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We’d like to underscore the effectiveness when video surveillance is installed in retail locations, and how the public can help “get the bad guys” when the resulting video is broadcast on the news.

 

Pictured above is an IP / megapixel security camera by Arecont Vision.

According to a report by WBZ out of Boston, earlier this week, a 21-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were arrested for allegedly attacking a shopper in a Market Basket supermarket in Portsmouth, NH. 

The woman grabbed an innocent shopper’s purse while the man scooped up her wallet which fell on the floor.

Store video surveillance was the key to the arrest.  According to WBZ, the couple was ultimately apprehended due to police receiving tips.  A video clip of the two alleged robbers appeared on local news.

The report also refers to the fact that this was a little unusual as far as purse-snatchings go—it occurred inside the store instead of out in the parking lot.

The video surveillance shows how long the couple was inside the store and the specific actions of the alleged thieves.  This is valuable information in terms of evidence and will go a long way towards the potential prosecution of these people in the court system.

Enough can’t be said about the effectiveness of video surveillance in retail locations where people carry purses and wallets, money is exchanged and where valuable goods are stocked.

In fact, just having the cameras visible is going to prevent theft and vandalism in in many cases.  Security cameras act a tremendous deterrent.

But make sure not to fall into the trap of having security cameras for only this purpose—a deterrent.  You will need to have quality images as well, when and if the time comes. 

Some might even want to invest in high quality footage such as that which comes from megapixel security cameras.  Compared to their analog counterparts, a much more clear image is produced.  If you need to zoom in a great deal on an object such as a person’s face, a “grainy” result is less likely to occur.

(Check out this video clip of a an IP / megapixel security camera in a retail setting on One Source Security’s video surveillance website page.)

This is not to say that analog security cameras are inherently low quality.  They can also produce quality images—they’re simply not as clear as megapixel security cameras.

Whichever technology you decide to install, take solace in the fact that your video surveillance system will not only prevent crime by simply being in place, it could also produce video that you and the public can use to identify and prosecute true criminals.

Thanks for spending some time with us today.

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