San Mateo County Camera Registry Program
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is working with residents and businesses in San Mateo County to combat crime by taking part in our Camera Registry program. The Camera Registry Program allows residents and business owners to voluntarily register their video surveillance systems with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. This system was created to enhance public safety and utilize technology to help solve crimes. By registering your surveillance system, you can help the Sheriff’s Office identify cameras in an area where a crime occurred, and we can follow-up on potential leads. By registering your camera, you can help deter crime and protect your community, while contributing to the overall crime reduction strategy of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office has developed a program which allows residents and business owners to voluntarily register the locations of their surveillance cameras.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office has created this program to offer a more proactive, problem-solving partnership with the community. This program serves as an additional tool that can help to deter criminal activity in our neighborhoods.
No. The information you register is kept confidential. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office does not have direct access to your surveillance system. If a crime occurs near your home or business, the Sheriff’s Office may contact participants of the program and request a copy of their footage for evidence or investigative leads.
The program is voluntary, and you can choose to opt out of the program at any time.
We may contact you if an incident occurs near your home or business, and the crime mapping tool suggests that your camera system may have captured information that could help us with any leads and potentially solve a crime.