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One of the largest and most romantic robberies of 172 museums

One of the most prolific art thieves of late was a French waiter who stole more than $1 billion worth of art from 172 European museums between 1995 and 2001. The Frenchman traveled around Europe as a waiter, stealing 239 works of art and exhibits from around 172 museums, an average of one every 15 days. He also continued the theft, even returning to the museum from previous crimes to steal again.

In later years, he used similar methods for the theft in at least 170 other museums. In November 2001, Breitwieser stole a 16th-century trumpet of which only three were known to exist from the Richard Wagner Museum in Lucerne, but a guard discovered it before he could escape. This bizarre case tells the story of a man who just wanted to see his art in a museum and didn't care whose name it was.

For two days, reporter Erich Eisner was walking his dog on the grounds of the museum when he spotted a man looking out of place in a fine coat while touring the museum. James Oliver, director of the American Museum of Natural History, was having a tooth extracted when a museum employee discovered the theft of the jewels the next morning. Seemingly insatiable, Breitwieser returned to the museum only two days later. A little over an hour later, the thieves made off with an incredible art collection that is now valued at $500 million.

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How to properly install video surveillance cameras and what to take under consideration

Many employers use cameras and video surveillance in the workplace, often to prevent theft or to see what employees are actually doing during the day. Of course, in public places such as remittance points and retail store counters where merchandise is sold, video surveillance can help you prevent theft and keep an eye on your employees' operations. When you have state-of-the-art technology installed, CCTV cameras and CCTV systems will allow you to see what's going on. If you comply with these security camera laws, you can use the cameras to monitor your home or business.

For those who live in residential neighborhoods or condominiums, it is important to familiarize yourself with the homeowners association laws on security cameras so that you can understand the rules for video surveillance. Check the use of surveillance cameras in residential areas to ensure that your home security camera is not breaking the law.

The law allows your neighbors to install CCTV cameras on their property for personal security and video surveillance. It is legal for a neighbor to point a camera at your home, as long as the recorded video does not compromise your privacy and the recording is for a legitimate purpose, such as preventing package theft or tracking down a suspect. The laws that allow neighbors to record or point cameras at your property largely depend on what the security camera is looking at, why it's being used, what the neighbor is doing and what the neighbor is doing with the footage. If your camera records footage behind a neighbor's fence, through a neighbor's window, or anywhere a resident considers private, it could lead to legal problems.

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What situations do you need video surveillance cameras for and should you install them?

If you are considering a corporate security system, the first thing you will need is a high-quality CCTV (or CCTV) system. There is a wide range of different types and configurations of CCTV cameras on the market, depending on the business priorities of implementing a security system. While security cameras are specifically designed to record video almost anywhere, you need to consider what type of security camera is best for you and your business in different areas.

Now that you know the most common places in the workplace to install CCTV systems, it's time to take a look at practical camera placement tips, as inaccurate placement can cost you valuable evidence and increase security monitoring, a company can reduce security costs. Professional CCTV installers know how to choose the right conduit to protect security camera cables, as well as where to place the cameras to prevent damage to the system. As you can see, security cameras and CCTV systems are critical to protecting you, your company, employees and customers. With your professional security installers, they know exactly where to place your surveillance cameras to ensure your business is as protected as possible.

Workplace surveillance cameras are a great tool to improve safety, but they cannot replace the supervision of employees and security personnel. Commercial security cameras are commonly used to implement or enhance corporate security by monitoring an area of business. It is important for business owners to install corporate or commercial surveillance systems with well-placed cameras. Of course, in public places, such as money transfer points and retail store counters where goods are sold, video surveillance can help you prevent theft and keep an eye on how employees are doing business.

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Practices & tips

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Basic tips and practices for keeping your home safe

One of the best things you can do to keep your home safe is to install an up-to-date home security system. When it comes to securing your home, you probably already know how to lock your front door. If you don't already have an alarm or home security system, now is a good time to get yourself some home security cameras or even a doorbell camera so you can keep an eye on things while you're out.

Security cameras will alert you if there is movement in your yard or porch, door and window sensors will let you know if someone has entered or attempted to enter your home. Contact sensors can be used at home to alert you when a door or window is broken, sending real-time alerts to your security system. Another option is to install a smart lock that alerts you when someone enters or leaves your home. For added home security, choose a smart lock that works with your security system to track and control who's coming and who's coming.

Some security systems have small signs that you can place on your lawn or in front of your front door to let everyone know your home is secure. Most of us remember to lock the back and front doors, but there are other places in the house that deserve your attention.

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Security incidents

* Security incidents

One of the largest and most romantic robberies of 172 museums

One of the most prolific art thieves of late was a French waiter who stole more than $1 billion worth of art from 172 European museums between 1995 and 2001. The Frenchman traveled around Europe as a waiter, stealing 239 works of art and exhibits from around 172 museums, an average of one every 15 days. He also continued the theft, even returning to the museum from previous crimes to steal again.

In later years, he used similar methods for the theft in at least 170 other museums. In November 2001, Breitwieser stole a 16th-century trumpet of which only three were known to exist from the Richard Wagner Museum in Lucerne, but a guard discovered it before he could escape. This bizarre case tells the story of a man who just wanted to see his art in a museum and didn't care whose name it was.

For two days, reporter Erich Eisner was walking his dog on the grounds of the museum when he spotted a man looking out of place in a fine coat while touring the museum. James Oliver, director of the American Museum of Natural History, was having a tooth extracted when a museum employee discovered the theft of the jewels the next morning. Seemingly insatiable, Breitwieser returned to the museum only two days later. A little over an hour later, the thieves made off with an incredible art collection that is now valued at $500 million.

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