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Critics complain that the systems turn neighborhoods into places of constant surveillance and create suspicion that falls heavier on minorities. Police say the cameras can serve as a digital neighborhood watch. Critics also say Ring, a subsidiary of Amazon, appears to be marketing its cameras by stirring up fear of crime at a time when it’s decreasing. Amazon’s promotional videos show people lurking around homes, and the company recently posted a job opening for a managing news editor to “deliver breaking crime news alerts to our neighbors. ”“Amazon is profiting off of fear,” said Chris Gilliard, an English professor at Michigan’s Macomb Community College and a prominent critic of Ring and other technology that he says can reinforce race barriers. Part of the strategy seems to be selling the cameras “where the fear of crime is more real than the actual existence of crime. ”Ring would not disclose the number of communities with such partnerships. Sharing video is always voluntary and privacy is protected, according to the company and police. “There is nothing required of homeowners who participate in the subsidies, and their identity and data remain private,” spokeswoman Brigid Gorham said. She said customers can control who views their footage, and no personally identifiable information is shared with police without a user’s consent. Realistically, though, if police want video for an investigation, they can seek a search warrant.

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In some implementations, the lens holder 1120 is supported by the infrared filter 1134 to protect lenses in the lens assembly 704 from being pushed when a user touches or presses the front cover plate 708. The doorbell camera 106 may include at least a sensor board 1108, a main board 1110 and a secondary board 1112 that are stacked within the device housing 702. In some implementations, the sensor board 1108 includes a connector 1108A that is coupled to another connector of the main board 1110 directly. Alternatively, a flexible cable is optionally connected to the connector 1108A for electrically coupling the main board 1110 to the sensor board 1108. In some implementations, two ends of a flexible printed circuit FPC 1126 are electrically coupled to a respective connector at the main board 1110 and the secondary board to couple them to each other. The sensor board 1108 optionally sits on a rear interior surface of the device housing 702.

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Face recognition. Supports IFTTT applets. Free and paid cloud storage. Cons: No professional monitoring available. Face recognition is limited. Bottom Line: Honeywell's Smart Home Security Starter Kit is a DIY system that includes Amazon Alexa service, a built in 1080p camera, motion detection, face recognition, and more. There's no option for professional monitoring, however. Read ReviewWink Lookout ReviewMSRP: $199. 00 at Pros: Easy to install. Works with numerous third party devices. Supports multiple wireless protocols.