recent statistics from the FBI showed a decrease in crime in Detroit, including
property crime, according to a story from the Detroit News. Experts cited in the story attributed
technological improvements as a key factor in the 2011 decline. Police can
react more quickly, and with precision, because of sophisticated software
While the story did not specifically identify electronic surveillance as one of
the technologies, ESA believes that Detroit and other communities across the
United States are safer because of the improving technologies our member
find more sophisticated methods to break the law, we need to increase our
movement to deploy higher technology to prevent crime. Video surveillance is, of course, one of
those improvements. It helps law
enforcement focus on high crime areas, prevent crimes from occurring, and aid
We urge our
membership to continue working with law enforcement to make communities
safer. Better technology will continue
to make inroads as our society grows increasingly sophisticated. The ability to identify and target problem
areas is a major opportunity for electronic security companies.
many other technologies we will be able to deliver in the years ahead to help
law enforcement. As our industry makes
inroads, we’ll see more stories like Detroit.
We look forward to those results.