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Gwinnett Police Joins Neighborhood Watch Company to Fight Crime

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The Gwinnett County Police Department is partnering with a private neighborhood watch program to deter crime. Under an agreement approved by the Board of Commissioners on May 7, the department will be able to access videos submitted by subscribers of Ring, a doorbell video company that forms online crime watch networks with neighborhood users.

The company will donate 80 Ring Video Doorbell 2s valued at $15,920, which the department will give away and help install. However, residents do not need the Ring security system to be a part of the Ring online crime watch network, called Neighbors. Unlike other social media-type networks, Ring is solely dedicated to crime prevention.

Gwinnett Police Chief Butch Ayers said, “This agreement will allow the Gwinnett County Police Department to engage the community with a tool that can assist in solving crimes, help in reporting suspicious activities, and provide timely notifications by residents of potential problems in their neighborhoods.”

Ring sells doorbells equipped with video cameras triggered by motion. Residents can volunteer those recordings to help police investigate crimes. Police cannot access live stream video and cannot access videos that residents do not submit.

Ring also offers an app that allows users to post on a page with neighbors to alert one another of possible criminal activity. The agreement with Ring allows Gwinnett police to follow those conversations to track burglars and other criminals.

Gwinnett County Police Department will meet with neighborhood groups that are designated COPS communities to discuss the Neighbors crime watch app. Residents of these neighborhoods who download the app will be entered into a raffle to win a doorbell video camera. One Ring doorbell camera will be raffled per COPS community. The Gwinnett County Police Department will help install the device at the winners’ residences at a later date.

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Live Demo of AV on City’s New Track Scheduled for the Public

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The opening event for the Atlanta Smart City Expo (which runs through Friday at the World Congress Center) was held Wednesday morning at City Hall. The event featured a number demonstrations highlighting cutting-edge 5G and IoT technologies. One of the technologies, Olli, a fully driver-less vehicle, was part of the demonstrations.

In a few weeks, you will have a chance to see Olli in action right here at the Peachtree Corners City Hall. On Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. you are invited to attend a live demo of Olli on the new 1.5-mile autonomous vehicle track on Technology Parkway which runs through Technology Park.

The Olli will be one of, if not the first, fully autonomous vehicle to officially use the new track.

We hope you’ll be able to attend and be among the first to witness the future of AV technology.

Watch for more details on the Oct. 1 event to come.

Visit the Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners website for more information on the autonomous track.

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Yoga on the Green

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Join us for Yoga on the Green every Tuesday at 8am – extended through September 24! Everyone from brand new beginners to experienced yogis are welcome to this FREE class taught by Sun Dragon Yoga. After class wind down and relax with light snacks provided by the Sleep Number.

What to Bring:

Water (no glass containers), a small towel, and a mat if you have one.

What to Wear:

Comfortable clothes that allow a full range of motion. Consider a close-fitting shirt, or a shirt that can be tucked in. Loose shirts float up on forward bends and get in the way of your practice. Come in whatever shoes you would like, as practice will be done in your bare feet.

Learn more about Sun Dragon Yoga at www.sundragonyoga.com 

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PCBA Business Networking & Appetizers

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Anderby Brewing
Thursday, Sept 26, 2019
5:30 – 7:30 pm

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Please join PCBA on Thursday, September 26th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

PCBA is excited to have an evening of business networking and fantastic appetizers!

PCBA will also be awarding a check to honor those who protect and serve our community.  

Come for the networking, have fun and see how PCBA impacts our community!

Event Registration – $30

Member Advance Registration – $20 – (registration thru Sept 20, 2019)
Guest Advance Registration – $25 – (registration thru Sept 20, 2019)

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