Some of these career criminals will resort to setting the scene of a crime ablaze in order to destroy evidence. Fire is one way to destroy fingerprint residue as well as the media that holds video evidence. Examples of this include SD/Micro-SD chips in cameras, DVR’s (digital video recorders), NVR’s (network video recorders), DVD’s, and other means of video data storage.
“Fires, by their destructive nature, consume the evidence of their initiation and progress as they grow. Investigations are compromised, and often scenes are further destroyed by the activities of the fire service, whose primary responsibilities are to save lives and protect property against further damage” (Fire and Arson Scene Evidence: A Guide for Public Safety Personnel, http://bit.ly/2a3JOcf).Video combined with intrusion/fire detection is one way to fight this kind of crime right from the beginning. The mere presence of cameras in and about a targeted business is often enough to send this type of criminal scurrying to an adjacent business who does not display any sign of cameras or a security system. The existence of a siren box on the side of a building, the presence of a working keypad inside the foyer, having foil tape or vibration detection bugs attached to the window glass around the perimeter, the presence of cameras inside and out are often enough to deter would-be criminals before the crime has been committed.
“Again I say, catching crooks may be the name of the game, but deterrence is always our aim,” says John Larkin, Senior Partner with ESC of Columbus, Ohio.Toward that end, having a quality video surveillance system with off-site image archiving is one way to retain valuable evidence, evidence that would otherwise be destroyed in an intentionally set fire.
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