Local Police Look to Home Security for Help

Written by | Updated July 9, 2019
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Across the country, local police departments are partnering with residents and home security companies to make their cities safer.

  • In York County, Pennsylvania the Regional Police Department is using the Ring Neighbors App to reinforce police efforts and encourage citizen involvement in crime prevention. The department is currently linked to about 900 residents through the app.
  • La Vista, Nebraska police are creating a database of residents with security cameras to help fight crime. Once again, Ring doorbell cameras are cited as a helpful tool in deterring and catching criminals.
  • Hundreds of residents in South San Jose, California are being offered a free home security camera. Nonprofit Safer San Jose, is spearheading the pilot program, which aims to outfit 300 homes with security cameras this year. The organization has yet to decide on the brand of cameras that will be offered.
  • State Farm provided Lumberton, North Carolina first responders with Canary security systems to help keep their homes safe while they’re out protecting Lumberton citizens. The initiative was created to show appreciation for the efforts put forth during Hurricane Florence.
  • Stafford Township, New Jersey police are partnering with Ring to offer discounted home security systems to residents. Citizens will receive a $100 discount code toward the purchase of a Ring home security system. The program will have 400 discount codes available.

Do you know if your local police have any programs to promote home security or use security system and camera registration to help keep your neighborhood safe? Let us know what safety initiatives are happening in your neck of the woods.

Written by Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca has honed her safety and security skills as both a single mom and a college director. Being responsible for the well-being of others helped her learn how to minimize risk and create safe environments. Learn more

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