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Smart doorbells for victims of domestic abuse

Posted onPosted on 11th Jul

Victims of domestic-related crimes are being provided with home security improvements as part of a new initiative.

Nottinghamshire Police is working with Tara’s Angels to offer Ring doorbell cameras to those affected.

Tara’s Angels is a non-profit organisation that focuses on keeping families safe in their homes and previously offered support to vulnerable women and children living in refuges across Nottinghamshire.

Police said a smart doorbell triggers an alert when it detects motion in front of a home. It allows live footage or a recording to be viewed via a connected device, providing reassurance, and a deterrent for victims.

Chief Inspector David Vint, Nottinghamshire Police’s safeguarding and reducing reoffending unit lead, said: “Domestic violence is an horrific crime and we will do everything we can as a force to protect victims and ensure perpetrators are put behind bars.

“I would like to thank Tara’s Angels for supplying these doorbells.

“It is important that we do everything possible to help victims of domestic abuse feel safe in their own homes.

“These cameras are a supporting factor in this.

“However, they will never replace the need for positive police action which includes the early arrest of offenders and the use of civil orders.”