DeKalb County Police Department (DKPD) announced on April 18 that it will begin an initiative to create a map of the locations of private cameras owned by residents and business owners.
In a news release, DKPD asked residents and business owners to assist with the initiative—dubbed Connect DeKalb County—by listing their private security camera in a registry.
Connect DeKalb County organizers said they will place the registered cameras in an online portal accessible only by DKPD to create a map of the location of private cameras.
Participation in the program allows DKPD to request permission to obtain video footage that may be related to an incident that has occurred, according to the news release.
DKPD officials said participants may choose between two levels of camera integration:
Level One: Participants register their cameras with DKPD which enables investigators to know a camera is present at a location and request video evidence should an incident occur.
Level Two: Participants have the option to voluntarily integrate their camera system allowing DKPD direct access to the camera feed. Integration is opt-in and subscription based, which allows 24-hour access to recorded footage/real-time streaming.
Interested parties are asked to visit connectdekalbcounty.org to learn more and to register their camera.