Sandee Blackburn’s unfortunate plight is still all over the news. Her mother, Vicki Blackburn, is still searching for answers to her murder. But Ms. Blackburn’s quest for answers may soon be over as CCTV security systems could provide some valuable leads for the crime.
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Sandee was captured on different CCTV cameras as she walked along Juliet St and Boddington St on her way home.
It was after nearly three months that Ms. Blackburn had to come face to face with the gruesome reality that her daughter had been murdered just a bit off from home as she was on her way from work.
Neighbors who witnessed the crime tried to save Shandee, but she had sustained multiple stab wounds that almost left her dead instantly. She was 23 years old.
Ms. Blackburn was thankful to those who tried to help her daughter, stating that Shandee was not left alone when she died.
The hunt is still on for Shandee’s killer. However, the authorities are looking into evidences that have been produced by the CCTV cameras around the crime scene.
Is there hope? With valuable clues left by the CCTV camera footage and other information, there certainly is. This makes for a strong case as to why it’s important to have a good CCTV and security system in place.
The CCTV camera and security system advantage
There is no doubt to the indispensability of CCTV cameras and other forms of security systems. They offer tremendous advantages including:
Crime deterrence – While the CCTV cameras around the place where Shandee was murdered did nothing to stop the crime, CCTV cameras have proven to be effective crime deterrent in many places around the globe. Criminals have been stopped at their tracks upon seeing CCTV cameras and security systems set in place where they intended to carry out their heinous plan.
Peace of mind – Having a CCTV system installed certainly does a lot to make people feel more secure. Homeowners feel safer knowing that they have a set of virtual eyeballs keeping an eye out on their properties for them. Business owners feel secure knowing that they can monitor their employees and business even when they’re away.
For prosecution – CCTV footages can be used as evidences when prosecuting criminals.
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It was just before 3:00 PM in Boston on 15 April, 2013. Hundreds of people are gathered to watch the annual Boston Marathon. The crowd was ecstatic as some of the first athletes to finish the race were nearing the finish line.
Within seconds, the first bomb exploded a few meters from the finish line. The explosion was so powerful it knocked down a couple of runners who were about to cross the finish line. It also threw spectators to the ground and shattered windows on the surrounding buildings.
Within seconds, the second bomb exploded with equal force, causing more devastation and causing the already shaken crowd to panic even more.
The aftermath of both blasts left a gruesome scene of gore and terror, leaving three dead and over 140 injured. But humanity never relented. Out of the evil came human nature’s finest moment when men and women risked their own lives just to save others and provide courage to the terrified.
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America and the whole world are now knocking on legislation’s door to expedite justice. People are now also crying for more stringent security measures in the streets to ensure that nothing like the terrible attack in Boston on Monday would ever happen anywhere again.
The need for more ‘eyes’ in the streets
Despite the huge number of videos on Monday’s Boston explosion that spread on the Internet, there was very little evidence to go around to pinpoint who planted those bombs in the scene.
The incident has all the more reminded legislation to set up more security camera systems such as CCTV cameras that are capable of capturing wide angle videos. Security cameras that are strategically placed in the streets will not only deter crimes; they could also be used to pinpoint perpetrators.
Monday’s incident has also put the authorities on the spotlight for failing to implement tighter security measures during a crowded event. Many are asking why police and security personnel visibility was noticeably low during the event.
The Americans are now calling legislation and businesses for more security camera systems to be installed around every city to thwart anything similar to Monday’s incident from ever happening again.
With very few videos to go around to spot suspects or anything that could point to the culprits, the authorities have been blind-sided, perhaps causing the investigation to be more challenging than it should.
Here in Sydney, people are now questioning whether it’s time to beef up security measures by installing more security camera systems and CCTV cameras around key areas of the city.
Do you think that the government should step up efforts to tighten security in Sydney even more following Monday’s incident in Boston? Should more CCTV cameras and other surveillance equipment be mandatorily installed in commercial centres?
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CCTV systems are some of the modern day’s wonders. These days, they’re everywhere in Sydney, from factories to offices, and even in many homes, providing a set of virtual eyes that scan the place 24/7, making many people feel much more secure.
The CCTV systems of today are almost a quantum leap from the video security systems of 10 years ago. Surveillance cameras are now more compact, less conspicuous, more portable and are more capable of capturing high quality images and videos.
And with the explosion of competing CCTV systems providers, CCTV systems are now even more affordable.
However, many business owners and households are not so keen to implement CCTV systems. One of the reasons why they’re hesitating is that they find the technology to be intimidating, mainly because they don’t understand how CCTV systems work.
If you’re one of those who first need to understand the how before embracing the technology, here’s a quick overview of how CCTV systems work.
CCTV or Closed Circuit Television is composed of one or several digital video cameras. These cameras send videos, images and even audio to a monitoring system. The videos can either be recorded for later viewing or can be viewed live by a full-time security personnel (in the case of companies who have 24/7 manned security stations).
As opposed to public broadcast video cameras, CCTV cameras are linked exclusive to an internal hub where the feeds or transmitted images can be viewed in multiple monitors.
The early CCTV cameras have many shortcomings. They used to be clunky, heavy, featured blurry low definition images and are very complicated to operate. Most CCTV cameras in the early days capture videos in black and white. They also lacked the ability to zoom images for a better close up view of the subject, and they didn’t pan, which greatly limited their viewing angles.
Today, most CCTV systems in Sydney are equipped with cutting edge features such as high definition images, and a better zoom range to more easily and more accurately identify any target. Many of today’s CCTV systems even come with motion sensor to automatically track movements within its area of coverage.
Many CCTV security systems are now also equipped with wireless capabilities, eliminating the need for cumbersome and unsightly cables. This type of security system utilise radio technology to send and receive audio and video signals. However, the downside to using wireless CCTV systems is that in certain conditions such as during storms, video reception is sometimes compromised.
For more information on the right CCTV systems for your home or business, contact us today.
You’ll never get in or out of these ultra secure buildings unnoticed, as they are among the most secure buildings in the world.
1) United States Bullion Depository (Fort Knox)
Housing over 4,500 tonnes of gold — the second largest gold storage in the country — makes the security of this place kind of a big deal. Complete with 22-tonne blast-proof doors, no one person knows the combination to any of the codes here, with up to 10 people required to contribute part of the combination.
Asia has become one of the most popular destinations for business travel over the last decade, with tens of thousands of business travellers passing through each year. While most businesspeople rave about the friendliness and hospitality that they regularly receive in Asia, there are still safety risks that you need to watch out for. The following are some handy safety tips for staying safe while travelling in Asia on business.
Research the area you’re travelling to
It’s a good idea to have some idea of what’s going on in the place you’re thinking of heading to, because sometimes it just isn’t safe enough to risk going. Check sites like Smart Traveller, hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs, to avoid turning up at your destination just as all hell is breaking loose. Knowing a little about local customs before you go is also smart, as there is no quicker way to put your safety in jeopardy than by upsetting the locals.
When you think about it, you pay a lot of money in taxes every year, and one of the most important issues is being able to feel safe within your community. Depending on where you live in Australia, you may feel totally safe or not at all, which obviously has a huge impact on your quality of life. The following are some of the ways that local councils could be helping to keep people safer, some of which might be just what your community needs.
Encourage Community Building
One of the best ways that local city councils could be keeping their residents safer is by investing in events and initiatives that help people get to know each other in the community. Community festivals and celebrations do wonders for the people living in the area, and help break down the barriers between them. The more people are mixing in the community the easier it will be to encourage everyone to look out for each other, as people will be more willing to help others in their community if they know each other a little already.