Security is a relevant topic to all people in all parts of the world. In a time when public violence has become far too common, the creative and intelligent development of security systems is an important part of ensuring safety.

A recent news story from Mexico highlights the innovative ways people are improving security. Officials in Oaxaca, Mexico have implemented new security steps to prevent violence and illegal activity. Officials at the Police’s Command and Communication Control Center hired deaf individuals to monitor the surveillance cameras placed in the streets of downtown Oaxaca. The surveillance cameras do not have microphones, so the officials turned to the State Association for the Deaf to hire the new employees.

CCTV photo by S-O-S SecurityThe deaf officers have a keener sense of sight because they can read lips and noises do not distract them. These individuals may be better candidates for the job because they tend to be more perceptive of moods and behavior. The new officers have pinpointed many questionable interactions and suspicious individuals. They alert police officers of such interactions, often preventing illegal behavior and assisting officers in the search and detention of suspects.

This move is the first of its kind in Mexico, and will be expanded in the coming months. Both the officers and the citizens are satisfied with the recent changes, saying that they feel “more safe”. This new tactic has proven to be a creative way to protect citizens. Just as the police officers prioritized the safety of their citizens, so should you prioritize the safety of your property and individuals who spend time on your property. Security is not a light issue. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box and look for new ways to keep your property secure. At S-O-S, we have a variety of options that can improve your security. One way we recommend to monitor your property, employees and customers is by installing CCTV and DVR equipment as a way to protect and monitor your business.

For more information on CCTV, DVR, NVR or other integrated security solutions, contact  S-O-S Electronics today!

  1. Don Marsh says:

    What a great way to be using the hearing impaired. The details about how they are used for security was fascinating. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Seems like a great way to utilize the natural talents of deaf people. Besides, handicapped people find it difficult to find jobs. Here, we have an instance in which they are perfect for the job. I think this is great.

  3. Excellent idea and article. It’s great to have something for handicapped people to excel at.

  4. I wonder what other jobs might be out there like this that people with handicaps may actually be perfect for.

  5. Accutech says:

    This is such a great idea! What a perfect position for one with this disability where they can excel because of it.

  6. This is a fantastic idea. These people have been flown under the “disabled” banner for so long, it is good to seem them obtaining jobs where their skills set them above the folks who supposedly do not have disabilities.

  7. This is a great way to utilize the abilities of people. Thank you for sharing such a great story.

  8. Bottle Hound says:

    I hope this catches on. I see no reason for it not to be successful.

  9. What an awesome idea! What a way to use everyone’s abilities to their fullest potentials. Thanks for sharing!

  10. A fabulous idea! Benefits everyone! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I think this is so cool. i’d love to see things like this happen more often. Seems like a perfect fit.

  12. This is just pretty darn neat! Great story, hope to see more like it soon!

  13. This blog just made my day. This is an amazing strategy. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Bright idea someone had there! What better way to utilize those with a disability that would otherwise prevent them from performing certain jobs.

  15. I think using deaf officers is brilliant. It turns their handicap into a gift.

  16. Different people have different abilities, and some abilities can really only be learned if there is a need for it. The skills they have developed due to there circumstances are skills most people would find difficult to replicate. Great post.

  17. It makes sense to use their natural talents and abilities afforded them by their handicap. This should be implemented elsewhere in the world.

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