The humble monitoring camera is something of a nonentity. Most of the time, this unobtrusive helper is forgotten, practically invisible, the virtual Clark Kent of crime fighters. But in an instant, the humble camera can become a superhero crime-stopper.
Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) August 21, 2014
In this week's Caught On, we profile extraordinary stories of crimes solved, animals rescued, and parents who are so crazy about their six-year-old kids they let them drive Ferraris. The silent, unobtrusive superhero of crime fighting, the surveillance camera, reveals yet again why we can't do without cameras in every home, business and pocket.
"Silent Superhero: The Camera's All-Seeing Eye Solves Crimes—Auto, Credit Card and Bike Thieves Caught!"
The humble monitoring camera is something of a nonentity. Most of the time, this unobtrusive helper is forgotten, practically invisible, the virtual Clark Kent of crime fighters. But in an instant, the humble camera can become a superhero crime-stopper. In this week's Caught On, the online video site profiles a police hidden-video organized crime sting and takedown involving local gas pumps across the nation. The all-seeing camera also leads to the arrest of a credit card skimmer in a famous fast-food chain.
In another clip, an auto thief runs up against the inescapable camera—and an entire neighborhood of vigilantes, who surround him and detain him for police.
"Monitoring cameras really do make the difference in home and business security," says Maureen Campbell, Director of Marketing and Communications at iWatchLife, a do-it-yourself video monitoring service. "We suggest visible cameras to discourage criminals and the use of remote, offsite recording to the cloud to ensure video evidence cannot be tampered with. Smart surveillance systems, such as iWatchLife, make it easier to safeguard homes by sending real-time alerts to homeowners’ smartphones. It's actually possible to catch a criminal in the act."
As this week's crime videos reveal, the camera is the silent crime fighter. Read more>>
"Video: Crazy Parenting? Parents Let Toddlers Drive Cars, Harleys and even a Ferrari"
Some parents take the concept of indulgent parenting to possibly dangerous extremes. In three shocking "crazy parenting" videos, witness a six-year-old riding a Harley motorcycle, a three-year-old steering dad's Ferrari, and a seven-year-old driving a car on a freeway—by himself.
Indulgent parents are in the news frequently, as teachers and other groups speak out about lack of discipline in classrooms. The problem is blamed on what psychologists call "permissive parents." In these three videos, we see the permissive parent taken to its extreme. Fortunately, in two of the cases, police were able to use the videos to apprehend the unruly parents. Read more>>
"Video: Alligators, Bulls, and Bambis Trapped in Swimming Pools. Daring Rescues, Gator Wrestling and Bull Fighting"
Drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintended injury and death to humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many dogs drown each year in backyard swimming pools, according to pet insurance companies.
Beyond these dangers, inherent in the backyard pool, the latest safety issue has become trapped wildlife. Animal Services in Arizona and other states regularly help release trapped, drowning animals.
In the first of three videos, see a team of gator catchers wrestle an alligator in a pool, dodging flashing teeth and speedy lunges long enough to restrain the reptile. Then, on a wilder note, our second video reveals what it takes to extract 2,800 pounds of bull from a backyard swimming pool. A third video reveals the touching act of a dad, on Father's Day, helping release a baby fawn from the pool. Read more>>
About Caught On!
Caught on video! Caught On website showcases those special, fun, scary, candid, freaky moments captured by home and business security cameras, street cameras, surveillance videos or cell-phones.
Pervasive cameras have changed our world. We are more secure today because of them. We also capture more of life’s treasured moments thanks to cameras everywhere. Our phones have cameras. Street corners, stores, businesses and subways all have them. Increasingly, more and more homes have them—and not just at the door for security, but throughout the house.