VideoSurveillance.com
Call

Security Camera & Video Surveillance Systems Experts

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE BLOG

We feature the latest stories and industry news in video surveillance

Talk to an Expert
Follow us on social media LinkedIn YouTube Facebook Twitter G+

Join Our Email - Special Offers & New Product Info

Security Archives

Published by Marie on March 25, 2016 11:51 AM

Security-Services-Blog-Image.jpgDefending your business, protecting assets, and deterring crime are essential if you want to keep your business, and employees, safe. But if you've ever worried that a security system was too complicated, or that security guards were too expensive, we have created a professional system designed for your needs.

Our security services combine security cameras, alarms, and other technology with live monitoring by remote security specialists who can evaluate a threat to your site and react accordingly.

With a professionally managed security system you will get:

  • Live video monitoring by trained professionals
  • 24/7 video recording
  • Remote viewing from a computer, smartphone, or tablet

See all our security services, or contact us today to speak with a security expert on how to best protect your business assets.

Published by Marie on January 13, 2016 11:16 AM

Subway-Surveillance-Blog-Image.jpg

With thousands of commuters every day, Washington, D.C. metro police had a difficult challenge - monitor and secure the stops, and subway cars, on the city's public transportation system.

So the department recently invested in several security upgrades including a new Security Operations Control Center where they can monitor video surveillance cameras, radio communications, security alarms, fire alarms, and chemical detection systems all in one location.

The difference having a centralized security headquarters made as evident almost immediately. Chief Ron Pavlik says that in 2015 alone they've made "over 500 adult arrests, over 200 cases are closed, and over 100 cases were unfounded." During that time they had over 6,200 requests for video.

Watching security video in real time helps you spot suspicious activity as it happens, increasing response time and decreasing crimes and other activity. Surveillance cameras also increase the effectiveness of security forces - instead of being limited by what they can see around them, the person monitoring cameras can watch multiple feeds at once and direct security to the areas that need it.

Read more from WTOP. If you are a security director and want to learn more about how video surveillance can help you, contact our experts today.

Published by Marie on December 14, 2015 4:30 PM

Bank-of-New-Hampshire-Case-Study-Blog-Image-12-10-15.jpgThe Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in New England is a premier concert venue with regular crowds on over 8,000 for shows all summer long. With large crowds comes the need for an improved video surveillance system, so Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion upgraded to an HD IP video surveillance system. By replacing their old CCTV system the security staff has drastically cut the response time to crowd incidents and increased the number of investigations by local law enforcement.

The area covered by the new surveillance system is large, but by monitoring live cameras in the control room, security personnel can monitor all areas at once:

  • Multiple parking lots
  • Overnight camping spots
  • VIP lounges
  • Tailgating areas
  • Vendor/merchandise areas
  • Two concert stages

The largest benefit of the new surveillance system is how easy it is to identify and export video if an incident happens. With the old CCTV system the security crew had to physically access each camera to download video which could take hours. Their new system takes just minutes to export files onto a USB stick to hand over to law enforcement.

Between the easier system management and the upgrade to high definition video, an essential part of identifying suspicious people in the videos, within six months the police had already launched a dozen investigations with more pending.

Read the full Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion case study.

Published by Ellen on November 20, 2014 3:15 PM

As part of our unswerving commitment to deliver helpful security resources to our customers, we've added new application pages for video surveillance systems. Among them include:

-Facility Protection
-Employee Safety
-Event Surveillance
-Other Video Projects
-Public Safety

Our proven knowledge in helping companies mitigate threats through surveillance has allowed us to serve a pivotal role in multiple industries. These application pages provide a glimpse of how you can successfully stretch the use of your surveillance system.

We encourage you to check out our comprehensive guide to surveillance applications now to familiarize yourself with the advantages of installing IP security cameras at your facility.

Applications - VS .jpg

Published by Ellen on May 30, 2013 12:11 PM

Security cameras serve numerous functions other than deterring and solving crime. Take for example, the recent bridge collapse in Washington State. The bridge collapse wasn't captured on a mobile device or a handheld camera; it was captured by a video surveillance camera located at a nearby RV dealership.

Read More
Published by Ellen on August 16, 2012 11:00 AM

Should video surveillance cameras be deployed in taxi cabs? This is one question that has spawned many opinions, but no concrete answers. The media certainly hasn't been shy about posting a surfeit of news coverage of crimes that have been committed by unruly passengers and cab drivers. Questions have continued to mount on the polarized security measure: are cameras actually serving as a helpful aid in protecting taxi drivers and passengers, or are they instead infringing upon the driver and passengers' right to privacy?

Read More
Published by Ellen on July 9, 2012 8:35 AM

Winnipeg Transit has submitted a report to the city’s Public Works Committee proposing to increase the number of surveillance cameras on the area’s transit buses. The new cameras, if approved, would be installed near the bus driver’s seat to thwart assaults

Read More
Published by Margeaux on January 19, 2011 8:31 AM

Belgian company A&C Systems distributes high-tech personal electronics, such as navigation devices and mobile phones. With such a large stock of valuable, easily-portable products, A&C wanted to reduce its risk of burglary by monitoring its vast property.

Read More
Published by Jennifer on March 10, 2008 3:38 PM

Don't get the lead jumpsuits out of storage - the x-ray camera isn't yet a reality. The surveillance company ThruVision, has just introduced a revolutionary new surveillance camera that uses electromagnetic rays that explosives, drugs, and other illicit substances emit - from under clothing.

Read More
Published by Dan on February 28, 2007 10:59 AM

Philadelphia's Port Richmond neighborhood has its fare share of problems -- drugs, prostitution, muggings, and the curious refusal of any resident to properly deposit garbage in cans. Needless to say, business owners in the area have a hard time succeeding.

Read More
Published by Dan on February 21, 2007 11:09 AM

Blake's Bar Harbor Marina in Pasadena, MD might just be the safest place on the planet to dock a boat, and that has nothing to do with the community's friendly sea-faring populace. The resounding sense of security stems from a new $30,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor the marina's parking lot and 40 boat slips. What makes this system special is that it spurns traditional CCTV, opting instead for the latest in Web-based video surveillance technology. Boasting 12 IP cameras strategically placed throughout the marina, the video surveillance network is a fine demonstration of high-end parking security. Streaming footage from the cameras is accessible online via the marina's Web site. The inclusion of password-protected accounts can restrict access to certain IP network cameras, while keeping others open to the general public.

Read More
Published by Jennifer on February 9, 2007 3:36 PM

The Boeing Company, which in late 2006 was awarded a multi-billion dollar grant for securing the US-Mexico Border, has put in a request for a fund increase from the US Department of Homeland Security. Boeing's goal is to secure the 1,957-mile border through a combination of traditional fences, aerial drones, surveillance cameras, and a large force of Border Patrol officers by 2008.

Read More
Build Your System