Hammond Police Department: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
|Agency||Hammond Police Department|
The Hammond Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app. The city set aside $18,750 to subsidize the purchase of Ring cameras by residents.
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Ring Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon, markets “doorbell cameras” and other home surveillance devices to residents. Ring also operates a social media platform, Neighbors, which encourages residents to share video footage and incident reports with other residents and the police. Ring has signed agreements with more than 1,300 law enforcement agencies to promote its products.