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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Ormond Beach Police Department Joins "Neighbors" by Ring App

Ormond Beach Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information


Ormond Beach, FL—July 3, 2019 – The Ormond Beach Police Department (OBPD) is proud to announce that it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the Ormond Beach 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 ‘obfl’ 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 directly from the Ring team.

“The Ormond Beach Police Department is continually seeking new avenues to deliver better services to our community, with the goal of solving crime and keeping our community safe,” said Ormond Beach Police Chief Jesse Godfrey. “We look forward to connecting with the community through the Neighbors App to help reduce and prevent crime within the City of Ormond Beach.”

 

“Neighbors app by Ring is the modern-day version of a neighborhood watch and we are excited to be involved,” said Police Captain Chris Roos. “With this partnership, the Ormond Beach Police Department will be able to request and receive photos, videos and information about local crime and safety situations from those who voluntarily download this free app to their smartphones.”


“We’re excited to have the Ormond Beach Police Department join Neighbors to keep their community up-to-date on local crime and safety information,” said Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring Jamie Siminoff. “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 Ormond Beach community can stay on top of crime and safety alerts as they happen.”


Visit https://ormondbeach.org/ring for more details and a list of frequently asked questions.

 

How It Works

  • Text ‘obfl’ to 555888 or click here: https://download.ring.com/ormondbeach from your smartphone to download the app for free on iOS and Android.
  • 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.


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About Ring

Ring's mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities with its suite of home security products and services. The Ring product line, along with the Ring Neighbors app, enable Ring to offer affordable, complete, proactive home and neighborhood security in a way no other company has before. In fact, two Newark, NJ, neighborhoods saw an over 50 percent decrease in home break-ins after Ring Video Doorbells and Spotlight Cams were installed on 11% of homes in the communities from April-July 2018 when compared to the same time period in 2017. Ring is an Amazon company. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home.

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