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Smile! Video Surveillance Catches CriminalsOctober 8th, 2014 | by admin admin | in Security Advice | 0
Video surveillance can help catch criminals. Recent court cases have featured footage from security cameras. A Calgary woman accused of bribery was shown following a juror. A bar’s video surveillance cameras recorded how many drinks a suspect had before he killed two people in a hit-and-run. In an elaborate sting operation, police officers set up a security camera and audio recorders to track a drug shipment to Kelowna.
An Ottawa man was finally caught in September after an extensive crime spree. He now faces 38 charges relating to 21 break and enters and 13 vehicle thefts—largely thanks to video surveillance systems. According to local news reports, the case was “difficult to crack due to either poor quality video or the absence of surveillance cameras.” Businesses, such as car dealerships retail communications stores and construction sites eventually installed and upgraded their video security systems. Police were able to link vehicles to construction areas because “many construction sites have good cameras.”
These are the sort of stories that make us proud to be in the security business. Just this summer, Radius surveillance cameras spotted an intruder at a client’s construction site. Our monitoring station operators notified the on-site security guard. Before long, the RCMP were on site and had arrested a suspect. They requested a copy of the security footage for evidence.
Recently, at another construction site, one of our cameras spotted a teenager jumping over a fence. Two other teens followed him onto the site. Our monitoring station operator sounded the alarm, scaring all three intruders away. We then advised our client about how the teens had gained access.
Video surveillance or CCTV footage is great as evidence, but catching criminals in the act and preventing a crime is even better. For more information, visit our video surveillance web site.
Note: This blog discusses general safety and security topics. It is not intended to provide comprehensive advice or guidance. In all matters of personal safety and security, we encourage readers to research topics in depth and consult a security professional about specific concerns.
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