Stolen Video NVR / DVR Statistics

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Aug 15, 2017

"But what happens if someone steals my recorder?"

Anyone who has done more than a handful of jobs has probably heard this question several times. Though customers often fear a stolen recorder, statistics show it is not a significant problem.

150 integrators shared insight on how they prevent theft of recorders, the vertical they seen as most at risk for this issue, and some first-hand examples of when it has happened to their customers.

Low Concern For Recorder Theft

Recorder theft is not a big concern among integrators, only a very small percentage (7%) saw recorder theft as a high concern:

Integrators said recorder thefts are very uncommon, and that straight forward steps mitigate concerns generally.

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  • "**** ******* ***** *** **** **** ********* *** ****** **** issues ***** ********"
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Examples ** ******** *****

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  • "****. ** **** **** ********* *** *** **** ***** *** other ******* ** **** ******* **** ******** *** ********. **** is ********** ** ***** ** ****** *** ** **** ******** activity *****."
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  • "*** *** ****** **** *** **** * **** *****. ** have **** ** ****** *** ***** ***** *** *** *******"

Comments (17)

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