Ring Neighbors App
Elgin Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information
Neighbors aims to reduce crime in neighborhoods by connecting people, security cameras and law enforcement.
ELGIN, IL – The Elgin Police Department today announced in May, 2019 that it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the Elgin 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 ‘elginil’ 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.
The Elgin Police Department is dedicated to working in partnership with the community to enhance the quality of life for Elgin residents, businesses and visitors while also promoting safety. “Part of this approach is to embrace technology,” said Chief Ana Lalley. “Whether it is our body camera program, drone program, the Real-Time Information Center, or the parking sensor program we recently implemented, we consistently seek ways to improve safety and increase efficiencies through technology. This partnership with Ring is another way that we can provide timely information to our community, and also obtain assistance when we need help their cameras may provide.”
Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, said: “We’re excited to have the Elgin 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 Elgin 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: http://download.ring.com/elgin or by texting ‘elginil’ 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.
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: view 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. For more information visit www.ring.com/neighbors.
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 enables Ring to offer affordable, complete, proactive home and neighborhood security in a way no other company has before. In fact, two Newark, New Jersey, United States 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. Ring is an Amazon company. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home.