Demand for video security systems on the rise

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Posted: Feb 1, 2011 10:20 PM by Ashley Rodrigue
Updated: Feb 1, 2011 10:20 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: video, surveillance, security, crime, cameras, law enforcement

BATON ROUGE- More people are buying home security cameras and catching crimes on tape.

It's because the cost is down, but the concern for crime is up. One company told News 2 calls for video surveillance jumped from one a week just a year ago, to two a day now.

Custom Security Manager Quentin Gunther said, "People see video as a more proactive approach where an alarm system does give them a lot of protection, really protects them, makes them aware of what's going around in the home, that video for most people, they see that as a way in which they're actually taking some sort of action here."

And doing it cheaper, and more mobile.

"We have the ability on our hip to stay in touch with email, staying in touch with our friends and family now we have a way of staying in touch with our home," said Gunther.

All while keeping law enforcement in better touch with crime.

Maj. Lawrence McLeary with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said, "For us, its no longer an eye witness description that could be a little inaccurate, now we have a photograph, we can put out there and people could say yea I know exactly who that is."

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