Video Surveillance for Drive-by Vandals

The client complained that someone drove by his business and shot out his windows with a BB or pellet gun of some type, probably a fully automatic type, judging by the damage done to the building.

A careful review of the premises and consideration for traffic on the streets around the building allowed us to develop a layout for surveillance cameras that would provide optimal observation of the perimeter of the building and drivers around the building to be observed.

One of the points raised during the survey of the building went beyond the concept of recording and observation.  Frequently, it is in the client’s best interest to fully inform the world regarding the existence of cameras.  The clear knowledge that cameras are functional and recording has a significant impact on the behavior of those who know they’re being observed.

No further drive-by shooting craziness has been reported since the blatant installation of the surveillance system.