Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Newsletter
Zones
Access Control
LeftNav
Alarms
LeftNav
Biometrics
LeftNav
Detection
LeftNav
Deutsche Zone (German Zone)
LeftNav
Education, Training and Professional Services
LeftNav
Government Programmes
LeftNav
Guarding, Equipment and Enforcement
LeftNav
Industrial Computing Security
LeftNav
IT Security
LeftNav
Physical Security
LeftNav
Surveillance
LeftNav
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File
New Materials
Pro Health Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Pro Security Zone
Web Lec
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
ProSecurityZone Sponsor
 
 
News

DGA surveillance helps recover lost 7.5 carat diamond

DGA Security Systems : 26 June, 2008  (Application Story)
Lloyds investigators recover lost diamond worth three-quarters of a million dollars through DGA camera installation in use at New York jewellery centre
A DGA Digital Video surveillance system helped a Manhattan diamond dealer recover a lost stone with an estimated wholesale value of $750,000, according to DGA Security Systems.

The loss occurred two weeks ago when an independent broker who had been trying to sell a 7.5-carat diamond on behalf of its owners told them that the stone was missing. The broker said that it probably fell out of his pocket inside The New York Jewellery Centre, a Diamond District exchange at 10 West 47th Street. The stone's insurer, London-based Lloyd's, immediately hired adjuster John Enders of New York-based McLarens Young International. Lloyd's chose Mr Enders to investigate, partly to get the retired NYPD detective's opinion on whether the loss should be considered theft.

Knowing that the exchange deploys multiple DGA security systems, including an extensive Digital Video surveillance system, Mr Enders approached DGA and Ken Kahn, managing partner of 10 West 47th Association, the property's owner.

Working with DGA officers to analyse footage of the crowded exchange floor, Mr Enders made a discovery: One video clip not only appeared to confirm the broker's account, but also captured the image of someone finding the lost diamond on the floor. The video's image quality allowed Mr Enders to identify and contact the person who found the stone: A local merchant who returned the missing diamond to its owner on Thursday, June 19th.

Mr Kahn said, "I've always believed that my DGA system provides the best possible security for my tenants, but today this technology was responsible for a truly extraordinary event, and everyone involved in the recovery of this diamond is grateful to DGA and to Mr Enders."

DGA founder and President Stanley Oppenheim said, "A security system is more than technology. Digital Video surveillance enabled us to find the missing diamond, but only with the support of a well-designed system, highly trained security personnel, a vigilant client, and an expert investigator. I am heartened that all of these elements worked together not merely to prevent a significant financial loss, but also to restore something incalculable: A reputation."
Bookmark and Share
 
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
 
   © 2012 ProSecurityZone.com
Netgains Logo