THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Thornton police are asking homeowners to register their home security cameras. The hope is the surveillance video will help police solve crimes.

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Signing up to be part of the Thornton Neighborhood Security Camera Network is voluntary, and police would ask to see your video only if there is a crime in your neighborhood.

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“Recently, a video from a doorbell cam was used by Thornton Police Officers to identify a neighborhood where a porch pirate was operating, and to identify the suspect to make an arrest,” officials said in a news release.

Brighton, Castle Rock and Longmont are other communities with similar surveillance registries.

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