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    Van & Shed broken into overnight...need security camera advise

    1 of our vans along with a shed were broken into overnight.

    The van was parked at the top of our driveway, with a 2nd van parked behind it. It was not locked. The driver's door was left ajar & the the glove box was opened & gone through. Nothing that we could tell was taken.
    An old bike, not ours, was left next to the other van, near the bottom of the driveway.

    Our shed, in the backyard was found with the door partially open. A 26" men's mountain bike was taken. The back yard is surrounded by a 6' fence. Both gates are padlocked...and still are...no sign of them being opened. A few items on our patio were moved, but nothing else taken that we know of.


    So what are good brands of security cameras & who installs them?
    What features do I look for?

    Anyone have them recently installed?
    If Sonny had EZ-Pass, he'd have survived that hit...

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      #3
      So the perp came on a bike and liked yours better so he swapped them?

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        #4
        You said nothing was taken. Did you check for your insurance card etc in the glove compartment?
        Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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          #5
          Originally posted by E View Post
          So the perp came on a bike and liked yours better so he swapped them?
          It seems so. We think there were looking for my older son's bike...A Cannondale bad Boy #5. Instead they took a old $125 Mongoose.

          There is no way to see the shed in our backyard from the street.
          If Sonny had EZ-Pass, he'd have survived that hit...

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            #6
            Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post
            You said nothing was taken. Did you check for your insurance card etc in the glove compartment?
            Yeah, 1st thing we checked. They were still there.

            The only thing that was taken, that we're aware of, was the bike & our peace of mind.

            There is no way to see the shed in our backyard from the street or from out in front of the house.
            If Sonny had EZ-Pass, he'd have survived that hit...

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              #7
              Sorry to hear this. General area?
              If you want something quick and easy the Netgear Arlo cameras will record when motion is detected and you can view live and recorded video on your phone.
              Battery operated so no cable required.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Tonto View Post

                Yeah, 1st thing we checked. They were still there.

                The only thing that was taken, that we're aware of, was the bike & our peace of mind.

                There is no way to see the shed in our backyard from the street or from out in front of the house.
                Maybe it's overkill but how about running this past your auto insurance company? Why risk someone using your insurance info? Maybe they took pictures of your card. Getting the policy number changed or changing companies altogether might be paranoid but it came to mind.

                Do you hire a landscaper? They'd know about your shed.
                Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by jrd View Post
                  Sorry to hear this. General area?
                  If you want something quick and easy the Netgear Arlo cameras will record when motion is detected and you can view live and recorded video on your phone.
                  Battery operated so no cable required.
                  North Levittown area.

                  I really don't have a good smart phone. Can Arlo be recorded on a PC? I'm not sure how many I would need. I want to cover the whole house & yard.
                  If Sonny had EZ-Pass, he'd have survived that hit...

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post

                    Maybe it's overkill but how about running this past your auto insurance company? Why risk someone using your insurance info? Maybe they took pictures of your card. Getting the policy number changed or changing companies altogether might be paranoid but it came to mind.

                    Do you hire a landscaper? They'd know about your shed.
                    I'll check out the auto insurance angle.

                    We do our own landscaping...but our neighbors use them. My wife thought of them too.

                    If Sonny had EZ-Pass, he'd have survived that hit...

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                      #11
                      VOICE ALERT. Great product (available on Amazon) if you want to catch them in the act. Adjustable coverage and expandable.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Tonto View Post
                        1 of our vans along with a shed were broken into overnight.
                        Bastards. Sorry to hear that.
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                          #13
                          Reach out to NorthForkSportsman
                          Ben

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                            #14
                            That sucks Tonto

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Tonto View Post

                              North Levittown area.

                              I really don't have a good smart phone. Can Arlo be recorded on a PC? I'm not sure how many I would need. I want to cover the whole house & yard.
                              Arlo is good for one or two locations...beyond that you'll want a more robust system. I don't know much about full systems but as TTSkipper said, Northforksportsman does.
                              Good luck.

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