In June 2017, URNA announced that Patrols were changing. We liked our patrol service, however the company providing the patrols divested their business in Oakland, so we had to search for alternatives. One unique aspect of the URNA boundaries is that there are a lot of residences that contract for services with Bay Alarm – a long time provider of security services in Oakland. Bay provides patrol services as well with 24/7 patrolling in well-marked cars, GPS tracking, a local well organized dispatch center and multiple cars serving the N. Oakland area.
URNA has started a strategic partnership with Bay Alarm as of July 1, where Bay will provide the patrol services to our area and URNA members. The cost of the patrols is less than our previous “Full Member” rate and we have crafted an “Associate Member” reduced set of services too for the same rate as before. We think our members and residents of the area will appreciate the service and of course we encourage all URNA members to make the switch. Bay will also take over billing to free up URNA volunteers to do other security minded projects. We will transition to a contribution model for those services as well as using cash on hand and some referral fees from Bay.
IF YOU ARE A URNA Member: you will have receive emails about how to make the switch and fill out required Bay Alarm paperwork.
IF YOU ARE NOT A URNA Member: You can still join URNA as a new member and receive a joining DISCOUNT (one month free) from Bay.
ALL URNA members will also be offered discounts on other Bay services as an option, such as alarm install or monitoring.
Bay provides excellent services and we encourage all URNA boundary households to consider joining the patrols services from URNA/Bay!
Please see the JOIN NOW tab for information on the differences between FULL and ASSOCIATE Memberships. There are a lot more questions that you likely have as well, and many are answered in a followup email when you request to join URNA. There is of course no obligation to join by requesting.