Newsletter: Live Construction Surveillance Catches Fence Jumping Burglar

Posted by Amy Hite on July 12, 2017

Catch of the Month Newsletter: Live Construction Surveillance Catches Fence Jumping Burglar

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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, live construction surveillance can lead to you getting 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.

The Best Security Guards

Live security guards are a common visible deterrent in and around construction sites, shopping centers, office buildings, and warehouses. However security guards can also have significant disadvantages.

  • Security guards are typically expensive.
  • Many guards are not trained and can become a liability when confronting thieves and other criminals.
  • A guard can only be in one place at a time.
  • Security patrols cover multiple properties and so are only on your site for a limited time.
  • Certain areas on business grounds like roofs and alleys may be off-limits to a security guard or patrol.

The best guards combine on-site guards with virtual security guards who can complement and fill in their weaknesses. Video cameras can be placed throughout a property to provide multiple real-time views.

About Stealth Monitoring

Stealth Monitoring is the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 11 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth's proactive video monitoring watches over 17,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. Our remote monitoring service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (855) STEALTH or contact us today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the Stealth website to see real arrest videos at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.

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