Project IRIS (Integrated Resources for Investigations and Safety)
Project IRIS (Integrated Resources for Investigations and Safety) is a camera registry. The registry will record the location of cameras owned by businesses and residents in Surrey. This video camera registry initiative is a partnership between the City of Surrey, Surrey RCMP, businesses, and the community.
The Project IRIS (Integrated Resources for Investigations and Safety) initiative provides a camera registry that identifies specific locations of City facilities, residents and businesses’ cameras. Equipped with the knowledge of locations of security cameras, police can more quickly and efficiently conduct their investigation when an incident occurs.
The initiative has two ways of collecting the location data for CCTV cameras. In the first instance the City has created a database of all camera resources on City-owned land. The second way is through residents and businesses voluntarily signing up to the new public camera registry. The registry is a voluntary mechanism for residents and businesses to register the location of premises they own that have security cameras which record footage.
Registering cameras located on your property is completely voluntary and you can have your information removed from the registry at any time by contacting email@example.com. Residents can register multiple camera locations.
Joining the camera registry does not mean you are obligated to share your footage; it simply records the location of your camera. In the event of an incident in your area, RCMP officers will contact individuals in the registry to request permission to view any recorded footage that may assist with evidence gathering.