Jackson, Miss., police testing real-time surveillance from Ring cameras

StateScoop: Police in Jackson, Mississippi, will soon be able to stream footage in real time from Ring security cameras placed on private residences, in an effort to reduce crime by allowing police to “follow and trace” suspected criminals throughout the city, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said.

The 45-day pilot project, signed off on by the Jackson City Council last week, will enable homeowners with Amazon’s Ring doorbell cameras — internet-connected cameras that record motion-triggered video from up to 30 feet away — to stream the footage from their devices straight to a Jackson Police Department command center.

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