We finally have a video solution for community digital crime watch. A company called Ring makes a line of video security products, including the Ring Doorbell camera (you might have seen their ads on TV): https://shop.ring.com/collections/video-doorbells
One of the senior executives at Ring visited Ferguson several months ago to give a presentation to area law enforcement about the use of Ring products to support police efforts, a meeting set up by ex Ferguson Police Chief Delrish Moss. Ring has a pilot program offering discounts to housing and neighborhood associations and would like to offer the program to these types of groups in Ferguson. Residents would receive a limited-time discount of $40 that can be applied to the purchase of Video Doorbell 2, Video Doorbell Pro, Video Doorbell Elite, Spotlight Cam, Floodlight Cam, Stick Up Cam Wired and Alarm Security Kit.
The discounts are offered through the neighborhood associations. If you are interested, contact your neighborhood association representation, AND YOUR NEIGHBORS. The more people that have cameras on their front doors, the better. More details are on the downloadable PDF’s below:
Ring also has a great free app called Neighbors, a digital neighborhood crime watch. It’s worth checking out: Ring Neighbors
Neighbors allows you to define an area of interest and receive real-time updates on suspicious activities/crimes in the defined area. The app makes it easy to upload video from Ring or other security cameras. For example, you might circulate a picture of a car that is driving around the neighborhood suspiciously. If you already have a video system in place, you should be able to start uploading clips as soon as you sign up.
Thanks everybody. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact your neighborhood association representative.