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Reviews => X10 Hardware => Camera Reviews => Topic started by: Sailor on May 21, 2008, 01:03:35 AM

Title: Camera paid for itself
Post by: Sailor on May 21, 2008, 01:03:35 AM
I placed my wired color camera facing the walkway near my front door. This area also covered the entrance to my driveway.
The camera was hooked up to my DVD recorder. The DVD  would reset every morning to capture that days events.
So one day I came home and discovered my block wall next to my driveway was destroyed. I forgot I had recorded the day until my wife said check the DVD. My wife was right. It was perfect! A large franchised plumbing truck backed to my wall and plastered on the side of the truck was the company name, phone number and contractors number. But what made this footage priceless was
that the driver got out of his truck, looked at the damaged wall, looked at my front door and his face was looking at the camera and he didn't know it. Well, one call and a copy of the DVD to the main office and a crew was repairing my wall 36 hours later. Thanks,
Title: Re: Camera paid for itself
Post by: Tuicemen on May 21, 2008, 01:41:20 AM
Awesome! thanks for sharing! ;)
Title: Re: Camera paid for itself
Post by: bilyth on May 21, 2008, 02:22:45 PM
So is this considered a hit & run?

Maybe you deserve more  than just fixing that wall...they should be worried how that might affect their business plus if they got reported to the police. Maybe a whole exterior renovation!
Title: Re: Camera paid for itself
Post by: dahur on May 21, 2008, 05:16:36 PM
What a great ending to your story.

  I'd like to be a fly on the wall listening to that driver explain himself to his boss, (while watching the DVD).

Title: Re: Camera paid for itself
Post by: zach1234 on May 21, 2008, 05:48:22 PM
Send that in as a x10 story and see if you can win something.