Video Surveillance and Industrial Theft

Posted by Sean Murphy on April 29, 2015

Video surveillance provides many security benefits for factories and industrial parks to help prevent industrial theft. It is widely known that copper theft is at an all-time high. However, theft of steel, other metals, and lumber is also increasing. There have even been cases of ‘lumber theft rings’ where lumber is stolen and smuggled into Mexico. An effective video surveillance system can help prevent theft before it even occurs.

Video surveillance in an industrial park provide many benefits in reducing industrial theft. The most obvious of these is theft prevention. Surveillance has been shown to reduce crime in public parking lots and on public transportation. If cameras are prominently displayed in an industrial area, that alone can help reduce theft. If an industrial theft does occur, video surveillance of the crime can help identify the thief and find the stolen material.

Video surveillance can also make quality control in a factory or industrial park more efficient and more effective. A business owner also has the option to view the live or recorded footage on any camera, anywhere, any time. This is especially useful for those who own multiple properties. A network video recorder enables owners and manager to watch large or multiple buildings.

For video surveillance to be effective in an industrial park, cameras should be placed near office doors, loading docks, and manufacturing areas. This is the best way to ensure that each and every person who enters the facility will be on video. Ceiling mounted dome cameras are a great way to cover large, open areas.

The lumber yard in this article is not a client of Stealth Monitoring. Stealth proactive live surveillance can detect and deter industrial theft for greater security while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator could have seen unusual activity, activated an audible warning to deter the thieves, and called the local police.

Stealth Monitoring proactive live video surveillance can be a cost-effective way to prevent industrial theft, improve quality control, and monitor industrial areas. Please contact Stealth today for more information to protect your lumber yard or industrial property. Visit our web site to see actual videos of criminals being apprehended.