House Watch Inc. came about as a neighborhood watch patrol. In 1980, a private community was experiencing a large amount of burglaries. The Homeowners Assoc. in this community hired a group of Off-Duty Police Officers to patrol their community. Within a short period of time the criminals were apprehended by the neighborhood watch patrol. The Homeowners Assoc. was so impressed with the swiftness and professionalism of the watch patrol staff that they continued with the neighborhood watch patrol. The neighborhood watch patrol continues to this day.
In 1982, this watch patrol became incorporated under the name of House Watch Inc.
We became licensed (11000006668) as a NY State Watch Guard/Patrol.
The Off-Duty Officers became employees for House Watch Inc.
Businesses in the community and surrounding area heard about the success of House Watch Inc. and reached out for our services.
In 1992, House Watch Inc. participated with the NY State Dept of Lic. and the NY State Dept of Criminal Justice Services, for the implementation of the Security Guard Act, where all Security Guards had to be trained and licensed to do security. House Watch Inc. presented lessons plans to NY State, for training security guards. These lesson plans were accepted and put into effect.
House Watch Inc. became an approved Unarmed Watch Guard/ Patrol Training School #140483.
House Watch Inc. is approved to teach the 8hr. Pre-Approved Training, 16hr. On-The-Job Training and the 8hr. Annual In-Service Training.
House Watch Inc. proudly services the Harlem & Hudson Valley on a daily basis providing security services. We have clients in Dutchess, Putnam Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties