Arlo is honored to be involved in a very special safety initiative, a legacy of one woman’s love of her community and her wish to see it kept safe.
The “Mom Howard Loves Soulard Cameras Initiative” was created in March 2017 after Ruth Ann “Mom” Howard passed away in February 2017. Her final wish was to provide security cameras to homeowners in her daughter’s neighborhood, where she lived the last few years of her life. Her daughter, Judith Howard, set her mother’s wish into motion and created this initiative in her honor.
How did they decide on giving away Arlo cameras? “We did a pilot to test three options, and Arlo landed squarely in the lead,” Judith says. “Ease of install, maintenance and usability were the key criteria for selecting the cameras to mass install in our Soulard community. Many neighbors have re-gifted Mom Howard’s love and paid some forward to buy their neighbor an Arlo. It is heartwarming to witness the Legacy my mom intended and way beyond.”
Within the last 2 months, 88 homes and five businesses have received their very own donated Arlo cameras. The list of donated Arlo cameras has been shared with the local police department, and has already produced data that has been shared with police to help solve crimes.
Arlo has helped this initiative by donating Tenergy rechargeable batteries for the Arlo cameras, as well as donating 5 Arlo Pro Camera kits, and also donating 2 Arlo Go cameras to the local Saint Louis City police department.
“It’s heartwarming that not only are we potentially making our neighborhood safer and empowering our community, we are honoring my Mom with her wish to keep Soulard the neighborhood where we all want to live and improve and protect.”