Category Archives: CCTV

Nanny Cam Video Leads to Arrest in Brutal Home Invasion

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?!

ABC News 7 Story on Nanny Cam Home Invasion Suspect Arrest

Article: Home Security Measures Burglars Hate

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:

http://homes.yahoo.com/news/protect-home-from-burglars-005405786.html

A comprehensive home security plan that incorporates some or all of these measures in combination will work the best to prevent crime before it happens.

Security cameras trending in local homes

WTVA.com reports: “According to local security system companies more-and-more people are installing security systems in their homes, but now surveillance is being used like never before.”

“We’re used to seeing security cameras in places of business as a deterrent against shoplifting or robberies but now more than ever, residents are calling wanting the same service.”

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Security Camera Bugs (yes the real kind of bugs)

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.

Security Camera Bugs

Swann Unveils Freestyle 1080p HD Camera

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.
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AC theft caught on security camera

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!
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RADWIN’s Video Surveillance Transmission Solutions Deployed in Security Projects Throughout South Africa

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.

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