OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Oxford police hope to connect residents with a new technology system to curb crime in the city.
"Neighbors by Ring" is an alarm system the Oxford Police Department has been using for a while with good results.
The department is the first in Mississippi to partner with the security provider, Ring, to share safety information through a community-based cellphone app.
Maj. Jeff McCutchen said Ring is basically a "digital neighborhood watch program" for residents.
"If you live in an area and you have a Ring camera, you can set up a geo-fence for your neighborhood or for your homeowner's association," he said. "In that area, you can keep everyone up to date with what is going on."
With the alarm system, a small camera is installed inside of any doorbell. Ring then connects all participating cameras and allows information to be shared among police and subscribers.
There is a price tag with the system.
"Neighbors by Ring" is available through the Oxford Police Department. Residents can visit the department's Twitter or Facebook accounts and follow the available link.