Christmas with certainty

14. December 2023

Video Guard protects stores from theft and vandalism

It’s that time of year again: the popular Christmas markets attract numerous visitors with mulled wine, gift ideas etc. Unfortunately, they also attract criminals. The term “hot goods” does not refer to almonds, but to potential targets such as stalls and stands. Destruction and theft occur again and again, especially at night. Due to the high workload, police and security personnel are often only able to intervene to a limited extent. The use of camera systems such as Video Guard is a proven means of preventing crime and relieving the burden on staff.

Some smell gingerbread and waffles – others smell prey: despite high security standards, Christmas markets are popular targets for criminals. Because once the Christmas lights have been switched off after the market closes, some people reach for the crowbar. A lack of security measures and personnel shortages encourage theft and vandalism. With state-of-the-art camera systems including video analytics, Video Guard offers flexible round-the-clock protection for every stand and every stall. The software uses artificial intelligence to detect unauthorized persons before they can take action. Suspicious activities are detected immediately. The manned security center located in Germany can switch directly to the area live and ask people to leave the premises. If this is not complied with, the local police will be called in. The targeted intervention relieves the burden on security forces and at the same time ensures a higher success rate.

Video Guard in Bremen's ├ťberseestadt district
Video Guard is currently being used in Munich at the Christmas market in the Glockenbach district, among other places.