Aliso Viejo may approve partnership with Ring.Com Doorbell 

The Aliso Viejo City Council tonight will consider approving a reimbursement partnership program with to enable residents to purchase the doorbell.

Mayor Dave Harrington says the devices are a public safety measure to reduce crime. The equipment provides the opportunity for residents to answer their door remotely, provided they have internet access. 

He says under the proposed program, the city would appropriate 25-thousand dollars from the city’s general fund reserves. And for the first qualified 500 residents, the city would provide a 50 dollar subsidy and would give a matching subsidy of 50 dollars toward the purchase of the doorbell.

Harrington says if approved, staff is proposing a public safety event on February 7th in Town Center at which time, the equipment would be available for purchase. And if after the event sufficient matching funds are still available, qualified residents would be able to purchase the equipment online.

Tonight’s Council meeting begins at seven.

Dawn Kamber