Columbine Valley Police Department: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
|Agency||Columbine Valley Police Department|
|Location||Columbine Valley, CO|
The Columbine Valley 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 offered 100 residents a $100 subsidy to purchase Ring cameras.
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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.