The key to gaining the full benefits of your security system is getting in early, Moreno says. If security can introduce plans for parking security technology before construction starts on a structure, the department can save up to 40 percent on infrastructure.
Violent crime has either steadily declined or increased, depending upon the part of the country, although consistent budget cuts are one reason that lawmakers in some municipalities have been forced to hire fewer police officers when new camera equipment will do.
The results have been amazing: over the course of six months, more than 100 arrests have been made for outstanding warrants, gun violations, underage drinking, drug possession and robbery. Crime and vandalism are down; hikers and bikers feel safe again visiting the area.
Law enforcement agencies are tasked with the difficult job of keeping communities safe, a responsibility that never goes away.
March 1, 2014
Advancements in security technology, however, are giving law enforcement agencies an advantage in the fight against crime. Video surveillance has long been used as a deterrent and tool for capturing incidents as they occur, but recent innovations in IP-based cameras and wireless networks have made it even more practical for law enforcement applications.