According to the Vanished Children's Alliance, a child is missing or abducted every 40 seconds.
A car is stolen every 24 seconds in the United States, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
What can you do to prevent these crimes from happening to you and your family? Video surveillance is one option you may not have considered.
Video surveillance usually brings to mind retail stores and malls. But many people are finding video surveillance useful in their homes and their personal lives.
Today, people use cameras to watch their front doors, back doors, yard, children's room or car. Why? Many video cameras have saved children from household help, such as cleaning people and baby sitters, who exhibited irrational or harmful behavior. Cameras can also indicate if someone enters a home or room without invitation. And, nothing can prove who stole a vehicle better than video evidence.
You can record environments with equipment designed in such a way that only the person using it is able to tell that it's a camera. CCS International (OTC BB: SITG) makes sophisticated video surveillance systems for home and personal use that monitor, record and broadcast real-life conditions to ensure peace of mind.
Here are a few examples:
* Hand Held Clock Video Cam: Housed in a palm-size clock, this device views live events through its hidden pinhole camera. It will transmit video imagery for up to 24 hours or use a DVR for long-term recording. A camera system concealed within a functioning alarm clock radio is also available.
* Briefcase Camera Portable Recording System: It looks like an ordinary briefcase, but its pinhole lens provides high-resolution recordings with clear quality.
* Body Worn Spy Cam: This video surveillance camera can be worn or alternatively placed in a concealed area. It is connected to a microtransmitter that sends a video signal to a video receiver. This included receiver can be connected to a VCR, DVR or video monitor.
Other available CCS systems are housed in a gym bag, a pair of sunglasses and even a man's tie.