Solar Surveillance Unit Gets New Low-Light Technology

New camera test for our Solar Surveillance Unit (Scarecrow). Axis Communications claims to have the solution for low-light applications with their new Q1602. We thought we would test our good friends at Axis, so we ordered two of the Q1602 IP Cameras and added them to one of our solar units. This will be the true test. Our Solar Surveillance Unit has no lights or IR and the site we picked is 60 miles south of San Antonio watching the backside of a large commercial construction project.

As you can see in the pictures, there is no additional lighting or structures in the area that could aid the cameras view at night. This is a true ambient light scenario. Because this site is in a rural area, we’ve decreased the resolution to 320×240 to allow us to continuously monitor the site live with little or no interruption in the video stream (limited bandwidth).

2/24/12 @ 2:10pm CDT

Now that the night views are in, we have an idea of the capabilities of the Axis Q1602. The first camera was in our opinion a good enough view, but the second was not. The light in the distance blinded the camera. If it was equipped with wide dynamic range, this view may have looked much better.

Pro-Vigil has to be ready to stand up to any environment and this latest camera is another tool in our belt for low-light situations. If you need intrusion prevention, including a low-light scenario, Pro-Vigil has a Mobile Surveillance Unit ready to go.

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Surveillance Video – Arrest at Service Center

In this video, Pro-Vigil Virtual Guards called the police immediately when an individual climbed over one of customer’s fences at a Utilities Service Center. We protect millions of dollars worth of copper at these facilities. Police promptly arrived and arrested the individual.

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Unauthorized Individual

http://pro-vigil.com – In this video, Pro-Vigil Virtual Guards called the police on an unauthorized individual at a customer’s job site. Police intervened and made the individual leave the site.

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Intervention on Unauthorized Persons

In this video, Pro-Vigil Virtual Guards called the local police to a customer’s location after confirming with emergency contacts that there was nobody authorized to be on site. Police escorted the unauthorized individuals away, resulting in another satisfied Pro-Vigil customer!

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Arrest for Criminal Trespassing

In this video, Pro-Vigil Virtual Guards see a suspicious person entering a closed construction site during monitoring hours. We immediately activated sirens and strobes, which the person ignored. We called authorities who arrested the suspect for criminal trespassing and removed him from the site.

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Mobile Surveillance Video – 4 Unauthorized Persons

These 4 individuals showed up shortly after midnight last night and our Virtual Guards promptly notified the authorities. After confirming with our customer that nobody should be on site, we asked police to make them leave.

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Couple kicked off construction site

In this video, Pro-Vigil Virtual Guards called the police on a couple that was entering an office building under construction. Pro-Vigil has a 0 tolerance policy when it comes to intruders, so we contacted the authorities who showed up quickly with a K9 unit. The police questioned the couple and then made them leave.

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Recent Videos – Mobile and Fixed Surveillance

Pro-Vigil owns and operates multiple remote surveillance centers in multiple locations and time zones to best support our customers. Pro-Vigil also manufactures and manages the largest fleet of active mobile surveillance units in North America.

Our goal is to deter crime using remotely accessible outputs such as sirens, strobes, and public address systems. Each Remote Guard, monitoring video live, has the ability to activate outputs and/or escalate the activity real-time to a supervisor or to one of two central dispatch centers.

To learn more call us at 866-616-1318. Here are some recent videos of arrests and potential crimes deterred.

Police Intervention – Unauthorized Individual

In this video, Pro-Vigil Virtual Guards sent the police to check on an unauthorized individual looking at one of our customer’s heavy construction equipment. We first called the customer who told us that no one should be on site.

Formula for Calculating Mobile Surveillance Savings (ROI)

Using numbers from actual crime statistics allows us to place a value on each incident of theft or vandalism that Pro-Vigil’s Virtual Guard services prevent on our customers’ sites. We recently switched from using the Texas Crime Analysis to the numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau for our monthly potential savings calculations for our customers.

According to Table 321. Robbery and Property Crimes by Type and Average Value Lost for 2009, from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 Statistical Abstract, these are the total number of offenses for characteristics of offense that apply to Pro-Vigil’s service, and their average value lost:

Burglary
Non-residence – 407,000 offenses with an average value lost of $2,521

Larceny-theft
From motor vehicles – 1,520,000 offenses with an average value lost of $737
Motor vehicle accessories – 501,000 offenses with an average value lost of $528
From buildings – 620,000 offenses with an average value lost of $1,233
Other – 1,660,000 offenses with an average value lost of $1,439

The average per offense for these categories is $1,292.

The formula we base potential customer savings on:

Successful Deterrents + Police Interventions + Arrests times Average = Potential Savings for Customer

What this formula does not account for is the number of potential thefts diverted because the presence of Pro-Vigil’s mobile surveillance units. If you took this into account, you could easily add a couple zeros to the end of the monthly savings.

In November 2014, Pro-Vigil saved its customers $76,228 in property crimes!