Fast-Growing Web of Doorbell Cams Raises Privacy Fears

Critics complain that the systems turn neighborhoods into places of constant surveillance and create suspicion that falls heavier on minorities.

  • Published 19 July 2019

The woodsy community of Wolcott, Connecticut, doesn’t see a lot of crime. But when the police chief heard about an opportunity to distribute doorbell cameras to some homes, he didn’t hesitate. The police who keep watch over the town of 16,000 raffled off free cameras in a partnership with the camera manufacturer. So far, the devices have encountered more bears than criminals, but Chief Ed Stephens is still a fan. “Anything that helps keep the… Read at AP News