The video footage from a nanny cam used in the investigation of a brutal home invasion in Millburn, NJ has led to the arrest of a suspect. Can you imagine where this case would be if that home hadn’t set up a nanny cam that provided that video footage?!
Yahoo article regarding home security measures, and yes surveillance cameras are listed as a measure. While security cameras can’t always prevent crime and are by no means foolproof, they can serve as a useful deterrent in some cases and provide evidence in the event that a crime does occur. Furthermore, security cameras can provide useful information about suspicious activity around your house and neighborhood which can then be provided to local police departments so that they can beef up patrols in your area. Read more on home security measures in the article:
In Ramsgate, England a man was caught on video surveillance violently swinging a cat by its tail. The man (who apparently has issues with cats) has turned himself in to authorities who are investigating.
CNBC indicates that due to the flooding in Thailand (a major producer of the worlds hard drives), shipments of computers may be delayed. While the article from CNBC focuses mainly on PCs, the hard drive shortage may also have an impact on pricing and availability of security camera DVRs which utilize hard drives for storage.
From KENS5.com San Antonio: A home security camera system provides video surveillance of a criminal casing a neighborhood prior to thefts. This information is being used to help police identify the perpetrator(s).
Security camera maintenance is important in order to get the best image quality for your video surveillance. Be sure to inspect and clean security cameras every 6 months (or more) for dirt build up, especially on the lens. Obstructions on the lens, such as dirt, spider webs, etc. can cause false alarms to trigger video recording thereby squandering memory storage resources.
Bugs tend to be attracted to heat sources, such as security cameras as shown in the photo.
From twice.com: “Swann, a manufacturer of security monitoring products, introduced this week its first high definition wearable video camera with a detachable LCD viewer. Dubbed the Swann Freestyle HD (available now at a $280 suggested retail), the video camera records 1080p video and up to 8-megapixel JPEG still images, using a 3x digital zoom lens.”
Sounds like a fun camera for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to record their travels and adventures.
The take-anywhere camera, is weather resistant and can be positioned for hands-free action shooting. Read more
From WSVN news: Surveillance cameras captured the thefts in progress outside the NDT Solutions in Hollywood.
Thieves stole an air conditioning unit (apparently for the copper wire and metal) and were not deterred by being potentially electrocuted. What makes this interesting is that the thieves appeared to be a mom, dad, and their child (along with what is possibly their dog). This gives new meaning to the concept of family night out! Thieves across the country are stealing copper due to soaring metal prices and the broken economy.
To add insult to injury, a few days later, a man seen on a bike scavenges the remnants of copper wiring from the scene! Read more
From Sacramento Bee: “Farmer owners use RADWIN 2000 to protect their livestock, and game farmers use live video to monitor poaching and to protect endangered species. RADWIN’s systems transmit video with excellent image quality, and their rugged reliability and advanced technologies enable them to operate flawlessly in non line-of-sight and severe weather. This makes them the best video transmission solution available in the market today.”
Some of the systems are claimed to be able to transmit video over a 300 km range.