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Using Visible and Hidden Live Video Cameras To Deter and Reduce Crime

Posted by Amy Hite on February 9, 2015

Even though criminals are often thought of as being rather dim, almost all of them have learned a few key points of their "profession." One of these points is to make sure that there isn't enough evidence to link them to their crimes. They also pick up several ways of minimizing…

4 Reasons Live Proactive Monitoring Is a Smart Investment

Posted by Chris O' Rourke on February 9, 2015

Proactive monitoring is an important for multifamily apartment assets. Apartment complexes are a very attractive target for today's criminals and their victims. There’s also the large amount of car and foot traffic that increases the chances that criminals can get in and out…

Shopping Centers: The Effect of Video Cameras on Crime

Posted by Rick Charney on February 6, 2015

There are multiple studies that show how visible video cameras can have a positive effect on preventing crime happening near shopping centers, pharmacies, or other commercial properties. In one study conducted in Japan, a closed circuit TV system was installed in a major…

How Live Monitoring Could Have Helped Prevent a $10,000 Theft

Posted by Sean Murphy on February 5, 2015

Three and a half weeks after a $10,000 robbery that occurred in December, 2014 in Hillsboro, the police arrested a suspect. The suspect was arrested after closed circuit video footage was released to the public and area police, according to The Oregonian. The materials were…

Holiday Crimes at Portland Shopping Malls

Posted by Rick Charney on February 4, 2015

Seven of the largest malls in the Portland area were hit by over 400 crimes from November 28, 2013 to January 1, 2014 as reported by KATU, December 18, 2014. One center reported 113 crimes, which included four car prowls and seven hit and runs. Another center had a total 105…

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 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…