Man Uses iPhone to See Thieves Robbing his House

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  1. MacVixen macrumors 6502

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    Niice! I guess he installed his new security system just in time!

    http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_16769952?nclick_check=1


     
  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Unreal. I'd be devastated if I got robbed. I have renters insurance but the downtime would be terrible.

    I panicked today when I was snowboarding and got a message from iCam. I live alone in an apartment building and have no pets so there shouldn't be any movement. It ended up being nothing but still lol.
     
  3. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Probably just your usual "unofficial" pet spider, crawling over the lens of the camera. ;)

    Assuming that you don't have La Cucaracha!! :eek:
     
  4. rnelan7 macrumors 6502

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    This will definitely be an easy one to prosecute
     
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  6. AndyR macrumors 6502a

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    Not if your in the UK it wouldn't be. When I was living at homeabout 10 yrs ago our garage kept getting broke into, so we put a camera on the side of it, and within a week we caught 2 lads from down the road doing it. Called the cops who wouldn't do a thing because my Dad hadn't put a sign up telling people they were bring filmed, so the cops told us they would get let of anyway because a lawyer would claim it an invasion of privacy!!

    Stupid, but we put a sign up and it stopped then. TOok the camera down a year later and put a fake one up instead :rolleyes:
     
  7. iJohnHenry, Dec 5, 2010
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    This is why lawyers should be retrained!!

    Invasion of privacy, on your Dad's own property??

    This is just BS and bluff on the part of the legal community.

    If someone calls me on my phone, I have the right to record it, without notice.

    They can't do the same, under the law.

    Does this garage thing not seem insane to anyone but me??
     
  8. AndyR macrumors 6502a

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    Great isn't it! :confused: Luckily it never happened again.
     
  9. noaccess macrumors 6502

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    That is just insane. I mean... just wow :eek:
     
  10. Ibjr macrumors 6502a

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    It is terribly ironic that a a poster sharing the name with an American folk hero would advocate death to those charged with protecting people's rights. Typical.
     
  11. AlmostJosh macrumors 6502

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    He googled the number for the police? hahahahahaha
     
  12. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Ha ha, only another lawyer would say something like that. Protecting people's rights my @$$...
    iJohnHenry, welcome to life in the UK: where the government films you everywhere you go, but won't uphold your rights if you try to do the same to protect your home/property.
     
  13. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I admit to being a little over-zealous there, so I have modified the post somewhat.
     
  14. Counterfit, Dec 7, 2010
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  15. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Pity those cameras only work with Windows (for server, not viewership), and require Flash for PC viewing.
     
  16. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    invasion of privacy?

    won't be long before someone invents and app and device to house a shotgun and remote control it.

    wouldn't have to worry about the privacy issue then... :)
     
  17. sladey macrumors regular

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    From the stupid to the stupider

    You reckon the UK law has gone crazy.

    In some states in the US the home owner has the right to shoot to kill anyone who puts their hand over the front gate!
     
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  19. Ibjr macrumors 6502a

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    Only a fool would think you have an expectation of privacy in a public setting.
     
  20. Ibjr macrumors 6502a

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    While on the books, the Defend Your Castle rules have never (to my knowledge) been tested in court.
     
  21. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    What!?!!!!:eek::eek::eek:

    Does that man I can legally shoot my mailman!!!!! or any girl scout selling cookies....

    I dont think California has that law...
     
  22. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    Florida Does ;)
     
  23. lighthouse_man macrumors 6502a

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    Not really. Think about it. It is a crime to videotape or record someone without their knowledge. If someone invites me to their house, I don't expect them to videotape me without me knowing while I'm in the toilet for example. The law doesn't exclude videotaping thieves.
     
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  25. ruku macrumors member

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    Well that certainly makes sense, until you think about any situation like this and then you have to wonder why they cant make just a few simple ammendments.
     

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