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Commercial Crime Prevention - The Rise of Proactive Live Surveillance

Posted by Amy Hite on February 3, 2015

“A theoretical perspective suggests that cameras may work to prevent crime if two criteria are met; the offender is aware that the camera may be watching their activity, and secondly that the offender perceives that the risk of capture by police may outweigh the benefits of the…

Real-Time Monitoring for Theft Prevention

Posted by Rick Charney by Sean Murphy on February 2, 2015

FBI collected statistics indicate that there are about 9.3 million instances of property crime, 2.2 million burglaries, and 6.3 million larceny-thefts in the United States in a typical year. This boils down to a loss of a lot of revenue through crime. Many of these crimes occur…

Swann Surveillance Camera Monitoring for Video Security

Posted by Amy Hite on February 1, 2015

Swann surveillance cameras are a popular commercial video camera manufacturer. They show up 79 times in Google search results. Swann surveillance cameras can be a part of an effective security solution. Numerous studies (1, 2, 3) show that video surveillance systems can reduce…

Revo Surveillance Camera Monitoring for Video Security

Posted by Amy Hite on February 1, 2015

Revo surveillance cameras are a popular commercial video camera manufacturer. They show up 184,000 times in Google search results. Revo surveillance cameras can be a part of an effective security solution. Numerous studies (1, 2, 3) show that video surveillance systems can…

Live Monitoring Is an Essential Part of Theft Prevention

Posted by Amy Hite on February 1, 2015

While it’s true that even the simplest security precautions like alarms can help reduce break-ins, it’s also a fact that having actual live human beings behind a camera to react in the case of a problem makes an even bigger difference. The government of Baltimore actually…

Rash of Bicycle Shop Break-ins in Little Rock, Ark.

Posted by Rick Charney on January 26, 2015

Professional criminals will always find new ways to compromise surveillance systems. Using cameras, monitors and sensors alone do not always provide proper security and protection from break-ins, as the following story from KTHV TV reports. The store owners installed…

Q-See Surveillance Camera Monitoring for Video Security

Posted by Amy Hite on January 25, 2015

Q-See surveillance cameras are a well-known commercial video camera manufacturer. They show up 1,170,000 times in Google search results. Q-See surveillance cameras can be a part of an effective security solution. Numerous studies (1, 2, 3) show that video surveillance systems…

Locks and Crime Prevention

Posted by Amy Hite on January 25, 2015

Door locks are a the most common and simplest building security measure. Each type of lock has its advantages and disadvantages. According to the NCPC (National Crime Prevention Council), the Internet helps spread the latest ways to compromise even high-quality locks. For…