At a high-end retail shopping center on Camelback Road, two suspects were observed throwing rocks into the glass door of a suite until it breaks. They then kick the rest of the glass down and enter the suite to grab a pair of expensive sunglasses. They then exit the back door of the suite, get in a truck, and drive away.
With an unmonitored camera system, this would be the end of the story. Unmonitored cameras simply record crimes to be viewed at a later time, and rarely give the victim any immediate recourse, much less any valuable information to pursue the criminals with.
In this case, real-time monitoring by Centralized Vision meant that authorities were immediately notified, and CV techs were able to provide police with the direction the vehicle was traveling when it exited the center, which proved to be very useful in tracking down the suspects, who were arrested a few miles from the scene.
A large portion of our client base at Centralized Vision that we provide video surveillance monitoring for are auto dealerships throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. Overall, we provide remote-camera monitoring with real-time response options at 14 car dealerships in Arizona.
The dealerships have a variety of reasons (theft, trespassing, vandalism) of why they would need a company like ours to routinely monitor closed-circuit video cameras on their properties at various times throughout the day. However, a technician at our centralized tech center noticed suspicious activity after seeing two trespassers on camera recently at the vacant Infiniti of Scottsdale dealership we monitor in Scottsdale.
As you can see while watching the video, the cameras we monitor caught two suspects climbing over a locked gate on the property. After numerous cameras on the property provided detailed video images of the two suspects collecting copper pipes and other metals, our technician contacted the Scottsdale Police Department’s dispatch operator to alert local authorities of the criminal activity.
Within five minutes, one Scottsdale police officer was at the property, and another unit arrived at the auto dealership shortly after. Later in the video, the police officers can be seen arresting the suspects and also locating a bag of metal objects the criminals stashed on the property. The Scottsdale police officers were in contact with our technician to verify they were apprehending the correct people.
Although we usually see people trying to steal copper and other metals from recycling facilities we monitor, this video capture is proof that any crime can be committed on the property of various types of businesses.
Tom Vigilante, Jr. is President & Founder of Centralized Vision, which has offices in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Denver. For more information on real-time video verification services or GPS monitoring, go to centralizedvision.com or call 855-888-8094.
A Centralized Vision technician noticed suspicious activity at 3:15 a.m. on November 28 when conducting camera monitoring tours of a North Phoenix facility after seeing a Caucasian male enter his security camera view on a bicycle and closing the bin doors of a dumpster area. Knowing that the suspect was trespassing on a client’s property, the technician notified the Phoenix Police Department immediately.
At 3:34 a.m., the camera surveillance shows two Phoenix police officers arriving on the property and cornering the suspect at gunpoint near the trash dumpster. After the suspect surrendered, the police officers received his identification and found no arrest warrants or criminal history when running his files electronically. The male suspect was issued a trespassing warning and left the property. By 3:51 a.m., the cops left the property secure of no criminal activity.