Doorbell-camera company Ring teams up with Bay Area police

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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Doorbell-camera company Ring is teaming up with police departments in the Bay Area and nationwide to fight neighborhood crime.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Doorbell-camera company Ring is teaming up with police departments in the Bay Area and nationwide to fight neighborhood crime.

According to the Washington Post, Ring has agreed to video-sharing partnerships with some 400 departments, including Santa Clara, Foster City and Hercules.

The partnerships will allow police to automatically request the video recorded by the cameras within a specific time and area.

The deal excludes ongoing or live-video access, and homeowners can decline the requests.