North Bergen Police Department: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
|Agency||North Bergen Police Department|
|Location||North Bergen, NJ|
The North Bergen 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 60 residents a $100 subsidy to purchase Ring cameras, funded by the mayor's foundation.
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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.