WHEATON, IL – The Wheaton Police Department has introduced a new initiative, “Connect Wheaton,” aiming to enhance public safety and expedite emergency responses. This security camera registry program invites residents and businesses to voluntarily register their security cameras, such as video doorbells and surveillance systems.
According to the department, this registry will assist detectives in quickly locating potential video evidence during investigations. Registration does not grant the police access to live feeds but allows them to contact camera owners if needed. The process takes approximately 60 seconds at www.connectwheaton.org.
Additionally, businesses have the option to join a separate system, enabling them to provide a live-stream to the police in emergencies via a panic button or app. Further details about this initiative are available on the city’s website.