Keying someone’s car is the easiest crime coworkers can get away with. The weapon of choice for vandals are their own car and home keys and It’s hard to spot them using those keys even with parking lot security cameras (which may or may not work) staring straight at them. Employees who vandalize their coworker’s vehicles feel great satisfaction when they cause you and others to spend hundreds of dollars getting a car or truck’s paint job repaired which can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars and weeks of anguish.
Most vandalizing coworkers like to key your car or trucks coat of paint instead of causing other damage because keying your car or truck can be easily accomplished while walking past your vehicle with their eyes facing forward as they walk by so as to not look suspicious from a distance while scratching your car’s paint. Unfortunately, It’s rare for parking lot security cameras to be in the optimal position to see every vehicle in the lot from every possible angle to precisely view a vehicle in the process of getting keyed or vandalized.
After reveling in your anguish, they may wait several days before they go after your car or truck again to make sure they do not draw attention to themselves. They may even chime in to accuse someone else of walking too close and too often near your vehicle to throw off the stink of their dirty deed or to get a two for one satisfaction by frustrating the victim of the vehicle vandalization and someone else in the workspace they may have a private beef with to accuse.
The only way to capture these sneaky and destructive coworkers is to have a video and audio record of them from cameras positioned within your car, truck or SUV.
You may be surprised to find out who is vandalizing your car or truck. Sometimes it’s not a direct enemy or rival of yours but someone who wants your attention by spending time “helping” you find the perpetrator.
Nevertheless, there is nothing more satisfying than catching someone in the act of vandalizing your car and making that person financially responsible for repairs. Also, because of their brashness, they may also face police questioning, work discipline from a supervisor or manager or worse yet, lose their job altogether.
To fully capture someone from any angle messing with your vehicle while it’s parked, you want to make sure to install your cameras in a way so the cameras can capture video around your vehicle. You also want to make sure that you find an easy way to install your cameras within 15 minutes without spending extra money on a professional installation. The video below shows you how you can install such a camera system with surround audio and video in just a few minutes.
The videos above were shot with our mid-level vehicle camera system. You can achieve an even wider front view with the new 4K model which will help you completely encircle your car with the combined video coverage of both cameras. The 4K camera also gives you the ability to recognize license plate numbers, objects and faces from much further away. The 2nd camera that looks inward from the dash, giving you a wide view of your vehicle through the windows and above the roof of your car, is the same for both the other models and the 4K vehicle camera system.
You may be asking yourself, “what happens if someone breaks into my car and steal the cameras. Where’s my proof then?” Even though that is a very rare occurrence, it’s a fair question. Some of our clients will hide a wireless internet router, about the size of a small wallet inside their vehicle and have the cameras wirelessly connected to it. When you make your order, we will provide a link to receive a free router with free monthly service. The router allows your cameras to get instant notifications and a video connection to the cameras via your mobile phone or computer if someone tries to vandalize your vehicle. If by some way a vandal breaks into your vehicle and go through the process of pulling out the camera system, the cameras will be triggered to automatically upload the video of the incident to your cloud service (you can have this set up after the installation process}. You can view and share these videos at any time remotely through the camera system’s program using your mobile phone, tablet or computer.
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