Lockdowns are a big deal for Austin.
We all know that it’s difficult to move around here.
But the Austin Police Department also has a new lockdown system for its neighborhood, and it’s a big reason why the city has such a low crime rate.
According to the Austin Monitor, the new system, called Lockdown, is “designed to reduce the frequency of emergency calls by 50 percent.”
The plan was developed by a team of local locksmiths and engineers.
According the Austin Mayor’s Office, the city had an estimated 10,000 lockdowns in 2014.
“That means that in the first six months of the year, we had an average of more than 10,300 lockdowns, with more than 600 people arrested, according to city data,” Austin’s Police Chief Art Acevedo said.
He also said that while Lockdown is an “essential step” in improving safety, it is not a panacea.
Instead of making people lock down their homes, Acevede said the city needs to work with the private sector to make the system more effective.
Lockdowns are especially important for Austin because it is a hotbed of gun violence.
The city is in the midst of a massive public housing redevelopment, but many residents live in apartments that were built in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
In Austin, the Lockdown system is the most comprehensive of its kind in the United States.
It’s a collaborative effort between the city and Austin Housing Authority, the Housing Authority of Greater Austin, and the Austin Department of Public Safety.
If you want to lock your house down, Aceves office told the Monitor, you can do so through the LockDown mobile app.
And if you want help finding a safe home, Aceve said you can call the local Police Department, which has a helpline that you can dial at 1-512-512.