CCTV has become an important tool for helping to investigate crime in present-day policing.
CCTV vision is regularly used to investigate and solve all types of crime from a minor offence such as graffiti, to more serious crimes including assault and theft. The use of CCTV can potentially reduce investigation times resulting in offenders being identified and apprehended quickly. Most of these minor crimes are reported through Report Online and during the reporting process, you are able to upload your CCTV security vision.
About the CCTV Register
Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services (NTPFES) has developed a community CCTV Register (the CCTV Register) to record the location and contact details of private closed circuit television (CCTV) system installations across the Northern Territory.
This initiative aims to promote the relationship between the community and the NTPFES by encouraging owners and operators of CCTV systems to self-register onto a secure database operated by the Northern Territory Police. Accurate knowledge of the locations of CCTV systems in the community will assist police to investigate incidents and improve community safety.
Your registration lets police know where a CCTV system is located. If police believe your system can assist to solve a crime or help in any other way, you will be contacted and asked for help.
If you change your mind, relocate or remove your system, you can notify us in writing and we will have your registration adjusted.
Let's work together to reduce crime and make the community safer by registering your CCTV system for both local residential homes and businesses across the Northern Territory.
Frequently asked questions
- Can I register?
Registration is open to any individual, owner or operator of a CCTV system within the Northern Territory.
There is no obligation for you to provide information. Registration is purely voluntary.
- How will my CCTV system be registered?
All you need to do is complete the registration form and your voluntary registration will be stored in an existing secure database with the Northern Territory Police Force.
Your consent to supply this information to us for inclusion in the CCTV Register does not mean that you consent to supply us imagery captured by, or stored on, your CCTV system/s (e.g. video footage or still images).
- How will my CCTV registration be used?
Members of the Northern Territory Police Force will be able to access the details of your registration for the purposes of investigating crime. CCTV footage may be used for court purposes.
Your registration advises police where a CCTV system is located. If police believe that your system can assist to solve a crime or help in any other way, you will be contacted and asked to help.
Security of the information you provide will be maintained by the Northern Territory Police Force. Information stored in the CCTV Register will be used for operational policing purposes. We will not provide this information to a third party and we will secure this information from unauthorised access.
- How can my registration be updated or removed?
If you change your mind, relocate or remove your system, please advise us in writing and we will have your details updated or removed from the CCTV Register.
- What information do I need to provide to register?
If you have a CCTV system at your home that you would like to register, we require your full name (as it appears of your driver's licence), your current residential address, your contact details and some details regarding your CCTV system.
If you have a CCTV system at your business premises that you would like to register, we require the full trading name of the business, the physical address of the business, the contact details for the owner and operator of the CCTV system and some details regarding the CCTV system.