A new way neighbors can help police, is by registering their home cameras.

Erie County District attorney's office launched a new home camera registry that will help law enforcement know where to ask for camera access.

Video from security cameras has proven to help law enforcement agencies in solving crimes.

In one of its biggest recent investigations, the Erie police used surveillance video to make arrests in the fatal drive-by shooting of 7-year-old Antonio "Espn" Yarger JR. in April.

The camera registry just lets police know where they are located, how long they run, and their address.

They'll have no access to a live stream and still have to ask for permission.