Neighbor Catches Burglar with Simplx Cameras

It’s a typical Sunday. You are pulling into your driveway around 10 in the morning after your morning church service. You walk into your house and notice that your 50” TV has been torn out of the wall. A sick feeling hits your stomach as you realize you’ve been robbed.

Fort Wayne Camera SystemsThis is the situation a nice Fort Wayne couple found themselves in earlier this year. Upon further inspection, they discovered that  another TV had been stolen, as well as irreplaceable family jewelry, a gun, and other valuables. After calling the police, they spoke with the neighbor across the street who saw a car approach their home while they were at church. The neighbor had difficulty remembering what the car looked like, but he did remember that their other neighbor had Simplx security cameras.

TCamera System Phone Apphe Simplx customer quickly pulled up the camera footage using the motion-activated time stamps on his phone app. Although his home is over 100 feet from his neighbor, he could clearly make out the make, model, and color of the vehicle. After a few images were captured, they were quickly sent to state troopers. Less than an hour later, the thief was caught in a gas station with many of the stolen valuables still in his vehicle.

Thanks to caring neighbors working together with local authorities, the thief is now sitting in jail awaiting a possible trial. The neighbors are certain that if it weren’t for the security cameras, the perpetrator would still be free. The prosecuting attorney said the camera footage had “excellent quality.” Usually camera footage from a convenience store is grainy and it is hard to tell who the people in the image are. If the case goes to trial, the Simplx camera footage will be the main evidence used.

Even though the Simplx customer was not the one robbed, he feels that purchasing the security cameras has “paid big dividends.” As a community that looks out for one another, Fort Wayne residents experience peace of mind for themselves and their neighbors with Simplx Security.

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