Crime Shifting Into Elevators; What About Cameras?

For background, see our tutorial on cameras in elevators.

One common criticism of video surveillance is the displacement effect. Improve surveillance and security in one location and this may/can/will shift into another area with less counter measures.

The NY Times has an article discussing a rise in crimes inside elevators, noting that, "elevators have remained particularly crime-prone even as the urban streetscape has become safer."

The article concludes with an observation about surveillance cameras:

"Many elevators now have surveillance cameras, but pointed out that suspects could easily use a hoodie or ball cap as a shield. Indeed, in those three recent crimes in Housing Authority elevators, all since late July, suspects were all wearing caps or hats."

Ceiling mounted cameras in narrow areas make this a particular problem.

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