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iCam Support / iCam helps thwart robbery at my house!
« on: August 22, 2010, 02:56:51 PM »
I know, I know this isn't really a support issue, but I wanted to share it with the forum.  If you need to move this post, I understand, but please forward it to SKJM.

So here is what happened...
As an addition to our existing Broadview security system, my wife and I bought iCam for our iPhones.
While we were visiting my parents in Connecticut two days ago, my wife received a call from our security company indicating that our monitored Broadview Security alarm had gone off around 3:00 pm that afternoon.  At the same time, we both got a text notification that motion had been detected on one of our iCam webcams.  We immediately checked the iCam app and, sure enough, two guys were trying to break in to our house - on video.  Since she was on the phone with the alarm company, she asked them to send the police right over as I called 911 in Connecticut, who patched me to my local 911. 
We watched as they attempted to break one tempered glass door - not once - but three times with a brick.  Finally, they threw the brick through the door RIGHT IN FRONT of our iCam.  The breaking glass triggered our glass break sensor and the alarm sounded.  They then fled.
The police arrived very quickly and surrounded the house and entered with guns drawn as we watched live on our iCams in Connecticut from out iPhones and iPad.  The iCam software also broadcasts the audio, which allowed us to hear the officers announced themselves as the alarm sounded.  It was surreal.
The suspects had already fled, through our alley as my neighbor watched since we had called her to give her a heads up on what was happening.  The get away car spead away between our two houses.
As it turns out, another neighbor in our cul-de sac had just been robbed right before the suspects attempted to break in to our house.  Her house was severely damaged, and the suspects unfortunately took many items.
My wife and I really think this iCam iPhone software along with our Broadview alarm thwarted this attempted robbery of our house.  YouTube link to the iCam video below.

Vince and Janet - happy SKJM iCam customers

We also like to watch our cats, too, but hey, we'll watch burglars as well.

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