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Amazon Ring’s police partnerships ‘troubled’ security industry group

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Geekz Snow
Aug 08, 2019 17:27
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An industry group focused on surveillance says Amazon has crossed a line with Ring's hundreds of police partnerships.

In a statement, The Monitoring Association called out Ring's police relationships, pointing to their lack of transparency.

Police across the US have found the video doorbells from Ring a useful tool for getting footage and creating an impromptu surveillance network in residential communities.

Ring has partnered with at least 231 police departments in the US, according to a map created by Shreyas Gandlur.

The company hasn't disclosed how many police departments it has partnered with in total, despite multiple requests.

Unlike other video doorbells and surveillance products, police often end up promoting Ring sales through partnerships with the company.

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