The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office announced that it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide Williamson County with real-time, local and 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 text ‘WilcoTX’ to 555888 from their smartphone to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS and Android and use the app to join; join their neighborhood, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.
Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is the first law enforcement agency in the county to partner with Ring.
Jaime Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring said: “We’re excited to have the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office join Neighbors to keep their community up-to-date on local crime and safety information. Over the past few years we have learned that, when neighbors, the Ring team and law enforcement all work together, we can create safer communities. Neighbors is meant to facilitate real-time communication between these group, while maintaining neighbor privacy first and foremost. By bringing security to every neighbor with the free Neighbors app, the Williamson County community can stay safe on top of crime and safety alters as they happen.”
How It Works
- Text ‘WilcoTX’ to 555888 from your smartphone to download the app for free on iOS and Android.
- Opt-in to join your neighborhood.
- Customize the geographic area you want to receive notifications for (users must verify where they are located and cannot participate in other neighborhoods).
- Receive real-time alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement, and the Ring team that inform of crime and safety alerts as they happen.
- View local crime and safety posts via a live feed or interactive map.
- Share text updates, photos and videos taken on any device, including Ring’s home security devices.
- Work with your community to make neighborhoods safer.