Record-breaking pot bust caught on surveillance video

Dispatch operators called the customer when this vehicle entered a customer’s property after hours. The customer informed us of the story below – this field is just beyond the boundaries of our watch, and police are passing through 24/7 until their operation is complete.

“GOODRICH, Texas — It’s being called a record-breaking pot bustsouth of Livingston, Texas, and now we’re learning more about the operation.

A hunter getting a deer lease ready for the season spotted the plants by chance and called the law. So far, more than 44,000 plants have been found. Officers have cleared 10 fields. They still have 16 more to go.”

Article: http://www.livingstondaily.com/usatoday/article/13319657

Trying to steal a motorcycle from a surveillance company?

25-Jul-2014 05:54:20 AM – Our corporate offices are protected by the same live video surveillance that we employ for our customers. This video shows a white F250 truck pulling up to attempt to steal a motorcycle belonging to a Pro-Vigil employee.

When a virtual guard confronted the individual, the driver quickly fled the scene. San Antonio Police were able to find the vehicle parked a nearby hotel and found the truck was stolen as well. The driver and truck were taken into custody.

Materials theft prevented at hotel under construction in Denison, TX

24-Jul-2014 04:29:00 AM – Virtual guards called police to this hotel and convention center under construction after an individual was spotted during monitoring hours. Police arrived and arrested the individual.

This crime was prevented by Pro-Vigil pro-active video surveillance monitoring. Learn More at Pro-Vigil.com.

Suspects arrested at construction site in Houston, TX

21-Jul-2014 12:37:00 AM – Virtual guards called police to this construction site after individuals were observed entering a fenced in area of the site. Police arrived and arrested multiple individuals for trespassing.

This crime was prevented by Pro-Vigil pro-active video surveillance monitoring. Learn More at Pro-Vigil.com.

Metal thieves arrested at stainless steel yard in Houston, TX

21-Jul-2014 12:12:10 AM – Virtual guards called police to this metal storage yard after individuals were spotted taking metal during monitoring hours. Police arrived and found their truck bed full of our customer’s property, and arrested two individuals.

This crime was prevented by Pro-Vigil pro-active video surveillance monitoring. Learn More at Pro-Vigil.com.

In June 2014, Pro-Vigil saved its customers $41,344 in property crimes!

In the month of June, Pro-Vigil deterred crime (ran people off) from our customers’ sites 14 times. We called police to sites 405 times. Police intervened and escorted 16 suspects away from sites, and we had 2 arrests. In all, we saved our customers $41,344 in property crimes for the month!

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract, the average value lost per property crime in categories where Pro-Vigil protects its customers is $1,292. Find out how we calculate this.

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.

Make live video surveillance with Humanalytics™ a staple of your construction security system by partnering with Pro-Vigil. We Stand Behind Our Service: The Industry’s Only $5,000 Guaranteed Prevention Plan

Trespassing prevented at truck yard in New Braunfels, TX

22-Jun-2014 08:31:00 PM – Virtual guards called police to this truck yard after an individual was spotted during monitoring hours. Police made the person leave the site after briefly detaining him.

This crime was prevented by Pro-Vigil pro-active video surveillance monitoring. Learn More at Pro-Vigil.com.

Metal thief arrested at stainless steel yard in Houston, TX

11-Jun-2014 07:14:40 – Virtual guards called police to this metal storage yard after an individual was spotted during monitoring hours. Police stopped the suspect outside of the site, found a truck full of metal piping, and made the arrest.

This crime was prevented by Pro-Vigil pro-active video surveillance monitoring. Learn More at Pro-Vigil.com.

Teenagers kicked out of residential construction site in Carson, CA

11-Jun-2014 07:14:40 – Virtual guards called police to this construciton site after an individual jumped the fence during monitoring hours. Police arrived and after briefly detaining two individuals, made them leave the site. The individuals were retrieving a ball they had thrown over the fence, but a construction site is no place for kids.

This crime was prevented by Pro-Vigil pro-active video surveillance monitoring. Learn More at Pro-Vigil.com.

Thief attempts to steal Virtual Guard Station – the rest is history!

Monday, May 26, 2014 (Memorial Day), Houston, TX

At Pro-Vigil, one of the most common questions we hear is “Has anyone ever stolen one of your units? While the answer is still no, we did have someone recently try their luck. This is the story.

Pro-Vigil is monitoring a customer’s construction site when an intruder enters the site in a red truck towing a trailer. The intruder proceeds to unplug, dismount, and load our Virtual Guard Station into his truck.

Live monitors watching the event escalated it to Pro-Vigil Dispatch Operations Center who immediately contacted local authorities. Unfortunately police took over half an hour to respond, and arrived at the site after the intruder made his escape.

All of Pro-Vigil’s Virtual Guard Station models are equipped with a battery backup in case of a power loss so that we can continue to record, monitor, and dispatch in case someone unplugs the unit. Pro-Vigil also monitors the voltage coming to the unit, and our customers are automatically notified via text message or email that their unit is without power.

The unit continued to record video to our data center in San Antonio, TX of the suspect carrying our unit to his truck, driving home, unloading our unit at his house, and disassembling the unit in order to disable it.

Pro-Vigil captured images of the man’s face, his vehicle, his home, his pet, and identifying marks on the man’s legs and arms (tattoos).

What your typical thief looks like

On Tuesday, the footage and snapshots of the individual were sent to our customer, and the customer gathered all of the foremans at the job site. Individuals at the site were able to identify the man as being an ex-employee of one of the sub-contractors at the site, and gave the individuals information to our customer.

The man’s former employer contacted the individual, who realized he was caught and tried to make arrangements to return the unit to the property.

Pro-Vigil contacted Houston Police with the identity of the man, and arranged with local authorities to be at the site when the suspect arrived. The man never showed up, so authorities visited the man’s house, questioned him, and retrieved the stolen property.

Since the man was not caught ‘in the act’, a report had to be filed based on Pro-Vigil’s wish to press charges. We are currently awaiting a 2B warrant so the suspect can be arrested and brought to justice.

In June 2014, Pro-Vigil saved its customers $41,344 in property crimes!