Property and business protection is more essential than ever when it can help crime prevention. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan Howe is of the opinion CCTV cameras are invaluable tools in dispensing justice. He stated that all businesses and home owners needed to have CCTV systems. Howe stressed there is “a strategy to encourage people with their cameras” and that it involves moving them down to eye level.

The key lies in facial recognition software. The Commissioner insists it can be utilised in arresting people. “We can apply the software to the images of burglaries or robberies and we can compare those images with the images we take when we arrest people.”

Howe also stressed that the devices should be fitted correctly. “Taking the tops of their heads is not that helpful for facial recognition which relies on the eyes and the configuration of the area around the nose and the mouth.”

ACC Security CCTV cameras fit the description of the technology Howe talks about. Our cameras utilize a HD resolution that is four times more powerful than Sky HD. Recording quality is never brought into question due to this kind of accuracy.

We offer cutting edge video analytic software to add an extra layer of safety to businesses and homes. Linking to the Commissioner’s point about correct fitting, the software is easy to install and existing CCTV systems can be upgraded without difficulty. There is also the inclusion of real time intruder alerts that can be transmitted to phones free of charge.

Howe called most criminals “disorganised” and the placement of the camera can be paramount to what is caught on film. “As importantly, you get a whole shot of what happened at the event: What did they steal? Did they use a knife? You get all that. But more relevant today is a face. That’s what we need.”

ACC Security operates with covert cameras that will ensure faces are recognized. Howe’s vision for a safer Britain is a noble goal to aspire to. ACC Security is dedicated to providing the kind of services to make this vision a reality. CCTV have revolutionised security systems and their contribution to a safer society cannot be overlooked. ACC Security will continue to deliver high quality products in the hope of giving peace of mind.

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