Live Construction Surveillance Catches Fence Jumping Burglar
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, you get arrested by police.
At 3:46am, a trespasser walks on a Seattle, Washington industrial construction site. He wears a hooded jacket and keeps his head covered so he can’t be identified by a security camera. He ignores the Keep Out sign. The thief carries two spools of wire and kicks one under the fence. He jumps the fence.
Our virtual security guards had seen the burglar on the site before when he first stole the cable. He was returning to the scene of the crime. A surveillance camera monitor calls the Seattle Police. Police calls for an actual crime in progress typically get higher police priority. As a result police can respond quicker when live video monitoring is used.
Responding officers arrive at the Seattle construction site. The thief immediately surrenders and places himself on the floor. Seattle Police handcuff the criminal and take him into custody.
Burglars use the dark of night, as well as hoodies and masks, to hide their criminal activities. However such planning does not escape today’s outdoor security cameras with strong night vision capabilities. Outdoor lighting is highly recommended to capture color, depth, and detail such as license plates and faces. But it’s no longer required for general night use. Commercial real estate managers can use the same high resolution security cameras for both day and night vision.