Showing posts with label Video Surveillance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Video Surveillance. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Police release video $100,000 jewelry Heist

Police release surveillance video of suspect stealing $100,000 worth of jewelry in Silver Spring
| #TpromoCom | (WDVM) — The Montgomery County #Police Department is investigating the burglary of the TG #Jewelers in the Ellsworth Place Mall on Colesville Road in downtown Silver Spring on Saturday, February 13.

According to officials, the suspect stole approximately $100,000 worth of jewelry. Officials have released surveillance video and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the pictured suspect.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Letters to the Editor: Video surveillance registry

Letters to the Editor: Video surveillance registry | #TpromoCom #Police #VideoSurveillance | The issue of police access to home and business video surveillance systems is one contested by many and approved by even more of local populations.

Editor's Note: To read the letter to the editor on this issue, scroll down the page a bit, it's the second  letter covered by The Sun. --Al Colombo
"Recently, the City Council approved a motion for the city manager to investigate creating a registry of residents, business owners and others who have video surveillance systems.

"After surveillance camera owners raise their hands to be included in a registry, they could be compelled by the courts through subpoenas to turn over their video data. Doing so will not be voluntary.


More and more we're seeing police departments across the nation requesting access to home and business video surveillance systems that have an Internet connections. The manufacturer of the ever growingly popular doorbell camera, Ring, has, in fact, given local police access to their IP addresses so dispatch can quickly look in on events as they unfold. 

There was a day when I was animatedly against access to public cameras by law enforcement. Some of our readers will remember when I mentioned a case in Boston where a young nurse, the mother of two young children, was murdered and the police had absolutely no clues... until another day when an investigator revisited the crime scene. 

Looking up, he suddenly realized there was a camera looking down on the spot where the mother  had been murdered. He was able to obtain the video pertinent to the crime, which ultimately led to the conviction of the rightful party.  

After being told about this situation by the CEO of a video camera manufacturer in the late 90's, early 2000's, I've changed my mind--police should have access to video, when it's associated with a criminal event. However, I still maintain my position on personal and societal privacy in that no one outside your home or business should have real-time access to your video surveillance system. 

There's been talk out and about regarding making such a connection mandatory by municipalities, especially where it involves high-rise and large facilities. What's your opinion on all of this? 

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Should law enforcement have ready, real-time access to home or business video surveillance systems?  

I'd like to hear  your thoughts. Please send me an email with "public video" in the subject line: Click Here! Also, please share this with others using the share icons at the bottom of this  page. 

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Average number of networked cameras among device owners increases to 3.4 from 1.9 in 2018

Average number of networked cameras among device owners increases to 3.4 from 1.9 in 2018 
| #TpromoCom #Event #VideoSurveillance #Cameras | ADT,, Yonomi, Nice, Notion, Brinks Home Security, and SimpliSafe to share insights on smart home and home security at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

Parks Associates’ new Smart Product Market Assessment research finds US broadband households with networked cameras now own on average 3.4 of these devices, a rapid increase from less than two devices in early 2018. Additionally, over one-third of those who bought a smart video doorbell in the past 12 months are first-time buyers. The firm will host the 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Smart Home Growth Strategies virtually on January 14, in cooperation with CES® 2021, featuring executives from ADT,, Brinks Home Security, Nice, Notion, SimpliSafe, and Yonomi.

“Households with smart home devices continue to purchase additional devices, driving growth as they embrace DIY options and seek to protect multiple access points and locations in their home,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “Companies can maximize their approach in this market by attracting new buyers while also developing and marketing features and use cases that address multidevice ownership.”

CONNECTIONS™ Summit, sponsored by, AmTrust Financial Services, and Airties, features sessions on smart home technology and services, connected health, data privacy, value-added services, and home security. Parks Associates analysts and industry executives will explore the impact as work, school, and entertainment use cases increase demand on smart home functionality and capabilities. Speakers will also discuss new consumer behaviors in DIY and new opportunities emerging as households adopt and integrate multiple connected devices.

The virtual sessions Smart Home Platforms: Simplifying the Experience, 10 am CT on Thursday, January 14, and Home Security Growth: DIY and Pro Channels, 1 pm CT, explore the user experience and the changing business models for smart home and home security solutions.


