Two years ago, a security specialist started a program aimed at combating crime on the streets of Wagga, but the founder has struggled to gain members.
G-Tec director Tim Lewry revealed plans to put sentry vehicles - fitted with a 360-degree camera and latest GPS technology - onto the streets of Wagga as a deterrent to criminals.
He said the security guards would drive around and talk to anyone looking suspicious and, if need be, contact police to apprise them of a situation.
"We are trying to get someone to be in the area," Mr Lewry said.
"We might drive through the area, and it might not be something then, but if police contact us, then we can hand over any footage.
"We have been through a bit of a crime wave."
After pitching the residential security program two years ago, interest in the crime-fighting strategy has failed to take off.
Mr Lewry said he couldn't see why residents haven't taken an interest.
"We have the cars, we have the staff who could run it, but we just don't have the funds," he said.
"We can't run the cars while losing money.
"That's the sad part because we know on the night we ran the demos there was an effect."
Mr Lewry said the cars would never leave the area, acting as a deterrent for anyone who might be trying to scope out a suburb.
He was baffled that people were not willing to pay, adding the price is affordable, and the benefits outweigh the small asking monthly fee of $9.90.
"It's less than Netflix," he said.
"It won't start till we have the numbers to do it properly.
"While the program needs a minimum number to start, it will continue to expand as more people join."
Mr Lewry said there is nothing "vigilante" about the residential security program.
"We are running a business which is obviously licenced, and we are directed under the NSW Police," he said.
"We are not there to harass anyone, and we are just there to protect the community."
"The problem with Wagga is that these people are running around while you are all asleep, but we are working."
Mr Lewry said they need 2000 people to sign up.
"If I had enough members to get it on the ground, then I would run it at nothing," he said.
"I was not doing it to make money. I was doing it for Wagga."