March 2011 Customer Success Story Winners
First Place: M. Auerbach: Man on the property
On December 24, 2010 I learned from people watching my home that 4 of 10 ground-mounted solar panels had been stolen. In mid January I installed a single Logitech camera near the stolen panels. A few days later, while once again away, I was contacted by a neighbor who informed me that 3 chainsaws had been stolen from a white pickup truck parked on my property by loggers working in the area. They knew I’d installed a camera and wondered if I had captured anything on video.
I logged in to remotely view my cameras for the first time ever and lo and behold there was the image of a man loitering on my property; the white pickup with the saws in the background. A few minutes later a blue van, with its street-side sliding door open, creeps down the road and its brake lights come on right at the white rig. Unfortunately, having set the motion sensor to look only at activity in my driveway, the video cuts off. Still, I used the Logitech prompt at the end of the video to send the footage to the county Sherriff.
The image of the blue van was circulated in my rural area, a license plate number was recorded and the man in the video arrested for various crimes including car theft. Without the video, we would have had no clue what to look for.
Second Place: B. Nelson: The Young Thief:
The attached video was taken on 3/1/11 at 2:30PST. I highlighted the perpetrator in the video, who first walks slowly past the house checking out something on the right side of the driveway. The camera stops recording, but a minute later begins again, this time catching the perp stealing a weed eater from the garage. I wasn't at home at the time, but the handyman working at the house called me up to say his weed eater went missing, and had me check the camera recordings.
After reviewing the footage remotely on my computer, the handyman took a look around the neighborhood, and spotted the kid (apparently, he lives a block away). With footage in hand, we spoke with the kid's mother and she said she would have him return the weed eater, or she would buy a new one to replace it.
The weed eater in question is only worth $20 at best. But what happened today makes me feel VERY good about purchasing these cameras. Without them, we would have never known what happened.
Third Place: A. Wedyk: The Winter Storm of 2011
A time lapsed video taken from my Logitech Alert 750i of the Midwestern Blizzard from the snow's start through to the cleanup. A great memory preserved from the view of my security camera.