Americans Expect Private Businesses To Use Video To Help Law Enforcement Solve Crimes, New Poll Finds
LAS VEGAS, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Americans have high expectations for video surveillance and expect private businesses to use video to help law enforcement solve criminal cases, according to a new poll released today by 3VR, the video intelligence company. Conducted by JZ Analytics, the interactive poll of 850 adults has a margin of error of +/- 3.5%.
The poll results underscore the acceptance of video surveillance and the belief that it needs to deliver on its promise. More than 86 percent of respondents expect private business surveillance video to help law enforcement identify suspects and solve crimes when robberies or assaults occur on private property. In a time of partisan politics, this is truly a bi-partisan issue as more than 85 percent of both Democrats and Republicans have the same expectation for surveillance video.
Moreover, the polling also found that Americans believe that businesses should be accountable for their video surveillance installations, particularly if they fail to help identify crimes on their premises. Nearly 60 percent felt that private businesses should be held responsible if their video surveillance cameras were not functioning properly and therefore missed the opportunity to capture the commission of a crime on their properties.
“Video surveillance is a powerful tool for both preventing and solving crime. It appears Americans have received that message,” said Al Shipp, CEO of 3VR. “It is now the ultimate responsibility of the video intelligence industry to ensure that its solutions provide a means for private businesses and law enforcement to share and capture critical information in a timely fashion that enables the apprehension of criminals and the deterrence of criminal acts.”
3VR, the video intelligence company, enables organizations to record, search, and manage video to better serve customers, bolster security, and to identify and mitigate fraud. 3VR’s Video Intelligence Platform (VIP) allows video systems to reach their true potential and deliver a measurable return on investment. 3VR is the video surveillance standard for hundreds of global customers, including leading banks, retailers, governments and law enforcement agencies and owns CrimeDex, an online community of more than 3,000 fraud, loss prevention and law enforcement professionals dedicated to stopping crime. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company is privately held with funding from DAG Ventures, Focus Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Menlo Ventures and VantagePoint Ventures. 3VR is one of the fastest growing U.S.-based private companies, according to Inc. magazine. In addition, the company has won numerous other accolades including a 2011 Security Products magazine product of the year award and 2011 Top 30 Technology Innovations award from Security Sales & Integration magazine. For more information, please visit www.3vr.com.