Anne Ferguson, VP, Marketing,

Raya Sevilla, SVP Information Technology, ADT

Sumati Stewart, SVP of Sales and Marketing, Yonomi

Mark Owen Burson, VP Marketing & Product Management, Nice North America

Brett Jurgens, CEO and Co-Founder, Notion, a Comcast Company 

Min Kang, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Brinks Home Security  

Matt Wolf, Head of Partnerships, SimpliSafe  

Parks Associates surveys 10,000 US broadband households each quarter, providing a rich data set with trending for at least five years. The firm will feature its market insights and consumer data during the webinars and virtual conferences throughout 2021. 

For more information, visit To speak with an analyst or to request research, contact Rosey Ulpino at, 972.996.0233.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

FLIR Systems to Be Acquired by Teledyne for $8B

FLIR Systems to Be Acquired by Teledyne for $8B
| #TpromoCom #Flir #Acquisition #Business | FLIR’s CEO says together the companies will “offer a uniquely complementary end-to-end portfolio of sensory technologies for all key domains and applications.” (
Under the terms of the agreement, FLIR stockholders will receive $28.00 per share in cash and 0.0718 shares of Teledyne common stock for each FLIR share, which implies a total purchase price of $56.00 per FLIR share based on Teledyne’s 5-day volume weighted average price as of Dec. 31, 2020.
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Monday, December 28, 2020

The Top 10 Surveillance Videos of 2020

The Top 10 Surveillance Videos of 2020 | #TpromoCom #VideoSurveillance #Security #Trending | Theft fails, a “gangster grandpa,” a heroic dog and much more make up the most viewed surveillance videos of 2020.

Some of the stuff caught by surveillance cameras really is incredible. While the primary role of surveillance cameras is for security purposes, they also catch heartwarming stories, surprising feats of strength and countless moments that you wouldn’t believe if they weren’t caught on camera.

SSI‘s top surveillance videos of the week is proof. Every Friday, we compile the most ridiculous, bizarre and impressive surveillance videos that are released that week.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Axis Named as Security Company of the Year

Axis Named as Security Company of the Year | #TpromoCom #Axis #Security #Award | Axis Security has won Security Company of the Year, in the over £25m turnover category, at this year’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards.

Axis has previously been named Security Company of the Year on four other occasions: 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2018.

The company was able to demonstrate to the judges that it successfully integrates numerous technology platforms to support officers and customers, and that its dedicated training division and also its coaching and mentoring programs are having a positive impact on its employees and service delivery.

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Monday, November 30, 2020

How to check if your doorbell camera is included in the latest recall

How to check if your doorbell camera is included in the latest recall
 | #TpromoCom #Ring #Camera #Fire #Recall | The Consumer Product Safety Commission says 23 of these Ring Doorbell Cameras have ignited, some have caused minor property damage, and this issue affects 350,000 units.

Here is a look at the product we are talking about: 

Ring Recalls Doorbell Cameras Due to Fire Hazard

Ring Recalls Doorbell Cameras Due to Fire Hazard | #TpromoCom #Ring #Camera #ProductRecall | Ring has recalled its second generation video camera doorbells due to a burn and fire hazard (SPECTRUM NEWS STAFF).

Approximately 350,000 units in the U.S. have been recalled, as well as 8,700 in Canada.

Find out which cameras are affected and more:Click here!

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Outdoor CCTV Cameras Help in Determining Criminal's Identity

Homeowner finds wrecked wall was caused by council workers who left without telling her | #TpromoCom #CCTV #VideoSurveillance #Criminal | (Emily ClearyA stunned homeowner whose front wall was smashed discovered the culprits were council cleaners - who then drove off without telling her.

Debs Esccott had spotted the council cleaning vehicle outside her house in Cliffe Woods, Kent, and initially thought the workers were doing a good job at sweeping leaves from a nearby car park. 

But when she returned from a trip to the shops, she found the wall outside her home had been smashed to pieces.

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Friday, November 27, 2020


POLICE INCREASING PATROLS, VISIBILITY DURING HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON | #TpromoCom #Police #SituationalAwareness #Security | The Jackson Police Department will roll out Operation Safe Shop starting Thanksgiving and continuing through New Year’s, said Sam Brown, public information officer for the department.

“We deploy extra patrol officers to parking lots of shopping areas in northeast Jackson and south Jackson,” he said. “We’ll have patrol officers in parking lots in marked units with blue lights flashing. The shoppers feel safe when they see the police cars and the criminals will wait, wait, wait.”

"This is where outdoor video surveillance can help as well," says Al Colombo with Security eNews. "A combination of police presence and a quality video system should be enough to discourage criminals altogether."

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