UK Police dashcam requests

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Very frequently we in the UK see Police news item requests for any witnesses, video doorbell or dashcam footage after incidents.

I don't know whether any exist but it might be helpful if there was a dedicated website where people could lookup on a map or postcode where footage was needed and we could cross reference that with our journeys ....... you never know.
 

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Never seen Danish police request dashcam footage directly, but CCTV footage they did use to go around and see what there was, but now people are supposed to register their CCTV cameras, and so make it more easy for police to know what cameras are where.
I assume all Danes are also requested to give a DNA sample and a mug shot plus fingerprints soon :rolleyes::mad:
Damn socialist making us all victims.
 

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I think there are some neighborhood groups and dashcam groups in the larger US cities on social media sites like FB and Reddit but I can't say for sure as I don't fool with such stuff :cautious: I know there have been posts on the subject here long ago, but I don't know their outcome.

In a lot of places here Police ask that you voluntarily both register your cam with them and give them viewing access, ostensibly so they don't have to bother you to check on footage you might have. Many people do this and many don't. Part of the problem with that system is that with many cams, password access also gives the 'viewer' control of the cam and files, so they can do whatever they want with it including the deletion of video that might show errant actions by Police. There's also the question of ownership rights to your vids when you share them. News outlets and some YouTube channels will pay you for exclusive rights to your videos public exposure, and you can lose that option when you agree to allow Police access to your cam(s) :( But this is getting a bit off course...

I have went back and viewed my dashcam recordings when local news has reported crimes or crashes at times and locations where I might have something useful, but otherwise I have no way of knowing if I can help. It would be good for there to be a website where we could hear about vids being needed and submit ours voluntarily but if it involves social media platforms count me out- I do not and will never do those even though most people do :mad: Given the scale of things hosting such a website would be a costly venture but could be easily done by one of the tech giants like Google or Yahoo, but they're probably not interested.

My cams are mostly for me. I have shared parking recordings with Police when a neighbor's car disappeared and those helped sort the matter out :) But in the same location there were two other incidents where I likely had useful footage if only someone would have told me something before it got overwritten so I could look for it. Another reason for having bigger cards; you may not need them but someone else might :cool:

Phil
 

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I am not giving anything to anyone from gooberment.
But i am willing to spend hours to help a unfortunate person get what they should get, so when i read something bad happened i always check where and when, but so far nothing have happened while i was in the neighborhood.
THB it is one of the main reasons i skim new sites daily.
I have not gotten any cards made, but i do have something to write with and on in the car now, cuz i would like my dashcams to benefit others too if possible.

I should update to a high end NVR instead of the light one i have, my new mid trange camera support many things the NVR dont, and i could get even smarter cams and log the hell out of what go on down on the street in front of the building.
I have actually contemplated a nice 4K camera, but it is rather expensive for a little non PTZ camera, so that idea are on the back burner, the main thing is my car is safe.
The sensors in the nice 4K CCTV cameras,,,,, mighty interesting looking.
 

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I think the only way this is going to work is to have a phone app which alerts you if the police request footage from an area you have been in at the correct time. That way you should almost never get an alert, but when you do you can go and collect all your dashcam memory cards to keep footage safe until you have worked out if you have anything useful. My phone seems to know when I am driving and where I park so that can cover driving and parking mode, add on some fixed points for where you have fixed surveillance cameras like kamkar's and it should work well with very little setup...
 
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