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Why Cincinnati businesses need security cameras and surveillance systems

According to, Cincinnati has more than doubled the national average consistently for robberies, thefts and burglaries year after year. The only real bright spot in crime reduction appears to be in auto theft but that provides little solace to high-end residents and small businesses who are consistently targeted. When the numbers are against you, better entry security, access control systems,  installing security cameras and video surveillance system may be some of the only solutions you have a your disposal to protect your property or business.

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Are security cameras better than guns?

Posted on 5/15/2015 by HSI Security in Security Cameras

This scrap metal theft reported about a year ago ended in the capture of the thieves by the owner who confronted them with a gun. While this particular case had a positive result, I can't help but think security cameras would have been a much less risky way to identify and stop these types of crimes.


HSI has trained security personnel  and we completely understand the nature of personal protection and concealed carry options. Add to that the fact that the owner admits just being at the right place at the right time or these guys would never have been caught - gun or no gun.

Still, it's difficult in any case to anticipate all the possible consequences of confronting a suspect with a deadly weapon. This particular case turned out in favor of the owner but what if there had been armed suspects. The result could have been much different.

Scrap metal is a very common theft issue in Cincinnati. Is the property worth a life? It's a question that needs to be asked before any deadly weapon is used. If strategically placed security cameras could identify vehicles and suspects, it's worth considering the option.  If the property is considered valuable enough to protect with live ammo, we always recommend on the premise security guards. Clearly, in this case, the owner was just lucky - by his own admission. We think he was luckier than he even understands.

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