It's rare that law enforcement offers praise for the quality of video surveillance, so it's music to our ears when we hear such proclamations. Check out this note I received (italicized text below) from Axis Communications' media team for one example when the police were impressed by a CCTV system:
Last weekend, a thief broke into a college in College Park, GA. This campus is adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. He stole 36 computers over two nights.
An Axis network camera caught him in crystal clear definition. In fact, the police officer in the video noted, "This is an exceptional video and someone should be able to recognize this person if they know him.” Below is a link below to the news story that aired on the Atlanta NBC affiliate:
On a separate note, I received a DVD last week from the FBI titled "Best Practices for the Installation of Closed-Circuit Television Recording Systems." The DVD is free for anyone involved in security and law enforcement, and if you want a copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to include the following: requester's name, position, agency name, street address (no P.O. boxes), and telephone number. It took me less than a month to receive the DVD and I can't wait to throw it in my DVD player in between my next Netflix rentals.