Berkeley Township partners with ‘Ring’ to keep residents safe
Berkeley Township Police along with the Mayor and Council are encouraging residents to attend a program later this month to sign up for and purchase a 'Ring' doorbell surveillance system.
The township announced a partnership with Ring to reduce crime in neighborhoods by making affordable and effective smart home security options more accessible to residents and public safety officials.
Mayor Carmen Amato presented the idea to Chief Karin DiMichele after a demonstration and explanation of a rebate program late last year.
The Berkeley Township Council approved the partnership by resolution at their December meeting.
Funded by the Berkeley Township and Ring, the $20,000.00 program will enable 200 verified Berkeley Township residents to receive a $100.00 promotional code towards select Ring home security devices.
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 or 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.
“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.
“The subsidy program will be ongoing with various opportunities for community members to participate, starting with the program launch event on January 26 at Berkeley Township Town Hall during the hours of 12:00pm-2:00pm.” Chief DiMichele said.
The rebate program opens with a launch event on Saturday, January 26 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.
Representatives from Ring & the Berkeley Township invite local residents to join them for a launch event for the new rebate program with opportunities to register for the rebate program (must be Berkeley Township resident with valid form of ID & copy of a utility bill to register), learn more about Ring security devices, ask questions & purchase products on-site and learn how to join your digital neighborhood watch to receive real-time crime & safety updates with the free Neighbors app.
If you come to the kick-off event, you'll be able to receive a promotional discount on the Ring device.
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.
Jackson Township Police used a Ring doorbell surveillance system in December of 2017 to ask the public for help in catching reported thieves.
For more information about Ring’s products, visit Ring.com/products.
For questions about the Ring Rebate program, email Berkeley@ring.com.
Berkeley Township Media Contact
Det. Lt. Peter LaRocca
732-341-1132 extension 2117
Ring Media Contact
Public Relations Coordinator, Neighbors
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