Montclarions have been contemplating measures to help deter potential burglars and catch perps for a while. Under the auspices of the Montclair Safety and Improvement Council (MSIC), neighbors recently decided that surveillance cameras might do the trick. And ABC7 News (KGO) ventured into the hills to ask about our plans.
It’s simple: purchase several surveillance cameras and install them around your property.
With many home invasions lately, why not try something? After all, Oakland police are focused on their downtown efforts and generally drive up here for in-progress, life-and-limb crimes. With under 650 cops for the whole city, they aren’t able to patrol in the hills or visit homes that have been hit.
On Saturday morning, there’s an opportunity to figure out how to install and use these specialized cameras. The Montclair SIC group has organized a meet-up at Montclair Elementary School (map), starting at 10am. Right in the parking lot, Logitech camera reps and Oakland police are scheduled to discuss how this program can work for Montclair.
Whether you are ready to install cameras or not, all curiosity seekers are invited to learn more tomorrow. For those ready to give it a try, you can sign up for cameras and even arrange a house-visit to connect cameras to your home computer. According to Montclair SIC reps, “we have over 100 participants registered for this program, which is phenomenal for a new community-based program.”