I work a night security job about 10 miles from my Bldg, I live in an apt over my store. Right after 1am, I got a cam plus alert and brought up the video. I see one of the homeless people that wander thru my back alley, going up my stairs. He got on the roof and then turned around to go back down. That’s when he saw my Wyze Cam and knocks it out of the way.
That’s when I used “the voice of God” speaker and told him to get off my roof. He apologized and went right back down the stairs. But I could still hear him thru the cam cussing after he left the stairs.
I left my job and got to my place very quickly. I found the guy standing on the street corner (off cam) right by my Bldg. I called 911 and they sent 3 units to find him. He did take off but we caught up to him.
He tried to deny he went on my roof, except by then I had shown the video to the officers. Then he said he “bumped” into my cam, the officer called BS on that and told him he saw him hitting the cam on my playback. Because I have a (small) heart, I just had the officers give him a “trespass” and told him to quit climbing on roofs (apparently he’d been busted for the same thing a few days earlier).
The best part of the whole deal was the officers reaction to the crystal clear video playback. They couldn’t believe I had a night vision cam, with a motion detection zone for just my steps, no less the speaker that got him off my roof. And when they realized I got the alert in real time 10 miles away on my phone with plenty of time to react and deal with it they were blown away. And when I told them how much I paid for it they didn’t believe me.
I still have 6 more cams to install on my Bldg (I just have to run power to them), but with the folks strolling down my back alley at all hours, this system has already paid for itself. Great system, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Sorry for no clip, this site won’t let a new user upload. But it is pretty cool