3 Times Video Surveillance Helped Nab Burglars

Published February 4th, 2016 | By

When it comes to helping nab and prosecute suspected burglars (or any criminal), video surveillance is undoubtedly one of the most effective forms of evidence there is. ADT Home Security provides video surveillance technology through ADT Pulse, and it’s something that local authorities would love to see more residences have.

As burglaries happen, it can be difficult for authorities to zero-in on a suspect without hard evidence. While DNA samples might get left behind, the process in identifying can take a bit of time. But with video evidence, police can work with burglary victims and fellow neighbors to quickly identify the perpetrators. All across the country, police will often recommend that residents invest in video surveillance for their home.

To attest to the power of video surveillance, let’s look at three recent instances where surveillance helped police identify and nab burglars.

1. January 15, 2016 – Newtown, CT


Recently, a man attempting to steal a painting from a Newtown, CT home got quite the shock when he found police waiting for him outside of the burglary victim’s home. The quick action by authorities was attributed to the homeowner’s video surveillance, which notified him that movement was detected in the house.

The police chief of Newtown said that the homeowner’s video footage provided a “huge advantage” in leading up the capture of the suspect, 57-year-old Christopher Isaacson.

2. January 31, 2016 – New Castle County, DE


Two men were arrested by Delaware’s New Castle County Police after a string of burglaries within the area. Throughout a string of five burglaries, police relied on several pieces of evidence left at the scene as well as video surveillance of a Chevy Tahoe.

According to Delaware Online, when police stopped the vehicle, they were able to connect Jeffery Brannon and Jason Lynch to a recent sale of stolen goods to a local business. The two were subsequently arrested for a string of burglary-related crimes.

3. Feb 3, 2016 – Carbondale, IL

This story, which was just reported yesterday, looks at the power of surveillance for a small business. Daniel Parisio and Tyler Willsch were arrested by Carbondale Police after their attempted robbery and burglary of a local convenience store.

According to the Carbondale News, Parisio and Wilsch had entered the store while their faces were covered. One had a knife with another was armed with a baseball bat.

Police obtained video footage of the robbery, which they released to the public. Not long after, the suspects were identified and arrested.

Make surveillance your main security tool

The power of video surveillance can’t be overlooked, and luckily, ADT Pulse provides you with the right video technology that you need for optimal viewing. Call today about Video Control from ADT Pulse, and get a live video stream of your home that’s accessible at all times of the day.

In the event of a break-in, ADT will archive video footage of the burglary so that the proper authorities can view the evidence. Learn more about ADT Pulse today.


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