With all of the reports that are going around about people’s packages being stolen off their porch while they aren’t home, and other suspicious activity that happens without us even realizing it, I’ve been looking into amping up my home security efforts.
My husband and I have been renovating our home for as long as we’ve lived here, and we are finally making some big progress, however one of the things that has changed during this process is that the main entry of our home is now at the opposite end of the house from where my office is, and of course, that’s where I spend most of my time, so there have been times visitors have stopped in and I didn’t hear them knock, or there was a package that needed signing for and I didn’t know anyone was here, so a video doorbell has been the number one thing on my wish list for a good 6 months now!
I don’t like to make big/important purchases without doing some research, so I’ve been looking into all of my options and the company I have seen the highest reviews for is Ring, they are a company that offers a selection of video doorbell systems, as well as other home security options. I’ve been looking into them for awhile and have been planning to purchase a system in the new year, but today I learned about a way I can get it for free, and I wanted to pass that along to you!
Ring has created a free App called Neighbors, which is essentially modernized version of Neighborhood watch that you keep in your pocket!
Community members who use the Ring systems are able to upload videos/photos and other safety alerts to the app and you will be notified so you can keep an eye out. It also connects with local law enforcement, the Ring system, etc. to keep you informed about what’s going on in your area.
To make things even better, Ring also has a referral program that they’ve incorporated into the Neighbors app, and it costs nothing to join or take advantage of!
It’s a pretty simple process, you go to this link:
Install the app on your phone, you simply provide your name, address, email and create a password and you’re all set! As a bonus, by signing up through the link above, you’ll receive a $10 credit to your account! You’ll also receive your own referral link and if your friends and family sign up, you’ll get another $10 credit for each person who joins the neighbors app, and you can apply those credits toward the purchase of Ring video doorbells or security systems!
Do you know 9 people who may want to be more well informed about their neighborhood and what’s going on? If they all sign up with you, you’ve got enough credit to buy a video doorbell! It’s really as simple as that!
There have been some people who assume this is a scam, however you can review the details of the Referral program right on the Ring company website found HERE
Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried this system or taken advantage of the referral program!