Is It Possible To Prevent Crime With Video Surveillance?

July 25th, 2019

The short answer to the question, "Is it possible to prevent crime with video surveillance," is yes. While of course, the components cannot physically stop a burglar, thief, trespasser, or vandal, they can deter them from acting out. It is not like cameras and sensors can sprout arms and legs, come to life, and nip issues in the bud. However, there are various ways in which video surveillance can help prevent crime.

Sometimes, the threats are not even from outside sources. Rather, Houston organizations face employee theft, fraud, and more too. Once again, video surveillance can keep these workers walking a straight line and not misbehaving. Curious Houston home and business owners should continue reading to find out what video surveillance can do for them.

Video Surveillance Can Be Used As A Scare Tactic

Whether a criminal is experienced or a newbie, they know that being captured on video is a big no-no. It is not only their faces that they have to worry about as tattoos, scars, and birthmarks can lead police to their doorsteps as well. Also, if the individual's license plate number gets recorded, the same fate is likely in store for them. Therefore, if criminals see high-quality cameras and signs stating that a professional company is monitoring the property, they will usually avoid hitting that place and search for a new target that is unprotected.

Also, if workers know that somebody could be watching their every move, they will avoid partaking in inappropriate workplace behaviors. Should a person decide to do something improper, the footage will tell the real story and stop he said/she said arguments in their tracks. Video surveillance can cut down on instances of...

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Bullying

  • Violence

  • Discrimination

  • Verbal Abuse

Increased Arrests Are A Result Of Video Surveillance

When police officers don't have any leads, they often turn to the security camera footage of Houston stores, residences, and businesses. The recordings assist the authorities in identifying suspects. They use facial recognition software to see if the individual matches any of the mug-shots currently on file. Then, after further investigation to ensure that they have the right person, deputies arrest the person and put them in jail. Hence, new crimes are prevented as that is one less criminal on the streets.

Video Surveillance Helps Get Criminals Convicted

Putting criminals behind bars only stops so much crime from taking place. However, keeping these persons in jail or prison is the best way to prevent career offenders from acting out again and again. Video surveillance assists prosecutors as it serves as indisputable evidence so that they can get a conviction. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and if a person is caught on tape, they don't have much of a leg to stand on. Additionally, the footage often shows witnesses that might have seen the whole thing go down. Lastly, but certainly not least, due to identification occurring via video surveillance, investigators can get warrants to arrest the individual and search their property.

Contact a member of the Security Feed team to learn about your video surveillance options.

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

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Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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