Camera Vandalism Statistics

Author: Ari Erenthal, Published on Aug 01, 2017

Vandalized cameras are a common concern. And when they happen, they often draw media attention.

But how often and how much of a problem is vandalized cameras? 125+ integrators shared their experiences with IPVM.

Overall, camera vandalism is an uncommon problem with 84% saying that it is rare or never happens:

However, most integrators take steps to prevent it from happening. The following 3 steps were the most often cited:

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Making *** ****** ************

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  • "** ** *** **** ********* ** ****** *** *********** ****** of ******* ****** **** *** ******* ** **** ***** **** areas."

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  • "*****'* *** **** ****** **** *********, ******* *** ************* *** not ** ********* ***** ********* *******."
  • "** ************* **** **** ******* ******* ** **** ******* *****!"
  • "** ** *** ******* ** ****-*** ******* *** ******* *********** areas ** **** ** *********** ******** **** ********* **** ** outdoor *****."

Some **** ******* **** ********* ****** / **** ******

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  • "***** ** ****** ********* ******* ** *********** *********. ** **** mostly *** ********* *** * ***** ******* *** *** ****** damaged."
  • "** **** *** * *** ******* ********* *** **'** ******** those ******* **** ***** ******* ** ******* ** ***** ***** to **** ** ******. ** *** ****'* ******."
  • "***** ****** ***** (** **** ***'* *** ****** *** ** position), ** ******* ********* **** *********. "
  • "****** ***** **** ******* ** ******* ****** *********** ** *** the *****, ** ** ** ********. ** ******* ****, **** cameras **** *********."
  • "** **** ******** * ****** ********* ****** ******** ** ******* as *** ******** **** ******* **** **** ****** ** **** them (*** ** *******) *** ** ****'* **** ********* ** touch *** *****."

Integrators ****** ******* **** ****** ********* ********

*********** **** ** **** **** *** ****** ********* ******* **** though ****** ********* ** ********.

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  • "**'** *** * *** ****** ** ********* ******/******** ******* ** parts *****, ***. ** ******** **** ** ******** *****, *** other **** **** ** **** ******."

Comments (10)

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