Video Surveillance Saves Brooklyn Medical Office: What to Learn
The New York Post recently reported that a security surveillance system saved a Brooklyn, NY, medical office from devastation. Yehuda Miller, a New Jersey resident, told the Post that he watched a crime develop at his office via livestream… and was able to alert police to the issue before it was too late.
“I was in my pajamas, it was 10:55…I see this feed coming in and I see a man who is dressed like a painter come in,” Miller told the Post. Miller claims that the man donned a suit and gloves, ransacked the office, grabbed a bottle out of the restroom and doused a room with liquid. Police believe that the liquid was an accelerant.
“I saw the guy going back to the rear exit and I said to the dispatcher, ‘He’s going back to the exit on Marlborough,” Miller told the Post. Because of Miller’s call, police were able to catch the criminal. The perpetrator was charged with burglary, three counts of arson, two counts of reckless endangerment, three counts of criminal mischief, one count of criminal trespassing and one count of trespassing, according to police.
Miller happened to be watching the security feed livestream while the crime was being committed. Most of the time, business owners aren’t that lucky. The crime is either discovered long after the criminal has fled the seen and sometimes even the next day.
This is why it is essential for businesses to invest in a professional commercial security system.
Even the Brooklyn medical office in this case wasn’t properly secured. If the business had a comprehensive, professional security system in place, an alarm would have sounded upon the criminal’s entry and the central monitoring station would have responded right away. Most professional security companies can now view a livestream of the crime as it happens from the central monitoring station.
As we saw in this case, this dramatically helps authorities catch the criminal quickly and effectively. While the livestream helped Miller save his business, he was simply lucky to have been watching at that moment. It’s great to have a surveillance system in place, but if there is no burglar alarm and central monitoring station to accompany it, how effective can it really be?
A professional security company will offer the latest and most advanced Closed Circuit Video (CCTV) solutions on the market today. Whether you’re looking to safeguard the exterior of your facility or secure high-traffic areas in your building, such as your business’ lobby or shipping/receiving dock, you can place your trust in a professional commercial security system. A respectable security company will be able to customize your video security solutions to meet your precise needs and requirements. Installing a video system allows you to monitor suspicious activity before it turns into something more.
Also, as your business grows, professional CCTV solutions grow with you and can be integrated with a number of advanced systems, such as access control or intrusion detection, for maximum effectiveness and security. From a single camera to hundreds of cameras, you can trust that your needs will be assessed and that a professional system will keep your employees and your property safe and secure.