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Caught on Camera | $40,000 in Jewelry Stolen

Four men and one lookout were caught on camera robbing the Roosevelt Gold Exchange in Cicero, IL Monday, August 6th, and made off with over $40,000 worth of jewelry reports the Chicago Tribune. The men arrived in a white van and entered the gold exchange at 1:30 p.m.; two of the suspects distracted an employee […]

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Burglary Videos | McDonald’s, 3-Timer, and Top Shelf Liquor

McDonald’s Burglar Settles for Dessert Burglar breaks into McDonalds, attempts to open cash register as well as pull it off the counter and take the entire thing with him. After many attempts to pull to both open and pull the register off the counter, the burglar went to one of the refrigerators and grabbed some […]

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Top Picks | Bullet Security Cameras

Bullet cameras are a common type of camera accompanying a surveillance system. The camera is coined as a bullet camera due to its shape that resembles a gun’s bullet. These camera types are compact and can be easily used when discretion is necessary but bullet cameras are available in a variety of sizes to meet […]

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Top Picks | IP Security Cameras

Internet protocol cameras, known as IP cameras, are used in the digital recording of surveillance footage. This type of camera can send and receive video data using computer technologies and the Internet. Cameras used for the purpose of surveillance are called IP cameras to differentiate from typical webcams. IP cameras are available in two different […]

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Top Picks | PTZ Security Cameras

PTZ cameras enable businesses to take their security to a greater distance. The PTZ stands for pan/tilt/zoom and that is exactly what the camera is designed to do. The ability to move the camera around extends the viewing coverage area for extra protection. Image details can be increased with the zoom features during video monitoring […]

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Top Picks | Dome Security Cameras

Dome cameras are a highly recognizable measure of security. Many businesses utilize dome cameras to keep tabs on different locations and activities taking place each day. Dome cameras are installed in the ceilings of a location and are visible to the public. However, the dome covers of the camera are tinted to make it impossible […]

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Top Picks | Infrared Security Cameras

Infrared cameras have the ability to capture an image when there is little or no light available during the time of recording. The infrared cameras utilize a night vision technology that allows images to be detected in the dark. Video recordings of activity in darkened locations can be created which result in high-quality imaging to […]

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Microsoft to Help NYPD Monitor Terrorist Activity Using CCTV

Microsoft has teamed up with the NYPD to give them a Domain Awareness System (DAS) to track potential terrorist activity spotted on the NYPD’s network of CCTV cameras found around New York City. Using the DAS technology provided by Microsoft, the NYPD will be able to scan license plates and tap into multiple criminal and […]

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Top Picks | 4 Camera Surveillance Systems

Camera surveillance systems are utilized as a measure of protection and monitoring for residential and commercial locations. Surveillance systems include multiple cameras placed at designed locations throughout a property in order to monitor and record activities. Depending on the specific type of surveillance system employed, security cameras are connected to digital video recorders and closed-circuit […]

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How to Stylishly Blend Home Security with Home Décor

Modern home décor styles range from American Farmhouse to Modern Minimalist, but this doesn’t mean your home security can’t look good while still keeping your family safe. According to the FBI, a home burglary happens every 15 seconds. About 34% of the time an intruder enters through an unlocked or inadequately secured front door, first […]

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