November 2010 Customer Success Story Winners
First Place: T. Rogers: Kid crashes bike into SUV
Before we purchased the Logitech Video Security System, my wife's car was stolen right out of our driveway, we had several vehicle break ins and an attempted home break in.
Since the cameras, there have been zero incidents. I've recommended the Wi-Life products to several others in the neighborhood and even helped get them installed and setup for them.
However, one day, when I walked out to my truck to leave for work, I noticed there was a large dent on my passenger side rear quarter panel. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how it happened.
I asked my wife if she had taken my truck, she said "No". I asked my four year old if he had taken my truck and he looked at me like I was crazy....
Well the dent didn't get there on it's own. My driveway is in the field of view for one of the two cameras covering the driveway / front of my house, so I started going back a few days viewing the recorded video.
Didn't take long before I found out how the dent got there!!! As you can see from the video, apparently one of the neighborhood kids ran into it with her bike!!
The truck took the worst of that collision believe it or not and the little girl is fine!
Big fan of the camera system and will soon be upgrading to the new HD cameras!!
Great product, great price, great features!!!
Second Place: R. Abel: Return of the Elk to Colorado Cabin
I've had WiLife cameras on my vacation home in Colorado for more than two years now. The primary purpose of the system is home security, but I also get to observe the local wildlife exhibiting natural behavior that most people never get to see. Last year at about this time, the camera that looks out from my back deck captured video of a big bull elk bugling. I sent an email to Logitech support with the video attached and said, "Wouldn't it be great to be able to record the audio, too?"
Earlier this year, Logitech announced the Alert video security system. It records video in high definition, has built-in infrared illumination (great for night shots), and allows you to record sound. I bought an outdoor master system and installed it this past July. I've recorded a lot of really cool video since then, but this one struck a chord because it's exactly the situation that prompted me to contact Logitech a year ago.
The video is taken by the camera mounted on my front porch. It captures a number of elk in the distance, casually making their way up the hill while grazing. The big bull struts down hill, his impatience pushing the herd forward. Near the end of the video, he tilts his head back and bugles. And just as I predicted last year, it is great to be able to record that audio.
Third Place: B. Franck: The Gym Thief
This individual was a member of my gym and actually applied for a job. At this point he is waiting to be tried on several burglaries.
He was called the Stettin Prowler by the local paper and eluded arrest for several months due to lack of evidence. I feel it was the video cameras that gave us a great look at his mannerism and movement that helped staff idenify him for the police.
The security videos captured him on the morning of Sunday, May 16, 2010 at the Gym. I strung the multiple videos from 3 various cameras into 1 long file based on the chronological order each camera picked up motion. According to the timeline, he first appears on camera at 3:40 AM and his last appearance is at 5:39 AM.