With the FBI and Boston Police Department reviewing every photo and piece of video footage they can gather from the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy on April 15, 3TV television reporter Jared Dillingham looked into the increasing role of surveillance camera video and how it is being used in solving various crimes.
Dillingham interviewed Centralized Vision President and Founder Tom Vigilante Jr. about how the Phoenix metropolitan area is increasingly being monitored by more video security systems. Centralized Vision recently expanded its video monitoring service center in Central Phoenix after growing its client base by 30 percent in 2012.
“It’s pretty safe to say that somewhere somehow you are being watched,” Vigilante told Dillingham.
The real-time video verification services provided on the more than 5,000 cameras Centralized Vision monitors in the Phoenix area has helped local police departments make a couple of arrests each month to protect its clients’ assets.
“Improving technology, dropping costs and improving crime fighting are giving more birds’ eye views of everything we do,” Dillingham said in the segment.
Hopefully, the presence of security cameras at large public gatherings, sporting events and office buildings will deter criminals from committing these devastating acts of violence in the future. Because of technology and enhanced communications methods, it is nearly certain they will be brought to justice.