CCTV cam­eras

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Save­naca Vakali­waliwa,

Canada

The story and pic­tures in the Fiji Sun on 17/10 about a sus­pect who was caught on CCTV cam­era do­ing a burglary at a home in Lau­toka will def­i­nitely boost the sale of these cam­eras and in­crease the need of hav­ing a se­cu­rity alarm sys­tem. We are told that the CCTV cam­era costs $3000, which in this case, led to the quick ar­rest of the house break-in sus­pect.

We are told that these so-called thieves are get­ting very smart these days and I guess the one that got caught must have been des­per­ate be­cause he took off his hat which showed his face, and he was not ob­ser­vant to spot the installed cam­eras. One rea­son peo­ple put out signs which read ‘Be­ware of Dogs’ was to warn the would-be thieves that they may be bit­ten by a sav­age dog if they break in with the in­ten­tion of steal­ing. Some house­holds have these warn­ings even when they do not own a dog. From this story, one can see the ben­e­fit of hav­ing a CCTV cam­era installed with­out plac­ing a warn­ing sign out­side the house say­ing that the home is installed with CCTV cam­eras. Had the burglar known, he would prob­a­bly have dressed him­self in a clown suit or wore a mask. What if a burglar turned the lights off at night and used a flash­light to rum­ble through a house? Would the CCTV cam­era make a def­i­nite iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of the sus­pect? When the sus­pect broke open the burglar grill to en­ter the house, did that spark an alarm with the se­cu­rity com­pany that installed the CCTV cam­era, or is it just like a video recorder, which needed to be played back to catch the sus­pect? These so-called thieves are get­ting smarter and much more or­gan­ised and those who need to have a se­cu­rity sys­tem for their homes or busi­ness, need to in­stall s sys­tem that is steps ahead of these crim­i­nal minds.

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