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Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information

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The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office announced today that it is joining the Neighbors app (available via iOS/Android here: https://download.ring.com/hernando) to provide the Hernando County community with real-time, local crime and safety information.

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The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.

Download the free Neighbors app, join your neighborhood, and use the app to monitor 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.

Sheriff Al Nienhuis said: “This free technology empowers the law abiding citizens in a neighborhood to work together with each other and law enforcement to keep their neighborhoods an undesirable place for crime and criminals. We are excited about developing an even closer relationship with our law-abiding citizens through this application.”

Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, said: “We’re excited to have the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office 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.

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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 Hernando County community can stay on top of crime and safety alerts as they happen.”

How It Works

● Download the Neighbors app via iOS and Android  https://download.ring.com/hernando or by texting ‘hernandocounty’ to 555-888 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 informs 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.

About Neighbors: this is a neighborhood watch app that provides real-time, local crime and safety information.

 About Ring:  Ring’s mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities. Ring is an Amazon company. The Ring product line, along with Neighbors by Ring, enable Ring to offer affordable, whole-home and neighborhood security devices and services. 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.

For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home. 

Neighbors Media Contact:

Morgan Culbertson

[email protected]

805.822.9694

Leslie Stein
Leslie Stein
Leslie Stein has over 35 years experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist working with neurologically impaired adults. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of South Florida in Speech Pathology. Leslie specializes in caring for individuals who have been effected by multiple medical conditions both acute and degenerative. Populations she cares for includes, but is not limited to, patients suffering from the symptoms of Stroke, Parkinsons, Alzheimers/Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, and ALS which can adversely affect communication, cognition and swallow. Many years of experience has provided her with extensive knowledge and skills when developing individualized therapeutic techniques to help these patients return to their prior level of functioning or improving the quality of their life.
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