Live Video Monitoring Helps Prevent Property Crime

Posted by Amy Hite on March 15, 2012

Each year the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) releases a Uniform Crime Report documenting the frequency, instances, and trends of certain types of crime. The crimes focused on in the report range from violent crimes, like murder and rape, to property crimes like burglary and arson. The comprehensive report allows you to browse by location, region, and a specific crime. Although some of the locations of these crimes used remote video monitoring, most did not, making it more difficult for law enforcement to catch the culprits. Many law enforcement agencies are encouraging the latest technologies so they have more information that improves their situational awareness when responding to an incident.

In 2010, there were a little over 9 million reported property crimes in the entire nation. When compared to the 2009 estimate, this was a 2.7 percent decrease. In comparison to the 2005 statistics, this was a 9.3 percent drop. Although the frequency is consistently dropping, property crime still resulted in an estimated $15.7 billion in damage in 2010. Security cameras are a major reason for the decrease in property damage. However, property crimes still made up 80% of all criminal victimization in the United States in 2010, according to a survey conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

By using remote video monitoring, like Stealth Monitoring, many major property crimes can be avoided. Through the use of this real time proactive technology, a team of professionals will often be live monitoring your business before the criminal activity has occurred, looking for suspicious behavior. When suspicious behavior is captured on video in progress, they will activate speakers, dispatch police, and/or contact the local management for the subject property.

Remote video monitoring is ideal for use in a wide collection of industries, including auto dealers, apartments, scrap metal dealers, manufacturing facilities, and many other types of commercial property. While many companies merely install equipment and walk away from the project, Stealth Monitoring offers turnkey full service solutions that include design, install, service, and live video monitoring.

By using Stealth Monitoring you can rest easy knowing the safety of your employees and business is in the hands of experts with more than 10 years of experience in the remote video monitoring industry. At Stealth Monitoring, we are proud to be innovators, researchers and expert installers of the “best of the breed” security equipment available on the market. But it’s really the customized real time video monitoring services that makes us different. Call Stealth today at 1-855-783-2584 or visit www.stealthmonitoring.com.