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Albany County Sheriff's Office: Ring/Neighbors Partnership

Illustration showing shadow of police officer cast over a ring camera in a door
An illustration of a common model of a Ring doorbell camera
Credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Agency Albany County Sheriff's Office
Location Albany, NY
Technology Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor Ring

The Albany County Sheriff's Office signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in August 2020 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

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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.

Illustration showing shadow of police officer cast over a ring camera in a door
An illustration of a common model of a Ring doorbell camera
Credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation