We first brought you this story last Saturday, about a man who caught would-be robbers on his surveillance camera at his home.
Mobile police have received several tips regarding the attempted robbery.
In this instance, it was great that this homeowner took it upon himself, after he had been targeted several times, to set up his own surveillance camera. And it just might be what ultimately gets these two suspects behind bars.
Robert Hammond got very good video of two would-be robbers trying to kick down the door of his home. A common crime, but not so common is the fact Hammond got surveillance footage of the two in the act. Police are working on the case. Already, detectives have received several tips and nearly ten names they're in the process of checking out now. And they say the video was extremely helpful.
Nowadays it's easy to set up a home surveillance. This dropcam can be purchased for $150 and all you need to do is connect it to your wifi signal—and you can watch from your iPhone or Android.
"One of the neater things about it is you don't have to have some fancy recording system. This has a feature where you can record directly to this company's cloud and you won't even have to have local storage at your house," says Mark Bodiford, owner of The Broken iPhone.
The suspects find the camera and tear it from its mount--thinking they were getting rid of evidence, when in reality, the footage was stored in a hard drive. Easy enough to hand over to police.
If you want to access the footage and make clips of the footage rather than just watch from your phone or computer, you do have to pay for storage on the company's cloud, packages starting at just $10. But if you're home is frequently targeted, like this man's was—it's well worth the money.