Berkeley

Berkeley Police Sign Partnership with Ring for Home Security Initiative


BERKELEY– Mayor Carmen Amato and Chief Karin DiMichele today announced a partnership with Ring to reduce crime in neighborhoods by making affordable and effective smart home security options more accessible to Berkeley Township residents and public safety officials.

Mayor Amato presented the idea to Chief DiMichele after a demonstration and explanation of the program late last year. The Township wasted no time to begin the implementation of the program at its December meeting, the Berkeley Township Council approved the partnership by resolution.

“I am pleased that we will be able to bring this program to our residents that will enable them to enhance their home security. The subsidy program will be funded by forfeiture funds that were obtained by our police department, not tax dollars.” Mayor Amato said.

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“The subsidy program will be ongoing with various opportunities for community members to participate, starting with the program launch event on January 26th at Berkeley Township Town Hall during the hours of 12pm-2pm.” Chief DiMichele said.

Funded by the Berkeley Township and Ring, the $20,000 program will enable 200 verified Berkeley Township residents to receive a $100 promotional code towards select Ring home security devices.

The rebate program opens with a launch event on Saturday, January 26th at the Berkeley Township Town Hall where residents will register in-person in order to participate in the program and purchase their devices on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the Program
The rebate program will incentivize the purchase of Ring Video Doorbells and Ring security devices that connect to a user’s mobile device via the free Ring app (iOS/Android). Residents are then notified when the device’s motion sensor is activated or if someone rings their Doorbell; they can also choose to view the camera’s live video feed at any time. Optional video subscription services are available for purchase to residents who want to save their Ring recordings to view or share them at a later time.

Berkeley Township Rebate Program Details
● The rebate program will open to Berkeley Township residents who attend the kick-off event with proper documentation from 12 – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26th 2019.
● If the promotion does not sell out during the kick-off event, the City will post an application to their website allowing other residents to participate until the program funding limit has been reached.
● Residents must attend the kick-off event in person and provide a valid form of Government ID and a copy of a utility bill in order to verify residency and receive their promotional discount info on a first-come, first-served basis.
● Discounts will be provided by Ring to confirmed Berkeley Township residents and applied during checkout towards the in-person purchase of devices at the event. Only credit card purchases will be accepted, no cash or checks.

● Berkeley Township residents will have the opportunity to purchase the following devices with a $100 discount off the retail price:
o Video Doorbell 2
o Video Doorbell Pro
o Spotlight Cam Solar
o Spotlight Cam Battery
o Spotlight Cam Wired
o Floodlight Cam
o Ring Alarm Security Kit (5-Piece)
● Ring is also offering $30 off additional security devices with a maximum of two (2) per household, and 20% off accessories. Visit Ring’s website for product descriptions and specifications.
● Promotional codes are limited to one per household and cannot be re-used or applied towards previously purchased Ring products.
● Residents will also need to pay an additional subscription fee if they would like to save device footage or sign-up for the alarm monitoring service. For more information about Ring’s products, please visit Ring.com/products.

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. 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, one Los Angeles neighborhood saw a 55 percent decrease in home break-ins after Ring Doorbells were installed on just ten percent of homes. Ring is an Amazon company. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home.

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