Property crime in Washington State totals around 278,000 occurrences per year according to recent public data. Per capita, that means roughly 1 in 37 Washington residents either have been or will likely be the victim of a property crime 2018. Thankfully, preventing theft and violence while bolstering the security plan you already have in place is easy with the help of video.
How Does Video Verification Work?
Video verification is an extra layer of security that you can add to home camera systems or commercial video surveillance system that provides first responders and law enforcement an unblinking eye in the event of an alarm system alert. A small motion viewer, series of motion viewers, camera, or series of cameras are connected to your alarm system ensuring that a triggered alarm is truly an emergency or crime, rather than a false alarm. In addition to verifying the alarm, video verification:
- Helps responders recognize and prepare for the number of suspects
- Assists law enforcement by providing an image of the suspects
- Provides a visual log for insurance and prosecution purposes
- Acts as a deterrent to theft before the fact
- May prevent certain crimes from escalating (e.g. robbery into violence)
- An easy add-on to existing home camera systems
Can Video Verification Help After a Crime?
Whether you live and work in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham, Yakima or any other area of Washington State, video input is a valuable addition to your security system, supporting loss prevention and assisting in locating your stolen property after a crime has occurred. Even if the perpetrators have gotten away by the time police arrive, your security system is an excellent witness that won’t forget details, offering exact timestamps, and other important information to track down crooks. The information it records can be used in court to prove your case, prosecute the offender and help you get your life back in order.
Video verification systems from Guardian Security reduce wasted time and money by you and the authorities chasing down the culprits and gathering evidence. Video doesn’t lie, and that means less discussion and more decisive action when your home or business has been burglarized.
Is Video Verification Right For My for Business?
Video verification lets you stay connected to your business or storefront, even if you can’t be there in person. Leaving on vacation, but wish you could keep an eye on your business too? Guardian Security offers cloud-based storage of video file archives so that you can visually check in on your employees and ensure that everything is going smoothly in your absence. If you suspect theft or misconduct from one of your staff members, this security system option will catch them in the act, giving you the proof you need to confront them. Video-equipped alarm systems can help prevent issues such as:
- Short Cash Drawers
- Employee Drug or Alcohol Abuse
- Employee Theft
- Poor Management
- Improper Closing / Security Procedures
Does Video Verification Deter Criminals?
Businesses that keep late hours or a skeleton crew can especially benefit from video verification. Criminals who have been casing your property will often move on the next target when they spot camera-equipped security systems that can put them in the spotlight. The availability of web-based archiving on video camera security systems means that evidence cant be destroyed or removed by damaging the camera a huge deterrent for even the most hardened criminals.
Guardian Security Is Your Eye in the Sky
Video verification systems from Guardian Security reduce wasted time and money by you and the authorities chasing down the culprits and gathering evidence. Video doesn’t lie, and that means less discussion and more decisive action when your home or business has been burglarized. Contact Guardian Security today for a free on site assessment.
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