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ConnectBlue BR is a Public-Private Partnership initiative that enables you to play a proactive role in the safety of your property, your assets, and the community. With the mission of improving safety for all, we encourage you to become part of ConnectBlue BR by applying to our camera directory or by sharing camera feeds from your property with the Baton Rouge Police Department. With your help, we can increase the safety of businesses and citizens, help solve outstanding crimes, and strengthen community relations.
By joining ConnectBlue BR you contributing to make our community a safer place.
Empowerment: For citizens to know their contributions are valued and meaningful.
Trust: To build on the foundation of our community relationships.
Safety: To ensure all citizens of Baton Rouge are protected.
Engagement: To include members of our community as instrumental parts of our operations.
ConnectBlue BR Directory is for individuals or businesses that have surveillance cameras but do not want to share live camera feeds with BRPD. The individuals or businesses can just share their contact information with BRPD, such as email and phone numbers. This will allow BRPD to immediately contact the right person when incidents occur. The individuals or businesses can then provide footage to BRPD if captured on their surveillance camera system.
ConnectBlue BR Camera-Share is a program that enables you to share approved public-facing camera feeds with Baton Rouge PD. Whether using existing cameras or purchasing new cameras, having a real-time view using public-facing cameras on your property and surroundings will improve your safety, mitigate an incident from occurring on the property, and expedite the process of responding to and resolving incidents as they occur.
Yes, depending on the camera system you have, you can leverage existing cameras/equipment that is already in place. However, there may be further enhancements that need to be made to ensure the connection into the system meets the requirements.
The requirements and associated costs to implement a solution that is compatible with ConnectBlue BR varies. It can be as simple as software updates to an existing camera system, but can also include hardware replacements or purchasing a new video system, depending on your needs. Our security experts can help guide you towards the solution that is best for you and your budget.
Yes. BRPD will communicate with you if camera feeds from your property could be valuable for a current investigation.
Yes, once you join ConnectBlue BR we will provide you with signage that will be placed on your property. This signage is mandatory to ensure those who may come on your property are aware that they are on camera.
As the property owner, your responsibilities as part of ConnectBlue BR are to ensure your cameras are up to date and maintained, functioning correctly and, if an issue with your equipment occurs, you work with the visual experts to resolve the issue.
Yes. However, most residential and business-quality internet connections should possess sufficient bandwidth to connect your cameras to the program. Specific speeds and rates may vary depending upon the resolution and quantity of cameras connected to the program.
The lighting needs and considerations are dependent upon the capabilities of your camera hardware. In applications where sufficient lighting is a challenge, best practices suggest the deployment of infrared-capable cameras, which can provide additional illumination beyond the visible spectrum. For best results, quality outdoor lighting is recommended.
Yes. When you speak with the 911 call taker, notify them that you are part of ConnectBlue BR. The dispatcher will notify our responding BRPD team that your property is enrolled in ConnectBlue BR.
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