Community Cam

What is Community Cam?

Community Cam is a voluntary, not for profit community initiative where people can register a property with CCTV, and upload CCTV footage, to help solve crime in their neighbourhood.

When a crime is committed, the NZ Police can refer to Community Cam to quickly identify CCTV locations of registered users in and around the scene of the crime. This then allows the police to contact you to help with an investigation.

Your details are confidential and secure. Only the NZ Police can see your information and, if you choose to upload your CCTV footage, the footage is password protected for your security. Community Cam just lets them know who owns a CCTV system to save valuable time door-knocking.

Let's work together to help solve crime. For more information please see the How It Works page.

Where did the idea come from?

Community Cam came about after a spate of car break-ins in a quiet residential street. After a Neighbourhood Support meeting, Michelle Hohepa (a web developer) had the idea of getting everyone with CCTV cameras to register on a website that Police could access to help solve crime.

As the idea evolved, the Police also asked if Michelle could add an optional feature enabling registered users to quickly and easily upload their CCTV footage after a crime had been committed. This makes it easier for the registered user, and for the police .

  • Secure

    Your information is secure and confidential.

  • Safer Communities

    By registering, you're helping make the community safer and your family too.

  • Not For Profit

    Community Cam was built for free and sponsored by local businesses.