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Project IRIS

Help Speed up Evidence Gathering by Voluntarily Registering Camera Locations

Project IRIS (Integrated Resources for Investigations and Safety) is a closed circuit television camera registry that records the location of cameras owned by businesses and residents in Surrey.

Register Your Camera

Who is Project IRIS for?

Surrey businesses and residents can take action together in preventing and reducing crime. It’s voluntary, easy to sign up, and secure plus registrations can be withdrawn at any time.

Why Register for Project IRIS?

Surveillance technologies such as closed circuit television cameras have proven to be instrumental in aiding police with investigations. They are also an important tool in situational crime prevention. By registering cameras, Surrey residents and businesses play a direct role in supporting community safety.

Historically, when an incident occurs, police investigators will manually canvass surrounding properties to identify locations where private cameras may have captured vital evidence. Equipped with the knowledge of security camera locations, police can more quickly and efficiently conduct their investigations when incidents occur.

"It is comforting knowing that this innovative program allows my family, fellow residents, and businesses to directly partner with the RCMP and City to support community safety." – Dave, Fraser Heights resident

Respecting Privacy

Registering for Project IRIS does not mean police have automatic access to camera footage. Robust protocols are in place to ensure the privacy of the information supplied in the registry. Police will directly contact registered camera owners to determine if they have any footage they would be willing to share after an incident.

Registrants wishing to withdraw from the registry can do so by emailing projectiris@surrey.ca.

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