A First Line of Defense Surveillance

Posted by David Charney by Sean Murphy on July 27, 2015

It was late at night and darkness covered the city. Hiding in the shadows were bandits, waiting for the opportunity to fulfill their devilish schemes. Late into the night, when the chance had finally arrived, they broke into a Publishing Company and ruthlessly snatched everything of value that they could lay their hands upon. The devastating robbery resulted in the halt of production, immediately placing the company at a financial loss. With essential equipment stolen that carried important data vital to their business, the loss was much more than financial; yet the financial loss still remained in the thousands of dollars.

On a different night, within a different city, a gunman entered a facility and robbed the employees at gunpoint, stealing an undisclosed amount of money, leaving the unsuspecting employees victims of a violent crime. The armed robber was not caught, remaining a threat to the community. What do these two events have in common? They each lacked video surveillance. But the question remains, Would this really have made a difference?

According to a first line of defense surveillance study in Baltimore, Maryland, surveillance cameras are a cost-effective deterrent to crime. When placed visibly either outside, or inside, an establishment, the camera works as a crime deterrent, forcing the potential thief or trespasser to think twice before entering the property, or taking anything within the commercial establishment they are visiting. In the first line of defense surveillance study mentioned above, the study's lead researcher, said "Overall, the most effective surveillance systems are those that are monitored by trained staff and have enough cameras to detect crimes in progress and investigate them after the fact."

The US government has implemented a first line of defense surveillance system for the protection and security of their office buildings nationwide. According to the USDA's guide to office security, one vital point they mention is to, "upgrade perimeter control systems with intercoms and closed circuit monitoring devices." Keeping people and assets safe is vital for all business owners and their properties.

These office and industrial buildings are not clients of Stealth Monitoring. Stealth proactive live monitoring is a first line of defense surveillance surveillance. Stealth can detect and deter crime for greater security while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator could have seen unusual activity, activated an audible warning to deter the thieves, and called the local police.

Please contact Stealth today for more information to protect your office building and industrial property. Visit our web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended at offices, warehouses, and other businesses.

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