2017-01-31 19:16:52 UTC
I just now saw your post here:
It was in reply to the U.S. suing D-Link for lax security relating to
their security cameras.
I own a short term rental home which was recently burglarized by a group
that booked the property for three days a week ago. When they left, the
maid service went in to clean, and immediately called us to tell us two
TVs were missing. I went to the home and found MUCH more was stolen.
The police came, as did the CSI guys. One of the burglars left his
driver's license on the master bedroom night stand. Unbelievable! The
police took it as evidence. I looked up the man's name on Facebook, and
the telephone number on Facebook was the same number that he called from
to book the home. They took away much more evidence, such as empty beer
cans, soda bottles, and tooth brushes they left behind, to test for
fingerprints back at their lab, but pretty much said that even with all
this evidence, since no one was hurt, the police report will probably
just sit in a file cabinet. That's what I expected, but I had to report
for insurance purposes.
I do not have security cameras at the home, and this is the first time
I've had a burglary.
I was curious why in your post you said, "I tell my security camera
clients that cameras are useful for employee theft and misconduct, but
not all that useful for burglary or even robbery unless they know the
I keep thinking of how to better protect the home from burglaries
committed by fraudulent renters. When I think about security cameras, I
keep coming back to what you said..."...not all that useful for
burglary...". In my particular case, it appears the burglar could be
found, if the police care to investigate, but still, the burglary
happened and my belongins are gone.
Do you have any clients with needs similar to mine? If so, what do you