How it Works

How it works

  1. By registering your details, the Police know you have a CCTV camera and, in the event of an investigation, they can get in touch with you if they think your CCTV system captured footage in your street. This doesn't mean the NZ Police are entitled to come into your home and take CCTV footage or have access to it. Community Cam just lets them know who owns a CCTV system to save valuable time door-knocking.
  3. Any footage you choose to release can be uploaded to this site, which is protected by an SSL certificate & password protected to ensure confidentiality.

Register Camera

Protected by a SSL Certificate to ensure your information is confidential.
Not For Profit
Community Cam was built for free and sponsored by local businesses.

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

Frequently asked questions

Only NZ Police have access to your details and footage.

Yes. Once you login you can delete any footage you uploaded.

When you report a crime NZ Police will provide you with a case number or event number. This number must be used when you upload the CCTV footage. Alternately Police may contact you regarding an active investigation and will supply you with an event number.
Examples of Police reference numbers looks like this:
105 Online Police Report OR-123456N
Police file number 220331/1234
Police event number P123456789

100MB. Currently accepted file types when uploading CCTV footage are mp4, avi & mov.

Yes, once you are logged in to your account you can delete an address. Deleting an address will also delete any CCTV footage assigned to that address.

Yes. To verify this please contact Anton Maisey at Otahuhu Police Station on 09 259 1200 between 8.00am - 4.00pm Mon - Fri. Email Anton

Yes Community Cam is 100% not for profit. The website was built by Michelle Hohepa (a web developer) for free. Local businesses donated money for the website hosting and many local people helped with creating the logo, images & content. View sponsors.

Please email

If you have forgotten your password for security reasons you will need to reset your password.

90 days. Footage will be automatically deleted 90 days after it was uploaded.

Police will only use the footage for lawful purposes. This could include as evidence to hold offenders to account.