Los Gatos On Watch

Do You Have a Surveillance Camera?

Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department Wants to Partner With You

The Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department is working with businesses and residents from the Los Gatos and Monte Sereno communities to compile a list of privately owned surveillance cameras to enhance crime prevention.

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Many Los Gatos and Monte Sereno residents have surveillance cameras at their homes and/or businesses. Increasingly, security cameras that are faced in front of homes and businesses have captured images that have proven critical in successful crime solving.

To accomplish that, the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department is asking Los Gatos and Monte Sereno residents who have surveillance camera systems, if possible, to install and direct a camera to cover the public street and side area in front of their residence or business.

The Department is requesting that residents and businesses register their surveillance systems at by completing the On Watch form here.

In the event of a crime, investigators will contact you to ascertain footage if suspect information is captured on your camera.

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Actual Footage of a Crime in Progress from a Home Surveillance Camera

In consultation with alarm system professionals, the Department recommends that a surveillance camera system have the memory capability adequate to store several days of images and have a minimum technical standard of 720p. However, lower resolution may still be helpful.

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Examples of Camera Placement

Register your Surveillance Camera

The Los Gatos on Watch program is provided by the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department with the generous support and partnership of the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Foundation. For more information about the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Foundation visit their website at www.lgmspf.org 

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