Police have benefited from in-car video and surveillance for decades, but private security departments rarely utilize this asset. Here’s why: Since most security departments do not perform vehicle stops, in-car video systems are not believed to be of value. Also, cost is a deterrent. Top-of-the line video systems can cost $5,000 or more. And without grant money, that’s out of reach for most university police departments.
But one mid-sized university department has a proven, cost-effective solution. High Point University in High Point, NC, has been using valued-engineered, in-car video systems for five years, and the investment has proven results.