Johnny Kung couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the live security-camera video on his smartphone: A man in a blue-checkered shirt casually walked up to his front door, took three packages and walked away. “Hello there, what are you doing?” the Berkeley resident yelled to the would-be porch pirate through the speaker of his high-tech, video doorbell. “That’s ours!” In the tech-savvy Bay Area and beyond, a small but growing number of homeowners like Kung are installing doorbe
The City of San José wants your help in fighting crime by taking part in the Camera Registry Program (CRP). The CRP allows residents and business owners to register the locations of their video surveillance systems with the City. When a crime occurs, police will be able to identify the locations of nearby video cameras and enlist the assistance of the community to help officers collect video evidence and follow up on leads.
Through the program, SJPD will be able to directly