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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.   Massachusetts’ Proposed Solution In answer to the spike in crime on city subways and buses, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has begun to install security camera systems on each of its 225 buses, one step of many in its attempt to overhaul the lackadaisical surveillance system. The system includes monitors on which the passengers can view live footage of what is being recorded. Camera installation is funded by a $6.9 million grant, which was awarded in 2010, from the Department of Homeland Security.   The cameras and monitors on this new system will allow passengers to see what is going on in the driver’s cab by streaming live footage to monitors placed within the passenger compartment of buses and subway cars. The footage will also stream directly to monitors at the department’s dispatch center. If necessary, the footage can be recorded and stored for later use as an aid in criminal prosecution.   At least 225 of the city’s buses will be completely furnished with this new and improved surveillance system by the end of... read more

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