This news story is pretty awesome ~ it’s great when the bad guys get caught. A church in Carmichael, CA used the pastor’s baby monitor camera to help catch some suspected copper thieves. The church had been targeted by copper thieves two nights in a row, and then the pastor had a great idea. Members of the church set the baby monitor camera up on the top of Carmichael Bible Church and hooked it up to a monitor in a room in the church building. They took shifts watching it throughout the night and then at 4:30 AM, the suspects showed up again to steal copper from the churches HVAC units. The pastor called the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and the authorities apprehended the suspected thieves. Click here to read the complete news story.
This story provides yet another example of how surveillance cameras can thwart criminals. In this difficult economy, these types of crimes are becoming more prevalent. The damage that these criminals caused to their HVAC units will cost the church around $50,000. If you own a business, church or home that you would like to protect, you might consider installing surveillance cameras, or re-purpose a baby monitor camera. This sleek, low-profile, bullet camera can be used indoors or outdoors in low light settings.