Bunny Culprit Caught in the Act by Home Security Camera

Apr 11th, 2017

Peter the Rabbit, move over. This bunny culprit takes mischievousness to a new level.

For several years in a row, a homeowner in New Castle, Indiana, experienced frustration after frustration when some unknown culprit continually cut his Christmas lights, every night, in the exact same spot. He tried everything he could think of short of installing cameras to catch the culprit, including holding overnight stakeouts and sleeping in the car parked next to the spot.

Just like Peter the Rabbit, who relentlessly teased Mr. McGregor by disrupting his gardening efforts, this bunny pushed the homeowner to his wit’s end to come up with a solution. Just imagine his frustration when even after all that, he still couldn’t catch the little sneak.



ASI to the Rescue!

Finally, the homeowner called ASI to set up a home security and surveillance system. Once installed, the mischievous bunny struck again! There, caught on camera, the bunny came hopping through the frame, underneath the lights, stopped at the car, turned around, hesitated, then reached out and snatched the lights. The little rascal!

Mystery solved. The clip, captured in the middle of the night in a pitch-black area, clearly shows the vandal doing his thing. Once the homeowner identified the threat, he took measures to rectify the situation. We’re not exactly sure what happened to the night-bandit bunny, but we sure hope he’s changed his light-snatching ways!


Benefits of a Home Security System with Cameras

As we gather to celebrate Easter this weekend by attending church services, demonstrating our Easter egg-hunting skills and spending time with family and friends, take some time to consider whether you’re doing everything to protect your home and family.

Installing a standalone smart camera will keep you aware of what’s going on in and around your home, but a smart camera powered by the Alarm.com platform gives you more information and more control. We install the AXIS P1425-LE Mk II, a compact, outdoor-ready bullet camera that provides excellent image quality in HDTV 1080p resolution, even in complex light conditions.

Maybe you’re at the gym or traveling out of town. If you’re not around to respond to an image generated by your standalone camera, it won’t do you a whole lot of good. Installing a smart security camera that’s connected to a professionally monitored smart home security system ensures that trained security professionals are watching 24/7, and will dispatch law enforcement or the fire department to your home in an emergency.


Interactive Features of a Smart Home Security Camera

In addition to having your back when you’re unavailable, a smart camera powered by the Alarm.com platform can tell you in real time who disarmed the system, who entered a door, who opened a window, and so much more. The platform intelligently directs the smart camera to capture important activity and alert you with a video clip on your smartphone.

Got a busy family and worried about too many activity alerts? Customize the system to not send you video alerts once you disarm the system. This allows you to keep your privacy and avoid information overload.

Stay calm and enjoy the Easter festivities. Let ASI do the work when it comes to providing the best protection for your home and family.


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