Orlando Police Chief Advises Residents to Get Surveillance Cameras

Orlando police chief believes property crime would drop by 10 percent if every homeowner installed security cameras.

Jason Knott · February 9, 2012

In yet another sign of the market potential for integrators to install residential cameras, the police chief in Orlando is actually encouraging residents to install the cameras in their homes.

According to, Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney says property crime would drop 10 percent and police would clear more property crimes with residential cameras in place.

CCTV was relegated to the commercial world for years, as homeowners feared privacy violations. Those fears seem to have fallen away as homeowners embrace systems that tie into the Internet for viewing on a smartphone, tablet or PC.

Of course, Rooney doesn’t endorse any particular brand of camera or installation company.

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Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales, a leading magazine for the security industry. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He is currently a member of the CEDIA Education Action Team for Electronic Systems Business. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at [email protected]

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