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Logitech Alert Digital Video Security System and CrimeReports.com Neighborhood Central Help Communities Band Together against Crime

 

FREMONT, Calif. —October 29, 2010— With National Crime Prevention Month coming to a close and Halloween just around the corner, Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced a collaboration with CrimeReports.com that will enable the registration of Logitech® Alert™ digital video security cameras within its new Neighborhood Central crime prevention service. Logitech Alert is the easy-to-setup, easy-to-use, complete HD digital video security system that lets you keep an eye on what matters most anytime, anywhere, on your PC or smartphone. Neighborhood Central – introduced as a beta in August by the leading provider of online crime mapping, CrimeReports.com – is a free, online service that seamlessly connects community members and law enforcement in an effort to help prevent and decrease crime.

Neighborhood Central leverages a hyper-local, social approach to community involvement – connecting community groups, businesses, and law enforcement through platforms such as Facebook® and Twitter™, as well as community outreach and crime prevention tools such as Logitech Alert. Through Neighborhood Central you can communicate with friends and neighbors, organize and chat with neighborhood groups, share information directly with other residents, view incident-level crime information in near real time, combine resources with a map that indicates the location of other Logitech Alert systems, and communicate with local law enforcement. This is the first phase of an ongoing collaboration that is expected to bring about further integration between Logitech Alert and Neighborhood Central.

More than 1,000 communities nationwide are already participating in CrimeReports, and San Jose, Calif., is one of the first cities to support the use of Neighborhood Central and Logitech Alert for both its police department and residents.

“We are excited to be the first law enforcement agency to support this exciting new technology, which allows community members to participate in proactive public safety at whatever level they choose,” said Rob Davis, chief of police, San Jose, Calif. “Vigilant community members are one of our most important and effective allies in preventing and fighting crime. By applying these innovative uses of technology from CrimeReports.com and Logitech, San Jose's residents will be able to work with law enforcement officers and with one another to share information in the online and social spaces they use already each day in a quick, easy and effective manner.”

“As part of our ongoing effort to bring HD video to anyone, anywhere, Logitech is excited to bring HD video security to Neighborhood Central with Logitech Alert, and give residents a video security solution that truly brings the ‘watch’ aspect to Neighborhood Watch,” said Eric Kintz, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s video business. “With the emergence of community-based security, we’re thrilled to be part of a collaboration between law enforcement and private citizens to fight crime.”

Whether it’s looking in on the house while traveling, checking in on the kids in the front yard or keeping an eye on your small business, the Logitech Alert™ 750i Master System and the weatherproof Logitech Alert™ 750e Outdoor Master System with night-vision let you be there when you’re not, by providing a complete system to help monitor your home and neighborhood. Now you can register your Logitech Alert indoor or outdoor cameras on Neighborhood Central in an effort to help your local community and law enforcement reduce crime.

“Simple-to-use technologies such as Neighborhood Central and Logitech Alert help give every individual the ability to make a positive impact on their community,” said Greg Whisenant, founder and chief executive officer of CrimeReports. “By bringing video security capabilities to Neighborhood Central, we’re providing community members and law enforcement with an even greater opportunity to improve the communities in which they reside and work.”

Unlike grainy surveillance video footage that most people have seen on the nightly news, Logitech Alert cameras captures high-definition 720p video and features a 130-degree wide-angle lens, making it easier for you to recognize the faces of potential intruders or the license plates of suspicious vehicles. The Logitech Alert 750e and 700e also feature IP55-certified (International Protection Rating), weatherproof outdoor cameras with powerful HD night-vision, giving you the ability to monitor your home in complete darkness regardless of weather conditions.

The Logitech Alert master systems come with a smart HD camera, powerful PC and Web software, and free remote viewing on a PC or Mac® computer or smartphone – allowing you to watch live video, archive recorded video on your PC and review the recordings captured by your camera.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Alert 750i Master System and the Logitech Alert 750e Outdoor Master System are offered for a suggested retail price of $299.99 (U.S.) and $349.99 (U.S.), respectively. The Logitech Alert 700i Add-On Camera and the Logitech Alert 700e Outdoor Add-On Camera are offered for the suggested retail price of U.S. $229.99 (U.S.) and $279.99 (U.S.), respectively. Please visit www.logitech.com/alert for more information.
Neighborhood Central is a free online service available at www.crimereports.com.

About Logitech
Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).

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