One of the best ways to stay in contact with your neighborhood and local city safety is through police scanners. Yes, police scanners have come a long way and yes, they are completely legal. Best of all, you can stream them live on your computer. Want to know what is going on with a fire or storm? Just go to your favorite site and stream live police, EMS or fire chatter. Or on the weekend you can get a little entertainment by listening to traffic stops. At any rate, it is a good idea to be familiar with the steps to stream live online police scanners.
First, you want to find a couple of reputable sites. Anyone wanting you to download their “task” bar or software to listen to the scanner is a scam. Online police scanners, EMS and fire frequencies are free to the public so if they want money it is usually a scam. Also, you want a couple of sites you have for back up and that you are familiar with. Some really good information on how to stream free online police scanners can be found at www.livepolicescanner.net. These just take you step by step on how to stream live.
For searching live police scanner, try just that in your search engine. Key words such as “free online police scanner” or “free streaming police frequencies” will net you the kind of sites you want. Also, if you look at the bottom of most search engines by the page number of selections, there will be other ideas for site searches. It might be worth your while to try a few of these out, depending on your personal taste and what you are looking for.
There are a couple of user friendly sites such as www.broadcastify.com, www.tunein.com and www.dxzone.com. These are not the only sites available but just a couple of examples. Most only require that you go to them, find your geographic location and choose that. Depending on where you are located, you might not be able to find more rural areas on some sites but again, there are several choices out there with a little research.
Once you find a site you like bookmark it so that, even if you don’t use it on a regular basis, you have it available in case you need to access it quickly. It really is that easy to find a quality and dependable police frequency scanner so good luck and happy hunting.