As Lisa Rantala of ABC6 in Columbus, OH reports a doorbell camera was able bust a suspected burglar.
— Lisa Rantala (@rantalawsyx) June 16, 2016
Alan Ray was alerted by his security company, Vivint, last month that there was motion in front of his front door.
He was at work at the time, but logged onto his app, which showed a tattooed man knocking for at least three minutes.
That triggered an audio alarm to the home and the suspect ran to a car waiting for him in Ray’s driveway.
Ray sent investigators the clips taken from his door bell camera. By matching up the tattoos of the man seen in that video, deputies identified the suspect as Dustin Hill from Columbus, a convicted burglar out on parole.
Ray said he wouldn’t know who broke into his phone without the video taken from the camera. He said he pays $70 a month for the service.
Camera’s like the one Alan Ray had can be found with many Security Systems, or stand alone on Amazon for about $200.
Image: WSYX/WTTE/Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office