Police in Norcross, Ga., Turn to Residential, Commercial Video Surveillance to Better Fight Crime

The Norcross Police Department is asking the community to voluntarily inform the department if they have a security camera so as to help better investigate crime.

NORCROSS, Ga. — The Norcross Police Department is asking the community to inform them if their home or business has a video surveillance system as it tries to better stop and investigate crimes.

“If we know where the cameras are, it’ll save us time when a crime does occur,” Norcross Police Chief Warren Summers told WGCL-TV Atlanta.

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The police department is especially on edge about crime as the holiday season approaches and people are away from their homes.

Jim Callahan with Ackerman Security Systems said people get concerned with who is watching their home while they’re traveling, and for many people, the solution is a surveillance camera.

“The homeowner has the ability to look in on their home and see them in real time by using just their smart phone or tablet or desktop computer,” Callahan said.

The Norcross Police Department said it’s not forcing anyone to inform the department if they own a camera or not. It is completely voluntary.

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