No spam. No political rants. No items for sale. Howl is a location-based community platform that connects you to what's important; local, relevant, and urgent content.

LOCAL: On Howl’s interactive map, neighbors can share and engage with localized content based on proximity, enabling users to engage with what's happening around them. Local topics tend to get lost in excessively large “neighborhood” forums, which is why Howl connects its users exclusively with neighbors on their street via their “Street Group”.

RELEVANT: Beyond Street Groups, users are also automatically placed into their respective Block and Town Groups. As seen on other platforms, larger community groups have the potential to foray into polarizing topics that have nothing to do with community. Howl gives its users the power to vote, keeping the larger Block and Town Groups in check. All users are instructed to UPVOTE relevant, local and positive content that serves their community, and DOWNVOTE negativity, spam, and political rants into oblivion. Power to the people! Find people nearby or local organizations and nonprofits to volunteer and get engaged to make your community safer and better.

URGENT: Not all relevant content is created equal. Some messages are extremely time sensitive and carry more weight than others, and for that reason, Howl enables its users to create and share real-time “Urgent” posts. All members of a group receive a push notification and custom ping when an urgent post is shared. Users posting directly to the map have the option to toggle “Urgent” so it will send a push notification to users in a one mile radius of the post.

As well as receiving local content from neighbors, Howl users can also access safety information through 24/7, real-time notifications about nearby emergencies and ongoing incidents sourced from their local police department.

JOIN THE PACK: The Howl Voice Alert integrates with voice assistants and Siri to instantaneously connect users to their Pack (family, friends, trusted neighbors) in the event of an emergency. A simple voice command; “Alert Pack”, will sound an alarm and provide Pack members with the user’s location and contact number for their local Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). The voice alert is free to use and makes home and mobile safety accessible to all. The best panic button emergency alarm ever for personal or home security.

The majority of home intrusions occur during the day. - 2019 FBI Statistics

Pricing and Availability: The Howl App is available for download in the Apple App store. The Howl Alert is currently available for voice assistants, and Siri Shortcut to accommodate voice activation. Users can add a Howl Agent to their Pack and access 24/7 personal safety monitoring for $5.99 a month. Ready to get started? Download it and build your pack out now for completely free.

Neighborhood Watch groups all over the U.S. are using Howl to make their communities safer. The way we see it, safety is the result of being connected- to technology, and to each other. We look forward to connecting you to people that matter, when it's important.

What’s New

Version 3.1.5

- Updates to UX/UI tab relocation
- Placement of Personal Alert in profile screen.
- Automatically upon entering the Howl app, the user is brought to their Street, Town, and Group screen. This allows the user to instantly view updates from the most time-sensitive, important information pertaining to their location and the groups they are in.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings


Great app for safety and security!

I love how this app allows me to securely communicate with my family and friends. I also like how it displays police reports and any other type of incidents on a map for me to look at. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

pgig8 ,

Free version of life alert

Big fan of the alert. I connected my Alexa to my account so if my mom falls in the house she can yell to alert her pack. Last time she fell she couldn’t get to the phone so I know this will be helpful for that reason

JayRdee2 ,

Finally all in one!

All the best security features plus a wonderful neighborhood social platform in one. I’ve been a longtime Facebook neighborhood watch admin for Bayside NY and this is just what we needed!

App Privacy

The developer, HOWL Alert Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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