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Why Churches Should Invest in Security Cameras

Five benefits of video surveillance systems, according to the experts.

Why Churches Should Invest in Security Cameras

A mother accused a Sunday school teacher of molesting her young daughter. But the crime never happened—video from a church security camera proved the accusation false.

A couple broke into a church intent on stealing the Sunday offering. But a camera captured their faces—and the surveillance footage was used to identify both and link them to a string of burglaries.

Both real-life scenarios point to the benefits of church security cameras in a world in which such technology is readily available and increasingly affordable . Here are five reasons all churches should consider investing in cameras, according to security and insurance experts.

1. They can deter criminals, including sexual predators.

“If I am a burglar or I am someone interested in doing some type of a sexual act with a child, I’m going to go to the path of least resistance,” said Scott Figgins, vice president ...

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Bobby Ross Jr. is an Oklahoma City-based religion journalist.

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  • October 24, 2017

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