Brookhaven is the latest local city to partner with a popular home camera company, allowing police access to posts residents make on an app.
City residents can download the Neighbors app from Ring and use it as a neighborhood watch by sharing posts, receiving notifications and posting videos taken from their door cameras.
The Ring products can take live video of a home’s porch and have sometimes captured crimes such as package thefts and break-ins.
Dunwoody announced last week it was the first city in the state to partner with Ring. DeKalb County has approved a similar partnership for its police department.
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Officers and investigators will have access to the footage users upload.
“The Brookhaven Police Department is fully committed (to) public safety,” Brookhaven police Chief Gary Yandura said in a statement. “Partnering with Ring using the Neighbors app, will give officers a technological advantage when investigating crimes.”
The Ring devices have generated privacy concerns, though, with some worrying the cameras could lead to unnecessary surveillance.
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