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How This Pawn Shop Is Using Video Verification to Reduce False Alarms

Sonitrol and 3xLOGIC combine for a video verification solution that protects Ted’s Pawn Shop and its outdoor lot full of high value items.

Here's the solution in action as police respond to a would-be thief on the property.

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NORWOOD, Ohio — Pawn shops are attractive targets for criminals. Where else can you get an assortment of high value items all in one place?

Ted’s Pawn Shop, located here, needed a surveillance system that could protect the inside of the store, as well as its outdoor lot filled with vehicles, motorcycles, boats and more.

“Ted’s Pawn has been a long-time customer for us,” explained Wayne Lisle, vice president and general manager for Sonitrol SW Ohio. “They’ve had analog video surveillance for about eight years, and we had been utilizing audio verification of alarms for the inside of the store. The outside lot was a different story.”

Lisle said they wanted to add video verification to the lot, but were unable to due to a host of issues related to installation, connectivity and reliability.

However, these issues were resolved with the implementation of a 3xLOGIC hybrid DVR.

“Now with a 3xLOGIC hybrid DVR, we can use analytics to associate existing outdoor cameras — two cover the yard, two cover the shop’s roof — to the Sonitrol panel and seamlessly provide video alarm feeds to our Sonitrol central station to detect and verify any threat. Going forward, Ted’s can install IP cameras and even thermal cameras to the existing network covering the lot.”

In the most recent incident at Ted’s, the Sonitrol operator received a video alarm feed showing a man entering the outdoor lot. The operator dispatched police and the suspect was quickly apprehended.

“One of the most important aspects of our business is taking care of our customer’s valuable items,” said Ralph Tincher of Ted’s Pawn Shop.” One of the ways that we’ve taken the extra step to ensure we’re taking care of their precious goods is partnering with Sonitrol Verified Video security. Years ago, at our former location we had a break-in. The thief was able to get into the building and do some damage. After talking to other members in our industry, we found out there are ways to catch thieves before they get into your building.”

Tincher said the store has had three attempted break-ins in the last six years, yet the thieves were caught before they got anywhere close to entering the building thanks to the combination of Sonitrol verified video and the 3xLOGIC hybrid DVR.

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