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DAY FORECAST. IN TONIGHT’S ORIGINALDay forecast. In tonight's original report, imagine this. 18 home alone when a b... Reporter: THIS MOUNT Nokia 3 Durability Test!
Scratch – Burn – Bend Tested! PROSPECT TEENAGER SPOTTED ASTRANGER AT THE DOOR ONEMORNING AND CALLED HER MOM WHOWAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK. SHE SAID, MOM, HE WON’T STOPKNOCKING. I SAID I WILL TURN MY CAMERA ONAND START WATCHING. Reporter: A BRAND-NEW CAMERAIN THE LIVING ROOM. AS SHE PULLED UP THE PICTURE ONTHE CELL PHONE APP, THE INTRUDERKICKED IN THE FRONT DOOR. MY ENTIRE BODY WENT NUMB ANDI MEDIALLY CALLED 911. I HEARD HIM COMING UP THESTAIRS.
YOU WENT LIKE THIS TO CHECK IFIT WAS LOCKED AND KICKED ITOPEN. Reporter: HER SCREAMS SENTHIM ON HIS WAY. HER MOM’S VIDEO LED TO HISARREST. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TOSOMEBODY THAT IS CONSIDERINGHOME SECURITY? I SAY IT’S A DEFINITE FOREVERYONE IN AMERICA. Reporter: THERE ARE NO NEWFEATURES LIKE THIS SIREN WHICHCAN BE ACTIVATED FROM A PHONE. THERE PLENTY OF DO-IT-YOURSELFSYSTEMS IF YOU HAVE WI-FI IN ASMART PHONE.
I CAN PLUG IT INTO MY WALL, DOWNLOAD THE APP AND SEE WHAT’SHAPPENING IN AND AROUND MYHOUSE. IT’S A HUGE SHIFT. YOU CAN SEE MY DAUGHTER WILLLOCK UP. Reporter: SMART PHONETECHNOLOGY PLAYS A BIG ROLE, LIKE THE SECURITY SYSTEM ATBEST BUY. WHAT IF ON YOUR PHONE YOUCAN SEE IF YOUR DOOR WAS LOCKEDOR NOT? LOOK AND YOU CAN LOCK YOURDOOR. Reporter: A POPULAR FEATUREFOR AROUND $200, THE DOORBELLCAMERA WITH TWO WAY VOICE.
WHEN YOUR PHONE DETECTS MOTION, THE DOORBELL BEEPS. TALK TO THE PERSON THROUGH ASPEAKER. THAT’S WHAT SOLD NORTHSIDEHOMEOWNER DAVID CREEK. IT’S NICE TO KNOW WHAT’SGOING ON WHEN I’M NOT AROUND. Reporter: IN HIS PART OFTOWN, POLICE INVESTIGATED 137MORE RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIESFROM 2016 THAN THE YEAR BEFORE. AND ALREADY 300 THIS YEAR. HE FEELS SAFER KNOWING YOU CANSEE WAS GOING ON INSIDE ANDOUTSIDE OF HIS HOME.
THIS IS THE ONLY THING WECAN DO. MAKE SURE WE ARE PROTECTED. MY CHILDREN WERE NOT VERYPLEASED BUT AFTER THE INCIDENTHAPPENED, SHE SAID, I’M SOHAPPY YOU GOT THAT CAMERA. Reporter: ROSEANNE TELLEZ, CBS 2 NEWS. PEACE OF MIND HAS A COST. YOU CAN GET A GOOD STANDALONECAMERA WITH FACIAL RECOGNITION, MOTION DETECTION, TEXT ALERTS