What's this website about?
Our online shop offers a small range of highly affordable security and personal safety products, many of which are police approved through Secured by Design accreditation. This includes our popular Card Minders to defeat contactless credit card fraud, and Patlock to robustly strengthen patio doors.
Profits from every single item purchased here are donated to good causes. We think this is a great way to buy low-cost, effective products to keep you safe and also to raise money for good causes at the same time.
Between 2017 and 2020 we raised £91,529 for good causes including:
- > Macmillan Cancer Support
- > Children with Cancer UK
- > Help for Heroes
- > Prostate Cancer UK
- > Neighbourhood Watch (local associations)
- > Smaller donations to Blue Cross, Royal British Legion, Isabelle Hospice, a social group for elderly, and wildlife welfare
Who are you?
We are volunteers who like to help communities. This website was set up by the company who created OWL (Online Watch Link) but is run by Neighbourhood Watch volunteers who are keen to convert their time into raising funds for the above mentioned good causes.
Is this website secure?
Yes, all information sent between your computer or mobile device and our server is encrypted and credit card details are NOT stored here and we NEVER get to see your card details.
Look for the padlock symbol in your browser when you're at the checkout. If you can't see it or get a warning from your browser, use this link to switch to our secure checkout. Or to switch to our secure home page go here: https://OwlProtect.uk.
For payments we use PayPal who are the world leaders in secure payment and accept all major credit and debits cards. You don't need a PayPal account to buy from us, you can shop as a guest and select the "guest" option when you're asked to pay and simply use your credit or debit card. Payments are ALWAYS taken over a secure Internet connection.
Tell me about Card Minders?
The Card Minder is a sleeve made from a material that shields your credit or debit card from being unlawfully scanned without your knowledge. Simply slide your card inside the Card Minder and put it into your wallet or purse. When you want to use the card just slide it out of the Card Minder. Without protection it's possible for criminals to wirelessly grab your card details and use this information to buy goods or services online at your expense.
The smart criminals will buy relatively low-cost items online so when you review your bank or card statements you won't be overly concerned when you can't recall making the purchase. Victims will think they've simply forgotten what they bought and won't bother contacting their bank.
RFID Fraud Protection for Credit & Debit Cards & Oyster
- Most credit and debit cards now have built-in contactless payment technology called RFID.
- Physical contact with your card is not required to take payment and can be scanned from a few centimetres away by anyone with a RFID scanner.
- Fraudsters could scan your card while it’s still in your wallet or purse.
- Mobile phones with a freely available app can be used to wirelessly take your credit card details.
- Oyster travel cards use RFID and could suffer from “card clash” which may result in over-payment for the journey.
We sell Card Minders for just £1 each in packs of 3, 5, 10 and 25. Please start on this page to purchase online.
How do I buy from the online shop?
Find the item you want to buy and press ADD TO CART. You will be taken to the shopping cart page. If you're not ready to pay yet use menu to find other items to buy first.
The shopping cart page can show you an estimate of the delivery cost if you enter your county and postcode then click on ESTIMATE, but you can skip that if you want. To pay press PROCEED TO CHECKOUT.
We recommend that you checkout as a guest rather than register to create an account. So make sure "Checkout as guest" is selected and press CONTINUE. Please complete all your contact details. We need your phone number just in case there are problems with your order or payment.
Press CONTINUE and complete the remaining details to choose a delivery method. Press CONTINUE again.
For payment we use PayPal. They accept all major credit and debit cards. You do NOT need a PayPal account if you're going to pay by card. Press CONTINUE again and you will be transferred to the secure PayPal website after a short moment.
When you see the PayPal login prompt you can log in if you already have a PayPal account. Otherwise just press CHECK OUT AS A GUEST. Then PayPal will ask for your card details. Make sure the correct country is selected first. i.e. United Kingdom.
Finally you will be asked if you want to create a PayPal account. You don't have to, it's up to you. Select NO THANKS if you choose not to and then tick the box to agree to the payment terms and finally press PAY NOW.
You will then be told your order has been placed. Please expect to receive a payment receipt by email from PayPal and also an order confirmation from us, OWL Protect. Your order will then be processed and dispatched.