Can Industrial Video Surveillance Systems Prevent Theft?

Posted by Sean Murphy on February 12, 2018

Industrial properties are tempting targets for thieves, often because they are dark, isolated and rarely monitored. Surveillance systems can be beneficial in protecting valuable assets, however they can only really deter criminal activity when they are watched in real time. Stealth's proactive industrial video surveillance systems are monitored by trained operators and can be found at warehouses, logistics hubs, recycling facilities, and other types of commercial properties.

One Florida warehouse could have benefitted from a live video surveillance system.

According to surveillance video, two suspects cut a hole in the ceiling and dropped into the warehouse around midnight. Investigators said they immediately disabled the alarm, opened a bay door, and loaded a box truck with flat screen televisions, navigation systems, and iPads. The total value of the stolen goods was estimated to be around half a million dollars.

Local authorities believe at least five suspects unloaded the stolen goods at an unknown location and returned to the warehouse to steal more merchandise.

The warehouse is not a Stealth Monitoring client and live video monitoring was not reported.

Proactive Video Surveillance Systems

This Florida warehouse utilized a reactive industrial security solution, meaning a sensor must be tripped before the system will activate. Stealth's customized video surveillance systems are proactive. Trained industrial security operators watch multiple areas of a property live. The cameras are equipped with video analytics software that will notify the operator of any unauthorized movement. If criminal activity is verified, the operator can activate an on-site speaker warning or contact local police. Crimes in progress typically receive a faster police response rate, so there is a greater likelihood the criminals will be caught while still on the property.

Stealth's customized video surveillance systems are designed for indoor and outdoor industrial security. The cameras are also made to withstand harsh weather conditions like heavy rain, snow, excessive winds, and extreme temperatures.

About Stealth Monitoring

Stealth Monitoring, a privately held company with U.S. headquarters in Dallas, TX, and Canadian headquarters in Toronto, ON, is North America’s leading provider of live video monitoring solutions. We specialize in proactive and intelligent video monitoring technology that can significantly improve threat detection and police response. Our security solutions feature advanced technology, coupled with human intelligence and efficient processes, to help detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. We are also heavily invested in the future of computer vision and artificial intelligence. We are actively developing new technologies that can enable executives with valuable business intelligence data to improve their day-to-day operations and decision-making abilities. We have over 500 employees, 15 offices, and 3 redundant live video monitoring control centers. Our team proactively monitors 20,000+ cameras daily, resulting in more than 15,000 deterred crimes, 500+ arrests and 35,000+ analyzed customer videos every year, securing peace of mind for business owners throughout North America. Our clients include construction sites, shopping centers, apartment buildings, auto dealers, office buildings, industrial facilities, distribution yards, cannabis operations, and other businesses with outdoor assets. They range from large global enterprises to single location companies. Our proactive solutions can help reduce external and internal theft, vandalism, property damage and provide you with actionable business intelligence. We can even reduce or replace security guards at a fraction of the cost – up to 60% savings.

Please call toll-free (866) 382-3873 or contact Stealth today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the Stealth web site to see real videos of criminals being arrested at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.

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