Frankfort, IN – The Frankfort Fire Department has joined the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the Frankfort community with real-time safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.
Residents can download the free Neighbors app, join their 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 their neighbors, local public safety and the Ring team.
The app is a free “virtual neighborhood watch” that does not require users to have a doorbell camera but will allow all residents to view publicly posted videos and photos without compromising anyone’s privacy.
According to Chief John Kirby, “We are grateful for the opportunity to join the Neighbors app. This is a great communication tool that we can use to notify the community about fires, share safety information, and request information from the public.”
Joining the Neighbors app does not grant public safety officers access to cameras or user data. Public Safety departments can only view content residents have publicly posted to the Neighbors app or that they have decided to share with public safety in response to a specific request.
According to Assistant Chief Ed Cripe, “Joining the Neighbors app by Ring allows our fire department to connect to the community in a new way. Residents do not need to own a Ring device or any other home security system in order to download and use the Neighbors app. Our use of the Neighbors app will strengthen and enhance fire investigations, information sharing, and community partnerships.”
The Neighbors app is available for free on iOS, Android, and FireOS devices. For more information about the Neighbors app, visit www.ring.com/neighbors.