In Clinton Township, Michigan, a growing number of businesses will be able to provide recorded video from a new required surveillance system. Michigan’s most populated township recently enacted a local ordinance requiring certain businesses —such as banks, liquor stores, firearms dealers and coin dealers— to install video surveillance systems.
3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of integrated intelligent security solutions and partner Sonitrol Tri-County, announced that together they will be working to boost security at Flint’s City Hall with a donation of high-tech, high-resolution video surveillance cameras, related recording equipment, accessories, and on-site installation at Flint City Hall. The entire project is valued at approximately $70,000 in donated equipment and labor.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: It appears that many are still uneducated as to the realities of the value and preventive realities of video surveillance installations.] The Michigan House Commerce Committee will be hearing testimony this morning regarding HB 5189, the Jessica Heeringa law, which requires 24-hour gas stations to install costly surveillance equipment and maintain a minimum of two employees during overnight hours.
A Lawton, MI, farmer caught several thieves on camera stealing food and cash from his fresh produce stand, which uses the honor system and locked cash box, on M-40. Farmer Andrew Nesbitt posts surveillance videos from his stand’s trail cameras onto Facebook, which led Michigan State Police to identifying at these two suspects. One recent video shows a woman who blatantly loaded up her car with produce, including butternut squash, several bags of corn, and a basket full of peppers. Nesbitt said she allegedly stole the food before 11 A.M. on Sept. 2, then by 7 P.M. the same day she returned everything but the peppers to the produced stand.
Added security is coming to a Michigan area statue after repeated vandalism. Security cameras are being added around the Father Marquette statue in downtown Marquette to try to stop future vandalism. The statue has been painted by vandals twice in the past. The cameras are weather proof, offer a live view of the statue at […]
Insurance defense lawyers have less than a month to produce surveillance of auto accident victims –not when it’s convenient for them There is a big problem in Michigan with insurance companies abusing discovery, and nowhere is this more prevalent than with video surveillance. The notion of insurance companies “ignoring the rules” may sound strange to […]
College leaders say that whenever an incident happens, they try to dig deeper into how they could have responded better, and what could have been done to prevent the situation. “> <p>College leaders say that whenever an incident happens, they try to dig deeper into how they could have responded better, and what could have been done to prevent the situation.</p> GRAND TRAVERSE CO. — The staff at Northwestern Michigan College are working hard to continue keeping their students safe after a recent stabbing took place on an on-campus apartment. College leaders say that whenever an incident happens, they try to dig deeper into how they could have responded better, and what could have been done to prevent the situation. "When students come here we want them to be worried about school stuff, studying for tests," said Andy Dolan, Executive Director of NMC Public Relations and Marketing. "We don’t want them to worry about their safety." One of the improvements they’ve made over the years includes the addition of an emergency phone system. 52 phones have been installed ‘throughout the main campus, and off-campus locations and can be spotted with their blue lights. With the touch of a button, students are connected to campus security who can come and assist them when they feel they are in danger. The college also uses an emergency alert system through text message, email, and by classroom phones that alert students and staff to emergencies. Most recently, the campus has added locks to […]
Jessia Heeringa was abducted from the gas station where she worked on April 26, 2013. There were no surveillance cameras. (file photos) LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) – It has been more than seven months since Jessica Heeringa was abducted from her job, and now a Michigan representative is making a push to prevent similar incidents. Monday, Rep. Collene Lamonte (D-Montague) will introduce a bill to require gas stations that stay open past 11 p.m. to either have two employees working or install security cameras. Surveillance video is one key thing missing from the night of April 26 when Heeringa, a 25-year-old mother, disappeared from the Sternberg Road Exxon Mobil gas station in Norton Shores near the end of her shift. There were no surveillance cameras at the gas station. The case prompted Rep. Lamonte to start drafting on the bill. “This tragic event did highlight an issue that I think needs to be addressed and I want to make sure that our late-night employees are protected,” Lamonte told 24 Hour News 8 in May. Lamonte will join 24 Hour News 8 live Monday morning on Daybreak to discuss the bill. In July, Heeringa’s 26th birthday passed and she remained missing. Norton Shores detectives continue to investigate Heeringa’s case, but said six months after the abduction that solid tips have become few and far between. The reward for information leading to Heeringa stands at more than $15,000. Anyone with information about Heeringa’s disappearance or who saw anything out of the ordinary […]