When Jimmy discovered plans for a row of executive townhouses on
his street, he wondered if his new neighbors would attract
burglars to the neighborhood.
So Jimmy installed a security system that calls the police
department during break-ins. Staring at the sensors and the
controls, he wondered if it was enough.
That’s when he bought his CyberEye.
He mounted the CyberEye facing his front door and his bay window
and set it to capture an image every fifteen seconds.
Months later, Jimmy took his family to the movies. They drove
right past the construction site, where a backhoe had severed a
fiber optic cable. Jimmy didn’t know it then, but his entire
neighborhood had lost their phone service!
Meanwhile, a plain white van parked in front of Jimmy’s house.
Three men wearing hooded sweatshirts sauntered up the lawn. One
produced a crow bar from his sleeve and smashed right through
that beautiful bay window.
Before Jimmy’s neighbors heard the alarm bells, those felons had
vanished. With no landlines, the alarm system could not contact
Giggles turned to gasps inside Jimmy’s station wagon when they
pulled up to their home behind two police cars. Never losing his
cool, Jimmy led the detectives to his television, it had been too
heavy for the thieves to snatch and activated the remote control
for his CyberEye.
Even with no lights on, the infrared lens captured everything:
the broken window, the first thief climbing in and opening the
front door for his companions… everything.
It even captured all three of them, taking off their hoods,
staring DIRECTLY into that lens.
Not only did the cops know exactly who they were dealing with,
but the CyberEye put a time stamp on each frame. Now the
investigators knew exactly WHEN the crooks made off with Jimmy’s
That date stamp came in handy the next day, when Jimmy’s
insurance adjuster looked at the tape Jimmy made by connecting
the CyberEye to a VCR. The agent always hated tracking down
receipts and evidence for homeowners’ insurance cases. This time,
he could see who was aking what items and when.
Jimmy got even more good news that week. One of the ringleader’s
so-called friends saw his picture on the evening news. That
‘friend’ wanted the small reward from the neighborhood watch
association, and he told police where to find the burglars.
Even the fanciest lawyer couldn’t talk his way around that
powerful image of the crooks, with their hands on Jimmy’s things,
stamped with a time and a date for everyone to see.
Jimmy’s insurance company fixed the window and replaced all of
the stolen goods. And Jimmy’s neighbors ask him constantly about
his CyberEye. He tells them every time how it was the best
purchase he ever made.
It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but
the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth
more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your
belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?
For your safety,
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