SafeMart delivered the first known arrest and criminal conviction using breakthrough wireless motion-activated Image Sensors during the product’s initial launch this summer. Images captured by this revolutionary new device were used in prosecution of the criminal, which resulted in his conviction.
The unique Image Sensor from Alarm.com protects homes and property by working both as a wireless camera and a wireless motion detector. If something triggers the Image Sensor’s motion detector, an alarm is activated and the LiveWatch Security monitoring center is contacted. Simultaneously, snapshots of the criminal that triggered the motion are automatically captured and stored online or sent directly to the customer’s iPhone, iPad, Android or other mobile device.
This is exactly how the Image Sensor came to the aid of a SafeMart employee and customer during the Image Sensor’s testing process.
The employee, who is also a SafeMart customer, had noticed items missing from his garage and decided to install an Image Sensor. During the night, the Image Sensor detected an intruder in the garage and instantly captured images of the thief. Scared off by the alarm system, the burglar escaped the scene of the crime, but not before the Image Sensor took photos of him in the act.
When local police arrived they were provided with photographic evidence of the intruder, whom police identified, tracked down and arrested.
“The new era of wireless home security is exciting,” says SafeMart President Chris Johnson. “Home security is getting more advanced and efficient all the time, which means better protection for the people we serve. In this case, it led to an arrest and peace-of-mind for one of our employees and customers.”
“The Alarm.com Image Sensor is a truly innovative product combining motion and image capture with Interactive Services that gives customers a completely new way of staying connected to their homes”, says Alarm.com VP of Marketing, Jay Kenny. “We are pleased that our technology and SafeMart’s service helped to keep this customer’s home and community safe.”
The new Image Sensor is available from SafeMart as part of a home security system with LiveWatch monitoring, or individually as a wireless accessory.