Decatur Police is conducting a survey to see if residents are interested in registering home video surveillance systems in the city.
In an article in Facebook, the police said: "The program will involve urban dwellers who have installed a video surveillance camera on their personal property with their name, address and contact information, such as phone numbers and e-mail addresses."This information will help investigators determine whether there is a video on the route of the crime area or criminal suspects.
The plan will be voluntary and the police will not be able to access the video system without residents' permission.
"If an accident occurs near your property and asks for viewing and / or getting a copy of your video, just tell us you have a webcam and an officer or investigator contacts you," the police wrote. "If the contestants want it, they will get the sticker on their home. The purpose of the decal / sticker is to deter, but it is not necessary to participate."