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Home video helping law enforcement solve crimes in Tallahassee

Posted at 6:23 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 07:50:58-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Surveillance video can play a major role when it comes to catching the bad guys.

Video helped police over the weekend track down a group connected to a string of robberies.

With crimes like burglaries, video surveillance is great tool to catch any criminal.

Deputies with the Leon County Sheriff's Office says it's all apart of community cooperation, working with authorities to solve a crime.

With a camera recording 24/7, you can see exactly what's happening in the middle of the night or when you're not at home.

Deputy Dave Teems says if you see anything, turn that footage in immediately, you never know how that video could be used to help solve a crime.

"It's important for the community as a whole to reach out when they see something," said Deputy Teems. "When there's something that's on their surveillance video that they think is odd, that's out of place if they've had burglaries in their area and they see somebody walking around that doesn't belong there, just send it to us."

Footage is recorded and can be pulled at anytime.

"You can leave your house, arm your system from your phone you can see anything going on in your home from your house or from your work. Wherever your at," said Alison Delong with Alarm Fire Surveillance.

The cost of these system can be pretty pricey, so it's important to shop around.

Regardless if your home is armed with the advanced technology or not, officials say we have to work together as a community.

When it comes to crimes in the county, the ALLin initiative seems to be working.

LCSO saw a decrease in guns stolen from cars this year and overall crime down over 12 percent.