Council partners with cops to link private CCTV to police database

A West Australian council is offering local businesses and residents a rebate if they register their CCTV systems with a state-wide police database.

The City of Kwinana is offering $50 rebates for existing CCTV systems to be registered with the Cam-Map WA database, which shows the locations of registered CCTV systems across WA.

The Cam-Map WA platform allows businesses and home owners to self-register the location of their CCTV system onto the secure database, which is operated by the Western Australian Police Force.

City of Kwinana is the first to partner with WA Police in the scheme, Mayor Carol Adams says.

“The City of Kwinana’s CCTV rebate scheme aims to increase the number of privately-owned CCTV cameras registered through the WA Police Cam-Map system to provide additional intelligence in the investigation and prevention of crime,” she says.

“This will also increase the level of communication and reporting from the community to WA Police.

“To support this, the City is providing rebates of $50 for local businesses and residents that register their existing CCTV camera with Cam-Map WA”

CIty of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams with Senior Sergeant Anthony Thompson from WA Police

Other local governments, like Karratha, have offered rebates for new CCTV systems while encouraging registrations to link to Cam-Map WA, but this is the first time rebates have been offered to incentivise the registration of existing systems.

City of Kwinana says information obtained from knowing the locations of installed CCTV systems will help WA Police investigations and enhance public safety.

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