Security cameras aren’t force fields
Security cameras aren’t any kind of guarantee protecting you from crime, even when the criminals know you have them.
Here’s a guy getting robbed outside his own house. The criminals know about his camera system and have simply improvised masks. Getting confronted by armed home invaders outside your home and then being forced at gunpoint to open the house and turn off all alarms is common. Do you have a plan for that?
Here’s a female burglar hitting the same house a second time. She rings the doorbell first to make sure no one’s home. Other than the camera it looks like the resident had no other security layers (safe, monitored alarm system, etc).
Dont rely on magic cameras to save you. Build up layers of defense and safety.
- This topic was modified 6 months ago by thc0655.
Security cameras are not as hopeless as you make it.
1. Lots of burglars do avoid them. When there are lots of homes without them, there is no point in targeting a home with them: ie: I don’t have to outrun the lion, just the next guy next to me.
2. You can see who is at your door providing time to get your firearm or take other prudent measures. Beats walking up to the door and asking “who is it?” reply:”Oh just your local Home-invasion man!”
FWIW: I have a long drive about 1/3 of a mile. I use a Dakota alert to notify me that someone is coming, and a security camera to see who is coming. I have a PIR sensor connected to the camera, that takes a photo of the vehicle coming, also useful if I am away from my property.
Doorbell cameras in DeKalb County, Georgia, show a shirtless suspect attempting to break into two houses while carrying a gun Monday, police said.
Neighbors say the man has also tried to break into other local homes and that they now feel scared in their homes, WSB-TV 2 reported. Police are searching for the suspect appearing in the footage.
The suspect appears on video without a shirt and holding a gun as he walks up to the front door of each house, then walking off.
One of the home owners, Steve Martineau, recounted getting an alert on the “Nest” app while he was out of the house and viewing the footage of the perpetrator on his phone. (RELATED: Seattle Woman Shoots Armed Burglary Suspect With A Rifle)
The suspect, who appeared to be under the influence, ignored the sign on the front door of the house, Martineau explained.
“The signs says, ‘Smile, you’re on camera,’ and he didn’t seem to care,” Martineau said to WSB-TV.