"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.