The Mammoth Security Thought Center
No matter what mix of analog or digital surveillance equipment a business has, it is always a good idea to know how they function. The functionality of any CCTV or IP camera video system focuses on two things: image resolution and field of view (how much ground is covered on the screen).
The popularity of CCTV cameras in business and residential premises in New Haven county CT continues to grow, and for one unlucky criminal, his repeated attempts at carjacking were caught in glorious technicolor, for all to see.
PTZ cameras, or pan-tilt-zoom cameras, are cameras that do exactly as their name implies: pan, tilt and zoom. Though these cameras are a bit more expensive than others, they can do the work of several fixed ones. For this reason, many home and business owners use these types of cameras when building their security systems. Instead of relying on multiple cameras to catch some action, they can rely on one and set it to move in the direction of motion whenever motion is detected. If you’re in the market for new security cameras for your home or business and want to know more about PTZ—including the benefits and pitfalls of the technology—this post was made for you.
College campuses may be a place of learning, but they’re also a place of crime and danger, especially at night. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2014, there were 27,000 criminal incidents against persons and property on campus at public and private 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions that were reported to police and security agencies. Unfortunately, crime and assault rates haven’t changed much since then, and that may be in large part due to the fact that college campuses are tough to secure.
Connecticut may be the third-smallest state by area but it boasts some big achievements. For instance, the state is home to literary geniuses like Mark Twain, William F. Buckley Jr., Candace Bushnell, Suzanne Collins, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Arthur Miller and Maurice Sendak. It boasts an endless array of quint villages, scenic beaches and great seafood. It is home to the number 1 wooden roller coaster in the world. And according to a study by the American Human Development Index, the Constitution State is the best state to live in and citizens are generally happier than those of any other states. The final achievement may be due in large part to the city’s low crime rates.
Ever since the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, city officials have been working on a way to ensure the safety of participants, observers and event volunteers and employees alike. They may have found their answer in the form of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This past April, the city employed drones with high definition cameras to float above the event and keep a proverbial eye out for threats. Though ground video cameras in place during the 2013 marathon were able to help authorities correctly identify the Tsarnaev brothers, the point of the drones, according to Hank Shaw of the Boston FBI, is to identify a threat before it happens.
Imagine if you could tell a vandal to stop what he was doing when he was in the middle of vandalizing your property…or imagine if you could tell a thief to drop your possessions without actually being in the same room with them. Well, with Talking CCTV technology, you no longer have to imagine such things—you can actually do it. Talking CCTV technology was first put to use in 2003, in Wiltshire, UK, and was intended to stop subjects from littering or to order vandals to disperse. 21 areas throughout the UK immediately followed Wiltshire’s lead, with mayors promising to implement Talking CCTV technology to clean up the streets. While the technology was designed to clean up the streets and enhance residents’ safety, it has been met with a mix of criticism and approval.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, 2015 saw a 7% increase in crime on city buses and railways. These crimes include theft, larceny, homicide, rape and assault, aggravated assault, robbery, auto theft and burglary. The only crime that decreased in occurrence was arson. The people of MA are tax paying citizens, and as such, deserve safer passage on their journeys. Whether they are commuters trying to get to and from work safely or they are infrequent city transportation users who just want a relaxing night out, they deserve adequate protection from criminals.
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In an age when video surveillance technology is commonplace in every household, bank, police station and public space throughout America – and in a time when terrorist attacks are so commonplace citizens fear for their lives whenever they attend a big event – it makes sense to line the streets with video cameras, doesn’t it? At least, that’s what many city officials and law enforcement agencies believe, as do many U.S. citizens. As of this year, several municipalities have already implemented a system in which video surveillance footage from local businesses and residents goes directly to police station monitors. Others have implemented a system in which thousands of public cameras are installed out in the open and monitored by police officers in one centralized location. No matter what the setup looks like though, residents are left wondering: how much surveillance is too much surveillance?