In a decade of growing technology, security systems are also increasing in popularity and necessity. While some areas cannot be heavily monitored in person, cities have found that increasing the number of security cameras creates more self-monitoring by citizens. The website of Government Computer News states, “In Baltimore, officials installed 500 cameras mostly in a 50-block downtown area, monitored by retired police officers in a control room, and saw crime rates drop steadily.”
They go on to mention, however, that this is dependent on how well the citizens of that area believe the area is being monitored. The lack of surveillance adds up to a lack of accountability. Yet, the growing surveillance adds up to growing accountability and less crime.
Our job in providing security packages for your businesses, training facilities, hospitals, and military bases is to give you the resources you need to provide your own security. With outdoor cameras and motion sensors, one can have security in 24/7 professional monitoring for work. We have seen this benefit clients in many areas, even through the self-accountability that automatically ensues when people know they are being monitored.
We have also found fun in live videos such as this one from those who didn’t seem to care quite as much.