When we launched Logitech Alert in August we did so with the aim providing people with an affordable HD video surveillance system designed to empower them to keep an eye on what matters most – whether it’s looking in on your house while traveling, checking in on the baby while you’re at work or monitoring your second home or small business. Today, Logitech announced a collaboration with CrimeReports.com – the leading provider of online crime mapping – that takes a new approach to security by integrating Logitech Alert and CrimeReports’s Neighborhood Central tool to improve the quality of life for not just one household, but its entire community.
With a population hovering over one million, the Silicon Valley-based city is leveraging new technologies to combat crime. In 2009, San Jose experienced more than 3,400 violent crimes and 22,755 property crimes, and Chief Davis now hopes to help residents take a proactive approach to keeping their communities safe by using Logitech Alert and Neighborhood Central.
By registering their Logitech Alert camera with Neighborhood Central, users can opt to share video of suspicious activities captured on their Logitech Alert with neighbors and law enforcement in an effort to fight crime.
Take a look at coverage of today’s announcement:
NBC Bay Area: Fewer Police Officers? No Problem: Protect Yourself!