Tuesday, January 31, 2012
In an attempt to bring criminals to justice, more lawyers around the world are using footage from surveillance cameras in the courtroom. While this is sometimes an effective use of technology to help apprehend burglars or thieves, organizations should ensure that the video surveillance installed around their facility is properly configured. One way for companies to make sure this is the case is by installing their camera system with good video surveillance software.
Deskshare's Security Monitor Pro, for example, has the ability to support more than 1, 000 different IP camera models. This allows organizations to pick the camera that is right for them, without worrying about compatibility issues with the surveillance software. Businesses can purchase up to 16 cameras, all of which can be controlled simultaneously with Deskshare's video surveillance software. This even allows managers from large facilities to feel safe and secure knowing that all areas of their buildings are covered.
After a company has its building's security in place, lawyers may come to them and ask for the recording to help solve crimes. For example, Timothy Tomasik of Clifford Law Offices in Chicago, Illinois, recently used video footage to help an investigation of a car accident. The incident took place in early 2010 and involved an unknown truck and one other civilian automobile. The truck failed to scrape off hardened snow on its roof and when it passed under a railroad overpass some of the ice scraped off. The frozen shrapnel then crashed through a trailing car's windshield, seriously injuring the driver, according to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Tomasik then visited several facilities in the area with surveillance systems and was able to piece together frames to identify the previously unknown truck, the news source said.
Using Deskshare's Security Monitor Pro, administrators can imprint the recordings with time stamps and water marks. This can help investigators trying to piece together a time frame of an incident or determine the whereabouts of certain suspects involved in a case. Authorities using these recordings can then play videos back in four times the normal speed. They can also view only key frames in which events are captured, allowing their investigation to become more efficient.
As a result of lawyers using video footage more often, companies are deploying surveillance systems on a more regular basis. Companies should be sure to effectively utilize their surveillance solutions by using Deskshare's Security Monitor Pro.