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  • Peoria Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time Information

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    April 24, 2019
    Neighbors app provides users with real-time, local crime and safety information and aims to reduce crime in neighborhoods by connecting people, security cameras and law enforcement.
     
    (Peoria, IL) -- April 22, 2019 – The Peoria Police Department today announced that it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring (available via iOS/Android here: download.ring.com/peoria) to provide the Peoria 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 ‘peoriapd’ 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.

    “I am excited to announce our partnership with Neighbors by Ring,” said Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion III. “Our partnership allows us to interact with residents by sharing local crime and safety updates. We see this as a valuable way for us to further our relationship with citizens and work together."

    Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, said: “We’re excited to have the Peoria 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 Peoria 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/peoria or simply to text peoriapd 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: monitor 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. Download Neighbors (iOS/Android) today to join your digital neighborhood watch. 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.
    Contact:
    Officer Amy Dotson, PIO
    (309) 620-2047