Home Security Solutions Bring Safety Through Technology

Home Security Solutions Bring Safety Through Technology


WELL WHEN IT COMES TO HOME SECURITY, IT COULD BE DIFFICULT TO CHOOSE WHAT KIND OF SYSTEM WORKS BEST TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE. FROM TRADITIONAL SYSTEMS TO ALARMS THAT CAN BE RUN ON YOUR PHONE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. SO WHAT IS BEST? AND DO THEY WORK. WE WENT TO EXPERTS TO GET SOME ANSWERS. THEY TOLD US, BEYOND TECHNOLOGY, THERE’S ONE THING YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF. ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪ Reporter: A HOME BURGLARY HAPPENS IN THE U.S. EVERY 13 SECONDS. THE AVERAGE PERSON LOSES BETWEEN 16, AND $121 OF PROPERTY. IT’S NOT JUST MATERIAL POSSESSIONS THEY’RE LOSING. IT’S ALSO A SENSE OF SECURITY. THE FBI SAYS ONE IN THREE HOMES WITHOUT SECURITY SYSTEM ARE BURGLARIZED. AND WITH NUMBERS LIKE THAT, MANY PEOPLE ARE TURNING TO TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP THEIR FAMILIES SAFE. SO WE ASKED DETECTIVE ANDREW LASAND OF THE PLACER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, DOES THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY WORK? IT DOES WORK, IT’S A DETERRENT. IT’S GOING TO HELP YOU OUT. THEY TEND TO USE A KNOCK AND TALK METHOD. THEY’LL KNOCK ON THAT DOOR, YOU KNOW, YOU MIGHT THINK IT’S A SOLICITOR AND YOU DON’T WANT TO ANSWER THE DOOR. WHO DOES? WHAT THEY COULD BE DOING IS CASING YOUR HOUSE. I’M NOT CONDONING TO OPEN THE DOOR, BUT AT LEAST LET THEM KNOW YOU’RE THERE, TO LET THEM KNOW, WE’VE GOT TO MOVE ONTO ANOTHER HOUSE. ONE WAY OF NOT ANSWERING THE DOOR, IS A VIDEO DOORBELL. INSTANTLY, VIDEO POPS UP ALLOWING YOU TO SEE, OR EVEN TALK TO WHO IS AT YOUR DOOR. IT’S PRETTY INTERESTING. YOU CAN ANSWER IT FROM YOUR PHONE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AT YOUR HOUSE. IT WORKS OFF 3G, OR 4G LT SERVICE. Reporter: WITH CAMERAS INSIDE YOUR HOME THAT CONNECT TO YOUR PHONE AND A LIVE STREAM, IT’S CHANGING THE WAY LAW ENFORCEMENT IS ABLE TO TRACK THE BAD GUYS. LATELY, THE HOMEOWNERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TELL US, HEY, I SEE A SUSPECT IN THE HOUSE. IT HAPPENED RECENTLY, WHERE THEY WERE REPORTING TO THE DISPATCH LIVE INFORMATION ABOUT A SUSPECT IN THE HOUSE AND WE WERE ABLE TO APPREHEND THOSE PEOPLE. Reporter: WE ASKED WHAT HAPPENS IF THAT SUSPECT IS WEARING A MASK. THEY HAVE CLOTHING ON. A LOT OF TIMES THESE BE CROOKS CHANGE THEIR CLOTHING. THEY VERY COMMON, BUT AT LEAST THAT GIVES SOME INFORMATION TO THE RESPONDING DEPUTIES AND DETECTIVES. Reporter: HE SAYS THAT COULD MAKE OR BREAK AN INVESTIGATION. ONE LITTLE LEAD LIKE THAT WITH A CAMERA, OR EVEN A SHOT, IT COULD COME DOWN TO A SHOE ON THESE CASES. LITERALLY, A TENNIS SHOE. EITHER WITH A PRINT, THAT WE PULL OFF FROM THE SCENE, I FOUND THOSE MORE RELIABLE THAN FINGERPRINTS SOMETIMES. Reporter: WHAT IS DETECTIVE LASANG’S ONE WORRY? MY MAIN CONCERN IS IT MIGHT FAIL. YOUR WI-FI MIGHT RESET, OR YOU’RE RELYING ON TECHNOLOGY. Reporter: HE SAYS THERE’S ONE SIMPLE WAY TO GET PEACE OF MIND, AND KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE WITHOUT HAVING TO BUY ANYTHING

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