Most graffiti vandals use the same tag name or logo until its identified. Due to the lack of information police receive about graffiti vandals, most go unidentified for years. Setting up a quality video surveillance system in graffiti hot spots has been known to stem a reoccurring graffiti problem.
Video surveillance acts as a deterrent for graffiti vandals, as a witness for police and security for property owners. If cameras don't deter graffiti vandals, they will help in the identification and prosecution of the offender. Vandals who are found guilty should be required to reimburse property owners for the cost of graffiti removal.
When buying a new video surveillance system, it's essential to keep the quality of the video in mind. A better picture leads to a quicker conviction of the vandal. My Graffiti Removal Guy recommends high definition, indoor/outdoor, day/night security cameras. Hard drive size will depend on how frequently you check your property for graffiti vandalism. My Graffiti Removal Guy recommends 1TB capacity, which will allow for around a month of record time.
To get the maximum graffiti deterrent power cameras, you should also use it with the "Smile; You're on camera" sign.