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Hey Burglars, Gotcha on Camera!

Hey Burglars, Gotcha on Camera!

There are lots of things in this world that I do not understand. Here are two of them. First is why homeowners, who have close to $250,000, on average, invested in their home and another $50-$60,000 or so invested in furnishings, don’t take any precautions to protect that investment from burglars. Depending on which city you live in your home may be burglarized once every six years on average. Burglary continues to be the biggest threat to homeowners wherever you live.

The second thing I don’t understand is why burglars, when they see security surveillance cameras around a home, continue to burglarize the place. Law enforcement officials tell us from experience that if they have a picture of a burglar, the chances are increased by 50% of catching him and of possibly retrieving stolen property. Maybe readers can chime in and help explain that to me.

In San Antonio, Texas an Event Planning Business had an attempted burglary recently where two people were caught on surveillance cameras damaging an exterior camera and stealing another. The owner of the business said he’s never had a break-in before. One of the five cameras that he had captured a clear image of the man as he attempted to knock the camera down. Nothing inside the storefront was compromised. Police know exactly who they’re looking for-it’s just a matter of time before they find him.

In New Orleans, Louisiana recently a Cab Burglar managed to steal a laptop, tablet and GPS from a parked cab on a local street. The cab’s motion detecting surveillance camera snapped the suspect’s picture as he got into the vehicle. Police are looking for him.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico this story and video from KOAT TV shows three men breaking into a home and stealing all of the electronics except for surveillance cameras. It took them nine minutes from start to finish.

In Orangeburg, South Carolina police are releasing pictures taken from surveillance cameras inside a thrift store where four TVs were stolen. Surveillance footage caught the suspects taking the TVs. The video footage also shows the suspects driving a light colored four-door SUV.

In Jenks, Oklahoma three men cut a hole in the security gate of the city maintenance facility.The burglars were surprised to find that many of the vehicles inside the facility were unlocked and some of them had keys in them. The burglars got away with two trucks, two lawnmowers and a bobcat. City officials with egg on their face, report that the burglary is under investigation.

Almost every business in the country, big or small, has security cameras located inside the business and most frequently outside the business. Insurance companies are demanding that as part of their coverage.

It seems to me that it is a no-brainer that homeowners should have surveillance cameras as well.

This is an example of a Digital wireless Security Camera System. Some systems are do-it-yourself (D.I.Y) 2.4GHz digital wireless recording systems.  Others require no video cables and features a built-in microphone that can record up to 30 feet away. The cameras have infrared LEDs that give it night vision capability to 30 feet away. The CMOS color cameras are weatherproof and can be used indoors or outdoors. They have a range of transmission up to 200 feet between walls or up to close to 500 feet in clear line of sight. Normally when a burglar sees security cameras around a home or business, he takes his dastardly deeds elsewhere.

Any reason not to get security cameras to protect your house?

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