Wikipedia defines security as “the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm”. As irresistible as the concept of total and absolute security may be, it remains but a theoretical construct divorced from the day-to-day reality in the Western world. As a result, modern society has resigned to embracing certain risks as unavoidable: for instance, traffic accidents and economic crises, such as stock market fluctuations, among others.

Given the escalating military conflicts in the Middle East and the rising number of terror acts worldwide, security today seems beyond the reach of the European citizen. The good news is that the latest advancements in video surveillance technologies now allow you to take your own security and the safety of your nearest and dearest in your own hands.


Burglaries and thefts tend to have complex and long-lasting implications. The overall sense of security diminishes. Locks are changed and passive protection improved. Valuables are reported as missing. Security concepts call for reevaluation. Thefts of critical data, on the other hand, raise concerns about the actual extent of damages and losses.


Destructive behavior driven by pent-up aggression, drug or alcohol consumption, can lead to severe bodily damage of people and property. Under such influences, usually law-abiding citizens become capable of shocking acts of extreme consequences. Surveillance cameras lower the sense of impunity and help curb cases of hooliganism and violence.


Sexual assaults targeted predominantly at women has skyrocketed. Early in the morning and late at night in particular, remote subways, trams, trains and quiet streets and roads present a host of threats for females. Intelligent video surveillance systems not only boosts crime detection rates but also serve preventive and disciplinary functions.