A motion sensor doorbell camera prevented intruders from breaking into Seattle resident, Zac Johnson's home.
Johnson was running errands last week when he received an iPhone alert from a home surveillance app that sensed motion on his front porch. He opened the app and watched as two men were standing on his porch, hoods drawn, whispering and pacing.
"Oh shit!" one says. "There's a camera."
Johnson called 911 since he didn't want the men to break into his house. He said the alarm would've gone off and scared the intruders away but he would've rather deterred them himself.
Even if they don't ring the doorbell, I can capture anybody that's coming to my front door or in front of my house,
The camera, from Ring, also allowed Johnson to speak directly to the men through a speaker on the doorbell. You can hear him say on the footage released, "can you hear me?" "I see you, son." He has shared the video on Facebook with hopes of helping his neighbors. So far, it's racked up more than 20,000 views.
It wasn't so much the financial aspect of it as it was things that were irreplaceable,
Johnson installed the $175 system after two previous break-ins at his home. During the first burglary two years ago, thieves took electronics, his son's video games and a laptop with family photos.
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