How to See if Police Are Using Ring Doorbells to Monitor Your Neighborhood

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Earlier this month we learned that Amazon was talking to law enforcement agencies about potentially giving them access to the video stream from the doorbells both as a way to help make decisions about how to deploy emergency personnel as well as to potentially create “crime news” posts for Amazon’s neighborhood watch app, Neighbors.

This week, Amazon posted a blog post about its work with law enforcement agencies, specifically detailing the 405 different law enforcement agencies that currently work with the company on the Neighbors Portal.

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The named law enforcement agencies might be involved as far as viewing and commenting on public posts, or they might submit a request for a video recording taken by someone’s Ring doorbell of an incident.

Along with that post, it also posted a map of all the law enforcement agencies involved. You can see a screenshot of it below, and zoom in and out on an interactive map here.

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In general, it’s a good idea to just know this is happening where you live.

You can get a more detailed explanation of how law enforcement might be using the app here.

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