Monterey Park offers subsidies on security doorbells

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MONTEREY PARK  (CNS) – In a program aimed at helping residents improve the safety of their homes, Monterey Park city officials will offer subsidies today for 200 residents so they can purchase high-tech security doorbells.

According to the city, Ring doorbells enable owners to receive instant alerts when visitors press the doorbell or trigger the built-in motion sensors. The security doorbells let residents see, hear and speak to anyone at their front door, and view a live video feed from the doorbell on their smartphone, tablet or PC — even if they’re not home.

Monterey Park offered a similar discount last summer, offering a $50 subsidy on Ring doorbells. On Tuesday, Ring will match that amount, increasing the overall subsidy to $100. Depending on the model chosen, the subsidy brings the final cost to between $99 and $149.

The subsidy event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at George Elder Park, 1950 Wilcox Ave.

During the event, residents will be allowed to purchase one subsidized Ring product per household, on a first-come first-served basis. Monterey Park residents must bring a utility bill under their name, along with government ID with a photograph. Credit cards are the only method of payment accepted, and households that received previous subsidies are not eligible to participate.

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