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Dragonfly Community Connect


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Now your company can partner with the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) to enhance the security of your business while also helping to protect your neighbors. 

Dragonfly Community Connect is an innovative new initiative that allows you to link your company’s compatible, cloud-based security cameras with the CPD's Real-Time Intelligence Center for enhanced public safety.

How it works

Once your company installs a compatible security camera system, you can authorize the CPD to proactively access some or all of your cameras in responding to suspicious activity or crime in your area. 

Although the CPD does not monitor your cameras on an ongoing basis, participating in Dragonfly Community Connect gives us rapid access to your camera footage when it counts. That can help us take preventative measures in response to reports of suspicious activity. It can also provide us with the leads we need to rapidly solve any crimes that take place at your business locations and in the surrounding areas.

Benefits for your company and your neighbors

    • Expert guidance for camera installation: When you join Dragonfly Community Connect before your security system is installed, CPD will work with your provider to ensure your cameras are positioned and angled for maximum security.

    • Enhanced security: Help prevent and solve crimes at your business location and the surrounding area.

    • Giving you the power to monitor your facilities: With the cloud-based security cameras compatible with Dragonfly Community Connect, you can use an app to monitor all of your installed camera feeds wherever you are using your computer, smart phone, or other smart devices.

    • Maximum control and flexibility: You can authorize police officers to access some or all of your cameras, so you maintain control over the footage you proactively share.

    • Dragonfly Community Connect signage to help prevent crime: The Chattanooga Police Department will provide you with signage to show your participation in Dragonfly Community Connect and help curtail potential crime.

How to get involved – It’s easy

Step 1: Choose a compatible cloud-based security camera system. Currently, EPB Hosted Camera is the only certified turn-key security camera solution compatible with CPD's infrastructure. As other compatible camera system options become available, we will add them here. Please call EPB at (423) 648-1500 to learn more information. If, after speaking with EPB, your business is interested in participating in Dragonfly Community Connect, please complete the form in Step 2 below.  

Step 2: Let us know you want to join Dragonfly Community Connect using this form:

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Step 3: The Chattanooga Police Department will send you a Memorandum of Understanding for you to review, sign, and return to us. A police officer can answer any questions you have and assist you in completing the agreement. 


Video obtained from camera systems that are part of Dragonfly Community Connect are to be accessed for the purposes of public safety or promoting public safety. Let’s all work together to make Chattanooga a safer place for you, your business, and our community.



Photo by Mike Williams