Residents and business owners have two options for participating in Orlando Connect:
- register the location of their cameras
- integrate their camera feed(s)
To register a device free of charge, residents or business owners provide their contact information and the location of their cameras. If a public safety incident occurs near a registered location, the Orlando Police Department (OPD) will notify the owner of those cameras to help resolve the incident. OPD will not have access to view the camera feeds at that location. Registering your camera(s) with OPD allows for quicker access to potential evidence, which could ultimately lead to the ability to solve crimes faster.
For a fee, residents and business owners may also choose to integrate their camera feeds into Orlando Connect. This integrated feature requires the purchase or utilization of specific equipment that allows a business owner or resident to share their live video feed(s) directly from their cameras to OPD.
Orlando Connect integrates these private video feeds, together with the city’s network of cameras, into one unified system at the Orlando Police Department’s Crime Center and can be accessed live by officers on their cellphones and laptops. This immediate access assists officers in responding to public safety situations before they even arrive on scene, increasing safety, efficiency and effectiveness for officers and the community.