WHAT:Ring and the LAPD will announce the results of ‘Ring Neighborhoods,’ a pilot program that partnered the community of Wilshire Park and the use of donated Ring Video Doorbells installed on residents’ homes.
WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2016 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:LAPD Olympic Community Police Station 1130 South Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90006
WHO:Captain Vito Palazzolo, Olympic Division Captain Jonathan Tom, Rampart Division Senior Lead Officer Harris Cho, Olympic Division Jamie Siminoff, CEO and Chief Inventor of Ring
WHY: Santa Monica-based Ring is on a mission to reduce crime in neighborhoods in California and around the world with its Ring Video Doorbell, a smart security camera and doorbell that enables users to monitor and protect their property from anywhere. After noticing a spike in home burglaries in the Wilshire Park community, Ring partnered with the LAPD to donate Ring Video Doorbells to residents in that community to help them keep an eye on their homes and prevent burglaries from occurring. The pilot program, called ‘Ring Neighborhoods,’ was a successful collaboration between Ring, the community and the LAPD. The neighborhood where the Ring Video Doorbells were used experienced a reduction in burglaries in the first six months of being installed. None of the residents that had a Ring Video Doorbell installed fell victim to a burglary. Residents reported feeling more secure in their homes with the Ring Video Doorbell installed. Ring will now look to implement similar programs in neighborhoods around the country.
53% of burglaries happen during the day when no one is home. With Ring, homeowners can keep an eye on their front doors whether they are at home, at work, or out of the country. Users are alerted when the device’s motion sensors detect movement on their property or someone rings the doorbell. They can then see and speak to whoever is at their door via their mobile device, providing the illusion that they’re home, even when they’re not. Ring has prevented countless burglaries and package thefts in Los Angeles and across the country and continues to assist police departments in identifying suspects of home break-ins. With Ring, you’re always home.
CONTACT:For more information, please contact Meredith Frazier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-966-6158.