Flagler, Volusia sheriff’s offices launch program to register home security cameras

‘Connect’ initiatives let law enforcement know where homes’ security cameras are in an emergency

Security cameras. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) (Jeff Chiu, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – The sheriff’s offices in Flagler and Volusia counties have both started programs to register home security cameras for use in the event of a criminal investigation or emergency incident.

Both Flagler County and Volusia County launched “connect” initiatives Thursday.

The voluntary program has residents and businesses register their security cameras so that law enforcement does not have to canvass a neighborhood to find cameras that might help in the event of a crime.

The sheriff’s offices in Volusia and Flagler counties both say the connect programs do not give law enforcement immediate access to the cameras. It only tells law enforcement where they can go to find a camera should the need arise.

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However, anyone interested can upgrade their cameras, using a small device, to share live video feeds with the sheriff’s offices during emergencies.

If you are interested in registering your cameras in Volusia County, go to connect.volusiasheriff.gov and follow the instructions.

If you want to register your security cameras in Flagler County, go to connectflaglercounty.org and follow the instructions.

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