FREMONT (KPIX 5) – A series of burglaries in Fremont neighborhoods led residents to put up their own high-definition surveillance cameras, which the police have now begun using to fight crime.

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The Fremont Police Department wants residents to register their cameras with the department so officers know where crimes are occurring.

After a series of break-ins in Fremont’s Scott Creek neighborhood, neighbors met and decided to pitch in to buy two cameras. Other neighbors installed their own personal cameras.

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A total of 25 cameras spot everything and everyone coming in and out of the neighborhood.

Police can use the surveillance video instantly – by snapping a photo on their smartphone and sending to other cops immediately.

Resident Ron Douglas said there hasn’t been a single daytime break-in since the cameras went up. “We have got one camera pointed straight down each street and they are high-def high-res cameras.”

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Juliette Goodrich