Protecting Your Home with Residential Security Camera Systems
If you own a home, I would recommend installing a residential security camera system. Home ownership is costly, but just because you pay a lot of money to own your house does not mean that criminals will respect that. In other words, your belongings may not be safe in your own home. If you need examples, here are three instances where home owners installed security cameras and found out that illegal or contract-breaking activities were happening in their homes while they were away.
The Curious Case
Back in 2016, a man living with his wife had their landlord and another man barge into his apartment while he was away from home. Luckily, the couple had already set up a security camera system to monitor their apartment before this happened.
When the landlord entered the apartment, the couple received a notification on their smartphone that their Nest security system had detected an abnormal level of noise in their apartment. The footage recorded by their security showed their landlord and the male stranger having intercourse on their bed. This same security footage was then turned over to the Police Department, which issued a warrant for the landlord’s arrest on charges of criminal trespassing, which is a felony, and misdemeanor obscenity.
Fishing for Criminals
Amit Sharma was not wronged by his landlord. Instead, Amit Sharma was a victim of repeated thefts in his rented house. But the thefts in his house never had any signs of forced entry.
Amit Sharma then set out to catch his thief by recording his home with his smartphone while both he and his wife were away. Sharma’s’ attempt to catch his thief was successful, and he discovered that it was his landlord’s son who had been stealing the couple’s possessions while they were at work.
Obviously, if you are a tenant you will need to talk with your landlord before arranging to install any sort of fixed security system. I also thought that I should include as a side-note that this article is not meant to scare you into thinking that all landlords (or their kids) are bad people, but rather to show you a few more reasons you may want to consider getting a security camera system.
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