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The 50 Safest Places to Live in Connecticut

The 50 Safest Places to Live in Connecticut

Connecticut may be the third-smallest state by area but it boasts some big achievements. For instance, the state is home to literary geniuses like Mark Twain, William F. Buckley Jr., Candace Bushnell, Suzanne Collins, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Arthur Miller and Maurice Sendak. It boasts an endless array of quint villages, scenic beaches and great seafood. It is home to the number 1 wooden roller coaster in the world. And according to a study by the American Human Development Index, the Constitution State is the best state to live in and citizens are generally happier than those of any other states. The final achievement may be due in large part to the city’s low crime rates.

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Recreational and Non-Recreational Drones Are Becoming Increasingly Popular, But Are Cities Ready?

Recreational and Non-Recreational Drones Are Becoming Increasingly Popular, But Are Cities Ready?

Ever since the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, city officials have been working on a way to ensure the safety of participants, observers and event volunteers and employees alike. They may have found their answer in the form of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This past April, the city employed drones with high definition cameras to float above the event and keep a proverbial eye out for threats. Though ground video cameras in place during the 2013 marathon were able to help authorities correctly identify the Tsarnaev brothers, the point of the drones, according to Hank Shaw of the Boston FBI, is to identify a threat before it happens.

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Talking CCTV – Communicate With Surveillance Monitored Sites From Anywhere With Internet Access

Talking CCTV – Communicate With Surveillance Monitored Sites From Anywhere With Internet Access

Imagine if you could tell a vandal to stop what he was doing when he was in the middle of vandalizing your property…or imagine if you could tell a thief to drop your possessions without actually being in the same room with them. Well, with Talking CCTV technology, you no longer have to imagine such things—you can actually do it. Talking CCTV technology was first put to use in 2003, in Wiltshire, UK, and was intended to stop subjects from littering or to order vandals to disperse. 21 areas throughout the UK immediately followed Wiltshire’s lead, with mayors promising to implement Talking CCTV technology to clean up the streets. While the technology was designed to clean up the streets and enhance residents’ safety, it has been met with a mix of criticism and approval.

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High Tech Security Systems to be Installed on Busy Transit Systems in Boston

High Tech Security Systems to be Installed on Busy Transit Systems in Boston

According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, 2015 saw a 7% increase in crime on city buses and railways. These crimes include theft, larceny, homicide, rape and assault, aggravated assault, robbery, auto theft and burglary. The only crime that decreased in occurrence was arson. The people of MA are tax paying citizens, and as such, deserve safer passage on their journeys. Whether they are commuters trying to get to and from work safely or they are infrequent city transportation users who just want a relaxing night out, they deserve adequate protection from criminals.

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How to Choose the Best CCTV Surveillance Cameras for Your Small Business

How to Choose the Best CCTV Surveillance Cameras for Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you put your heart and soul into bringing your business to life, not to mention the countless hours and huge capital you invested into making your entrepreneurship dreams a reality. The last thing you need is to have somebody bring those dreams to a grinding halt by stealing from you or vandalizing your property. Mammoth Surveillance in Greenwich is dedicated to protecting your business from potential criminal activity by supplying your buildings with CCTV surveillance systems tailored to meet your needs.   Best Security Cameras for Your Small Business by Brand At Mammoth Surveillance, our camera installation teams can equip your business with any type of cameras and digital video recorders that you want, and from any provider. Below, we have listed just a few of our favorite camera suppliers for small businesses:   ADT When you shop with ADT, you have the option between three different camera types: wireless, indoor color and dome cameras. You can also choose from a variety of video duplicators and digital video recorders. Duplicators allow you to observe the same video footage from separate monitors. Additionally, ADT’s technology allows you to access your footage from anywhere you have an internet connection, including from inside the building, a laptop or desktop outside of the building, or from an Android or iOS device. Finally, ADT offers to alert you if they detect motion outside of normal business hours, negating the need for you to hire full time security personnel.   Protection 1 Protection 1’s equipment is designed with the small business owner in mind. They offer a wide range of... read more
Danbury Joins the Ranks of Cities That Have Implemented Public Surveillance

Danbury Joins the Ranks of Cities That Have Implemented Public Surveillance

In an age when video surveillance technology is commonplace in every household, bank, police station and public space throughout America – and in a time when terrorist attacks are so commonplace citizens fear for their lives whenever they attend a big event – it makes sense to line the streets with video cameras, doesn’t it? At least, that’s what many city officials and law enforcement agencies believe, as do many U.S. citizens. As of this year, several municipalities have already implemented a system in which video surveillance footage from local businesses and residents goes directly to police station monitors. Others have implemented a system in which thousands of public cameras are installed out in the open and monitored by police officers in one centralized location. No matter what the setup looks like though, residents are left wondering: how much surveillance is too much surveillance?

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The Basics of Audio Recorded With CCTV Security Cameras

The Basics of Audio Recorded With CCTV Security Cameras

When an employee spots a camera in the workplace, or even when a shopper spots a camera in a retail store, the first thing they want to know is if it can record sound. In short, the answer is yes, CCTV camera systems are designed to record audio in conjunction with images. However, whether or not an employer or a retail location is allowed to record audio is another matter entirely. Additionally, the type of cameras doing the recording – whether IP or Analog – dictates how the audio is captured. This post gives a brief overview of how audio is captured by CCTV security cameras, as well as a run down of the basic privacy rights that employers and retail locations alike must abide by when using surveillance systems to monitor employees.   Security Cameras in the Workplace Many employers will have security cameras installed to prevent theft and to ensure that employees are making good use of their paid-for time. This is perfectly acceptable so long as the employer informs employees that they are being recorded. However, there are some instances in which it is illegal for employers to record their workers. For instance, union workers may never be monitored by a camera system. States laws vary on where and how employees can be recorded, but all agree that private settings, such as restrooms, the break room and other areas where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, are off limits. And Federal law dictates that the recording of oral communication in the workplace is strictly prohibited.   How Employers Can Use Video Surveillance Lawfully First and foremost,... read more
Bank Robberies Happen More Often Than You Think… Is Your Money Safe?

Bank Robberies Happen More Often Than You Think… Is Your Money Safe?

There are several action movies each year whose main premise is bank robbery, and in each movie, the first thing the bad guys do is take out the security cameras. While movies almost always stray from real life, it’s safe to say that not that long ago, security surveillance systems were underwhelming in their capabilities compared to today’s technology, and that if someone could get past a bank’s security guards, it wouldn’t be difficult to take out the security system and ensure that no one ever saw their face. Today, however, that is not the case.

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Danbury Schools Spend Millions of Dollars on Increased Security After Sandy Hook

Danbury Schools Spend Millions of Dollars on Increased Security After Sandy Hook

Danbury Schools Spend Nearly $1,100,000 on Security Upgrades

Danbury is a fairly large school district, with 17 schools in total. Though upgrades were costly—totaling more than $450,000—the upgrades were well worth it and a significant improvement on the district’s existing safety measures. Some upgrades implemented by the district include tighter door locks, additional security cameras, panic buttons throughout the classrooms and tougher-to-access external entrances.

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