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Interior Video Surveillance Did Not Stop Intruder

Posted by Rick Charney on Jul 1, 2015

“Almost” isn’t good enough when it comes to apprehending intruders. When your interior video surveillance is only recording, you can’t stop an intruder. Even worse, criminals who invade your business often have already damage it by the time your cameras see them.

“Seeing without apprehending” is frustrating to the crime victim as well as to law enforcement officials. This frustration struck again earlier this month in Detroit. A liquor store there did have interior video surveillance installed, but that wasn’t adequate to capture the intruder who broke through a wall of the shopping center.

That interior video surveillance only captured the image of the man who wormed his way into a locked storage area of the shopping center. Fortunately for all involved, he entered a secured area that was isolated from the rest of the business. It only took the intruder seconds to recognize this plight, and he exited out the same hole that he had drilled in the wall only a minute before when he initially broke into the business.

This incident happened within a minute flat; you can watch the action yourself in the video the intruder left. But the damage the suspect created won’t disappear as fast as the intruder himself did. It will mean undesirable consequences for the business: calling in construction repair and dealing with insurance red tape. It may perhaps also involve deductible expenses to the business.

Live monitoring might have prevented the invader and captured the would-be intruder. Stealth operators can monitor the both the exterior and interior of a shopping center, apartment complex, or other business area. Stealth operators could have activated an audible warning when the suspect started acting suspiciously before breaching the exterior wall. In many cases the audible warning is enough to deter any vandalism or crime.

Stealth proactive live surveillance can detect and deter crime for greater security while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator can see unusual activity, activate an audible warning to deter criminals, and call the local police. See some related solutions on shopping centers at Stealth Monitoring.

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