Surveillance cameras help capture holiday thieves

Motion sensor lights are another way to deter thieves

WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — One sure way to prevent packages from being stolen from your doorstep is not to have them delivered to your house. Have them sent to work where somebody is there to receive them.
surveillance-cams-1-1But if you have to send them to your home there are ways to keep an eye on them right from your smart phone.

“There’s all different types of cameras out there,” says Ken Green who works in electrical at Lowe’s in Waterford where home security is DIY do it yourself.

“Very easy,” says Green. “Everything nowadays is meant to be for the homeowner too.”

Cameras have captured a number of holiday Grinches stealing packages from porches. In East Hampton surveillance video lead to the arrest of Jason Carrier. Police say it showed him and his silver Subaru – license plate and all.surveillance-cams-2

Most cameras these days work on WiFi – this NEST camera only needs a wire for power while this Arlo by NETGEAR camera runs on battery and needs no wires at all.

“There’s going to be a mounting bracket and this attaches to it,” says Green who shows News 8 how it attaches magnetically. “Yes.”

The RING doorbell is also totally wireless. We tried it out. The doorbell detected our car pulling into the driveway. The camera also comes on when someone rings the doorbell.
surveillance-cams-3There are many different ways to keep an eye on your house when you’re not home.

“You can see who’s in the house,” Says Green who shows us Iris which is Lowe’s own security system. “You can unlock doors.”

He says it has very smart technology.

“With the cameras it used to be if you lost power you had to reinitialize now you don’t have to,” says Green.surveillance-cams-4

Motion sensor lights are another way to deter thieves.

Beams makes lights which wirelessly work together so if one goes off they all go off and light up the whole area. They use D batteries so they don’t need any wires either.