Home security systems changing how police investigate some crimes

Home security systems changing how police investigate some crimes


3 A BURGLAR…CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE CAMERA BREAKING INTO A FAMILY’S HOUSE IN NORWICH. THANKS FOR JOINING US. I’M DARREN KRAMER.AND I’M ANNE CRAIG.THAT BREAK-IN HAPPENED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON…WHEN THE FAMILY WAS NOT HOME. THE TYPE OF SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM THE FAMILY HAS IS CHANGING THE WAY POLICE INVESTIGATE SOME CRIMES. NEWS 8’S RENEE CHMIEL JOINS US NOW LIVE IN NEWS 8 CONTROL TO TELL US HOW.RENEE… 3 DARREN, ANN, IF THERE’S ANYONE NEAR THE CAMERA THE SYSTEM LETS YOU KNOW ABOUT IT INSTANTLY…THROUGH YOUR PHONE. IT EVEN LETS YOU SPEAK WITH THE PERSON…AS IF YOU WERE HOME. A SUSPECT…CAUGHT ON CAMERA. BUT THIS WASN’T ON A BUSINESS’S SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. THIS WAS TAKEN AT A HOME – JUST BEFORE HE BROKE IN.THE CAMERA…JUST ABOVE THE DOORBELL.”IT’S USING TECHNOLOGY TO WHERE IF THERE’S ANY MOTION DETECTION AT YOUR FRONT DOOR OR WHEREVER INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE HOUSE YOU PUT IT, IT’LL SEND AN ALERT TO YOUR PHONE.” TECHNOLOGY LIKE THIS HAS CHANGED THE WAY POLICE INVESTIGATE CRIMES…LIKE BURGLARIES. THE SYSTEM RECORDS VIDEO…THAT HOMEOWNERS CAN THEN PLAY BACK…AND SHOW POLICE.AND THAT CAN SPEED UP AN INVESTIGATION. “IT MAKES IT A LOT EASIER. WE USED TO HAVE TO DO NEIGHBORHOOD CANVASES WHERE WE WOULD WALK TO ALL THE NEIGHBORS.”WHAT POLICE USED TO HAVE TO DO DOOR TO DOOR THEY CAN NOW DO ON SOCIAL MEDIA. HERE YOU CAN SEE POLICE POSTED THESE PICTURES OF THE SUSPECT ON FACEBOOK…AND NEARLY 900 PEOPLE SHARED THE POST. PEOPLE WERE CALLING US, LETTING US KNOW, HEY BASED ON THE PICTURE YOU PUT ON FACEBOOK WE WERE ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT THIS IS SO AND SO.” THE VIDEO QUALITY OF SYSTEMS LIKE THESE CAN NOW SHOW A SUSPECT’S FACE CLEARLY. MAKING IT EASIER FOR POLICE TO CATCH CRIMINALS…THE HOPE IS THEY’LL HELP PEOPLE FEEL SAFER. “YOUR HOME IS SUPPOSED TO BE YOUR MOST PRIVATE PLACE, AND TO HAVE SOMEONE COME IN AND GO THROUGH YOUR THINGS IT HAS A LONG LASTING EFFECT.” POLICE SAY AN ARREST IS NOW PENDING THOSE SECURITY SYSTEMS TYPICALLY COST A FEW HUNDRED DOLLARS. LIVE IN NEWS 8 CONTROL, I’M RENEE CHMIEL.ANN,

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