Fremont police hold security camera workshop

The Fremont Police Department held a workshop to teach residents how to best use their home security cameras to help solve crimes.
February 27, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
The Fremont Police Department hosted a workshop Thursday night to help residents use their home security cameras, learn how to install them and how to register their devices with police. That way if a crime happens, investigators know who may be able to provide video evidence. The city's Scott Creek neighborhood is peppered with cameras after a series of break-ins.

"We've found, through the cameras in the neighborhood, we've successfully worked with the Fremont police to catch multiple breaking and entries," said Fremont resident Robert Morten.

Residents started putting up their own cameras after a series of break-ins.

In December, Fremont police posted a surveillance video on YouTube after the crook was caught on camera going through drawers in a home on Eggers Drive.

"For a single house, four cameras," said Roger Lu. He has seen business for these cameras take off in the past few years. He says when a crime happens people not only want to know the what and who, but the where. "A security system, especially like a camera surveillance system, can provide those answers."

He supplies and installs home security systems at every price point from as low as $100 to more than $1,000 and most are Wifi equipped so you can capture the action if you're away and share that info with cops.

This workshop was so popular, they had to move it to a larger location. The Fremont Police Department plans to hold another workshop in the future.