Based on the article “Night raiders steal five tonne sculpture from Watts Gallery grounds” (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-32099613), published in BBC News on 28 March 2015, the Private Detectives at Stoke talk about ways in which surveillance cameras can minimize chances of theft.
The article published in BBC News on 28 March 2015: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-32099613, talks about night raiders that stole a five tonne sculpture from Watts Gallery grounds. The stolen sculpture is said to be worth more than ten thousand pounds. Based on the crime details, the police and court have declared that special planning, time and equipment had been used to successfully steal the important art piece. A security officer also claimed that the theft could not have been possible unless more than two people were involved. The sculpture had been made by a famous artist, William Pye. Security claims that the sculpture was removed from Watts grounds at night on a Thursday when a bunch of night raiders invaded the gallery. Since security believes that special equipment had been used, over a certain period of time, the authorities might be somewhat involved. In order to ensure no one knows anything significant that might help reach the thieves, the authorities and its members are being interrogated. A limited area of the gallery was covered by the raiders, and the only piece missing is the Pye masterpiece. The artist has been notified of the theft. Other than that, the gallery has relooked its security system.
Responding to the article published in BBC News, the Private Detectives at Stoke (https://privatedetective-stoke-on-trent.co.uk), talk about ways in which the installation of surveillance cameras can prevent or, at least, minimize theft. The detectives discuss how, with surveillance cameras, this crime can be kept under the radar at all times, regardless of how vast the area may be. A camera at the gate can notify the security if someone tries to break in, unauthorized. Cameras installed at the back end and the remaining gates of the area can also help in notifying security in case of unauthorized breach. However, if an object is stolen from a gallery as in the case mentioned above, the use of surveillance cameras can help security in identifying the criminals with the help of the footage recorded.
The chief investigator at Private Detectives Stoke, Eric Kessler, talks about the importance of installing the surveillance cameras to prevent theft. The expert says, “I think many of our customers underestimate the power of a surveillance camera. So once we install them and they see how easily they can take charge of a large area while sitting in one room, they understand how they can advance their physical security and minimize chances of theft. We intend to bring to light these elements that can easily be ignored.” The expert can be contacted via the email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the company’s phone number (01782 900 298).