Archive for the ‘Digital Video Security’ Category
Monday, May 20th, 2013
Security camera footage captures the chilling moment a bank robber held his finger to his lips to try to silence a terrified bank teller.
In a note handed to the Bank of America employee in New York City, the well-dressed thief threatened to kill everyone unless the clerk handed over the money.
His plan backfired however, when the woman who is in her 20s, started yelling Oh, my God!’ as she read the note that was scrawled in black marker pen.
As the worker screamed, the robber held his finger up to his lips, telling her: ‘Shhhh.’
But the teller continued to scream and ran for cover under a desk at the other end of the bank on Third Avenue.
‘She was legitimately scared,” a law-enforcement official told the New York Post. ‘The guy caught her off guard, and she freaked out.’ (more…)
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
On Thursday, April 18, 2013 the FBI has released photos and videos of the 2 suspects that may be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings. Please visit the official FBI website to see of you can help with the investigation. Use extreme caution if you see these men as they should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not try to apprehend them on your own. Contact your local law enforcement or the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3, with information. All media inquiries should be directed to the FBI’s National Press Office at (202) 324-3691.
Click Link for Video: Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects – FBI Released Video April 18, 2013
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
Young women face the highest rates of dating violence and sexual assault. Nineteen percent of women (nearly 1 in 5) report experiencing sexual assault while in college. Many of these assaults occur when the offender, often an acquaintance, has targeted and isolated a young woman in vulnerable circumstances. Dating violence also disproportionately affects young women in this demographic. Young people turn to each other for help more often than they turn to parents, but most don’t know how to intervene if a friend needs help. Moreover, sixty percent of college students who have been in an abusive relationship say no one helped them. Websites, hotlines and resources are available for those who have experienced or are currently experiencing violence and abuse.
There are tools women (and men) can use to try and protect themselves from a potential attack. For example, carrying pepper spray or a personal alarm is highly recommended. In addition, GPS trackers can assist others in locating you should you need immediate help. Always tell someone if you are going on a date, especially with someone new, and what time you expect to return. This way, if someone suspects foul play, they can give authorities this information and also let them know you have a GPS tracking device. You could also install video surveillance equipment in your dorm room or home as an added measure of security. (more…)
Sunday, March 13th, 2011
We just finished with a bad winter and saw plenty of snow. Hopefully it will be the last of until the end of the year. In the mean time, I was hoping to prevent a different type of snow job from occurring to our customers and followers.
Friday, February 18th, 2011
The Second City may be first city when it comes to surveillance, a fact that’s not escaped the ACLU. Chicago’s rise to becoming what may be the most well monitored city started in 2003 when the city’s strapped police department started installing “blue light” cameras in areas known for crime.
According to the Raw Story, there are some 1000+ cameras capable of picking up the text in a book.
While the official number isn’t exactly known, estimates state that there are over 10,000 security camera systems – public and private- in the nation’s third largest city. The existence of the camera systems has many crying “foul” over the city’s possible invasion of privacy. (more…)
Saturday, January 15th, 2011
The York City Police Department began the new year with a bang (not a whimper) with the installation of some high-tech AV devices in squad cars. Almost all of the department’s vehicles are now equipped with video cameras made possible by a grant for law enforcement. Always outnumbered, and at times out-gunned, video helps police nationwide even the playing field.
In-car cameras not only protect officers and the public, but they aid in suspect identification as well as provide documentation of arrests when the bad guys decide to take cops to court. It’s hard to argue with irrefutable evidence… (more…)
Friday, November 19th, 2010
In the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn, a woman filed suit against an off-duty police officer who allegedly attacked the woman at Hooters in January. The suit names the restaurant chain, the village of Oak Lawn, and the off-duty officer as plaintiffs.
The suit was filed two weeks following the woman’s sentencing to 6+ months in Cook County jail for battery–the police officer claimed that the grandmother had spit on him during the incident. (more…)
Saturday, September 11th, 2010
It’s an unwritten rule, but one that many would most likely agree; don’t commit a crime if you’re not willing to pay for it–monetarily or with your time. Possibly second to this unwritten rule: Don’t sell drugs underneath a security camera. (more…)