While we all know what closed circuit television (CCTV) is we need to think about the value it brings to police investigations and Police want to know about your CCTV installations.
Police say If you have CCTV installed at your home or business, letting them know you do, can save precious time and make the whole of community safer.
They wish to add the addresses of homes and premises fitted with devices to their already growing and established bayside CCTV database.
Bayside District Crime Prevention (DCPC) say they certainly hope they’ll never need it but if there is a crime in your street, your CCTV may be the difference in our investigation.
Police say Identifying where CCTV is and then gaining access to it can be a very labour intensive and time-consuming part of an investigation and they say the database is helping them fine tune those investigations.
If you would like to register your CCTV with police phone policelink on 131444.
It is a timely reminder though that CCTV does not prevent crime from occurring, but it can help deter an offence.