Stafford Leader

Stafford PD Announces Partnership With Ring Home Security

By VICTORIA FORD | May 10, 2019

Stafford Township — Stafford Township police have announced a partnership with the smart home security company Ring, a subsidiary of Amazon, along with details for the upcoming launch of a joint subsidy program that will provide discounts for local residents who wish to purchase select home security devices. The initiative aims to reduce crime in neighborhoods by investing in affordable and effective smart home security for residents.

 

Ring’s mission is to reduce neighborhood crime by creating a “Ring of Security” around homes and communities with its home security products. The Ring product line, along with the Ring Neighbors app, offers affordable, complete, proactive home and neighborhood security. (According to the company, one Los Angeles neighborhood saw a 55 percent decrease in home break-ins after Ring doorbells were installed on just 10 percent of homes.)

With funds from the Stafford Police Foundation and the Stafford Township PBA Local 297, along with matching funds from Ring, the $40,000 program will enable 400 verified Stafford residents to receive a $100 discount code to use toward the purchase of select Ring security devices.

The subsidy program will kick off with a launch event on Wednesday, May 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at town hall, where eligible residents may participate in the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees can sign up, learn more about Ring security devices, ask questions and purchase devices and accessories. Ring is also offering $30 off additional security devices (maximum two per household) and 20 percent off accessories.

The available discounted devices include video doorbells, spotlight cams, floodlight cams, stick-up cams and five-piece security kits.

The subsidy program will incentivize the purchase of Ring video doorbells and other security devices, which connect to a user’s mobile device via the free Ring app (for iOS/Android). Residents are then notified when the device’s motion sensor is activated or if someone rings the doorbell; they can also view the camera’s live video feed at any time. Optional video subscription services are available for purchase to residents who want to save their Ring recordings to view or share them at a later time.

Residents are encouraged to arrive early and prepared to the launch. Registrants must be Stafford Township residents with a valid form of ID and a copy of a utility bill to verify residency. All are encouraged to visit Ring’s website prior to attending the launch event to review full program details and refer to eligible product details, FAQs and other information.

If the subsidy does not sell out during the kick-off event, Stafford will post an application form to its website for additional residents to participate until the program funding limit has been reached.  —V.F.

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