Even the Police Need Security
May 5th, 2011
If you ever question the need to regularly evaluate your security systems and level of protection, take a look at this recent story from the metro Atlanta crime reports:
The DeKalb County Police Department experienced a burglary at their maintenance facility that housed thirty-six police cars. I don’t know about you but I don’t think I would have chosen a police department facility as my primary target for a burglary. Of course, I am not a burglar. What does this say about the state of mind of the criminals in Atlanta?
This example shows us why a security guard walking a beat is not always an effective way to prevent crime. The good news is that there are better and better security products and tools available that can be used to secure your home and business against theft and burglary.
One example of an innovative product that could be used to protect an outdoor vehicle yard or similar type facility is Videofied. Videofied is a system that uses MotionViewers to detect motion and to record video clips at the same time. If motion is detected when the system is armed, a ten to twenty second video clip is recorded by the MotionViewer and then transmitted to our alarm monitoring center. Our highly-trained representatives can then view the clip to determine if the motion was caused by a stray dog or if it was a burglar breaking into police cars parked in a maintenance yard. Our experience has been that the police tend to respond faster to verified crimes in progress than to non-verified alarm system signals.
Videofied is a highly-effective system that can prevent false police dispatches and can help to catch criminals in the act of committing crimes. Videofied is the only security system endorsed by the National Sheriffs’ Association.
If you would like to see some video clips of Videofied in action, you can visit our YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/RemoteProtectionSys.
This is a great solution that is making security more effective while also preventing false dispatches of police officers to homes and businesses that are secure. Let us know if you would like a free Videofied system demonstration.
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-Scott Hightower, Verified Security