Back when man was scraping his knuckles on the ground security cameras were the size of mail boxes and were only affordable to businesses. Banks, retail and convenience stores were the primary consumers of “Closed Circuit TV”.
Today security cameras are as small as a dime and some don’t cost much more. Everyone is installing cameras today and for good reason: They see more than you can, and they see it when you can’t.
WOWT reports a family had their ADT security system installed a little over a year and it has already solved a vandalism problem and given them peace of mind.
“The family’s husband would see a neighbor boy damage their property but every time he called the sheriff’s department he would get the same answer, without proof deputies couldn’t do a thing. The husband said, “I can’t do a thing about it unless you have proof. My camcorder didn’t help that much, you can’t catch them at night or anytime but this (his security cameras) is what captured somebody doing something to the house.”
“One time the siding was damaged, another time the mailbox was knocked over; someone even threw chemicals on their lawn, burning the grass. The security cameras provided pictures for deputies to identify the vandal. It was the next door neighbor kid. There was never another incident of vandalism.”
Recently In my yard a spotlight was broke off its mount. My immediate suspicion was a particular neighborhood kid. I reviewed the video footage from that past week and saw that it was a tree branch that knocked it down. That camera saved me from yelling at someone and looking like a jerk!
Besides the uber cool factor when I whip out my security camera apps at a party, the peace of mind is fantastic.