OEMC Private Camera Initiative

RNRA’s recent Public Safety Survey (still open) currently shows strong support (89.9%) for leveraging Camera Technology.  Additionally, the 2023 18th District Community Strategic Plan which resulted from the Fall 2022 Community Conversations has a goal of encouraging residents to install more private cameras and to have their building’s private cameras link into the OEMC Private Camera Initiative.

Public Safety is the #1 concern these days and one of RNRA’s most important pillars. Working with our 18th District Chicago Police Department, OEMC and our RNRA Public Safety Committee, we recommend all Board Presidents and Property Managers strongly consider installing exterior cameras on their properties. The Private Sector Camera Initiative (through the City’s Office of Emergency Management and Communication) will provide greater safety coverage in our community.
With the advent of the 18th District’s Strategic Decision Support Center, highly trained specialized law enforcement personnel can quickly access an exterior camera at or near the location of an emergency situation. A common misconception is that the OEMC will be able to access interior cameras – this is nothing more than a misconception. In reality, OEMC will only have access to exterior cameras on the public way, and will only access the exterior cameras during emergency situations. In fact, the exterior cameras are linked into the OEMC network through a  completely separate IP address – thus, precluding your interior camera feed or systems from being accessible via the OEMC network system. OEMC is only interested in obtaining access to cameras on the public way. OEMC does not record camera feeds, and will only have access to the exterior cameras during emergency situations.
To simplify the initial review process, RNRA has put together this one page document below we hope you will find helpful. To print a copy of the document below and access the links, CLICK HERE.