood watch scheme for Land Rovers.     Primarily we want to try to prevent theft but if it does take place, then we want to get the word out to the local Land Rover community to hopefully help in the recovery of the vehicle.

The LandyWatch concept was created in February 2011 by Rik Wilson after he spotted a couple of people taking far too active an interest in his vehicle.

Itís all about awareness!

LandyWatch is a web forum and relies on its members to post messages with details of stolen vehicles, parts, or even just suspicious activity.   Armed with this info, other members will look out for the stolen vehicles/parts etc and spread the word further across the LR owning community.

Once youíve made the initial calls to the tracker company (if you have one fitted), the local police and your insurance company, then register here and post details of the theft in the appropriate geographical region section of the forum.

Please include the following details :-

-Date and approximate time of theft.
-The village/town/city where the theft took place.
-Details of the vehicle, please include the registration number and any distinctive features.    If you can post photographs of the vehicle as well then even better.
-Contact details of the local police station handling the theft.
-(Optional), your own contact details, if you are happy to have them public.
-What level of theft prevention you had gone to.    This is not for anyone to poke fun but simply it helps us build a picture of how successful various security devices are.

In addition to posting on LandyWatch, we also suggest that you post the same details on other Land Rover forums, including the Land Rover clubs in your local area.    You will find details of these forums by clicking on the Links option on the menu bar at the top of the page.

In the first instance, we would suggest that you contact the local police station where the crime was reported, using the details supplied in the original post,   After that, if the victim of the theft has given their details, then contact them.     Once youíve informed the authorities and possibly, the victim,  then please post the details of the sighting and action taken on the relevant stolen vehicle thread.    If you do not have the contact details to hand when you spot the stolen vehicle,  then please call the Police non emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

As tempting as it may be, please do not take the law into your own hands!

No, we are not currently associated with any enforcement agency, however, we are in contact with the Police vehicle crime intelligence service.   Overall, we are simply a network of Land Rover owners and members of the general public.

No, we are not trying to compete with the other forums.     Our focus is to increase awareness of stolen vehicles, stolen parts, suspicious activity and perhaps more importantly, as a community, discuss the various security products available to us to try to prevent the theft occurring in the first place.

Most of us on here are members of other forums and many new members find their way to LandyWatch from these forums.

All of that said though, we are still a community so thereís no problem if you want to post more general messages in the appropriate section of the forum.

No, registration is not necessary.   However, we would hope that every Land Rover owner that visits here becomes a member.      As a guest, some areas of our forum are inaccessible; however, you will be able to see the key boards on thefts and suspicious activity.

Registration is free.         However, you are more than welcome to make a voluntary donation to the site to assist in its running costs if you wish.

LandyWatch is a labour of love, rather than a commercial enterprise.   It is funded by voluntary donations from its members,  associations with security product manufacturers, the sale of the LandyWatch stickers, advertising links and Rikís pocket!

We are working with suppliers (not just security products) to give registered forum members some modest discounts.      Check the 'Member's Club' area of the forum for the latest offers.

LandyWatch is a community.    Itís constantly evolving and as such, being a member allows you to help shape itís development.    We welcome suggestions for how things can be improved.




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