Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police are asking residents and business
owners to register their video surveillance cameras with the Police Department so
that investigators can review their video footage in the event of a nearby
Surveillance cameras have helped police all over the country crack
crimes ranging from burglaries to homicides, and Los Gatos-Monte Sereno
police hope to use the community's cameras to solve local crimes, police
A resident's surveillance system assisted police in finding a
vehicle associated with a home burglary that occurred on Feb. 8 on Vista Del
Monte in Los Gatos, police said.
The most helpful surveillance camera systems have a minimum
resolution of 720p and enough memory to hold several days' worth of images,
but a lower-resolution camera would still be of assistance, according to
Residents and business owners who register their surveillance
systems with the Police Department are being asked to position their cameras
to record activity on the street and around front doors, police said.
Residents of Los Gatos and Monte Sereno may register their camera
system with police online at www.joinonwatch.com or by contacting the
department at 408-354-6853.