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Strategos Security Minute: Are Cameras Crime Stoppers?

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Here’s how to get results, not just a bill.

Cameras are often the go-to response when seeking to stop or deter workplace crime and violence. But in order to use them effectively, organizations must have clear goals and the willingness to follow through. Otherwise they’ll spend lots of money and may get zero results. Vaughn Baker, president of Strategos International, explains how to make a prudent investment in surveillance equipment that matches your purpose.

About Vaughn Baker

Vaughn Baker is president of Strategos International, a Kansas City, Mo.,-based firm that provides security training, consulting and executive protection services. Baker has 20 years of experience in law enforcement including patrol, investigation, SWAT and special operations. He has trained thousands of school, health care, government, law enforcement and military personnel in security practices. Baker has also developed specialized intruder response curriculum for schools and churches, including some of the nation’s leading training on behavior pattern recognition.

He is the author of The Church Security Handbook and, with Mark Warren, Active Threat. In addition, he served as deputy director of training and as an instructor for the Surefire Institute, a California-based tactical lighting manufacturer and tactical training company. He is also the director of security for a church of more than 7,500 in the Kansas City area, a position he has held for more than a decade.

Connect with Vaughn on LinkedIn.

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