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Increased theft boosts surveillance sales

POSTED: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 4:32pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am


WACO -- The string of burglaries in Waco means good business for local security offices.

Tommy Brashier with CTCR Video, sells surveillance equipment and has recently seen an increase in sales.

"When you see more, more burglaries and so forth going on in the businesses, we've been getting a lot of activity," said Brashier.

He said there has been a trend with his latest customers.

"People are stealing anything they can get their hands on and they, they're going after the places of least resistance. If they see camera's, they tend not to bother so much," said Brashier.

Video seems to be the most popular form of security amongst all the equipment available,

and Brashier said what you can do with it is evolving.

Brashier said with new technology, you can even see what is being recorded on security camera's, through a cell phone.

Byron Jackson, owner of Quality Motors, already had several cameras when his store was broken into.

"It seems like every weekend, it's always we come back to work on Monday and something is gone," said Jackson.

His old surveillance camera's failed, so he has spent thousands more on better equipment, hoping to eliminate any more theft.

"They pan, they tilt, and they zoom in on people's faces, license plates and things like that," said Jackson.

With these new cameras Jackson feels confident with locking up the doors at night.

"It helps knowing that, that uh, you're going to get a better photo, photo of 'em when they, when they show up, so um, hopefully next time we'll be ready for 'em."

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