Real World CCTV / Surveillance Success

Author: Benros Emata, Published on Aug 15, 2010

In this report, we find, review and share 50+ real world success stories using video surveillance. These are actual documented examples where crimes, murders, thefts and more have been recorded and used to help solve cases.

We have divided our coverage into 7 major examples, providing numerous examples for each:

  • Hospitality (Hotels / Motels)
  • Medical
  • Public (Municipal / City)
  • Restaurant
  • Retail
  • Schools
  • Transportation

In the video below, we overview our findings and approach:

We were impressed by the broad range and numerous examples available.

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  • Princess *****'* ***** ******** - In November 2007, new footage provides investigators that ** ** ** ********* *** **** ***** ******* ******** ******* ***** ** ******** Diana's ***** *** *****. *** ****** *** **** ********* ** being ***** *** ********* *** *** ******* ******** ******* ** the *****'* ********.
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  • World *** ****** - In April 2007, CCTV footage may prove a suspect innocent and investigators consider ***** ******* ** *******. "...******* ******** *** ****** *** ******* ******* ** *** same *****."
  • Hotel ************* - Events of a high profile assassination are traced exclusively using CCTV footage from hotel cameras. Although the skilled assassins were not apprehended, video reveals accomplices and some details of the murderer to further investigate.
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  • Woman **** ** ******** ******* **** -  In July 2008, an elderly woman falls out of her chair in an ** ******* **** ** * ***** **** ***** ** ***** ** *******. **********, ******* ********* ** ***** *** over ** **** ***** *** *** *** ****.
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  • Woman ***** **** ** ******** ******* **** - A case in July 2010 accuses a hospital of ******* ********** ** *** **** *** ******* ***** ** *** ******** ******* room. ******* ****** *********, ********** *** ******** *** *****. 
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  • Missing ******* - A murdered couple in the UK by an unknown assailant are visually tracked utilizing footage from the victim's workplace, the city bus, public streets and a last account from a building camera. Context is given in hopes to bear witness or leading information as the case is not solved.

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  • Falsely ******* - In April 2007, a convicted murderer holds a chance to clear his name when CCTV footage ****** *** *********** ****** ******** *********. *** **** ** ******* *** ********** *** *********.
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  • Woman ******** ********'* ********* - During an early morning in August 2010, an enraged customer ** * ********'* *****-**** ******* ** *************** **** *** *** ******* ** **** ** *** *** menu - *********. *** ***** *** ***** ********* ** ** days ** **** *** ***** *** ******* ********. ** ******** configured *** ***** **** ** *** ***** ****** **** *** provide *********** ********.

  • Restaurant ******* ***** ************* -  In February 2010, footage obtained from a restaurant across the scene of a bomb blast provide investigators with two new potential suspects. Although the video is too grainy to even determine the color of the suspect's backpack, still ******** **** *********** **** *** ********* *** **** *******.
  • Three ******** ****** ** ***** - In January 2010, three arrested assailants were involved in murdering a gangster. By apprehending the individuals, they testified up to 10 other accomplices and **** ******** ********* ** *** ******* ******** **** *** ********.
  • Night **** ***** ********* - In July 2009, a victorious celebration turns into a scuffle involving an England soccer star. CCTV cameras inside the club were able to capture moments leading up the event, ********** *** ********** ********** ** **** ********** ** ** ****** *** ********** ********** the **** *****.
  • Chinese ******** ******* ** **. *** **** - In November 2008, a father confronts a Chinese official who allegedly ********* *** ** **** *** ********, ******* *** **** *** ***'* ********. *** *** **** clear ** *** ****** ** *** ******** *** ********* ** any ******* *** *** ****** ***** *** ******** ** *** CCTV *******.

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  • Pharmacist ******* **** ****** ***** ***** ****** - In May 2009, two Oklahoma, an armed clerk fights back as two teens attempt to rob the pharmacy. The clerk shoots back, injuring one of the teens, flooring him and lay unconscious. After the accomplice fled the scene, the ***** ******** ** ***** *** *********** ****** * ******** ***** ******* *** ******.
  • Puppies ****** **** *** ***** - In **** ****, * ***** ***** * ********* **** $*,*** **** * ************ **** *****. ***** ******** to *** ******* ***** ******, *** ************ ***** ******** *** perpertator's *****.

  • Clerk ***** *** ******* *** ******'* ********** ******* **** ****** - A Fox news report shows two robbers involving a convenience store clerk turned tragic - for one of the thiefs. As the video proves, the accomplice shoots blind, ************ ******* *** ******* ** *** *******, ***** ******* ***** ******* *** *****. *** ********** ** later ******* **** ******.
  • Mother **** * ** *** ******** ** ******** - In July 2010, store cameras record a *********** **** ******* *** ** * ****** *** ***** * **** *** daughter** *** *******. "*** ***** *** ******* ** ******** ******* removing ******** **** **** * *** ******..." ***** *** ****** outside ** *** *** **** ** **********.
  • Court ***** ****** ***** **** **** ***** - In April 2009, a court clerk is found guilty as video evidence shows him ********* **** **** **** *****
  • Police ******* ****** ******** **** *** ***** ** *** ******** ** ******* - In November 2009, an officer was convicted for shoplifting from the store he was assigned to monitor and protect. The ***** ******* ***** *** ****** ******* ****** ********* *** ***** ***** *** ****** **** ***** *** ********** vest.
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  • Kid ***** ****** *** ** ****** *** - In November 2009, a young student pulls a loaded handgun while boarded on the school bus as she claimed others bullied her. County school superintendent explains that after the cameras were installed, ****** ** ***** ********* *** ******** ********* ******** ** ******* *** ****'* ***********. *** girl *** *** ******* ** ** *****.
  • Bus ****** ******* ****** **** - In an attempt to discipline the young passengers, this driver ********* ***** **** **** *** *** ***** *** ***** **********.
  • Teacher ********* & ****** - In June 2008, an assaulted woman was robbed just as she was exiting her school gate. Footage demonstrates a **** ***** ** **** *** **** *** ***** *************** ********* ****** ****** ******* ** ******** *** *******. 
  • Student ****** ** *** - In September 2008, a boy is struck by a passing city bus just outside his academy. The footage holds the kid accountable ******* *** ****** ******* *** ******.
  • Cameras **** ******* *********** **** - In May 2010, the transportation director of Ft. Madison, IA explains the success of cameras installed on school buses to help protect children as they are offloaded. Within one month, the transportation department issued ** ******* *** *********** ** ******* ******** ** *********.

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  • Motorcycle ******* **** **** - A brutal accident involving a motorcycle evading police and a taxicab. The confrontation results in a high speed dramtic collision:

  • Attempted ****** *** **** * **** ******** - In December 2004, a surveillance system provided evidence of a man and ********* ********** ** * ** **** *** ********** ***** ******* *****. "****** ********* ******* ***** ********* ** the **** *** ****** **** **** **********."
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  • Sexual ******* ****** - In February 2008, two young women were assaulted in a notorious underpass, only to find out that the **** ******* **** *** ******* **. ****** **** ********* *********** *** ****** ** *** ********* and *** ******** ***** ********* **** **** ********.
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