I have a small apartment building that has become a target of petty thieves the last few months. Stolen laundry coin, stolen vacuums, keys to the lawn tractor, etc… I finally got fed up and bought a 3 camera Blink system and set a trap. I installed a camera in each storage closet in the property so that when they opened the door it would start recording an notify me.
Unfortunately, I didn’t wake up for the first guy at 3:00 AM and he got away with another vacuum. Got a pretty good shot of his face and clothing and reported it to the police.
About a week later another breakin…two different guys. This time I was awake as it was 6:15 in the AM. The dummies stuck around for 5-6 minutes and the police greeted them at the door…
It’s not even the lost stuff that angers me. It’s the fear that the residents of the building have that these jokers are getting in our building. It’s a security building with latch guards and the doors are deadbolted. Without the cameras these guys would be out scott free.