Volunteer Security Cameras
Security cameras around homes, streets, and alleys play an important role in identifying and prosecuting criminals. TGE NOM manages a roster of citizen-owned cameras and coordinates with police to leverage this network as a community asset.
Why It Matters
Security cameras are a proven deterrent to crime. Also, video or photos captured from these cameras can be used by police to identify and sometimes help prosecute perpetrators.
How to Get Involved
When you protect your own property, you also help protect your neighborhood. You can make our community a safer place by purchasing security cameras for your private property and allowing us to include them in our network that is shared with St. Louis police. Help make our network stronger! To enlist your camera, please contact us.
Tips on Buying a Camera
Security cameras are a vital part to protecting the safety and security of your property. When purchasing a camera system we recommend buying either a high quality camera with good resolution or a blinking box fake camera for considerably less money off of Amazon. Please remember that if the resolution isn’t good enough to clearly pick out a person or identify a car, it is essentially useless in resolving crime. Determine the areas of your property to be covered by the cameras and buy accordingly.
http://www.cctvforum.com is a website that has good discussion about the different cameras available on the market and how to use them. A decent quality 5-7 camera system should cost about $500, including high quality resolution supplemented by motion lights. Also note that once installed you can approach your home insurance company and they should reduce your home insurance premiums. If they don’t, maybe it is time to shop around.