In order to protect areas, there are often groups of people who will watch for strange activity in the neighbourhood. ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ or ‘Crime Watch’ signs will then be prominently posted throughout the area as a deterrence to potential criminals. These signs tend to be small and attached to posts along the roadside. They often contain a graphic of an eye to symbolize the watchers.
Usually, they are headed with the title of crime watch and then contain more details of the proceedings in smaller letters, which tend to be only readable by those on foot.