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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Bloomfield Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime

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Bloomfield, NJ – The Bloomfield Police Department today announced that it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the Bloomfield/Essex County community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.

Residents can text ‘StaySafe’ to 555888 from their smartphone to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS and Android and use the app to; join their neighborhood, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.

Mayor Michael Venezia and Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio are excited to partner with ring “as this partnership will bring another level of investigative ability to our Detectives. In today’s world of technology, law enforcement so heavily relies on video footage as a part of crime solving. Having a system like the ring program gives Detectives another investigative tool while still maintaining the highest level of privacy and confidentiality for our residents that participate,” Mayor Venezia and Director DeMaio said in a shared statement.

Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, said: “We’re excited to have the Bloomfield Police Department join Neighbors to keep their community up-to-date on local crime and safety information. Over the past few years we have learned that, when neighbors, the Ring team and law enforcement all work together, we can create safer communities. Neighbors is meant to facilitate real-time communication between these groups, while maintaining neighbor privacy first and foremost. By bringing security to every neighbor with the free Neighbors app, the Bloomfield/Essex County community can stay on top of crime and safety alerts as they happen.”

How It Works

· Download the Neighbors app on iOS and Android here: download.ring.com/neighbors or by texting ‘StaySafe’ to 555888 from your smartphone.

· Opt-in to join your neighborhood.

· Customize the geographic area you want to receive notifications for (users must verify where they are located and cannot participate in other neighborhoods).

· Receive real-time alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team that inform of crime and safety alerts as they happen.

· View local crime and safety posts via a live feed or interactive map.

· Share text updates, photos and videos taken on any device, including Ring’s home security devices.

· Work with your community to make neighborhoods safer.

About Neighbors

Neighbors is a neighborhood watch app that provides real-time, local crime and safety information. Download the free Neighbors app (iOS/Android), join your neighborhood, and use the app to: view neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team. For more information visit www.ring.com/neighbors.

About Ring

Ring's mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities. Ring is an Amazon company. The Ring product line, along with Neighbors by Ring, enable Ring to offer affordable, whole-home and neighborhood security devices and services. In fact, one Los Angeles neighborhood saw a 55 percent decrease in home break-ins after Ring Doorbells were installed on just ten percent of homes. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home.

For additional information, contact Dan Knitzer at dknitzer@vmmi.net or Kaleigh Bueckert-Orme, Public Relations Coordinator for Ring at Media@ring.com.

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